Friday, December 27, 2013

2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge Sign Up

2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge hosted by Bookish.

Welcome to 2014 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:

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014. 
  2. 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, Random Buzzers or Goodreads/Shelfari!)
  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. Short stories and novellas are OK, too! Only books released in 2013 and earlier! NO  2014 ARCs and 2014 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 2013 TBRPILE Reading Challenge. (If you don't have a blog, post about it on Facebook or Tweet!) 
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2014, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  8. On the 20th of each month we will post a wrap-up post, here, on BOOKISH. 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)
  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 GRAND PRIZE giveaway.  
  11. You don't have to follow Bookish Blog to join the challenge, but you do have to follow us to be entered in giveaways!
(how many books you're planning to read for this challenge in 2014)

1-10 - A Firm Handshake
11-20 - A Friendly Hug
21-30 - First Kiss
31-40 - Sweet Summer Fling
41-50 - Could this be love?
50+ - Married With Children

What's New: 

  1. 2014's edition of the TBR Pile Reading Challenge will be hosted EXCLUSIVELY on Bookish. Co-hosting with other awesome bloggers was fun, but due to too many hiccups along the way, our Bookish Team has decided to take over to ensure that everything goes smoothly this time. 
  2. For your convenience and to ensure you won't miss any important posts / wrap-ups / updates / contests, we have created a mailing list! We invite you to sign up to receive all the important news in the mail (no more searching the web for wrap-up posts and missing out on all the fun!). You can sign up here: !! JOIN 2014 TBR PILE READING CHALLENGE MAILING LIST!! !!
  3. To help you tackle your TBR Piles, we will also be hosting monthly Read-A-Longs with prizes! And this time, you'll get to VOTE on the book we'll read together! Join the mailing list mentioned above to never miss out on the fun! Please note: You don't have to take part in our read-a-longs to participate in the TBR Pile challenge - or you can just take part in some of them, and skip the rest - participation is optional, tho we would certainly love to discuss the books with you! 
  4. We have sponsors! Which of course means more fun prizes!! YAY!
I think this challenge is a very good idea. I have a tendency to buy books (a lot are free ones but not all) but I then never get back to them. I tried to make a list one evening and in just a few hours counted over 50 books which means there are most likely several hundred!
My goal will start as 11-20 - A Friendly Hug, I might move up a level later.

This is a list of a few of the books on my list TBR and when I bought them:
  1. Eragon by Christopher Paolini 23 Nov 2011
  2. The Spa Decumeron by Fay Weldon 28 May 2012
  3. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton 4 Nov 2012
  4. The Rising by Kelley Armstrong 21 April 2013
  5. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore 24 May 2013
  6. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness 26 May 2012
  7. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson 18 Jan 2013
  8. Collected Folk Tales by Alan Garner 24 Jun 2013
  9. Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch 24 Aug 2013
  10. Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb 14 April 2013
  11. The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb 6 Sep 2013
  12. The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb 26 Sep 2013
  13. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 14 Oct 2013
The List of book actually read from my TBR pile:
  1. A little Christmas Magic by Sylvie Kurtz (bought on 9th of January 2013) 
  2. Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson (bought on 28th of August 2013) 
  3. Saltwater Witch by Chris Howard (bought on 2nd of May 2012) 
  4. The Rising by Kelley Armstrong   (bought on 20th of April 2013)
  5. Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch (bought on 24th of August 2013)
  6. What Stays in Vegas by Beth Labonte (bought on 15th of July 2013)
  7. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (bought on 26th of May 2012)
  8. Night of the Purple Moon by Scott Cramer (bought on 10th of September 2013)
  9. Speechless by Hannah Harrington (bought on 28th of July 2013)
  10. Forever Fae by L.P. Dover (bought on 4th of June 2013)
  11. Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs   (bought on 28th of July 2013)
  12. The Dreaming Place by Charles De Lint (bought on 19th of October 2013)
  13. Death on the Aegean Queen By Maria Hudgins (bought on 6th of October 2012)
  14. Boneland by Alan Garner (bought on Audible 28th of November 2012)
  15. Pieces of Eight by Melissa Wright (bought on 30th of July 2013)
  16. The Breeders by Katie French (bought on 31st of May 2013)
  17. Along Came A Demon by Linda Welch (bought on 21st of August 2013)
  18. Prince of Hazel and Oak by John Lenahan (bought on 14th of July 2011)
  19. It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet by James Herriot (bought on 4th of November 2012)
  20. Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson (bought on Audible 13th of August 2013)

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