January 4, 2014

Mount TBR Challenge 2014

Challenge Summary:My bookaholic status remains unchanged. Despite the fact that I will have knocked 100 books off of my 2013 Mount TBR by the end of December, there are still whole mountain ranges waiting to be conquered.

So, once again, I plan to concentrate on reading primarily from my own books this year. And you're invited to join me in knocking out some of those books that have been waiting in the wings for weeks....months...even years.

Challenge Levels:
Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 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
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ 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. All books counted for lower mountains may carry over towards the new peak.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2014.
*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2014.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2014. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads. [To clarify--based on a question raised last year--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 and E-books may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.]

*You may count any "currently reading" book that you begin prior to January 1--provided that you had 50% or more of the book left to finish in 2014. I will trust you all on that.

*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.

*There will be quarterly check-ins and prize drawings!

*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--OR, if you are a member of Goodreads, I will once again put together a group for the challenge there. Feel free to sign up HERE And, finally, I will once again have a sidebar link for Progress Reports--> ***Coming Soon: Reviews may be posted at links found at Review Headquarters (click link).

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

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

My Progress: 26/60

My List:

1) The Perils of Morning Coffee - Alexander McCall Smith
2) Cataract City - Craig Davidson 
3) What Becomes - A. L. Kennedy
4) The Unfinished Child - Theresa Shea
5) The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
6) As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories - Alistair MacLeod
7) Revolt - Qaisra Shahraz
8) Before I Go to Sleep - S. J. Watson
9) Lilac Bus - Maeve Binchy
10) Tide Road - Valerie Compton
11) The Last of the Crazy People - Timothy Findley
12) The Orenda - Joseph Boyden 
13) Miranda's Vines - Kimberly Kafka
14) The Blue Guitar - Ann Ireland
15) The Heart Goes Last - Margaret Atwood
16) Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick
17) Afterlands - Steven Heighton 
18) The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared  - Jonas Jonasson
19) Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
20) Fifth Business - Robertson Davies
21) Cold Hearts - Gunner Staalesen
22) The River - Cheryl Kaye Tardif
23) The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
24) Secrets of a Fire King  - Kim Edwards
25) Baggage - Jill Sooley
26) Omens - Kelley Armstrong
27) A Song for Stone - Iain M. Banks

One response to “Mount TBR Challenge 2014”

Bev Hankins said...

Welcome Back! And congrats on knocking off your first one already!

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