2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

 
Now this ought to be a good challenge for me – actually read something from the stack of books currently piled up in the “unread” bookcase and on the floor next to it.  I know my own limits though, so I’m going to stick with the Friendly Hug level and work my way up if I can.  The sign-up linky is open at Bookish now – here are the details:
 
Welcome to the 2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge!


We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they’re gifted to us.. Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for the time when we’ll finally decide to pick them up..Join us on a quest to dust off your TBR Pile and read all the books you’ve been telling yourself you’ll read next time you’ll get a chance.. This is your chance! And we’ve got PRIZES!!! 😀

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 – Dec 31, 2012.
  2. As we would like to see quality reviews linked up to our monthly wrap-ups, only bloggers can enter. Sorry about that!
  3. Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is a book that’s been sitting on your shelf for some time now. Only books released in 2011 and earlier! NO ARCs and 2012 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!
  4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge (You need to include the info + host list + challenge button. You can also grab the button code and add it to your sidebar!)
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  8. At the end of each month one of the hosts will post a wrap-up. Every wrap-up will have it’s unique theme, a mini-challenge, a giveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from this month. For each review you link up, you will get one entry in a drawing of one book of choice from Book Depository. It’s open to INTERNATIONALS. For participating in the mini-challenge you will get +1 entry.
  9. If you miss a wrap-up post + giveaway, you can link up your reviews next month. Do not, however, try to link up one review twice – we will be checking 😉
  10. December is a wrap-up for the whole year. All the book reviews you linked up January-November + the ones you’ll link up in December will be entered into a HUGE giveaway – 12 books, 12 winners, INTERNATIONAL.
  11. You don’t have to follow all the hosts to join the challenge, but you do have to follow all of us to be entered in giveaways!
Levels:

1-10 – A Firm Handshake
11-20 – A Friendly Hug
21-30 – A Sweet Kiss
31-40 – Love at First Sight
41-50 – Married with Children
 
Hosts:

Evie from Bookishhttp://www.evie-bookish.blogspot.com/ @SeoEvie
Nicole from All I Ever Readhttp://www.nicoleabouttown.com/ @Nicoleabouttown
Bonnie from Hands and Homehttp://www.handsandhome.ca/ @HandsHomeBlog
Donna from Book Passion For Lifehttp://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com/ @BookPforLife
Caitlin from WatchYA Readinghttp://whatchyareading.net/ @caitlingss
Rie from Mission To Readhttp://missiontoread.com/ @missiontoread
Vicky from Books, Biscuits & Tea -http://booksbiscuitsandtea.blogspot.com/ @alouetteuette
Christa from Hooked On Bookshttp://christashookedonbooks.blogspot.com/ @ChristasBooks
Jenna from Fans Of Fictionhttp://fansoffiction.blogspot.com/ @fansoffiction
Angel from Mermaids Visionhttp://mermaidvision.wordpress.com/ @mermaidvisions

Wrap-Up POST Schedule:


January – Donna (Theme: Let It Snow + Book Cover Challenge)
February – Nicole (Theme: Un-requited Love/Love Gone Wrong + Advice Column Challenge)
March – Rie (Theme: Green or Pinched + Green Cover Challenge)
April – Bonnie (Theme: Easter + Mini Challenge)
May – Christa (Theme: MayDay – Disaster Books! + Cover Disaster Challenge)
June – Jenna ( Theme: Camping + Sentence Challenge)
July – Rie (Theme: International Day + Cover Comparison Challenge)
August – Angel (Theme: Summer Memories + Send Your Fav Character On Vacation Challenge)
September – Nicole (Theme: Life Changing Books + Mini Challenge)
October – Caitlin (Theme: Thanksgiving Theme + Share-A-Book Challenge)
November – Vicky (Theme: Spooky Halloween + Book Puzzle Challenge)
December – Evie (Theme: Xmas Bliss + Book Bachelor Challenge)

 
I don’t really have a concrete idea about what I want to read because my TBR pile is really big and I couldn’t even tell you if some of it came out in 2011 or late 2010 at this point.  Yes, that shames me, I’m a horrible Book Mom.  Off of the top of my head, some of what I finally want to get to:
 
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeve
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Supernaturally by Kiersten White
 
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Comments

  1. Woooohooo, thanks for joining us, Basia! 🙂 I'm looking forward to your reviews, have PLENTY of fun and don't forget to link up in the monthly wrap-up posts 🙂 See you around, girl!

  2. I'm glad I saw Rie's link! Hopefully this will encourage me to actually read books that I bought because I really, really wanted to read them. 😉

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