Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Official 2018 TBR Pile Challenge


I have completed this challenge, 12 books in 12 months AND the two alternates also. Check below my entries with links to the review. Thanks, Adam, for ever hosting this challenge!


It’s back! After two sabbatical years (is it really two years?) of one of my favorite reading challenges, Adam has decided to host The Official 2018 TBR Pile Challenge again, yay! Thanks Adam, for I really need this kick right now to finally take on several books that has been in my shelf for years!

It requires us to read twelve books (with two alternates) from our TBR pile. This year I intended to read all twelve of them, so here they are… (the year is the publishing year of my copy):

1. Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier (2002)
2The End of the Affair by Graham Greene – Indonesian translation (2003)
3March by Geraldine Brooks – Indonesian translation (2007)
4Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy – Indonesian translation (2005)
5Howards End by E.M. Forster (1910)
6Cleopatra: A Life by Tracy Schiff - Indonesian translation (2012)
7The Siege by Helen Dunmore (2002)
8An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris (2014)
9Possession by A.S. Byatt (2009)
10The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton – Indonesian translation (2013)
11Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens (1995)

1. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco - Indonesian translation (2008)
2. A Spiritual Canticle by St. John of the Cross

Now, wish me luck for next year! *fingers crossed*


  1. Cheers for Henry David Thoreau! I hope you love him. I've had Cleopatra: A Life on my shelf since ITS PUBLICATION.... still untouched. Oh dear.

    1. Cleopatra: A Life --> me too! I have even forgotten it. But thanks to your #TBR2018RBR, I will get to it soon.

  2. Some great books on your list! I especially liked The End of the Affair and Blind Assassin. I hope you enjoy your choices!

    1. I have abandoned The End of the Affair too long,since I feared it would be too romance... but I can't justify it before reading it, right? But you have encouraged me to really get to it, Karen. Now I'm a bit curious! 😉

    2. I listened to it on audio narrated by Colin Firth. It was heartbreaking and wonderful.

    3. I support Karen's comments - The End of the Affair is a great book, some romance, yes, but not really, which you will see when you read it :-)
      March & Blind Assassin are also good reads...the rest are unread by me as well!

  3. What a great list! I've read March by Geraldine Brooks, as well as Walden & Civil Disobedience! I'm excited for your thoughts. :D I also want to read Cleopatra!

    Very best wishes, Fanda! <3

    1. Thanks Jillian! Actually March has been in my TBR since before I even read Little Women. I can't wait to read Walden too. Eversince I read Willa Cather and Siddharta, I have been longing to read something calm and natural. Walden will be perfect, and I plan to read it around May or June.


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