Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2014 Sign Up
Last year, I signed up for Mt. Vancouver and made it past Mt. Ararat.  Now on the one hand, I expect to have less time next year but I also want to read all the books I bought/received this year and didn't read, which is over 30 alone.  Add to that books that were on my meant to read for last year's challenge, and well, you get the picture.
I'm signing up for Mt. Kilimanjaro with 60 books.  I'm sorry, Barnes & Noble and Amazon, you may see a dip in your sales numbers in the next few months.

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.

1. Hitler's Furies by Wendy Lower
2. Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield
3. Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong
4. Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong
5. Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong
6. In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
11. The House Girl by Tara Conklin
12. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
13. The Golden Hour by Margaret Wurtele
14. Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan
15. Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
16. Dust by Hugh Howey
17. In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl
18. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
19. What Happened to Anna K. by Irina Reyn
20. Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross
21. The Disappeared by Kim Echlin
22. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
23. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
24. South of Broad by Pat Conroy
25. Palisades Park by Alan Brennert
26. The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
27. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
28. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
29. This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
30. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
31. The King of the Castle by Victoria Holt


Bev Hankins said...

Welcome to the challenge! So glad you'll be climbing with us in 2014.

Kathy said...

I'm ready to start