2012 Challenges

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012

So I’m generally loathe to participate in challenges or book memes, not really sure why, but I’ve found two that have piqued my interest thanks to Heather at Between the Covers.

This challenge, the Mount TBR (To Be Read) Reading Challenge is hosted by Bev of My Reader’s Block (which I have now added to the numerous book blogs I follow – like I needed another.) 😀

I’ve decided to participate at the Mt. Vancouver (25 books) level, as I know for certain I have at least 50 books on my bookshelf and kindle that I have not previously read. I don’t want to dedicate all of my books next year to this challenge, but I love the idea of clearing off space from my bookshelf. The rules are after the jump if you’re interested. I might assign specific books to the challenge, but for now you can see what is currently on my digital and physical bookshelves here.

*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.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2012.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2012.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2012. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads. [To clarify–based on a question raised–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 may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.]

*Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.

*Feel free to submit your list in advance (as incentive to really get those books taken care of) or to tally them as you climb.

*A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate. If you have a blog, then please post a challenge sign up and link THAT post (not your home page) into the linky below. Non-bloggers, please leave a comment declaring your challenge level.

*A progress site for reviews will go up in January and I will post the link in my sidebar for easy access.


4 thoughts on “Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012”

  1. I am generally loathe to participate in these challenges, too, but the few I’ve decided on shouldn’t hinder my normal reading process at all. I’m glad you’re participating!


    1. That was my thought process behind these as well – the books I either already have (for this challenge) or were on my list already for the second challenge. It just prioritizes some of them.


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