2013 TBR PILE Reading Challenge

Welcome to 2013 TBR PILE Reading Challenge!!!


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! And we’ve got PRIZES!!!


I am SO EXCITED to be participating in this year-long reading challenge. I have so many books from 2012 and earlier that are just begging to be read. And I can’t WAIT to get started. This challenge was the perfect excuse for me to do so!

Though I am going to try and be as realistic as possible and choose a “level” that won’t make me an instant failure. I’ve included the start of my list at the end of this post.

I HOPE you’ll decide to join in on the fun, because I’d love to see what books you’ve been dying to read but haven’t.


Challenge Guidelines…


***This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013***

+ Anyone can enter! You don’t have to be a blogger, as long as you review the book you’ve read! (On your blog, Amazon, Goodreads or Shelfari!)

+ Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is a book that’s been sitting on your shelf for some time now. Only books released in 2012 or earlier! NO  2013 ARCs or 2013 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!

+ You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood suits you.

+ When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2013 TBR PILE Reading Challenge.

+ You can move up levels, but no moving down.

+ Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.

+ On the 20th of each month one of the hosts will post a wrap-up. Every wrap-up will be a unique theme, and include a mini-challenge, a giveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from that monthFor each review you link up, you will get one entry in a drawing of one book of your choice from The Book Depository. It’s open to INTERNATIONALS. The giveaway will be open until the next wrap up post goes up! (i.e., the entire year).

+ If you miss a wrap-up post + giveaway, you can link up your reviews next month. Do not, however, try to link up one review twice – we will be checking.

+ December is a wrap-up for the whole year. All the book reviews you linked up January-November + the ones you’ll link up in December will be entered into a HUGE giveaway for a box of books.

You don’t have to follow all the hosts to join the challenge, but you do have to follow all of us to be entered in the giveaways!




1-10 – A Firm Handshake

11-20 – A Friendly Hug

21-30 – A Sweet Kiss

31-40 – Love At First Sight

41-50 – Married With Children


Wrap-up Post Schedule…


Jan. 20th: Evie @Bookish (

Feb. 20th: Rachel @Fiktshun (

Mar. 20th: Justin @Justin’s Book Blog (

Apr. 20th: Tiffany @Escaping…One Book At A Time (

May 20th: Bonnie @Words At Home (

Jun. 20th: Justin @Justin’s Book Blog (

Jul. 20th: Emily @Doodle’s Book Blog (

Aug. 20th: Tiffany @Escaping…One Book At A Time (

Sept. 20th: Rachel @Fiktshun (

Oct. 20th: Emily @Doodle’s Book Blog (

Nov. 20th: Bonnie @Words At Home (

Dec. 20th: This one will be posted on all the blogs. There will also be a huge BOX OF BOOKS giveaway and this time you can link up ALL YOUR TBR Pile REVIEWS you wrote for the entire month!


My 2013 TBR PILE…

I am going to be ambitious, but not too ambitious and choose to start off at the “A Sweet Kiss” level. That’s right, I’m going to add 21-30 books from 2012 or earlier to my TBR PILE for this challenge.

While I haven’t decided on all the books I’ll be reading, here are just a few, in no particular order.


HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire

TIMEPIECE by Myra McEntire



UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi

AFTERLIFE by Claudia Gray

DARKEST MERCY by Melissa Marr

THE GOLDEN LILY by Richelle Mead

SILENCE by Becca Fitzpatrick

FINALE by Becca Fitzpatrick

THE SAVAGE GRACE by Bree Despain

ENDURE by Carrie Jones

PURE by Jennifer L. Armentrout

DEITY by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Anyway… I should stop right now before I end up going totally off challenge pile during the challenge to read other releases from 2012 and earlier.

So, all that’s left to do is…



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