2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge Wrap-up + Giveaway


2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge – SEPTEMBER

Wow, it’s already September and there are just three months left for the 2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge. While I’m happy to say I’m on track with the number of books I read for this challenge, I am not at all pleased with the number of reviews I’ve written.

I signed up for “A Sweet Kiss” which means I need to read between 21-30 books for the challenge and I’ve read 19 books, but I’ve only reviewed 13 of them. Which means I still have eight books I need to review in order to meet the minimum. It’s potentially doable, though I’m not at all confident it will happen given the fact that I am in a bit of a reviewing slump.

But I’m sure you are doing way better than I am.


My Reads

I think only one of the books I read so far for the challenge was listed among the books I hoped to read at the beginning of this event. And as I really want to read Veronica Rossi’s series as well as a few other books not on that list, I’m doubtful I’ll complete that list by the end of the year.

But here’s what I’ve accomplished so far.

  1. ILLUMINATE by Aimee Agresti
  2. SILENCE by Becca Fitzpatrick
  3. FINALE by Becca Fitzpatrick
  4. CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS by Cassandra Clare – Read ONLY
  5. CITY OF LOST SOULS by Cassandra Clare – Read ONLY
  6. THE IMMORTAL RULES by Julie Kagawa
  8. EVE by Anna Carey
  9. ONCE by Anna Carey
  10. BLACK CITY by Elizabeth Richards
  11. UNTIL I DIE by Amy Plum
  12. BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood
  13. RADIANT by Cynthia Hand
  14. DESTROY ME by Tahereh Mafi
  15. PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry
  16. DEFIANCE by C.J. Redwine
  17. ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND by Gena Showalter
  18. THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
  19. EASY by Tammara Webber – Read ONLY

How have you been doing with your challenge goals?


The Mini-Challenge

Once again I find myself at a loss as to what the perfect Mini-Challenge would be. So I’m going to opt for something a little bit less than perfect but something I think could still be fun. And it is…

Create a character mini-bio.

For one of the books you read in September, create a short bio for one of its characters. You can be as elaborate as you’d like or you can keep it brief and list only the items I’ve included in the example below.

You can post the mini-bio in the comments or create a post on your blog that you leave a link to . The choice is yours!

But if you do the Mini-Challenge this month you will earn FIVE extra entries into this month’s giveaway.




Name: Evangeline “Evie” Greene, a.k.a. the Empress, the Poison Princess, Lady Lotus, Mistress of Flora, Queen of Thorns, et al.

Age: Sixteen

Hair: Blond

Eyes: Blue

Profession: Past – high school student; Present – Arcana, player in a life-or-death game

Relationship status: Complicated

Best attribute(s): Fierce, deadly, trusting

Worst attribute(s): Fierce, deadly, trusting

Abilities/strengths: enhanced healing, controls anything that roots or blooms, creates thorn tornadoes, poison

Weaknesses: Jack Deveaux, targeted for elimination by Death



The Giveaway

The Giveaway this month is for TWO Books of Your Choice (not to exceed $25 each) from either Amazon or The Book Depository depending upon location.

  • There will be ONE winner
  • You MUST be 13 or older to enter
  • You MUST be a participant in the 2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
  • Giveaway IS International
  • Winner will be chosen by Random via Rafflecopter
  • Winner will be announced in the Rafflecopter and contacted by email
  • Winner will have 48 hours after notification to respond
  • There ARE extra entry opportunities

In order to participate in the giveaway you must be signed up for the challenge. If you haven’t yet signed up, there is still time. Check out all the details HERE.

Only link books read and reviewed in SEPTEMBER to enter this giveaway. See below for details about the August giveaway.

Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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Link up your reviews!

Link up your reviews from AUGUST 1ST through SEPTEMBER 30TH. The linky list will close on October 19th!

August Giveaway…

To enter a giveaway for your August review posts ONLY head over to Escaping One Book at a Time for details.

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