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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013

Hi, everyone! Time for a 2013 Reading Challenge!!

This challenge is being hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block!

Here are the details copied from Bev's blog:
Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013

Challenge Levels (I've adjusted the levels just slightly this year):

Pike's Peak:
Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s

Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s

Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s

Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s

Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s

El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s

Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s

Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

And the rules:

*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find that you're on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are certainly welcome to upgrade.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2013.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2013.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2013. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads. [To clarify--based on a question raised last year--the intention is to reduce the stack of books that you have bought for yourself or received as presents {birthday, Christmas, "just because," etc.}. Audiobooks and E-books may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.]

*You may count any "currently reading" book that you begin prior to January 1--provided that you had 50% or more of the book left to finish in 2013. I will trust you all on that.

*Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.

*Feel free to submit your list in advance (as incentive to really get those books taken care of) or to tally them as you climb.

*A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate. If you have a blog, then please post a challenge sign up and link THAT post (not your home page) into the linky below. Non-bloggers, please leave a comment declaring your challenge level--OR, if you are a member of Goodreads, I will once again put together a group for the challenge there. Feel free to sign up HERE. And, finally, I am contemplating a review tracker for this year. I will post a link if that works out.

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

I am aiming for Pike's Peak (read 12 books from your TBR pile).


I will keep track of my progress below and link up my reviews:
  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Christmas Books, Book #1)
  2. Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (House of Night, Book #1) 
  3. White Cat by Holly Black (Curse Workers, Book #1)
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #1) 
  5. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #1)
  6. By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman
  7. Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling (Scholastic Biographies) 
  8. A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies (A Beautiful Dark, Book #1)
  9. The Perilous Road by William O. Steele
  10. Beastly by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #1)
  11. Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman 
  12. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #1) 
  13. Beastly: Lindy's Diary by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #1.5) 
  14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #2)
  15. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #2) 
  16. The Terrible Wave by Marden Dahlstedt  
  17. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens  
  18. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #2) 
  19. The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr   
  20. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (Caddie Woodlawn, Book #1)                 


  1. Thanks for joining me in the 2013 climb! Good luck with the challege!

  2. This sounds like a great idea. Thanks for sharing about it.


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