Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge!

I participated in this challenge last year and I can't wait to again this year! :) The following information is from Bookish and you can also find it on their blog: 

If you're new to the TBR Pile Reading Challenge, here is the deal: 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!

Challenge Guidelines

1. The challenged will run from January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015. The sign up link below will remain open until January 16, 2015 at 11:30am.

2. Anyone can enter! You don't have to be a blogger, just as long as you review the book you've read. You can review on your book on your blog, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, etc.

3. Any genre, length, or format of book counts as long as it is a book that's been sitting on your self for some time. Short stories and novellas do count! The only stipulations that the book must have been released in 2014 or earlier. No 2015 ARCs or 2015 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed.

4. On the 25th of every other month (see schedule below), we will post a wrap-up for the previous two months. These posts will be done by one our bloggers and will contain new linkys for you to add your own wrap-up posts. If you did not sign up by January 17, this is where you can sign up as well.

5. To help you tackle your TBR piles we will also be hosting Read-A-Longs on months that do not have wrap-ups. Voted on by challenge participants, Read-A-Longs will have two post dates: the first half of the book and the second half. Please note: You do not have to take part in our Read-A-Longs to participate in the TBR Pile Challenge. You can participate in all of them, some of them, or none of them. This aspect of the challenge is entirely optional.

6. There will be two giveaways - July and December. Giveaway details will be explained once the giveaway post goes up. We don't want to overwhelm you with too many details now :)

7. You don't have to follow Bookish to join the challenge, but you do have to follow us to be entered in the giveaways.

How many books are you planning to read for this challenge?

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

My Goal

Every year, I think I'm going to read tons of books from my TBR pile... and every year I fail. BUT, last year I made a goal of 21-30 books, and I made it to 20!!! So I was only off by ONE book. I think that's pretty successful! But because I didn't technically make my goal, I'm sticking with First Kiss again this year :) I have very high hopes that I'll make this goal, so lets keep our fingers crossed. Anything that is on my shelf as of today, December 31, is fair game! I'm limiting the amount of challenges I'm doing this year (I think only about 3), so hopefully this is in reach for me :)

1. Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner
2. In the Middle of Nowhere by Julie Ann Knudsen
3. Suspicion by Joseph Finder
4. Since You've Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne
5. Loving You Is Easy by Wendy S. Marcus
6. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han
7. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
8. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
9. Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey
10. The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson
11. Alienated by Melissa Landers
12. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
13. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
14. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
15. All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry
16. Crash (Visions #1) by Lisa McMann
17. Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy
18. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
19. The 9th Judgment by James Patterson
20. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
21. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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