Tuesday, January 13, 2015

March 2015 Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Challenge

March 2015 Take Control of
Your Reading Pile

I was looking around for a challenge that would help me to basically "take control of my tbr" pile and I finally decided that the March 2015 Take Control Of Your TBR Pile challenge that Kimba @ the Caffienated Book Reviewer was hosting would be the perfect way for me to put a dent in my TBR stack that's getting out of control. I saw several people that I follow on a regular basis doing it last year and actually getting through a pretty good amount of their TBR pile and I was like, yep...this year, I'm doing it! 

What you do is pretty much ditch your ARC's and eGalley's during this month and only read books that were released before March 2015 and have been on your TBR pile for quite a while. They can pretty much be anything that you want to read, digital books, audio books, physical, etc. I'll actually be using the time during the month to focus on finishing up a few of the series that I am behind on and really want to be finished with this year. So, it's definitely going to work out perfectly for me in that respect and it's a challenge that I feel like I'll really be able to keep up with and make some progress in. And, she's offering motivation in the form of a giveaway. Yep, one lucky person will a grand prize of a new book release of their choice. Awesome, huh? So, let's sign up...the rules are simple.

Rules for the Challenge

  • Link-up! This is open to everyone. If you do not have a blog then link your Facebook or Goodreads account.
  • Make a Goals/updates/Results post (can be combined). On Goodreads create a folder for Take Control and share your intentions on your wall.
  • Begins March 1st, 2015 and ends March 31, 2015 at midnight.
  • Read/listen to books from your TBR pile .
  • ALL books must have been published before March 2015.
  • Post a review to Goodreads, your blog or Facebook then link it to the Rafflecopter for an entry. (mini review)
  • You can combine events, challenges etc.
  • No novellas for this one peeps.
  • The rafflecopter will only allow you to enter up to two books daily, so update as soon as you finish a book.
  • Earn an extra entry for adding Take Control Button to your blog, or facebook (with link-back)
  • Use hashtag #TakeControlTBR
  • Twitter Party and read-a-thon will be announced to help you reach your goals.
  • Rafflecopter will close on April 2, 2015 at midnight and a winner will be chosen within 72 hours. Open internationally as long as Book Depository/Amazon/ Barnes and Noble ship to you. Prize: New 2015 release valued at up to $20.00. I will do pre-orders as well. (may request eBook or Audible audio copy)

If you want to see some of the books that I will be planning on reading, then check out my Once Upon A Series post. I don't know that I'll be able to get every single one of these read, but I am hoping to put a pretty good dent in the list for sure. I also want to read a couple of the books that I received as Christmas gifts from a couple of my friends last year, that I wasn't able to get to. 


  1. I really love this and am going to go join it right now. I have a TON of books I still need to read that I own.

    1. Yeah, that's what I thought when I saw this challenge. I wanted to join it last year, but a ton of things prevented me from doing so. This year, I'm determined to set aside some time and just really focus on it. I've got to power through some of the books that are already sitting on my self and try and wrap up some unfinished series too.

      Thank you, for stopping by the blog. :)

  2. This sounds like fun and something that I really need to do. I've lost count of how many books I own but have not read.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

    1. Tell me about it, there are so many books that are stacked up in piles on my book shelf and also sitting in my virtual shelves on my Kindle, that I haven't even been able to get to yet because of all the review books. This year, I'm going to make a pretty good sized dent in those books for sure and I'm going to use the month of March to do that. *g*

      Thank you, for stopping by the blog. :)

  3. What a smart challenge! I love it-I don't think I could commit though :) Good luck!

    1. I didn't think I could do it last year and so I didn't participate, this year I'm definitely going to be making time for it! :)

      Thanks for stopping by the blog.

  4. This sounds like a great challenge. Great way to get to read the books that you really want to read. Good luck! New follower


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