2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Posted November 14, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

So I’ve been thinking fairly hard about whether I wanted to participate in another reading challenge besides the Debut Author Challenge or not, but when this one came up in Google Reader I just couldn’t turn it down. It’s a great opportunity to whittle my pile of books down and get some of them donated to the library or wherever. Since I am already doing another challenge and I expect 2012 to be a huge year for my editing business, I am starting on the low end for this challenge. I figure I can always add more books to the reading pile if I get through the ones I have started with. The books for this challenge have to be published before the end of 2011, but they can be any genre. Word.

I’m starting with 12 books. That’s Level 2 on the scale. Here’s the scale:

1-10 – A Firm Handshake
11-20 – A Friendly Hug
21-30 – A Sweet Kiss
31-40 – Love At First Sight
41-50 – Married With Children

Here are the books I picked to start with (these books will not change…I may end up adding more, but these choices are final): 

1. Frost by Marianna Baer FINISHED Review
2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake FINISHED Review
3. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (3.89 rating on Goodreads)
4. Sister by Rosamund Lupton
5. Wither by Lauren Destefano (3.97 rating on Goodreads)
6. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (4.23 rating on Goodreads)
7. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (4.16 rating on Goodreads)
9. Outside In by Maria V. Snyder (3.92 rating on Goodreads)
10. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (4.21 rating on Goodreads)
11. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier FINISHED Review
12. Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John FINISHED Review
13. Cold Blood (Dirty Blood #2) by Heather Hildenbrand FINISHED Review
14. Base Spirits by Ruth Barrett FINISHED Review
15. The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper FINISHED Review
16. Edge of Darkness by Lissa Bilyk FINISHED Review
17. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater FINISHED Review
18. Paradise by Jill S. Alexander FINISHED Review
19. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok FINISHED Review
20. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready FINISHED Review
21. The Gunslinger by Stephen King FINISHED Review
22. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin FINISHED Review
23. Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday FINISHED Review Coming Soon

So those are my 12 picks to start with. I included ratings from Goodreads just because I thought it would be fun. Most of them are young adult novels, but I also included some that weren’t because I like to read a good mix. There’s even one middle-grade novel in there. I may add more books to this list, but for now those will do. 


What do you think of my picks? And if you want to sign up to participate in this challenge yourself, you can go here: http://evie-bookish.blogspot.com/2011/11/2012-tbr-pile-reading-challenge-sign.html

There’s going to be a lot of fun challenges and some great giveaways as the year progresses. Oh, and we’ve also got some great hosts. Below are the list of hosts that will be working hard to make this a fun year for all of us! Thanks guys!!

Evie from Bookish – http://www.evie-bookish.blogspot.com 
Nicole from All I Ever Read – http://www.nicoleabouttown.com/ @Nicoleabouttown
Bonnie from Hands and Home – http://www.handsandhome.ca/ @HandsHomeBlog
Donna from Book Passion For Life – http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com/ @BookPforLife
Caitlin from WatchYA Reading – http://whatchyareading.net @caitlingss
Rie from Mission To Read – http://missiontoread.com/ @missiontoread
Vicky from Books, Biscuits & Tea http://booksbiscuitsandtea.blogspot.com/ @alouetteuette 
Christa from Hooked On Books – http://christashookedonbooks.blogspot.com @ChristasBooks
Jenna from Fans Of Fiction – http://fansoffiction.blogspot.com/ @fansoffiction
Angel from Mermaids Vision – http://mermaidvision.wordpress.com @mermaidvisions

Go sign up! 


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