Monday 14 November 2011

2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Well we all have them..... yup I'm talking about books sat there looking sad and neglected on the bookcase, waiting  patiently to be read.  I'm knee and thigh deep in books, with a husband that doesn't understand my book obsession.  "what more books!" he cries, but truthfully I can't stop getting my hands on the latest shiny new releases.  Anyway back to the point.  This reading challenge is perfect for me, time to blitz some books off my TBR pile.  I currently have over 1,300 books waiting to be read at home.  Either in paperback or on the kindle.  Time to make 2012 the year to make a dent in ever growing pile.  So I am really happy to join in with the fun :)

Here is the link to the challenge
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!

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 (their blogs & Twitter accounts)

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)
AprilBonnie (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 think I'm going to go for the 11 - 20 Friendly Hug level.  I think this is more realistic and I can always go up a level if I'm able to.

these are the books I'm planning on including for the challege:
  1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 
  2. Poison Study by Maria V Snyder
  3. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
  4.  The Turning by Jennifer Armintrout 
  5. The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan 
  6. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher 
  7. Ill Wind by Rachel Caine 
  8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
  9. The Royal Pain by MaryJanice Davidson 
  10. Kitty & The Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

These are my 10 picks to start with, I will add more at a later date.

If you fancy the challege why not sign up! HERE


Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures said...

Yay, I'm glad you signed up! :) It's going to be fun - and you'll love Wuthering Heights. It's one of my favourite books!

Vicky xxx

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

Thank for the invite Vicky :) it sounds just the kind of reading challenge I need!

Jenny xxx

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