TBR Pile Challenge 2018– Hardcover Edition

I’m signing up for the TBR Pile Challenge again. (You can do it too! Just sign up with Roof Beam Reader!) Will I read my twelve books and two alternates this year? Debatable. Will I knock at least one off the shelf pictured above? Most likely.

There’s the possibility that this challenge will help spur me on to a year full of reading and writing. That’s my hope anyway. In any case, I’ve chosen all hardcover books for the challenge this year. Most of them are books that I bought at the full hardcover price and just never got around to reading. And then watched as they came out in softcover and eventually made their ways to the bargain table… Money well spent, huh?

Fun fact: I’ve been lucky enough to meet three of the authors included in this stack–Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman, and James Welch–and I’m extremely lucky to be fairly well acquainted with a fourth–Kent Davis. Kent’s a cool, creative guy who lives here in my hometown and the third book in his series was just released this fall, so I’d better get crackin’.

Without further ado, here are my 2018 TBR Pile Challenge picks:

  1. Bucking the Sun by Ivan Doig
  2. Capital by Thomas Piketty
  3. Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
  4. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  6. Passionate Minds by David Bodanis
  7. The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
  8. Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
  9. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  10. Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
  11. The Heartsong of Charging Elk by James Welch
  12. A Riddle in Ruby by Kent Davis
  13. Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle (alternate)
  14. Funny Girl by Nick Hornby (alternate)

2 thoughts on “TBR Pile Challenge 2018– Hardcover Edition

    • I’ve heard only great things about All the Light We Cannot See and I love Doerr’s writing—I’m going to start it tomorrow morning!


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