Jan 13, 2013

2013 TBR Pile Challenge!

Welcome to 2012 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..

Challenge Guidelines:
  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013.
  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 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. Only books released in 2012 and earlier! NO  2013 ARCs and 2013 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 TBR PILE 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, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  8. On the 20th 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 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. 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 HUGE giveaway - a box of books
  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!

(how many books you're planning to read for this challenge in 2013)

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

January 20th: Evie @Bookish (www.evie-bookish.blogspot.com)

February 20th: Rachel @Fiktshun (http://www.fiktshun.com)

March 20th: Justin @Justin's Book Blog (http://www.justinsbookblog.com/)

April 20th: Tiffany @Escaping.. One Book At A Time (http://escapingonebookatatime.blogspot.com/)

May 20th: Bonnie @Words At Home (www.wordsathome.ca/)

June 20th: Justin @Justin's Book Blog (http://www.justinsbookblog.com/)

July 20th: Emily @Doodle's Book Blog (doodlesbookblog.blogspot.com/)

August 20th: Tiffany @Escaping One Book At A Time (http://escapingonebookatatime.blogspot.com/)

September 20th: Rachel @Fiktshun (http://www.fiktshun.com)

October 20th: Emily @Doodle's Book Blog (doodlesbookblog.blogspot.com/)

November 20th: Bonnie @Words At Home (www.wordsathome.ca/)

December 20th: This one will be posted on all the blogs. There will also be a huge BOX OF BOOKS giveaway and this time you can link up ALL YOUR TBR Pile REVIEWS you wrote for the entire month!

To join this challenge, visit the post HERE!

Ok, so I decided to go crazy & try for the Married With Children level & read 41-50 books from my TBR. I'll just list the books below as I read them & review them :)

My Reading List:

 1. Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley - my review
 2. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton - my review
 3. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole - my review
 4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer - my review
 5. All Those Things We Never Said by Marc Levy - my review
 6. Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - my review
 7. The Blood by D. J. MacHale - my review
 8. Looking for Alaska by John Green - my review
 9. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally - my review
10. So Close to You by Rachel Carter - my review
11. Erebos by Ursula Poznanski - my review
12. Mr. Real by Carolyn Crane - my review
13. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - my review
14. Black Heart by Holly Black - my review
15. Hidden by Sophie Jordan - my review
16. Timeless by Gail Carriger - my review
17. Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George - my review
18. A Witch in Love by Ruth Warburton - my review
19. In A Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz - my review
20. MirrorMask by Neil Gaiman - my review
21. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen 22. Chbosky - my review
22. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl - my review
23. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan - my rating
24. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green - my review
25. Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry - my review
26. Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones - my review
27. House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones - my review
28. I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells - my review
29. Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson - my review
30. Mr. Monster by Dan Wells - my review
31. I Don't Want to Kill You by Dan Wells - my review
32. Rogue Oracle by Alayna Williams - my review
33. Black City by Elizabeth Richards - my review
34. Sparks by Laura Bickle - my review
35. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - my review
36. Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles - my review
37. Foretold by Jana Oliver - my review
38. 'Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries - my review
39. Eve of Destruction by Patrick Carman - my review
40. Inside by Maria V. Snyder - my review
41. Charmfall by Chloe Neill - my review
42. Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles - my review
43. The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima - my review
44. The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima - my review
45. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson - my review
46. Underdogs by Markus Zusak - my review 
47. Fire by Kristin Cashore - my review
48. Twice as Hot by Gena Showalter - my review
49. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost - my review
50. If I Stay by Gayle Forman - my review
51. Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson - my review
52. Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost - my review
53. The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith - my review
54. The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis - my review


  1. This sounds really interesting but with my exams coming soon I don't have so much time. Maybe next year. Good luck :)

  2. Wow, Married With Children? That's a lot of books! I'm also joining this challenge, but I only went for A Friendly Hug, I think. Anyway, good luck! I think you'll be needing it! XD