Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2014

All right!  I gave myself a few hours to think about it, and I have decided to set myself up for another challenge in 2014 because my TBR list  is growing out of control.  

I discovered the Mount TBR Challenge 2014 at Classical Carousel and Howling Frog Books; it is hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block.  

It is probably best that I start small, so I am going with Pike's Peak, which is 12 books for the whole year.  Soon, I will produce a list of books from my TBR to commit to next year.



Here are some rules:

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

*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. [The intention is to reduce the stack of books that you have bought for yourself. 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.

*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.

*There will be quarterly check-ins and prize drawings!

*A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate.

10 comments:

cleopatra said...

Only 12, you say?! That means either you are very responsible and have read most of the books that you own (unlike me), or you are setting a reasonable challenge for yourself instead of biting off more than you can chew (also, unlike me). ;-)

I will be interested to see your list. My list is so "flexible" that I don't dare do a fixed one; inevitably I forget books I must read or mid-year I decide to concentrate on a certain topic and end up substituting.

Good luck, Ruth, on your Mount TBR Reading Challenge!

Ruth said...

I'm taking baby steps. I'd love to read more on my list, but I think it may be too ambitious. My WEM list has to come first though; all those other books are secondary.

Bev Hankins said...

Welcome to the Climbing Crew! Good luck with Pike's Peak--and you can always aim for a higher peak later if you find yourself climbing faster than you thought you would.

Hamlette said...

At first, I was like, "Sign me up for Mt. Ararat!" And then I saw that they have to be books you own, not including things from the library. And my library TBR list is about 4 times the size of my home TBR list. Hmm. I'll have to ponder this.

Ruth said...

Thanks for hosting this challenge, Bev. i am excited about forcing myself to chose some books on my TBR list and just do it! I am glad there is an opportunity for me to move up just in case. Thanks!

Ruth said...

I totally understand. That is a dilemma.

Ruth said...

P.S. I happen to find a challenge and thought of your situation:
http://mybookdragon.blogspot.com/2013/10/i-love-library-books-reading-challenge.html
It's a reading challenge for TBR from the library!

Hamlette said...

Wow! Thanks! I just might join that one. I've never really done a blog-run book challenge before, so it's about time, right?

Hamlette said...

I have decided to participate in both! Thanks again for the encouragement.

Ruth said...

How fun. I look forward to see how it works out.