Wednesday, November 5, 2014

2015 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Ok, I'm doing this one again.  I'm doing the Mt. Vancouver (36) Level for this year and am still working on it.  I think I'll do Mt. Blanc (24) for next year, but may just go over.  I said that this year, but  haven't met my goal for this year.   Will do 24 for next year, just to be safe.  Will wait to see what happens.

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

Another year and still my bookaholic status remains unchanged. Despite the fact that I will have knocked over 100 books off of my 2014 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 in the coming 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, 2015.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 4th, 2015.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2015. 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 (link coming soon).  At the beginning of the year, I will once again have a sidebar link for called Mount TBR Review Headquarters for 2015 reviews and progress updates.

Here is what I am reading:
  1. How to Moon a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  2. My Sister's Keeper--Jodi Picoult
  3. Jewels--Danielle Steel
  4. Perfect--Judith McNaught
  5. Down a Dark Hall--Lois Duncan
  6. Shadow Falls: The Beginning--C.C. Hunter
  7. Taken at Dusk--C.C Hunter
  8. Whispers at Moonrise--C.C. Hunter
  9. Chosen at Nightfall---C.C. Hunter
  10. Candy Apple Dead--Sammi Carter
  11. The Cupcake Queen--Heather Hepler
  12. The Chocolate Cat Caper--Joanna Carl
  13. Not Another Bad Date--Rachel Gibson
  14. One Day--David Nicholls
  15. The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul--Deborah Rodriguez
  16. Oh My Stars--Lorna Landvik
  17. Hush, Hush--Becca Fitzpatrick
  18. Murder Past Due--Miranda James
  19. 1st to Die--James Patterson
  20. 2nd Chance--James Patterson
  21. Carrot Cake Murder--Joanne Fluke
  22. Cream Puff Murder--Joanne Fluke
  23. Sarah's Key--Tatiana de Rosnay
  24. Devil's Food Cake Murder--Joanne Fluke
Reached my goal of 24 on October 26.  Even though I have lots of other books that need to be read, I will call this one complete for the year.

1 comment:

DoingDewey said...

I really need to sign up for this one too! The book stacks in my apartment are starting to drive my fiance crazy :)