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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sign Up - March 2015 Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Challenge

Take Control 2015

It's that time again! For the third year in a row, The Caffeinated Reviewer is hosting her challenge for reading your own books. Not review books, not library books, but books you own. It's so easy to shove aside the books you want to read in favor of the books you have to read but the entire month of March is a chance to focus on those personal books. I've been doing that somewhat this month with my Winning at Reading Challenge where we've been reading books we were given or won. For the TBR challenge, I'll focus on books that I've purchased.

From Kimba's post, here are the rules and fine print:

  • 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)

My goal: 4

The exact list is of course subject to change depending on my mood but this is the tentative line up. :)

Tempest's Fury by Nicole Peeler
Hiding in Plain Sight by Cassandra Carr
Masques by Patricia Briggs
Tranquility's Blaze by Krista D. Ball

I also have some novellas and short stories I want to read that will not count for the challenge so they're an unofficial goal.

Wallking On Her Grave by Melinda Leigh
Unforgiven by D.B. Reynolds
The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell by Mira Grant

Are you ready? I AM!

Let's read!


  1. I'm definitely ready! My TBR pile needs to do a some serious shrinking! I'm thinking I'm going to set my goal at 10 but I'm not sure. I've got some review reading I have to do so I may have to take the number down a bit! Good luck!

  2. Good luck with the challenge! I didn't make a list as I'm not sure what I'm going to read yet. I'm excited to be able to read anything I want in March!

    Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such...

    1. It is exciting to just choose and not have to read to a list or schedule.My list may change, it's just a starting point.

      Good luck!

  3. I so need to sign up for this because TBR pile is out of contol, lols.

    1. Do it! It'll help whittle down that pile.


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