2022 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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So glad to see Adam at Roof Beam Reader back hosting this challenge!

Here are the 12 titles I plan on reading in 2022. Books that have been collecting dust on my shelves for quite a while…
A mix of classics, fiction, nonfiction.
NB: some have a library label, but they are no longer in circulation and I bought them at my library some years back.

TBR 2022

I will update the list below with the links to my reviews, as I go along

  1. Thomas Jefferson’s Crème brûlée: How a Founding father and his slave James Hemings introduced French cuisine to America, by Thomas J. Craughwell 6/12/22
  2. Le Voyage d’Octavio, by Miguel Bonnefoy 5/22/22
  3. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry 5/21/22
  4. Stuart Little, by E.B. White 5/18
  5. The First Men in the Moon, by H.G. Wells 7/22/22
  6. Eventide, by Kent Haruf (currently reading)
  7. The Daughter of Time, by Josephine Tey 8/21/22
  8. Ensemble, c’est tout, by Anna Gavalda (currently reading)
  9. Wanderlust: A History of Walking, by Rebecca Solnit
  10. Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa, by Haruki Murakami
  11. Arvo Pärt: Out of Silence, by Peter C. Bouteneff
  12. A is For Alibi, by Sue Grafton 7/13/2022

Alternates:
11. Joie de Vivre: Secrets of Wining, Dining, and Romancing Like the French, by Harriett Welty Rochefort
12. The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography, by Graham Robb

Edit on 7/25/2022:
For the July checkpoint, Adam suggested we make a poem with our titles, so here it is:

Oh, JOIE DE VIVRE
OUT OF SILENCE!
LE VOYAGE D’OCTAVIO,
where will it lead him?
Pure WANDERLUST with STUART LITTLE?
With THE FIRST MEN ON THE MOON?
Or through THE DISCOVERY OF FRANCE
to taste THOMAS JEFFERSON’S CRÈME BRÛLÉE?
But for A RAISIN IN THE SUN,
shared with THE DAUGHTER OF TIME,
is it true that A IS FOR ALIBI?
No, that won’t do.
The essential truth is simple:
ENSEMBLE, C’EST TOUT,
in a sweet EVENTIDE
ABSOLUTELY ON MUSIC.

WILL YOU JOIN US IN THIS CHALLENGE?
WHAT TITLES OF YOUR TBR
ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ IN 2022?

 

51 thoughts on “2022 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

  1. That’s a fun, varied list! I enjoyed Daughter of Time, Stuart Little, and many of Sue Grafton’s books (I need to finish the series!). Enjoy your reading for this challenge!

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  2. A fun list! I don’t know anything about the French material (French lit terrifies me!) but I like your mysteries. I’ve read all the Sue Graftons and they’re fun — especially for me since I grew up quite near “Santa Teresa,” a not-at-all disguised Santa Barbara. I also love Josephine Tey and I completely disagree with her solution to this mystery, but it’s a fun read and a classic. 🙂

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  7. From your list above, I am adding to my TBR list: Craughwell’s Thomas Jefferson; Le Voyage d’Octavio; Hansberry’s A Raisin; The First Men by Wells; and Stuart Little! Thank you for these great suggestions!

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