Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2014 Mount TBR Challenge

OK, here's another reading challenge (and I know I'll find more), but this is another that I did this year and definitely have to go for again.  I have plenty of books I need to read.  Many I planned to get to this year and but didn't and some I got this year that I want to read next year.   My level this year was 24 books from my TBR pile. I still have one more to read to reach that number (and I'm sure I'll get to that).  But now I have over 30 books to read (and that's just a rough estimate) so I'll aim for Mt. Vancouver but may go over if I can.

To sign up for this challenge, visit My Reader's Block.  Below are the details copied from the blog:

My bookaholic status remains unchanged. Despite the fact that I will have knocked 100 books off of my 2013 Mount TBR by the end of December, there are still whole mountain ranges waiting to be conquered.  

So, once again, I 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

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.  All books counted for lower mountains may carry over towards the new peak.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2014.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2014.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2014. 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 2014.  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.

*There will be quarterly check-ins and prize drawings! 

*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 will once again have a sidebar link for Progress Reports-->  ***Coming Soon: Reviews may  be posted at links found at Review Headquarters (click link).

My progress below:

  1. Fair Play--Dierdre Martin
  2. Water For Elephants--Sara Gruen
  3. Gone Girl--Gillian Flynn
  4. Divergent--Veronica Roth
  5. Insurgent--Veronica Roth
  6. Allegiant--Veronica Roth
  7. Blueberry Muffin Murder--Joanne Fluke
  8. Cherry Cheesecake Murder--Joanne Fluke
  9. Miracles and Grace in a Unlikely Place--Charisse Tyson
  10. Awakened--P.C. Cast
  11. Destined--P.C. Cast
  12. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society--Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  13. Brownies and Broomsticks--Bailey Cates
  14. He Loves Lucy--Susan Donovan
  15. Orange is the New Black--Piper Kerman
  16. Summer Kittens--Janice Bennett/Valerie King/Martha Kirkland
  17. Dream Tide--Robin Lee Hatcher
  18. How to Wash a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  19. How to Tail a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  20. And Then You Die--Iris Johansen
  21. Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
  22. Little White Lies--Gemma Townley
  23. The Devil Wears Plaid--Teresa Medeiros
  24. Dead End Dating--Kimberly Raye
  25. Magical Kittens--Donna Bell/Catherine Blair/Joy Reed
  26. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat--Sofie Kelly
  27. Sprinkle With Murder--Jenn McKinlay
  28. Fruit of All Evil--Paige Shelton
  29. The Sherbrooke Bride--Catherine Coulter
  30. The Hellion Bride--Catherine Coulter
  31. Switch--Megan Hart
  32. Deeper--Megan Hart
  33. Bared to You--Sylvia Day
  34. Saving Zoe--Alyson Noel
  35. Killer Crullers--Jessica Beck
  36. Illegally Iced--Jessica Beck

1 comment:

Bev Hankins said...

Welcome to the Challenge! Good luck with your climb in 2014.