So I was browsing Mundie Moms this past week and discovered that Katie over there had jumped on board the 2015 TBR Pile Challenge, hosted by Roof Beam Reader. And I thought to myself … “Self, this would be good for you!”
The premise of the challenge is simple: to select and read 12 books from your TBR pile that were published before 2014. Lord knows, I have PLENTY of older books sitting on my shelves still unread because I’ve gotten busy with ARCs and new releases, which I usually read for review.
Last year, I managed to squeeze in time to read a few books that I did not receive for review, even a couple I’d put off for a few years. And it was SO so nice.
So to commit to reading 12 non-review books this year from my ever-expanding TBR pile is exciting! I’m not sure I’ll be able to pull it off, but here goes nothing. These are the 12 books I’ve picked for the challenge:
- When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
- Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
- Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough*
- Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
- Perfect Ruin by Lauren Destefano
- Paper Towns by John Green
- All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
- Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
- Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
- Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
- Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers**
- Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton
I’m opting out of signing up officially for the challenge, since I want the pleasure of reading these books and NOT reviewing them … and I’m sort of cheating with book #11 (see my note below). But for me the challenge is about getting to books I’ve been neglecting, not competing to win a prize.
That said, if you’re interested, you can sign up HERE until January 15th.
For the comments: What’s on your TBR list these days? Will you be joining the challenge?
* I actually read the beginning of this when it was in ARC form, since Scholastic submitted this as a book to consider for Wordstock Festival, when I was the YA author coordinator. Of course we had Martha at the festival, but I never got a chance to go back and finish reading it!
** I’m sort of cheating with this one, as it WAS published in 2014 … but I figure it’s the third book in a trilogy, and since I’m planning to read ALL THREE BOOKS, I should be able to count it. Since, you know, the series itself was first published pre-2014. That works, right?
You’ve inspired me to sign up for the challenge. I have so many books stacked in various places around my house that are just begging to be read.