Monday, 21 November 2011

2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge

So in 2011 I challenged myself to complete 4 reading challenges and even though the year is not yet over, I'm already thinking about 2012 challenges. I came across this challenge over at Donna & Jess's Book Passion for Life blog - and it sounded like it was made for me! My TBR pile is huge (and if you don't believe me, check out my To Be Read Shelf page up top) and doesn't seem to be getting any smaller! Hopefully this challenge will enable me to make my way through some of those books that have been sat on my shelf for far too long.

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, agiveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from this monthFor 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'll get +1 entry in the giveaway.
  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
Bonnie from Hands and Home -  @HandsHomeBlog
Caitlin from WatchYA Reading - @caitlingss
Christa from Hooked On Books - @ChristasBooks
Jenna from Fans Of Fiction  @fansoffiction
Angel from Mermaids Vision  @mermaidvisions

January Donna (Theme: Let It Snow + Book Cover Challenge)
February Nicole (Theme: Un-requited Love/Love Gone Wrong + Advice Column Challenge)
MarchRie (Theme: Green or Pinched + Green Cover Challenge)
April -  Bonnie (Theme: Easter + Mini Challenge)
MayChrista (Theme: MayDay - Disaster Books! + Cover Disaster Challenge)
JuneJenna ( Theme: Camping + Sentence Challenge)
JulyRie (Theme: International Day + Cover Comparison Challenge)
AugustAngel (Theme: Summer Memories + Send Your Fav Character On Vacation Challenge)
September Nicole (Theme: Life Changing Books + Mini Challenge)
OctoberCaitlin (Theme: Thanksgiving Theme + Share-A-Book Challenge)
November Vicky (Theme: Spooky Halloween + Book Puzzle Challenge)
December Evie (Theme: Xmas Bliss + Book Bachelor Challenge)

Here's what I'm planning on reading during the challenge:

I'm planning on going for the A Sweet Kiss level (21-30 books) - hopefully I'll read much more than that but I figure it's easier to move up a level than to struggle to finish! I'm not sure exactly which books to read but if you do check out my TBR Shelf it will consist of as many of them as possible! Any suggestions where to start? :-)



  1. Yay! You signed up, awesome! Going to be so much fun ~ Donna

  2. This is a great idea, one I'll definitely consider doing for myself. My TBR list is getting no shorter, and while I don't need much encouragement to read the books on that list, sometimes doing things as a group is more fun anyway.

    I wonder, though, if ARCs for books that were released in 2011 would count. I regret to say that I still have plenty of those sitting on my shelves, virtual and physical.

  3. *sighs* Just thinking of the size of my TBR, I get overwhelmed. I should do this challenge, but I'm a little burnt out with challenges right now.

    Good luck with yours!

  4. This sounds like a good challenge - thanks for letting me know about it. Good luck for 2012!