Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012

12/31/2011 04:03:00 PM

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
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob deZoet by David Mitchell
The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill
The Perfect Suspect by Margaret Coel
Sides by Peter Straub
The Countess by Rebecca Johns
One Amazing Thing by Chita Divakaruni
The Other Family by Joanna Trollope
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!


You Might Also Like


  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.

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

  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.


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

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


Comments make me feel all squishy happy inside, so drop a line if you see or read something interesting! PLEASE don't leave links to your blog or page unless the post you're replying to specifically asks you to leave a link!
Sorry that I had to re-enable word verification, but without it, there was far too much spam coming in - the only other option would have been to require only registered (Google, OpenID, etc.) comments, which might require you, the commenter, to go through even MORE steps just to comment!

Popular Posts