I couldn’t find a new post for this, it was on Shelfari and so I am listing my books here and a little about the challenge. I found the post. To read the official rules and sign up for this challenge please click here.

  • Pick 12 books – one for each month of 2009 – that you’ve been wanting to read (that have been on your “To Be Read” list) for 6 months or longer, but haven’t gotten around to.

  • OPTIONAL: Create a list of 12 “Alternates” (books you could substitute for your challenge books, given that a particular one doesn’t grab you at the time)

  • Then, starting January 1, 2009, read one of these books from your list each month, ending December 31, 2009. :o)

  • (orginal time frame was Jan08 to Dec08)

Here are my first 12 books:

  1. Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of BTK – Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter, L. Kelly, Hurst Laviana
  2. Cold Eyes – Romina Wilcox
  3. Bronx DA: True Stories from the Sex Crimes & Domestic Violence Unit – Serena Straus
  4. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
  5. Makioka Sisters – Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
  6. A Three Dog Life – Abigail Thomas
  7. The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border – Teresa Rodriguez
  8. The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel – Jed Rubenfeld
  9. Catcher in the Rye- J. D. Salinger
  10. Petty Treason: A Sarah Tolerance Mystery – Madeleine E. Robins
  11. Point of Honour (Sarah Tolerance) – Madeleine E. Robins
  12. The Tenderness of Wolves – Stef Penney

And here are my ‘alternates’.

  1. The Virgin of Small Plains – Nancy Pickard
  2. The Magician’s Assistant – Ann Patchett
  3. The Patron Saint of Liars – Ann Patchett
  4. Run – Ann Patchett
  5. Prospero’s Daughter – Elizabeth Nunez
  6. My Lover’s Lover – Maggie O’Farrell
  7. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox – Maggie O’Farrell
  8. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
  9. The Cement Garden – Ian Mcewan
  10. The Comfort of Strangers – Ian Mcewan
  11. Cold Eyes – W.R. “Mac” McGuffin
  12. Water for Elephants: A Novel – Sara Gruen

I am not saying this is the order I am reading them in, just that I plan to read 12 of these books. Or maybe all, some of these books also qualify for other challenges I am doing.

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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

One response

  1. Lenore says:

    BTK lived in the same neighborhood as my aunt and was my cousin’s boy scout leader….

    I loved The Perfume! Hope you do to 🙂