Here’s how it works: If you join the challenge, then you will commit to read 12 books (you are allowed two alternates) from your TBR list. Each of these books must have been on your TBR list for AT LEAST one year. None of the books may have a publication date of 1/1/22 or later. Once you submit the list, you are committed to to reading those 12 books, with the option of your alternates if you don’t like two of your choices. For the full run-down of the challenge details, go over to Adam’s blog (click on link above), read the rules, and make a commitment to reduce the pile. Those that complete all 12 of their picks will be entered into a drawing for up to $100 in books from The Book Depository! I encourage all my fellow bloggers to join! Thank you Adam at Roof Beam Reader for hosting once again!

Here are my 2023 selections:

The Main List:

  1. No Longer Human (1948) by Osamu Dazai
  2. Frenchman’s Creek (1941) by Daphne du Maurier
  3. The World According to Garp (1978) by John Irving
  4. The Chrysalids (1955) by John Wyndham
  5. No-No Boy (1957) by John Okada
  6. A Town Like Alice (1950) by Nevil Shute
  7. Journey Under the Midnight Sun (1999) by Kiego Higashino
  8. Once Upon a River (2018) by Diane Setterfield
  9. Land of Love and Drowning (2014) by Tiphanie Yanique
  10. Americanah (2013) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  11. Un Lun Dun (2007) by China Miéville
  12. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966) by Robert A. Heinlein

The Alternates:

  1. I Am, I Am, I Am (2017) by Maggie O’Farrell
  2. Coming Up for Air (1939) by George Orwell