2015 Bookish TBR Pile Reading Challenge


I realize that this is going to be a bit redundant, but because I am doing Adam's TBR Challenge as well, I thought that this would be a natural for me as well.

Here are the guidelines for this challenge:

  1. The challenged will run from January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015. The sign up link below will remain open until January 16, 2015 at 11:30am.
  2. Anyone can enter! You don't have to be a blogger, just as long as you review the book you've read. You can review on your book on your blog, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, etc.
  3. Any genre, length, or format of book counts as long as it is a book that's been sitting on your self for some time. Short stories and novellas do count! The only stipulations that the book must have been released in 2014 or earlier. No 2015 ARCs or 2015 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed.
  4. On the 25th of every other month (see schedule below), we will post a wrap-up for the previous two months. These posts will be done by one our bloggers and will contain new linkys for you to add your own wrap-up posts. If you did not sign up by January 17, this is where you can sign up as well.
  5. To help you tackle your TBR piles we will also be hosting Read-A-Longs on months that do not have wrap-ups. Voted on by challenge participants, Read-A-Longs will have two post dates: the first half of the book and the second half. Please note: You do not have to take part in our Read-A-Longs to participate in the TBR Pile Challenge. You can participate in all of them, some of them, or none of them. This aspect of the challenge is entirely optional.
  6. There will be two giveaways - July and December. Giveaway details will be explained once the giveaway post goes up. We don't want to overwhelm you with too many details now  :)
  7. You don't have to follow Bookish to join the challenge, but you do have to follow us to be entered in the giveaways.
How many books are you planning to read for this challenge?
1-10 A Firm Handshake
11-20 A Friendly Hug
21-30 First Kiss
31-40 Sweet Summer Fling
41-50 Could This Be Love?
50+ Married with Children


I am going to do 11-20 (A Friendly Hug) and here are the books that I am planning on attempting:
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantal (2009)
  • The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (1954)
  • Such a Pretty Face by Cathy Lamb (2010)
  • A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (2010)
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1889) 
  • Outlander by Diana Galbaldon (1991)
  • Peace Shall Destroy Many by Rudy Wiebe (1972)
  • A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews (2004)
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker (1982)
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (2011)
  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (1856)
  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (1998)
  • Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (2012)
I will link up with title as I complete them.  If you wish to join, you can join over at Bookish.

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