Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge- Sign Ups

Here's an opportunity for you to dust off those books just sitting on your shelves-- the one's you've been meaning to get to for months. This challenge will help you get to that long list of To Be Read books. Even better, there will be opportunities to WIN PRIZES, share reviews, and participate in mini-challenges all year long. The brainchild of Evie at Bookish, this challenge has 10 fabulous cohosts (we're thrilled to be one of them!).

Challenge Guidelines:
  1. This challenge will run from Jan. 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2012.
  2. As we would like to see quality reviews linked up to our monthly wrap-ups, only bloggers can enter. Sorry about that!
  3. 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 2011 and earlier! NO ARCs and 2012 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!
  4. 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 takes you.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge.
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec. 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  8. At the end of each month one of the hosts will post a wrap-up. Every wrap-up will have it's unique theme, a mini-challenge, a giveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from this month. For each review you link up, you will get one entry in a drawing of one book of choice from Book Depository. It's open to INTERNATIONALS.
  9. 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 ;)
  10. 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 - 12 books, 12 winners, INTERNATIONAL.
  11. 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 giveaways!

1-10 - A Firm Handshake
11-20 - A Friendly Hug
21-30 - A Sweet Kiss       (I hope to make it to here for now!)
31-40 - Love At First Sight
41-50 - Married With Children

Hosts: Evie from Bookish - @SeoEvie
Nicole from All I Ever Read - @Nicoleabouttown
Bonnie from Hands and Home - @HandsHomeBlog
Donna from Book Passion For Life - @BookPforLife
Caitlin from WatchYA Reading - @caitlingss
Rie from Mission To Read - @missiontoread
Vicky from Books, Biscuits & Tea - @alouetteuette
Christa from Hooked On Books - @ChristasBooks
Jenna from Fans Of Fiction - @fansoffiction
Angel from Mermaids Vision - @mermaidvisions

Wrap-up POST Schedule:
January - Donna (Theme: Let It Snow + Book Cover Challenge)
February - Nicole (Theme: Un-requited Love/Love Gone Wrong + Advice Column Challenge)
March - Rie (Theme: Green or Pinched + Green Cover Challenge)
April - Bonnie (Theme: Easter + Mini Challenge)
May - Christa (Theme: MayDay - Disaster Books! + Cover Disaster Challenge)
June - Jenna (Theme: Camping + Sentence Challenge)
July - Rie (Theme: International Day + Cover Comparison Challenge)
August - Angel (Theme: Summer Memories + Send Your Fav Character On Vacation Challenge)
September - Nicole (Theme: Life Changing Books + Mini Challenge)
October - Caitlin (Theme: Thanksgiving Theme + Share-A-Book Challenge)
November - Vicky (Theme: Spooky Halloween + Book Puzzle Challenge)
December - Evie (Theme: Xmas Bliss + Book Bachelor Challenge)

Here's what I'm planning on reading during the challenge:
*How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
*Across the Universe by Beth Revis
*Hold Still by Nina LaCour
*Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan
*Bunheads by Sophie Flack
*The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
*The Unidentified by Rae Mariz
*Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini
*The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
*Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn
*Harry Potter (Books 3-7...I know, shameful!)
*Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
*Confessions of a Call Center Gal by Lisa Lim

And many, many more.
What are you planning to read? Don't forget to include your ideas in your sign up post!

1 comment:

Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures said...

I know, it's such a great way to connect fellow bloggers and reviewers :) It's nice to meet you all! Oh, you're going to read Harry Potter!! I'm sure you'll love it if you haven't read it yet, the third book is my favourite. And thanks for reminding me, I'll add Confessions of a Call Center Gal to my list, I keep forgetting it haha :)

Great list, can't wait to read your reviews and see your challenge, I'm sure it's going to be great!

Have a nice week,
Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea