Friday, December 30, 2011

TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Working part time at a bookstore, I get a lot of ARCs and also books that have stripped covers, and so I have lots of books to be read. I also see books I want as they come in, and then buy them with my discount. Not to mention for a year or two I belonged to a book club and I got some good deals on books that way. And finally, working as a teacher, those book fairs at school not only help the school library out, they have some darn good deals! So I have at least 300 books needing to be read sitting in my 2nd bedroom/office. I found through several blogs that I follow a link to this challenge which is being sponsored by Evie @ Bookish.
Basically I am setting a goal to read a certain number of the books from my TBR pile between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. The books have to have been published in 2011 or before, can't be any new books, otherwise they don't count in cleaning out the TBR pile! There are 5 different levels of how many books you think you will read. You can increase and go up levels if you think you'll read more, but you cannot back down. You can list your books in this post if you want, but I'm not going to do that. I'm going to pick the books up as they strike my fancy. So I will mention they're for this challenge when I review them, and then I will have a wrap up post at the end that lists them all.
Another cool thing is that there will be contests and giveaways with this challenge! To find out more about this, follow either of the links above, the picture, or the name of the host. I, personally, am choosing level 2: A Friendly Hug, as I am going to do my best to read at least 1 a month, for a total of 12 for the year. Not much of a dent in my 300 TBR pile, but maybe I'll get further. Here is a list of the awesome hosts for this challenge:
Angel @ Mermaids Vision

List of books read and date:
The Slayer Chronicles:  First Kill by Heather Brewer
Death Cure (Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner
Torn (Trylle Trilogy #2) by Amanda Hocking.
Rebirth (An Aftertime Novel) by Sophie Littlefield
Dark Eden by Patrick Carman
Ghost Whisperer - Revenge by Doranna Durgin
Ascend (Trylle Trilogy #3) by Amanda Hocking
Dark Souls by Paula Morris
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11) by Charlaine Harris
Frozen by Mary Casanova