Thursday, January 05, 2012

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

The Challenge:
My Reader's Block hosts the Mount TBR Challenge. Most book lovers have a "To Be Read" pile. This challenge is to read some of those books that have been waiting months....or years to be finished.

The Rules:
  1. 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.
  2. Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2012.
  3. You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2012.
  4. 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.]
  5. Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A progress site for reviews will go up in January and I will post the link in my sidebar for easy access.
The 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

My Goal:
Pike's Peak: 12 books from the TBR pile. 10/12

1. Erasing Hell –Chan & Sprinkle
2. DragonQuest –Ann Macaffery
3. The White Dragon –Ann Macaffery
4. Primal –Mark Batterson
5. The Mark of a Christian –Francis A. Schaeffer
6. The Pursuit of God –A. W. Tozer
7. In the Defense of Food –Michael Pollen
8. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern –Ann Macaffery
9. Nerilka’s Story –Ann Macaffery
10. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle –Barbara Kingsolver

1 comment:

Bev Hankins said...

Welcome to the Mt TBR Challenge! So glad to have you climbing with us! Good luck with your stack.