Yahoo! We’re 25% of the way into the TBR Pile Challenge and it is now time for our second mini-challenge with giveaway! We have 100+ participants this year, with nearly 90 reviews posted already. This is fantastic! I hope you’re having a good time making progress through your own TBR piles.
Have you discovered any new favorite authors as a result of the TBR Pile Challenge? Read an author you’ve never read before but definitely want to again? Share!
So far, I’ve read 4 of my 12 required books and have reviewed 3 of them. This is good progress, I think, but I’m feeling a bit disappointed that I haven’t made any progress since last month. Oh well! 4 of 12 = 33%, which means I am still technically ahead of schedule since we’re just now hitting the 25% marker. That said, I do want to read both of my alternate books, which means I’m really aiming for a “14 out of 12” completion. Summer is coming and the odds are I will completely most, if not all, of my challenge between mid-May and mid-August. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I have a feeling I’ll get to at least 6 of my challenge books during that time. Come on, summer!
Below, you’re going to find the infamous Mr. Linky widget. If you read and review any challenge books this month, please link-up on the widget below. This Mr. Linky will be re-posted every month so that we can compile a large list of all that we’re reading and reviewing together this year. Each review that is linked-up on this widget throughout the year may also earn you entries into future related giveaways, so don’t forget to keep this updated!
As I mentioned in the Announcement post, there are four mini-challenges planned for this year. Our fourth checkpoint also brings with it the second mini-challenge!
Here’s the plan: Visit this link to see the list of linked-up participants. Travel around and leave a comment (or two, or five) with some encouragement for this challenge. Then, when you’re done, come on back to this post and comment with a link to the blog where you left your encouragement.
Everyone who spreads a little cheer and positivity on another challenger’s post(s) will be entered to win a book of choice, up to $15 USD, from The Book Depository! Comments need to be posted and linked-up here before our next checkpoint on May 15th, and the winner, drawn randomly from the collection of comments, will be announced in the May checkpoint post. Only those who registered for the 2018 TBR Pile Challenge by January 15th are eligible to participate in these challenges and/or to win any of the TBR Pile prizes.
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