Congratulations to our February Winner: Alyssa from The Reader’s Refuge!
Aloha, TBR Pile Challengers!
It is March 15th and we are now at Checkpoint #3 for the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! I’ve been happy to see all of your updates on Twitter and on your blogs, announcing your progress through the challenge. Congratulations on your successes so far!
I have currently read 6 of my required 12 books. I can’t believe I’m already half-way done! I plan to read two more (A Streetcar Named Desire and Gods and Monsters) by mid-May, which will leave me with just 4 more books to finish this challenge. I am going to try to knock them all out by August and finish up early, before the start of the next school year!
Book #1: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Book #2: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Book #3: Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Book #4: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Book #6: Sodom on the Thames: Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times by Morris Kaplan (Review to come soon)
My favorites so far have been Orlando and O Pioneers! but, I have to say, I have enjoyed all of my choices – I’m happy with my selections thus far! Why did they stay on my shelves, unread, for so long!?
Now that we’re 1/4 of the way into the new year and this challenge, what are your thoughts? How are you doing? Which books have knocked your socks off, and which had you running for your alternates pile?!
Below, you’re going to find the infamous Mr. Linky widget. IF you have completed any reviews for books on your challenge list, please feel free to link them up here so that we can easily find your posts, encourage one another, see what progress is being made on all these piles, etc. Also, feel free to link-up to your own checkpoint post, should you decide to write one (not required – but feel free!)
Also – this month’s check-point comes with a giveaway! YAY! Any books that you have read and reviewed for this challenge, since February 20th, and which you link-up to the Mr. Linky below, will count as entries toward the giveaway.
The Prize: One book of your choice ($20 USD or Less) to be shipped from The Book Depository!
Good Luck and Happy Reading!
LINK UP YOUR REVIEWS Feb 21 – March 20
(Please wait until April 15th to link-up posts written after March 20th)
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