Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013

Here’s another Reading Challenge that I can’t ignore, because it’s one that I’ve been doing quietly and slowly on my own, ever since I can remember. It’s Bev’s Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013.

Bev plans to primarily from her own shelves next year. It might not seem to be a very challenging challenge – to read books you already have on your shelves – but faced with the almost constant temptation to borrow books from the library, buy new books, and download free ones to Kindle, it is! And whilst I can’t promise that I won’t give in to that temptation, I too would like to think that I’ll make great inroads to my ever-growing pile of TBRs.

Challenge Levels

Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

And the rules:
*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find that you’re on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are certainly welcome to upgrade.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2013.

This year I’ve read 25 of my TBRs, so next year I’m aiming to increase that by attempting Mount Ararat, that is, to read 48 books from my own bookshelves. I really ‘should’ go for Mount Olympus (Mars) but that is a few steps too far!

Here is my Progress Page

3 thoughts on “Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013

  1. Margaret – Oh, now this challenge is one I really ought to take on! What a fun and terrific way to work on Mt. TBR. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Welcome to the mountain-climbing brigade! Glad to have you along. Good luck with your climb. I, too, really need to do Mt. Olympus–but I’m leaving it as an option to build a spaceship if it looks like I might make it. 🙂


  3. This was by far the number one New Year’s resolution by contributors to the many book-related blogs I dip into. Each year I vow to stop buying more books and reduce the stacks indoors to at least the same size as the bookshelves in the house. Last year’s progress? I bought another bookcase! Good luck everyone.


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