I probably have entirely too much stuff going on in my life - but what is one more? On top of trying to find an agent, polishing my NaNo novel, writing 40k a month for four months (this month makes number two, I am at a low 11k, but it's getting there... somehow), finding a new job, finishing my third novel, prepping my NaNo for queries, and self-publishing a set of short stories that is in the form of a memoir, why not add a reading challenge?
For the year, I want to read 50 books. And I don't post reviews, I've said that before. Therefore I will miss out on some entries to the prizes - but I will still recommend anything that I read and enjoy, as usual.
The TBR (To Be Read) challenge is simple: Look at your shelves. Remember that book that you bought one year ago that you wanted to read? Remember that book you bought five years ago? Well, now is the time to read them. Dust them off and finally sit down with your To Be Read pile and finish them!
I don't know how many books I have littering my shelves that are in my To Be Read pile. I know practically all of the Redwall series hangs there - though I've read Mossflower twice. I know House of Leaves keeps on getting half read and I can't finish it because I get scared. Hot Zone is the same reaction. I have Breakfast of Champions and The Yearling. There's probably quite a few others that I am not remembering right now.
My problem is, I have recently been given the opportunity to write for Examiner.com again as a YA Fiction examiner. Most of what I have on my To Be Read shelf is not YA. So, I'll have to do this challenge and still balance it with the rest of my reading... and writing and life...
Though, I must admit, I am very happy to have a lot of goals. My goal for my To Be Read shelf is to read fifteen books that are on my shelf. When I post my monthly recommendations, I'll note whether it was a "To Be Read" book or not. I might finish more books than I recommend, but that is always the case. At some point, I'll make a way to track my progress (maybe another sidebar element?)
If anyone joins the To Be Read Pile Challenge - let me know! I'd be happy to have some followers along for the ride. There are some fabulous prizes along the way too :)
The fabulous hosts:
Evie from Bookish - http://www.evie-bookish.
Nicole from All I Ever Read - http://www.nicoleabouttown.
Bonnie from Hands and Home - http://www.handsandhome.ca/
Donna from Book Passion For Life - http://bookpassionforlife.
Caitlin from WatchYA Reading - http://whatchyareading.net
Rie from Mission To Read - http://missiontoread.com/
Vicky from Books, Biscuits & Tea -http://booksbiscuitsandtea.
Christa from Hooked On Books - http://christashookedonbooks.
Jenna from Fans Of Fiction - http://fansoffiction.blogspot.
Angel from Mermaids Vision - http://mermaidvision.