2012 TBR Challenge

This is a hop for next year which aims to tackle our tbh pile!!! Here's the post/rules taken from Vicky at Books Biscuits and Tea - and you can sign up there too!!



"We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they're gifted to us.. Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for the time when we'll finally decide to pick them up..

Join us on a quest to dust off your TBR Pile and read all the books you've been telling yourself you'll read next time you'll get a chance.. This is your chance! And we've got PRIZES!!! :D"

Come and join us during this challenge! As some of you might know, I'm one of the 10 hosts which means that I'll host a mini-challenge in November AND I'll throw international giveaways during this event! If you'd like to win some fabulous prizes, have fun and read then make sure to read the challenge guidelines below and sign up at the bottom of this post!

If you have any questions about the event, the mini challenges, about how you can take part in the challenge or anything else, feel free to drop me a line or tweet me @alouetteuette !

Challenge guidelines:

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012.
  2. As we would like to see quality reviews linked up to our monthly wrap-ups, only bloggers can enter. Sorry about that!
  3. Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is a book that's been sitting on your shelf for some time now. Only books released in 2011 and earlier! NO ARCs and 2012 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!
  4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge (You need to include the info + host list + challenge button. You can also grab the button code and add it to your sidebar!)
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  8. At the end of each month one of the hosts will post a wrap-up. Every wrap-up will have it's unique theme, a mini-challenge, a giveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from this monthFor each review you link up, you will get one entry in a drawing of one book of choice from Book Depository. It's open to INTERNATIONALS. For participating in themini-challenge you will get +1 entry.
  9. If you miss a wrap-up post + giveaway, you can link up your reviews next month. Do not, however, try to link up one review twice - we will be checking ;)
  10. December is a wrap-up for the whole year. All the book reviews you linked up January-November + the ones you'll link up in December will be entered into a HUGE giveaway - 12 books, 12 winners, INTERNATIONAL. 
  11. You don't have to follow all the hosts to join the challenge, but you do have to follow all of us to be entered in giveaways!
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 to go for 11-20 which is a Friendly Hug, I know that I'll have lots of review copies to read as well as plenty of university work to be getting on with so I'm taking it easyish and then I can always move on up!

Here's the book's I'm setting myself for now...
1. Mr Toppit - Charles Eton
2. Fallen - Lauren Kate
3. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
4.  Miracle on Regent Street - Ali Harris
5. The Book Theif - Markus Zusak
6. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
8. The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest - Stieg Larsson
9. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
10. The Peacock Emporium - Jo Jo Moyles
11. Dark matter - Michelle Paver
12. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
13. The Subtle Knife - Phillip Pullman
14. Knife Edge - Malorie Blackman