2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge (sign-up post)

February 3, 2014 Challenges, TBR list, TBR pile 8

I’m signing up for one more year-long challenge, because I really need to make a dent in my TBR pile.  The 2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge is hosted by Evie of Bookish, and it’s a popular challenge!  There are 384 people signed up ahead of me.  Just think how many books we have collectively on all our TBR piles!

You can read the full rules at the link above, but basically:

  1. The challenge runs all year.
  2. It’s open to anyone.
  3. Any genre, format, and length counts.  I take that to meant that ebooks are OK as well as print books and graphic novels.  Short stories and novellas count, too – the rules specifically say so.
  4. It only counts if it was published before the end of 2013.  Nothing that releases in 2014 counts (even if you had an ARC before the end of 2013.)
  5. There are places to link reviews, but you don’t have to.  You can just do a wrap-up post. 
  6. There will be monthly mini-challenges and prizes.
  7. You can go up as many levels as you want, but not down.

I’m participating at the 11-20 books level: A Friendly Hug.  If I read enough books early in the year, I’ll bump that up to the next level.  But I need to leave myself plenty of reading time for both review copies and re-reading old favorites, too. 

I said that I need to make a dent in my TBR pile, and I really meant it.  My physical pile takes up an entire bookcase-and-a-half; the bookcases are taller than I am.  My ereaders have well over 100 unread books — probably closer to 200 between the two ereaders, though a lot of them are on my old and now painfully slow epub reader rather than on my Kindle.  (If they’re DRM-free, I’ll convert them.)  And between my “to-read” and my “someday” Goodread lists, which include some of the books in the other two “piles” (but not all of them), I’ve got 970 books.  Obviously, some major pruning of the lists and piles is also in order!

Wish me luck!

8 Responses to “2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge (sign-up post)”

  1. Mark Baker

    Too be read is a popular reading challenge. I’m in two reading challenges like that, and this isn’t even one of them.

    Good luck!

  2. Bea

    I should sign up for this I have enough challenges plus I’ dong the March TBR pile challenge at the Caffeinated Reviewer.

    Good luck!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I feel that way sometimes, too, which is why I’m trying to only take on challenges that fit with the goals I set for myself in the beginning of the year — and not too many of them, at that. But I can completely understand staying challenge-free. I might try that some year, and see if I read less or more!