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Saturday, November 19, 2011

2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!

My TBR pile needs some serious help! This challenge which is being hosted by ten different bloggers:

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

Here are the details copied from Evie's blog:

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

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 am going to attempt the first level, A Firm Handshake (read 1-10 books from my TBR pile).

If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am going to keep track of my progress below. Here is what I am planning to include in my challenge. I have a ton more in my TBR pile, so I may change the books or move up to the next level as I go:
  1. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
  2. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1)
  3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book 1) 
  4. Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book 1) 
  5. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes 
  6. Incans, Aztecs & Mayans by John Holzmann 
  7. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book 1) 
  8. Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson by Candice F. Ransom 
  9. The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole 
  10. Toliver's Secret by Esther Wood Brady 
  11. Alpha and Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 0.5) 
  12. Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone 
  13. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1)
  14. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 1) 
  15. Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 2)
  16. Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia by Margaret Cousins (Landmark Books, Book 28) 
  17. Cinema of Shadows by Michael West 
  18. The Story of Eli Whitney by Jean Lee Latham
  19. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham 
  20. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving 
  21. 3rd Degree by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Women's Murder Club, Book 3)
  22. The Road by Cormac McCarthy 
  23. If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy
  24. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 1) 
  25. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 1) 
  26. Loose Gravel by David P. Holmes 
  27. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
  28. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  29. Thee, Hannah! by Marguerite de Angeli
  30. William Wilberforce: God's Politician by John Holzmann
  31. The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
  32. The New Guy: Gathering Bonus Short by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1.1) 
  33. The Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory by James E. Knight (Adventures in Colonial America)
  34. American Indian Prayer Guide by Danette Maloof 
  35. First Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans by Ben Denne 
  36. Mysteries & Marvels of Nature by Elizabeth Dalby
  37. The Usborne Science Encyclopedia by Annabel Craig and Cliff Rosney 
  38. Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz 
  39. And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz 
  40. What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz 
  41. You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! by Peter Cook (You Wouldn't Want to... series) 
  42. Water by Trevor Day (See for Yourself series) 
  43. The Story of the U.S.A., Book 1: Explorers and Settlers by Franklin Escher, Jr. 
  44. Real Science-4-Kids: Biology, Level I by Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
  45. Lyrical Life Science, Volume 1 by Doug C. Eldon
  46. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  47. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey, Book #1)
  48. Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey, Book #1.5)
  49. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey, Book #2)
  50. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey, Book #3)
  51. Summer's Passage by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey, Book #3.5)
  52. The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey, Book #4)
  53. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Book #1 of the Wolves of Mercy Falls Series)
  54. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (Book #2 of the Wolves of Mercy Falls Series)
  55. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (Book #3 of the Wolves of Mercy Falls Series)


  1. I hope you hit your mark I'm sure you will. I'm participating this year too and I'm determined to knock some off my mountain though I don't have a set list of books ready yet.

  2. Good Luck with the Challenge I am determined to work on clearing my TBR shelves as well this year, but will not participate as I already post my reviews at a number of different locations.


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