Other 2012 Reader Challenges #5: 2012 TBR Pile Challenge Hosted by Bookish

Wow, it’s 2012 and I never posted all my 2012 reader challenges.  That’s what happens when you’re a giant procrastinator, so over the weekend I’ll be posting up the last couple of challenges I signed up for over the last few months.  First up is the 2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge hosted by Evie at Bookish

First off, I have to say that Evie is super cool.  I don’t know her at all, but she hosted a Men in YA event in December that included interviews with some awesome male authors and a ton of giveaways.  I can only imagine the leg work she put in to create that and I tip my hat at her.  Anyway, back to the challenge. 

The Challenge:  The objective of this challenge (much like with Adam’s challenge I mentioned earlier) is to read books that have been collecting dust on your shelves for way too long.  And, because she’s Evie, she’s giving out prizes!

The Rules: 
1. The challenge runs from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.  Sign-ups will be opened until December 15, 2012 so fellow bloggers can still sign up.  As part of the purpose of this challenge is to see quality reviews, only bloggers can enter and link up their reviews each month.

2. Any genre, length or format of book counts as long as the book has been on your shelf for a while.  No ARCs or books published in 2012 are allowed.  You can post a list ahead of time or make a list as you go along.

Sign Up Levels:

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


I’m going with level the friendly hug level, so 11-20 books.  In combination with Adam’s challenge and some of the others I’m doing, this should be pretty easy to achieve.  There are going to be monthly challenges and giveaways by one of the twelve hosts.  To see more about the challenge as well as the mini challenges, check out Evie’s post here.

I’m going to compile my list as I go along, but some of the list will include:

Diverge by Veronica Roth

Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

The other eight volumes of Sandman by Neil Gaiman

The Strain by Gullermo del Toro

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

And many, many others…