Saturday, November 19, 2011

I'm joining the 2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge!

Hosted by Evie Bookish.

Here are all the details taken from the original post:


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: 

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012.
  2. As we would like to see quality reviews linked up to our monthly wrap-ups, only bloggers can enter. Sorry about that!
  3. 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 2011 and earlier! NO ARCs and 2012 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!
  4. 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.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge (You need to include the info + host list + challenge button. You can also grab the button code and add it to your sidebar!)
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  8. At the end 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. For participating in the mini-challenge you will get +1 entry.
  9. 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 ;)
  10. 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 - 12 books, 12 winners, INTERNATIONAL. 
  11. 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!

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

Evie from Bookish - @SeoEvie
Nicole from All I Ever Read - @Nicoleabouttown
Bonnie from Hands and Home - @HandsHomeBlog
Donna from Book Passion For Life - @BookPforLife
Caitlin from WatchYA Reading - @caitlingss
Rie from Mission To Read - @missiontoread
Vicky from Books, Biscuits & Tea - @alouetteuette
Christa from Hooked On Books - @ChristasBooks
Jenna from Fans Of Fiction - @fansoffiction
Angel from Mermaids Vision - @mermaidvisions

Wrap-up POST Schedule:

January - Donna (Theme: Let It Snow + Book Cover Challenge)
February - Nicole (Theme: Un-requited Love/Love Gone Wrong + Advice Column Challenge)
March - Rie (Theme: Green or Pinched + Green Cover Challenge)
April Bonnie (Theme: Easter + Mini Challenge)
May - Christa (Theme: MayDay - Disaster Books! + Cover Disaster Challenge)
June - Jenna ( Theme: Camping + Sentence Challenge)
July - Rie (Theme: International Day + Cover Comparison Challenge)
August - Angel (Theme: Summer Memories + Send Your Fav Character On Vacation Challenge)
September - Nicole (Theme: Life Changing Books + Mini Challenge)
October - Caitlin (Theme: Thanksgiving Theme + Share-A-Book Challenge)
November - Vicky (Theme: Spooky Halloween + Book Puzzle Challenge)
December - Evie (Theme: Xmas Bliss + Book Bachelor Challenge)


Ah! Challenge accepted! Here's the details of what I'm going to do...

Level: 21-30 - A Sweet Kiss ~ I'll read 21 books (that's what I've come up with so far...)

1. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
2. City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare
3. Perfect by Ellen Hopkins
4. Bumped by Megan McCafferty
5. Spells by Aprilynne Pike
6. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
7. Beautiful by Amy Reed
8. Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs
9. Divergent by Veronica Roth
10. A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
11. The Coffin Club (VK #5) by Ellen Schreiber
12. Passing For Normal by Amy S. Wielinsky
13. I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg
14. Deenie by Judy Blume
15. Carlotta's Kittens by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
16. The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard
17. Falling In Love With English Boys by Melissa Jensen
18. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
19. Forgotten by Cat Patrick
20. The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
21. Desire by Kailin Gow

I may read more than that, but this is a start at least. <3 Happy Reading!



  1. I'm doing this one, too. It will be such a relief to read some of the books that have been on my shelf too long - I won't have to feel guilty about them anymore! I'm surprised you've never read Deenie! That is in my top 3 Judy Blume books (it's hard to choose a number one).

  2. It will feel like relief to get some of them read finally! I love Judy Blume, I missed out on a few of them over the years and it's been bugging me. It is hard to choose a favorite of hers isn't it?


Thank you for commenting and happy reading!

As of December 15th 2011, this blog is an award free zone. I am unable to keep up with the requirements for them. Thank you for thinking of me though!