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    2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge – It’s a Wrap + Giveaways


    The 2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge is coming to a close, as is 2013. And I hope that you were able to meet your challenge goals for the year. I was only semi-successful with mine.

    While I read the 21-30 books on my TBR Pile I’d set out to read, I didn’t quite get the chance to review all 25 of those books. I was only able to review 13 of them. And for that I am more than a little bit ashamed.

    If you’d like to see what books I cleared from my TBR Pile in 2013, my list is HERE.

    And while I won’t be co-hosting the 2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge – Bookish will be hosting the entire event next year – I am thinking of joining up. But as I have a challenge of my own to tackle, I haven’t quite decided on that yet.

    Even though this year’s event is coming to a close, there is still time to link up your reviews. Also, Evie at Bookish is hosting an AWESOME giveaway, which you can enter in the Rafflecopter below.

    But if you’d prefer to enter at Bookish, you can do so by…

    The Linky List is open until January 20th, so there’s plenty of time to get those final 2013 books read and reviewed and linked up.

    I hope you had fun reading those long overdue books on your TBR pile and stopping by each host’s blog on the 20th of each month to share your review links and enter the giveaways.

    And as a thank you for participating in the challenge, I’d also like to offer up a giveaway prize.

    My Giveaway

    What’s Up for Grabs…

    A Book of Your Choice not to exceed $25 USD from Amazon or The Book Depository to TWO Winners.

    What to do…

    Leave a comment with your favorite 2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge read and state that you want to enter my giveaway.

    I will choose the two winners on January 21st, announce them in this post and contact them by email. You can leave your email within the comment form, but NOT the public comment section.

    All my normal giveaway rules apply.


    WINNERS: NatashaMay and Haraiah


    Bookish’s Giveaway

    To enter Bookish’s 2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge Wrap-up Giveaway, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Link Up

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    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

    THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin

    THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin

    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…


    SIGN UP…