Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Welcome to 2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge!!!

We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they're gifted to us.. Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for the time when we'll finally decide to pick them up..

Join us on a quest to dust off your TBR Pile and read all the books you've been telling yourself you'll read next time you'll get a chance.. This is your chance! And we've got PRIZES!!! :D

Challenge Guidelines:

This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013.

Anyone can enter! You don't have to be a blogger, as long as you review the book you've read! (On your blog, Amazon or Goodreads/Shelfari!)
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 2012 and earlier! NO 2013 ARCs and 2013 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!
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.
When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2013 TBR PILE Reading Challenge. (If you don't have a blog, post about it on Facebook or Tweet!)
You can move up levels, but no moving down.
Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
On the 20th 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. The giveaway will be open until the next wrap up post goes up! (i.e. the entire month)

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 ;)
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 - a box of books.
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!
(how many books you're planning to read for this challenge in 2013)

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


January 20th: Evie @Bookish (
February 20th: Rachel @Fiktshun (
March 20th: Justin @Justin's Book Blog (
April 20th: Tiffany @Escaping.. One Book At A Time (
May 20th: Bonnie @Words At Home (
June 20th: Justin @Justin's Book Blog (
July 20th: Emily @Doodle's Book Blog (
August 20th: Tiffany @Escaping One Book At A Time (
September 20th: Rachel @Fiktshun (
October 20th: Emily @Doodle's Book Blog (
November 20th: Bonnie @Words At Home (

December 20th: This one will be posted on all the blogs. There will also be a huge BOX OF BOOKS giveawayand this time you can link up ALL YOUR TBR Pile REVIEWS you wrote for the entire year!

I'm going to aim to complete A Sweet Kiss (21-30 books.) I'd like to get more done then that, but the point is to have fun, not stress out. This level should be easily achievable and as a romance lover, I like the name. :) 

Kat's Reading List: 

Let's see if we can get some of these read, shall we? This list may change, but it at least gives a jumping off point. 

Cinder by Merissa Meyer
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Storm by Brigid Kremmerer
A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 
The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines 
The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines 
Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck 
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Eve by Anna Carey
Gone by Michael Grant
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Thumped by Megan McCafferty
The Iron Daughter by Julia Kagawa
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan 
Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel 
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler 
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter 

These are just what I can think of off the top of my head. I *am* counting older books I got for Christmas. I'm *not* (currently) counting older books I didn't get and may order this week. (They'll end up here eventually...) Can you see WHY I need to join this challenge so bad? *laughs* 

So, what book on your TBR are you most anxious to pull off the shelf and read? I'd love to know! 


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