Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mount TBR 2012 Challenge Sign up

So its official, I am signing up for Mount TBR Reading Challenge for next year hosted by Bev at My Readers Block.  I really need to check some books off my mountain before I have an landslide of books cover me!

So a few rules first . . . Quoted from the signup page at My Readers Block
*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.

Ready for the Challenge Levels?!

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 25 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 40 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 50 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

Looking at my Mount TBR, it is definitely over Everest height
Do you see that? That bookshelf is 6 feet tall and mount TBR is just as tall and partially double deep?!
But because I plan a few re-reads, want to participate in other challenges and read new releases I am going to shoot for Mt. Kilimanjaro in hopes of climbing to El Toro.

Here are the rocks I will tackle on my climb of Mount TBR
in no particular order

1. Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
2. Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon
3. Soldier's Heart by Elizabeth Samet
4. Cleo the cat who mended a family by Helen Brown
5. Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
6. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
7. Eldest by Christopher Paolini
8. Brisinger by Christopher Paolini
9. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (hopefully I get this one for Christmas)
10. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
11. Enchanted No More by Robin D. Owens
12. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
13. Frost Kisses by Kailin Gow
14 Forever Frost by Kailin Gow
15. Silver Frost by Kailin Gow
16. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
17. The Memoirs of Helen of Troy by Amanda Elyot
18. The Secret of Shadow by TJ Silver
19. Rapture by David Sosnowski
20. Cinderella Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan
21. Liberty by Garrison Keillor
22. True Grit by Charles Portis
23. The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
24. Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
25. Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
26. Tithe by Holly Black
27. Tinkers by Paul Harding
28. Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione
29. Darkborn by Alison Sinclair
30. Norse Code by Greg van Eekhout
31. Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie
32. The Starter Wife by Gigi Levangie Grazer
33. The Irish Duke by Virginia Henley
34. Butterfly Swords by Jean Nie Lin
35. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly
36. Highlander's Curse by Melissa Mayhue
37. A Highlander's Destiny by Melissa Mayhue
38. Soul of a Highlander by Melissa Mayhue
39. Healing a Highlander by Melissa Mayhue
40. Highlander Guardian by Melissa Mayhue
41. A Highlander of her Own by Melissa Mayhue
42. A Highlander's Homecoming by Melissa Mayhue
43. Dakota Born by Debbie Macomber
44. Dakota Home by Debbie Macomber
45. Always Dakota by Debbie Macomber
46. Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell (duel challenge)
47. The Book of Mordred by Vivian Vande Velde (duel challenge)
48. Pendragon's Banner by Helen Hollick (duel challenge)
49. Shadow of the King by Helen Hollick (duel challenge)
50. The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick (duel challenge)

So are you going to join me in this climb? Which mountain do you think you will scale?!


  1. Oooh! I see some good ones in there. :) I signed up for the TBR Pile challenge instead, which has the same premise. I'm tackling 21 books at a minimum, but will probably do more than that. Or, I should, lol.

  2. Welcome to the challenge! Will look forward to seeing you wave from atop Mt. Kilimanjaro.

  3. That is a whole lot of books Ang! Good on you for taking on the challenge. Your Mount TBR really does look overwhelming but hopefully this challenge will whittle it down a bit. Good luck.

  4. @ Jessica - I saw that you joined that challenge, I thought about it but Mount TBR definitely seemed to fit the bill for me! Good luck on your challenge!

    @ Bev - Thanks! Hopefully I will defeat Mt. Kilimanjaro!

    @ Lan - Thanks! I am hoping this challenge will also discourage too much book buying too LOL!