Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013

December is going to be the month of signing up for challenges. I don't want to overdo it. I have some personal challenges that may not fit into other challenge categories. But there are still quite a few that I can attempt.

The Mount TBR Reading Challenge is the second challenge I am joining for 2013 and this one is also hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block. I am already signed up for Bev's Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge, and I plan to join in on the Color Coded Reading Challenge also.

These are the levels and the basic rules:
Challenge Levels:

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s

Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s

Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

And the rules:
*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find that you're on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are certainly welcome to upgrade.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2013.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2013.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2013. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads.
There is more explanation at the sign-up post on Bev's blog.

I participated in the 2012 challenge and my goal was 25 books. So far this year I have read 49 books from my TBR piles, bookshelves, and boxes.

In 2013, I plan to make my goal to reach Mt. Vancouver (36 books from my TBR pile). I hope to read 72 books in the year and I would like at least half of them to be books to be ones I already owned in 2012. I will track all the books I read below.

January, February, March:
  1. The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself by  K. C. Constantine
  2. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
  3. Archie Meets Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough
  4. The Case of the Angry Actress by E. V. Cunningham
  5. The Smoke by Tony Broadbent
  6. The Last Houseparty by Peter Dickinson
  7. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
  8. The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  10. More Book Lust by Nancy Pearl
  11. Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
  12. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
  13. Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen
  14. The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer
  15. A Stone of the Heart by John Brady
 April, May, June:
  1. The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird
  2. The Ransom Game by Howard Engel
  3. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
  4. Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
  5. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
  6. Ten Second Staircase by Christopher Fowler
  7. Silence of the Rain by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
  8. Fell Purpose by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
  9. Kaleidoscope by J. Robert Janes
  10. Death Wore White by Jim Kelly
  11. Daemons Are Forever by Simon R. Green
  12. The Mugger by Ed McBain
  13. The Pusher by Ed McBain 
July, August, September:
  1. Mind's Eye by Håkan Nesser
  2. Open Season by Archer Mayor
  3. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
  4. Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
  5. Blood of the Wicked by Leighton Gage
  6. Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten
  7. Murder at Hazelmoor by Agatha Christie
  8. Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas
  9. The Broken Shore by Peter Temple
  10. Vendetta by Michael Dibdin
October, November, December:
  1. The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
  2. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
  3. White Nights by Ann Cleeves
  4. Dark Star by Alan Furst
  5. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  6. Bones and Silence by Reginald Hill
  7. Hard Currency by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  8. Instruments of Darkness by Robert Wilson
  9. Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis
  10. Murder in Belleville by Cara Black

1 comment:

Bev Hankins said...

Good luck with Mt. Vancouver! Glad to have you along.