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The Wish List Reading Challenge 2012


Wishlist Challenge 2012I’ve joined several TBR (To Be Read) challenges for 2012 that require me to read books I already own. I really do need to make a dent in that stack!

But….. like Judith over at Leeswammes’ Blog, I also have a wishlist. This is a virtual pile of books, that I would like to own or at least read. I keep my list on an Excel spreadsheet and add to it faster than I’ll ever be able to read from it: currently it has 662 titles on it.

So I need Judith’s Wishlist Challenge! It requires me to read 12 books (one for every month of the year) that I’d like to read, but don’t already have on my shelves. The title MUST be on my wish list before January 1, 2012, so I’ve decided to commit to 12 titles right now. And, as a bonus to myself, all of the titles (but one) are fiction and all are by Canadian authors.

1. Mordecai: The Life & Times by Charles Foran small maple leaf - Canadian

2. Twenty-Six by Leo McKay Jr. small maple leaf - Canadian

3. Practical Jean by Trevor Cole small maple leaf - Canadian

4. Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan small maple leaf - Canadian

5. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt small maple leaf - Canadian

6. The Beggar’s Garden by Michael Christie small maple leaf - Canadian

7. Mister Sandman by Barbara Gowdy small maple leaf - Canadian

8. The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston small maple leaf - Canadian

9. A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz small maple leaf - Canadian

10. The Birth House by Ami McKay small maple leaf - Canadian

11. Joyner’s Dream by Sylvia Tyson small maple leaf - Canadian

12. The Calling: A Hazel Micallef Mystery by Inger Ash Wolfe small maple leaf - Canadian

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7 Comments to

“The Wish List Reading Challenge 2012”

  1. On November 28th, 2011 at 3:22 am Leeswammes (Judith) Says:

    Nice that you’re joining in! Over 600 books on the wishlist is a lot. I’ve got just over 100 and trying to reduce it by having another look at them.

    Good luck with the challenge!

  2. On November 28th, 2011 at 10:56 pm Debbie Says:

    Thanks, Judith…wish list is growing exponentially…post to follow

  3. On November 28th, 2011 at 3:23 am Wishlist Challenge 2012 Sign Up « Leeswammes' Blog Says:

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  4. On November 28th, 2011 at 5:29 am Karin Says:

    Lovely to see the variaty in all our lists. Enjoy reading!

  5. On November 28th, 2011 at 3:30 pm Jenners Says:

    It is just hard to see what is a challenge about this! : )

    I mean, you’re going to buy at least 12 books that you really want to read but don’t have already!! What’s so hard about that! Have fun with it!

  6. On November 28th, 2011 at 6:27 pm Debbie Says:

    Sadly, Mrs. J., I’ll probably get them from the library [sigh]…. 😉

  7. On November 28th, 2011 at 8:10 pm Rose City Reader Says:

    You are inspiring me to get my 2012 challenges sorted out.

    I am still deciding whether or not to host the Battle of the Prizes challenges in 2012. I’d like to, but don’t know if I will get enough participation to make it fun. Are you interested?

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