Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge Guidelines and Sign Ups!

Bookish Lifestyle's 5th Annual TBR Pile Reading Challenge!

We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they're gifted to us. Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for the time when we'll finally decide to pick them up.

Join us on a quest to dust off your TBR Pile and read all the books you've been telling yourself you'll read next time you'll get a chance. This is your chance!

Challenge Guidelines
  1. The challenged will run from January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016. The sign up link below will remain open until November 30, 2016 at 12:00pm.
  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 2015 or earlier. No 2016 ARCs or 2016 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed.
  4. On the last Monday 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 new linky for you to add your own wrap-up posts or reviews.
  5. You don't have to follow Bookish to join the challenge, but you do have to follow us to be entered in the giveaways.
  6. Use #2016TBRPile to keep in contact with fellow challenge participants, to encourage each other on, and make new friends!
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

TBR Pile Book Club

To help you tackle your TBR piles we will also be hosting discussion posts on months that do not have wrap-ups.

Unlike last year, these posts will only be hosted once at the end of the month. We will post a poll in the middle of the a corresponding month, followed by the winning title two weeks later, and the discussion post at the end of the next month. (See the schedule below for any clarification.) Hopefully this will give everyone time to obtain the book, whether through purchasing or borrowing, and read it in time to join us!

Please note: You do not have to take part in our TBR Pile Book Club  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.


Subject to change, but be sure to check back here as links will be updated once posts go live!

December 2015
  • 5/23: May Book Club Discussion
  • 6/6: Vote for July's Book Club Read
  • 6/20: July Book Book Club Read Announced
  • 6/27: May - June Wrap Up with Debbie
  • 7/25: July Book Club Discussion
  • 10/10: Vote for November's Book Club Read
  • 10/24: November Book Book Club Read Announced
  • 10/31: September - October Wrap Up with Evie
  • 11/21: November Book Club Discussion
  • 12/19: November - December Wrap Up with Andrea

So how do I join?
  1. Write a post about joining the 2016 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) if that's your thing.
  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!
Bookish Lifestyle

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 and she'll be sure to get back to you soon!

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