THE TBR 22 IN '22 CHALLENGE
This is my sign up post for the TBR 22 in '22 Challenge. The simple idea is to read 22 books off your TBR shelves between January 1 and December 31, 2022. If you want to join me (and I hope you do), go to the main challenge page here to sign up.
You do not have to pick all your TBR 22 in '22 books ahead of time. I like to, so I do. You can. Or you can pick some now and some as you go. You can pick them all at whim. Or you can pick now and then change your mind. The only real rule is that you read books that you already owned before January 1, 2022.
MY TBR 22 IN '22 BOOKS
I like to pick my books ahead of time and keep them stacked by my bedside to motivate me through the year. Two or three are those I've only recently acquired and I want to read before they disappear on my shelves. The rest are those that have been on my shelves for so long I want to read them so I can stop looking at them! Several of these are on my Classics Club list for the same reason.
In alphabetical order by author name, not as shown in the picture above. I may read them in this order because I have no other plan, although that would mean four Roth books and three Buckley books back to back, so probably not:
- These Ruins are Inhabited by Margaret Beadle, a memoir by an American living in England in the 1950s
- Dangling Man by Saul Bellow, on my Classics Club list
- Atlantic High by William F. Buckley, Jr., the second of his four sailing memoirs. I read the first one last year and planned to read them all but didn't get to them. 2022 will be the year I finally do.
- Racing through Paradise by William F. Buckley, Jr., the third of the four
- Windfall by William F. Buckley, Jr., the last one
- The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakow, on my Classics Club list
- The Waterfall by Margaret Drabble, on my Classics Club list
- A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award
- Rat Race by Dick Francis, on my Classics Club list
- Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend by Meryl Gordon
- French Women Don't get Fat by Mireille Guiliano
- The Wall by John Hersey, on my Classics Club list
- The Bostonians by Henry James, on my Classics Club list
- A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream by Yuval Levin
- When She was Good by Philip Roth, on my Classics Club list
- Zuckerman Unbound by Philip Roth
- The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth
- The Prague Orgy by Philip Roth
- The Masters by C. P. Snow is the fourth book in his Strangers and Brothers series, which I started years ago and want to finish. This one is on my Classics Club list because it won the James Tait Black Prize in 1954.
- If Morning Ever Comes by Anne Tyler, on my Classics Club list
- God Save the Mark by Donald Westlake, which won the Edgar Award and is on my Classics Club list
- Anglo-Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson, a campus novel on my Classics Club list
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