Monday, December 12, 2011

TBR Pile Challenge






This is a challenge that I always have a hard time with. I buy books and then don't read them. And then there is always something new and shiny that comes along. So this is the first challenge that I think is really going to be a challenge. I'm taking part at the Friendly Hug level, 11-20 books. I will list them below when I'm done.

Proposed:
--A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
--The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins 
--Beach Music by Pat Conroy 
--The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver 
--Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 
 
Read:
1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (1/8/2012)
2. Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl (1/9/2012)
3.  The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1/19/2012)
4. The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling (1/27/2012)
5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (2/13/2012)
6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (2/21/2012)
7. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle (2/25/2012)
8. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (3/13/2012)
9. Beach Music by Pat Conroy (3/22/2012)
10. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (4/24/2012)
11. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (6/22/2012)
12. The New Vichy Syndrome by Theodore Dalrymple (7/3/2012)
13. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (9/25/2012)
14. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (11/4/2012) 
15. The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes (12/30/2012)



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!
Levels:
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

Hosts:
Evie from Bookish - http://www.evie-bookish.blogspot.com @SeoEvie
Nicole from All I Ever Read - http://www.nicoleabouttown.com/ @Nicoleabouttown
Bonnie from Hands and Home - http://www.handsandhome.ca/ @HandsHomeBlog
Donna from Book Passion For Life - http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com/ @BookPforLife
Caitlin from WatchYA Reading - http://whatchyareading.net @caitlingss
Rie from Mission To Read - http://missiontoread.com/ @missiontoread
Vicky from Books, Biscuits & Tea -http://booksbiscuitsandtea.blogspot.com/ @alouetteuette
Christa from Hooked On Books - http://christashookedonbooks.blogspot.com @ChristasBooks
Jenna from Fans Of Fiction - http://fansoffiction.blogspot.com/ @fansoffiction
Angel from Mermaids Vision - http://mermaidvision.wordpress.com @mermaidvisions

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