2X17: READ 34 BOOK IN 2017
I'm combining the Mt. TBR Challenge with a TBR challenge I cam up with to read two books for each year of the century. This is the fourth year I've done it, so it gets a little more challenging each year. If anyone wants to join me, grab the button and play along! Leave a comment and I'll start a list here.
I am going to read 34 books for the 2X17 part of the challenge, one from each of 17 separate shelves on my TBR bookcases.
I have 27 fiction books and seven non-fiction books picked out. All seven of the non-fiction books are food-related, to overlap with the Foodies Read 2017 Challenge. For the fiction books, I picked books that I've most been meaning to read for a long time and aimed for a mix of long and short, heavy and light.
These are the books in alphabetical order by author, but I am going to read them as the mood strikes.
MY 2X17 BOOKS
One of the books I picked is a trilogy and the other is an omnibus edition of three Ian Rankin mysteries, so although there are 34 volumes on this list, I'll end up reading 38 books.
The Biographer's Moustache by Kingsley Amis
When You Lunch With the Emperor by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen
No Way to Treat a First Lady by Christopher Buckley
Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter
Poetic Justice by Amanda Cross
The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business; The Manticore; World of Wonders by Robertson Davies
Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered by Tod Davies
Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
The Princess of Burundi by Kjell Eriksson
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Spotted Dick, S'Il Vous Plait: An English Restaurant in France by Tom Higgins
About a Boy by Nick Hornby
Ultimate Prizes by Susan Howatch
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
The Whole Fromage: Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese by Kathe Lison
Paradise News by David Lodge
On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town by Susan Herrmann Loomis
An Oxford Tragedy by J. C. Masterman
The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch
Blue Angel by Francine Prose
Rebus: The Lost Years: Let It Bleed; Black & Blue; The Hanging Garden by Ian Rankin
Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet, edited by Ruth Reichl
That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark
Earthly Possessions by Anne Tyler
Beck at Bay by John Updike
The Road to Burgundy: The Unlikely Story of an American Making Wine and a New Life in France by Ray Walker
The Life and Loves of a She Devil by Fay Weldon
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Bev at My Reader's Block hosts the Mt. TBR Challenge and I am signing up for the Mt. Ararat Level to read a total of 48 books off my TBR shelves. So in addition to those listed above, I need to knock off another 14. I don't know which ones they will be, but I will list them here as I read them.
THE MT. TBR BOOKS