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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012

Mount TBR Challenge

The Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012 is being hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block!


From the blog:

I've decided to create my own TBR reading challenge and plan to concentrate on reading primarily from my own books this year. And you're invited to join me in knocking out some of those books that have been waiting in the wings for weeks....months...even years.

Challenge Levels

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 25 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 40 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 50 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

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, 2012.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2012.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2012. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads. [To clarify--based on a question raised--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 may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.]

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

I'm definitely in on this one .. going for the Mt. Kilimanjaro level!  My initial list taken as just an armful from the top shelf of my personal TBR bookcase (I will add to these until I hit the 50-book mark) (click cover for Goodreads link):

A Drink Before the War/Darkness Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane
1/9/2012
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob deZoet by David Mitchell
1/31/2012
The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill
1/27/2012
The Perfect Suspect by Margaret Coel
1/24/2012
Sides by Peter Straub
1/4/2012
The Countess by Rebecca Johns
1/22/2012
One Amazing Thing by Chita Divakaruni
1/16/2012
REVIEW LINK
The Other Family by Joanna Trollope
1/6/2012
A Terrible Beauty by Graham Masterson

I'll hit the second shelf for the next set of books once these are done!

Sign up and read with us!

Julie






5 comments:

  1. Julie, Sorry you've had some difficulties, but I wanted to wish you and everyone close to you, good health and happiness in the New Year. I am so happy i discovered your blog when I did.

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  2. I just bookmarked this challenge and was thinking I really should do it! Good luck on doing the challenge!

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  3. I need to do this challenge!!! My TBR pile is getting enormous. Since I read 117 books last year, I need to be realistic! I love the idea of naming the amounts after mountians.

    Carol

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  4. Welcome to the TBR challenge, Julie! Will look for you to wave from atop Kilimanjaro this year!

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  5. @(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea: Thank you SO much! You made me smile! Hope your New Year is absolutely wonderful!

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