Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2015 Challenge: TBR Pile

So I am participating in a challenge hosted by Roof Beam Reader.

The Goal: To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile (within 12 months).

The rules are simple:

Each of these 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or “To Be Read” list for AT LEAST one full year. This means the book cannot have a publication date of 1/1/2014 or later (any book published in the year 2013 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile – I WILL be checking publication dates). Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the “can’t get through” pile.

This is an awesome challenge because I have tons of books on my TBR list that have been there for a very, very long time. I will be keeping track of my progress throughout the year and posting reviews for the books I am reading. The best part is that everyone who completes their challenge will be enters to win a $50 gift card from Amazon or The Book Depository! If you are interested in joining the challenge as well, just head over to Roof Beam Reader!

Here are my books:
  1. Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall (2012)
  2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1869)
  3. After Her by Joyce Maynard (2013)
  4. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (2011)
  5. True Colors by Kristin Hannah (2010)
  6. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (1970)
  7. Kindred by Octavia Butler (2004)
  8. Gap Creek by Robert Morgan (2012)
  9. How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway (2010)
  10. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls (2005)
  11. The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen (2010)
  12. Windfallen by Jojo Moyes (2013)
  1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (2011)
  2. Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah (2003)
I can't wait to actually make a dent in these books.

Are there any books you have been meaning to read for a long time, but haven't gotten to?


  1. That sounds like a great challenge, and will be looking into participating as I need to find a new challenge for next year.

  2. I love the idea of this challenge, but I'm not sure I could follow through! I'm a mood reader and I hate forcing myself to stick to a certain list, or something, which is I'm sure why I'm so behind on my TBR!

    Good luck with the challenge! =)

    1. Thanks so much! I am usually bad with challenges too because I hate being forced into a box with my reading. But I figure one book per month won't be too bad.

  3. This is a really fun idea! I would probably make myself do it if it was a challenge... Now the question is, have 14 books been on my TBR long enough AND are intriguing enough for me to add them? I just may join in after I take a peek at my TBR. Great list, I hope you complete the challenge!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    1. Thanks Shannon! I don't know why these books have been on my TBR list for so long; I just distracted by something newer. Ha. Looking forward to clearing some of them off! :)

  4. Little Women is a good book and so is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

    1. That is good to hear! Little Women is a classic that I have always wanted to read, especially since I loved the movie. And I have heard good things about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  5. Oh, I am soooooo in need of this! :-) Now, to make my list of books!