2015 TBR Pile Challenge: My Books!

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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!”

2015tbrbuttonThe 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:

  1. 2015 TBR booksWhen You Reach Me
    by Rebecca Stead
  2. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
  3. Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough*
  4. Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
  5. Perfect Ruin by Lauren Destefano
  6. Paper Towns by John Green
  7. All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
  8. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
  9. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
  10. Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
  11. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers**
  12. 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?

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  1. 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.

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