Sunday, November 25, 2012

2013 TBR Reading Challenge

My own personal challenge for 2013. 
Get as many of these piles of books read 
and off my shelf.

All these books are listed below

There are a lot of 2013 Challenges going up around the blogging community. I've signed up for a couple. But I thought I would challenge myself to get my physical TBR pile down in 2013.

I'm putting myself on notice. For every 10 books I read from the above picture I can buy 1 new release in 2013.

That is one HUGE TBR and that's not counting my ebooks and audio books. There is a SMALL pile in the front that are borrowed books. But the rest were bought (new or used) or won through hops and giveaways or gifted.

I know you're thinking CRAP that's a lot of books to read in 2013. YES it is. But you are going to want to cheer me on because the books I read will go into giveaways boxes. That's right GIVEAWAY BOXES.

I'll do a quarterly update posts to let you guys know how many of the books I've read and with each post there will be a giveaway.

While this is not a challenge that I'm hosting for people to sign up for; feel free to let me know what books you've read from your TBR in the comments section of each update post. Because I will pick a random commenter to giveaway a book(s) to. So with each update post you have two chances of winning books off my TBR.

Keep in mind some of the books are used so there will be some shelf wear to them. But I only buy used books that are in good condition.

If you are wondering what books are on that shelf take a look.....

In no order of importance....

  1. Stranger In My Arms by Lisa Klepas
  2. Tall, Dark and Wolfish by Lydia Dare
  3. Hot for Fireman by Jennifer Bernard
  4. Heartless by Gail Carriger
  5. Blameless by Gail Carriger
  6. Changeless by Gail Carriger
  7. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  8. Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
  9. Stalking the Others by Jess Haines
  10. Deceived by the Others by Jess Haines
  11. Taken by the Others by Jess Haines
  12. Shaedes of Gray by Amanda Bonilla
  13. Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
  14. The Highlander's Touch by Karen Marie Moning
  15. The Immortal Highlanger by Karen Marie Moning
  16. Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
  17. To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning
  18. Spell of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
  19. Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy
  20. Accidentally Demonic by Dakota Cassidy
  21. Soul Thief by Jana Oliver
  22. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  23. Ecstasy Untamed  by Pamela Palmer
  24. The Fireman Who Loved Me by Jennifer Bernard
  25. Don of the Dead by Casey Daniels
  26. Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep
  27. Hot Mama by Jennifer Estep
  28. Jinx by Jennifer Estep
  29. Lie to Me by Tori St. Clarie
  30. Blood and Whiskey by Clark Hays & Kathleen McFall
  31. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
  32. Storm's Heart by Thea Harrison
  33. Oracle's Moon by Thea Harrison
  34. Serpent's Kiss by Thea Harrison
  35. Claimed by the Highlander by Julianne MacLean
  36. Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch
  37. Alien Tango by Gini Koch
  38. Primal Law by J.D. Tyler
  39. Savage Awakening by J.D. Tyler
  40. Feast of Harvest Dreams by Merrie Destefano
  41. Bloodlands by Christine Cody
  42. Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance
  43. Darker Angels by M.L.N. Hanover
  44. Vicious Grace by M.L.N. Hanover
  45. Killing Rites by M.L.N. Hanover
  46. Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun by Victoria Laurie
  47. Ghoul Interrupted by Victoria Laurie
  48. A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix
  49. In the Blood by Adrian Phoenix
  50. Beneath the Skin of Adrian Phoenix
  51. Changeling by Kelly Meding
  52. Wrong Side of Dead by Kelly Meding
  53. Afterlight by Elle Jasper
  54. Everdark by Elle Jasper
  55. Eventide by Elle Jasper
  56. Love in the Time of Dragons by Katie MacAlister
  57. The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons by Katie MacAlister
  58. Mind Games by Carolyn Crane
  59. Double Cross by Carolyn Crane
  60. It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake
  61. A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake
  62. Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster
  63. Unleashed by Sara Humphreys
  64. Bound by Blood by Amanda Ashley
  65. The Vampire Next Door by Ashlyn Chase
  66. Kiss of the Vampire
  67. Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
  68. The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells
  69. Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells
  70. Silver-Tongued Devil by Jaye Wells
  71. Blue-Blooded Vamp by Jaye Wells
  72. The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay
  73. The Hour of Dust and Ashes by Kelly Gay
  74. Shadows Before the Sun by Kelly Gay
  75. Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler
  76. Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler
  77. Tempest's Fury by Nicole Peeler
  78. Mercy Burns by Keri Arthur
  79. Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
  80. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  81. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison
  82. Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison
  83. A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison
  84. For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison
  85. Masques by Patricia Briggs
  86. Wolfsbane by Patrica Briggs
  87. Never Again by Michelle Bardsley
  88. Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry
  89. Road Trip of the Living Dead by Mark Henry
  90. Battle of the Network Zombies by Mark Henry
  91. Black Heart Loa by Adrian Phoenix
  92. Black Dust Mambo by Adrian Phoenix
  93. Bad Blood by Kristen Painter
  94. Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter
  95. Death's Rival by Faith Hunter
  96. A Demon Does it Better by Linda Wisdom
  97. Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus
  98. Dying Wish by Shannon K. Butcher
  99. Dying Bites by D.D. Barant
  100. Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready
  101. The First Days by Rhiannon Frator
  102. Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready
  103. Velveteen by Daniel Marks

I will also be updating this list as I read the books on my Challenges page if you care to stop by to check it out between the quarterly update posts.


  1. Good luck with your challenge. I know you can do it!

  2. Holy sh@t that's a lot of books,,,,,looks like my book shelf, get reading lol..I can always use more,,,

    1. LOL. That kind of thinking is what got that many books on my shelf. You don't even what to know how many books are on my Nook.

  3. This is a big goal for myself next year also! What were the other TBR challenges you joined?

    1. Oh I didn't join any other TBR challenges. I was referring to the other challenges I signed up for....

      2013 Contemporary Romance Challenge hosted by The Book vixen

      2013 AAD Challenge hosted by Midnyte Reader

      And the Audio book challenge I'm co-hosting.

      Plus I'll sign up for UTC's Immortal Reading Challenge once their 2013 post goes up.

  4. If my TBR are paperbacks it'll look something like this if not worse. Glad my Kindle hides my problem LOL. Good Luck Jen!

    1. Yes, I have a Nook and I don't want to talk about how many books are hidden on that thing. LOL

  5. Holy crap! Seriously my tbr books that I own are no where near this. I'm about to check though. I'm going to pull them off the shelf just so I can see. My kindle only has like 250 books and I think I've read most of them. But now I'm curious.

    Anyways Good Luck!

    1. yeah. I bought a lot of paperbacks this year. B&N had that $3.95 sale back in the spring and I had a $50 gift card leftover from Xmas that I used. Then I've been hitting up my local used book store.
      Then I've won a few and then received some in the mail from Awesome peeps like you and Heather over at Book Savvy Babe.

  6. I love this! I may do my own TBR challenge, like you, since I haven't found one I like (that's simple). I'll be cheering you on :D

    1. I thought about doing this a while back. I thought if I made it public it would MAKE me do it. LOL

    2. Good point! I'll have to be sure to hound you ;)

  7. That's a ton of books, but I know you can do it! Good luck! And I'm pretty excited about your giveaways!

  8. Oh good LORD that's a ton of books!! Good luck darlin. And now you've inspired me to do my own personal challenge. I feel I should shake my fist in the air and curse you, but I'll hug you instead. :)

  9. thats really a lot of books lol mine is 100+ good luck hun~

  10. Very cool seeing one of my books in there! Good luck with your challenge. :)

  11. I'm so mad at my phone. it didn't post :(

    Anyway, I love this idea. It's a great reward system. It's going to be hard to say no to some of the new releases but I think you can pull this off. Good luck on your challenge. Can't wait to see the results. If it works for you I might try it myself.

  12. Wow, that's a pretty good looking TBR pile. I try to read from mine but I can't help all the news ones that I keep hearing about and really want to read. I like the challenge because it's realistic and do-able. I read based on my mood so whatever is on my TBR pile has to be a book I want to read at that moment.

    Recently I read Angels Fall by Nora Roberts, Firelight by Kristen Callihan and Black Ice by Anne Stuart. It makes me happy because these were books that were on my list for forever!

  13. I so need to a challenge like this one! Good luck!


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