Sunday, November 13, 2011

2012 TBR Pile Challenge

Hey guys! I just thought I would let you know about another challenge I've decided to participate in for 2012. It's the 2012 TBR Pile Challenge! Most of you darling followers are also book bloggers like me, or at least avid readers, and we ALL know how high the "To Be Read" pile can get at times. Amazing new books keep coming out, and the books we swore we would get to by Thursday end up under a random stack of books never to be seen for months. Well, this challenge is to help those books find the light of day. It's hosted by many fantastic people, the best one being Evie from Bookish....she's so awesomesauce it hurts to even look at her. Here's the deets!

Welcome to 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!!! :D

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'sunique 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!
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

Evie from Bookish - @SeoEvie
Nicole from All I Ever Read - @Nicoleabouttown
Bonnie from Hands and Home - @HandsHomeBlog
Donna from Book Passion For Life - @BookPforLife
Caitlin from WatchYA Reading - @caitlingss
Rie from Mission To Read - @missiontoread
Vicky from Books, Biscuits & Tea - @alouetteuette 
Christa from Hooked On Books - @ChristasBooks
Jenna from Fans Of Fiction - @fansoffiction
Angel from Mermaids Vision - @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)

So what about me? What insane amount of books will I be attempting for 2012? Well...I'm going to try to be a total baller and be the top level: Married with Children. I read typically about 20 books a month... I feel like in 12 months I can make 41-50 books from my TBR  So here's what I'm going to REALLY try to get to this coming year!
  • The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
  • The Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins
  • The Hush, Hush Series by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  • Firelight and Vanish by Sophie Jordan
  • The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
  • The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
That's not even half of my TBR pile, but I'm just putting up the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I think it can be done :) SO fellow bloggers, feel free to hop on over to Evie's blog and join up! I'm sure you want to get rid of your TBR pile, and what a better way to do it than winning prizes and bonding with fellow bloggers?


  1. We're so excited to have you on board with this challenge. Let me tell you that I absolutely loved The Host. It was hard to get into at first, but it is one of the most creative books I've ever read. Delirium and Divergent are awesome too. Can't wait to see your reviews!
    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction

  2. ^ As Jenna said, we're happy to have you on board! I hope you'll enjoy the mini challenges and the whole challenge! I love the books you chose, can't wait to read your reviews :)

    Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea

  3. Im doing this challenge too! Im trying to decide bwteen levels 2 and 3. I signed up for a lot of challenges so I think I will start out with level 2, and maybe bump it up if I do well. :)

  4. OMG! That challenge sounds super fun. Thanks for letting me know about it.