January 5, 2012

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Challenge Summary:

Challenge Levels

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 25 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 40 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 50 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100+ books from your TBR pile/s

And the rules:

*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find that you're on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are certainly welcome to upgrade.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2012.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2012.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2012. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads. [To clarify--based on a question raised--the intention is to reduce the stack of books that you have bought for yourself or received as presents {birthday, Christmas, "just because," etc.}. Audiobooks may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.]

*Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.

*Feel free to submit your list in advance (as incentive to really get those books taken care of) or to tally them as you climb.

*A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate. If you have a blog, then please post a challenge sign up and link THAT post (not your home page) into the linky below. Non-bloggers, please leave a comment declaring your challenge level.

*A progress site for reviews will go up in January and I will post the link in my sidebar for easy access.

Hosted by/Link: My Reader's Block. Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

My Progress: 42/50 - FAILED

My List:

1) Oroonoko and Other Writings - Aphra Behn
2) Childhood - Andre Alexis
3) For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down - David Adams Richards
4) The Colony of Unrequited Dreams - Wayne Johnston 
5) Living With the Dead - Kelley Armstrong
6) The Dogs and the Wolves - Irene Nemirvosky
7) Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
8) Shannon - Frank Delaney
9) Agassiz Stories - Sandra Birdsell
10) My Antonia - Willa Cather
11) The Book Borrower - Alice Mattison
12) Silas Marner - George Eliot
13) The Sound of Blue - Holly Payne
14) Frostbitten - Kelley Armstrong
15) Crazy Heart - Thomas Cobb
16) Trial by Fire (SG-1 1) - Sabine Bauer
17) To Have or Have Not - Ernest Hemingway
18) The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
19) The Ship of Brides - Jojo Moyes
20) Reliquary (SGA - 2) - Martha Wells
21) Street of Riches - Gabrielle Roy 
22) The In-Between World of Vikram Lall
23) Chocolat - Joanne Harris
24) The Sentimentalists - Johanna Skibsrud
25) Circle of Friends - Maeve Binchy
26) The Mistress of Nothing - Kate Pullinger
27) Do No Harm (SG-1 12) - Karen Miller
28) Nikolski - Nicolas Dickner
29) The Heart Specialist - Claire Holden Rothman
30) Waking the Witch - Kelley Armstrong
31) The Long Song - Andrea Levy
32) North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
33) The Hound of Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
34) The Barque of Heaven - Suzanne Wood
35) Feathered Serpent - Xu Xiaobin
36) Clara Callan - Richard B. Wright
37) Summer - Edith Wharton
38) The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
39) The Road Past Altamont - Gabrielle Roy
40) The Bostonians - Henry James
41) Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris
42) Jacobs Room - Virginia Woolf

2 Responses to “Mount TBR Reading Challenge”

Bev Hankins said...

Good luck with Mt. Kilimanjaro! So glad to have you join the challenge.

Jules said...

Thanks Bev! Good luck to you too.

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