Wednesday, June 3, 2015

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge Update

Hi guys and gals!

So the original plan for the 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge was really pretty on paper, but not so much in practice. We've heard your cries, your pleas, and your (nicely put) demands! Also, we've given ourselves a headache trying to keep everything straight  :)  So we're going to revamp the challenge a little bit for the remainder of the year
  • Sign ups are reopened and will remain open. If you signed up back in December or during one of the wrap ups you do not need to sign up again. This sign up is for individuals who have missed their sign up opportunities and still want to participate in the challenge.
  • Instead of two giveaways, each wrap-up will consist of a giveaway designated by that month's host.
Anything else? I think these were the two biggest issues / changes we've encountered, but we also want to hear from you! What's working? What's not working? What would you like to see more / less of regarding this challenge?

While we're not going to implement too many changes for 2015, we want to make sure you guys are heard and we'll see what we can do for 2016's challenge!

Challenge Guidelines (Updated)
  1. The challenged will run from January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015. The sign up link below will remain open for the remainder of the year.
  2. Anyone can enter! You don't have to be a blogger, just as long as you review the book you've read. You can review on your book on your blog, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, etc.
  3. Any genre, length, or format of book counts as long as it is a book that's been sitting on your self for some time. Short stories and novellas do count! The only stipulations that the book must have been released in 2014 or earlier. No 2015 ARCs or 2015 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed.
  4. On the 25th of every other month (see schedule below), we will post a wrap-up for the previous two months. These posts will be done by one our bloggers and will contain a linky for you to add your own wrap-up posts and / or reviews.
  5. To help you tackle your TBR piles we will also be hosting Read Alongs on months that do not have wrap-ups (see schedule below). Voted on by challenge participants, Read Alongs will have two post dates: the first half of the book and the second half. Please note: You do not have to take part in our Read Alongs  to participate in the TBR Pile Challenge. You can participate in all of them, some of them, or none of them. This aspect of the challenge is entirely optional.
  6. You don't have to follow Bookish to join the challenge, but you do have to follow us to be entered in the giveaways that are posted with the bi-monthly warp-ups.
How many books are you planning to read for this challenge?
1-10 A Firm Handshake
11-20 A Friendly Hug
21-30 First Kiss
31-40 Sweet Summer Fling
41-50 Could This Be Love?
50+ Married with Children


  • Read Along (poll will go live 12/18/14)
  • Vote for March read
February (Evie)
  • January - February Wrap Up
  • Announce March's read and schedule
  • Read Along
  • Vote for May read
April (Debbie)
  • March - April Wrap Up
  • Announce May's read and schedule
  • Read Along
  • Vote for ​July read
June (Debbie)
  • May - June Wrap Up
  • Announce July's read and schedule
  • Read Along
  • Vote for September read
August (Jessica)
  • July - August Wrap Up
  • Announce October's read and schedule
  • Read Along
  • Vote for November read 
October (Tiffany)
  • September - October Wrap Up
  • Announce November's read and schedule
  • Read Along
December (Andrea)
  • November - December Wrap Up​
  • 2016 Sign Ups!

What's New
  1. Wrap-up posts and Read Along will alternate months instead of being every month.
  2. We will take turns hosting wrap-up posts so you can see what everybody is up to instead of just one of us!
  3. HASHTAG! To update us on your progress or connect with others in the challenge, be sure to tweet/post with #2015TBRPile

Got questions?

If some of the details are unclear, please don't hesitate to ask us for explanation! You can leave your question in the comments below. If we don't respond in a timely manner, feel free to tweet Andrea @beutybutfunygrl or Evie @SeoEvie and we'll be sure to get back to you soon!

So how do I join?
  1. Write a post about joining the 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge on your blog. If you don't have a blog, post about it on Facebook or tweet about it via Twitter. Link up in the linky below using the link to your post/tweet.
  2. In your post, don't forget to include: the button/banner, link back to our sign up page, the level you are aiming for, and - if you want - a list of books you're hoping to read for the challenge.
  3. Place the challenge button in your sidebar (please use the grab link at the bottom of the post).
  4. That's it! You're done! Welcome to the challenge, stay tuned for lots of fun! And most importantly, good luck with tackling your TBR Pile!

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