Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

RC: To Be Read challenges

Reading Challenges

All of these boxes contain books. Okay, one has my 5 (yes, 5) work-in-progress manuscripts but there are how-to write books with it. I can say that not all of the books are unread, just too many of them. I need to redo a couple of bedrooms and bring these home so I can read them.

I'm hoping a couple of challenges will help!


Challenge: TBR Pile
Dates: 2014
Hosted by:
For more information and to sign up click here

Basic Requirements: Read the unread books already on your shelf. Nothing from 2014. No ARCs. Any format, any length.

There are six levels, I'm going for . . . First Kiss . . . and hope to read 21-30 books.

Challenge: Mount TBR
Dates: 2014
Hosted by: My Reader's Block
For more information and to sign up click here

Basic Requirements: Read the unread books already on your shelf. No ARCs, no library books, no re-reads. Make a list-or not. You can move up but not down.

There are eight levels, I'm going for . . . Pike's Peak . . . and hope to read 12 books and jump to Mt. Vancouver (36 books).

Challenge: The TBR Triple Dog Dare!
Dates: Jan 1 - Mar 31
Hosted by: Ready When You Are, C.B.
for more information and sign up, click here

Basic requirements: read only books you already own or have requested at the library. Exceptions can be made for book clubs, ARCs, school reading, or just-published-but-forgot-to-preorder-it books.
One year I lasted until the first week of March and one year I didn't even make it to February.  I'll also make exceptions for re-reads and new ebooks (hey, some have just published discounts!)

Challenge: The Rewind Challenge
Dates: 2014
Hosted by Coffee Been Bookshelf
for more information and to sign up, click here

Basic requirements: Read and Review books published before January 1, 2014. ARCs do not count. Any age group, format, genre.
And there are prizes!
I'll post my reviews on my blog at the minimum and will go for 12 books read and reviewed.

Challenge: Dusty/Buying Ban
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks Mini Challenge
Hosted here
for more information click here
to sign up click here

Basic Requirements: Go as long as possible with buying new print books (pre-orders okay) and read from the pre-2013 shelves.


 Challenge: The 2014 TBR Pile

hosted by Roof Beam Reader

for more information and to sign up, click here

Basic Requirements: Make a list of 12 books (and two alternates) that have been on your list or pile for at least a year and were published before 1-1-13. 

Books must be reviewed. Final list linked by 1-15-14.

~ Books Owned before Jan 2013 ~
1. Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
2. Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
3. Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
4. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
5. Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr

The Red Pyramid - print 2010, ebook 2013

Books Published before Jan 2013 List ~
don't forget to link reviews! 
1. Blackberry Summer by RaeAnne Thayne (2011)
2. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston (1995)
3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)
4. The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler (2006)
5. Happy Hour by Michele Scott (2009)
6. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (2009)
7. Eragon by Christopher Paolini (2003)
8. Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper (2009)
9. It Happened One Night by Lisa Dale (2009)
10. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (2007)
11. Fangs for the Memories by Kathy Love (2007)
12. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (1996)

A1. The Girl of Legare Street by Karen White (2009)
A2. The Giver by Lois Lowry (1993)

~ Books Read ~
don't forget to link reviews!

1. Christmas in Snowflake Canyon by RaeAnne Thayne
2. Blackberry Summer by Raeanne Thayne
3. Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
4. Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
5. Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
6. Seaview Inn by Sherryl Woods (cheating . . . purchased 12-30)
7. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
8. Heart Fortune by Robin D. Owens
9. The Affair by Lee Child
10. Through the Red Door by Devon Rhodes
11. Zero Day by Mark Russinovich
12. Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr
~ Woo Hoo! Made it to Pike's Peak ~
June 23
~ {blush} Had my First Kiss ~

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SueFitz said...

I plan on joining this one too. I'm more impressed that your storage and stacks of boxes look so neat. I know my storage doesn't look that good

Bev Hankins said...

Glad to have you climbing with us in 2014!

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining the 2014 Rewind Challenge! Good luck with all your TBR challenges, that's a LOT!

Unknown said...

Gosh there are a lot of TBR challenges out there.

But I think Dakota makes for the cutest TBR Challenge button.

Thanks for joining us and for helping to spread the word.


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