Friday, December 11, 2009

Bottoms Up Reading Challenge 2010

This is one challenge that I am looking forward to participating in. My TBR pile (actually shelves and shelves) has reached 430 books as of today. I only know this because of LibraryThing where I enter all books I receive. I used to just know that I had lots and lots of books on my TBR pile. Now I actually have a number. Eek!

The concept is simple -- take a couple of books off the bottom of the stack each month and read them. Should be doable and should get at least a few older titles read. Let me quote from Elie: "As I look at my TBR stack(s), I can't help but notice the shiny ones at the bottom. You know which ones I mean, when you first got them they looked so exciting. But slowly, little by little they made their way to the bottom and can't seem to find their way up.

The Bottoms Up Challenge is simple. Each month, take 2-3 titles off the bottom and read them. So that would be...let's see...12-36 books in a year's time. That should make a dent."

There are lots of books that looked great but never got read. This is my chance to go looking further than this week's group of new books for my next "great read".


Here is what I have read (Links go to my reviews):

1. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper (Read on Jan. 1; Added to the TBR pile on March 27, 2009)

2. Midnight Reflections by Katrina Michaels ( Read on January 9, 2010; Added to the TBR pile on Oct. 26, 2009)

3. The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle by L. J. Smith (Read Jan. 22, 2010; added to the TBR pile on June 15, 2007)

4. Old Man's War by John Scalzi (Read Feb. 19, 2010; added to the TBR before Feb. 19, 2008)

5. The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (Read Feb. 21, 2010; added to TBR on Sept. 13, 2008)

6. The Last Colony by John Scalzi (Feb. 23, 2010; added to TBR on Feb. 13, 2008)

7. Kin (The Good Neighbors) by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh (April 10, 2010; added to TBR on Oct. 8, 2008)

8. Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh (May 7, 2010; added to the stack and Feb. 2, 2010)

9. The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (May 7, 2010; added to the stack on May 8, 2008)

10. Romancing the Dead by Tate Halloway (July 8, 2010; added to the stack on March 29, 2008)

11. The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy (July 9, 2010)

12. The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston (July 21, 2010)

13. The Beast in Him by Shelly Laurenston (July 21, 2010)

14. The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston (July 21, 2010)


  1. I am so glad you joined up! Now wonder your TBR is so large, you see all the great titles as a librarian!

    Elie (Ellz Readz)

  2. I have found you through the Comment Challenge and have enjoyed visiting your site tonight. I particularly appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the Challenges you are taking this year. I have been blogging a bit over a year, will accept Challenges for the first time this year. Happy New Year!


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