So I have joined very few challenges this year, okay, okay, I haven't joined any. But that is only because last year I joined about a gazillion and just got burnt out on them so I needed a break, a long one.
But, of course, when I saw Kimba's challenge, I couldn't pass it up, after all have you seen my TBR pile? It is crazy big. Like Mt. Everest big. I would be ashamed about this book hoarding issue I seem to have but, I'm not. I mean really, there are worse things I could hoard and worse habits I could have.
So when I saw a challenge that I knew I couldn't pass up because it gives me a great excuse to put down some of those ARCs, blog tours and author requests to focus on stories, series and authors I have sorely missed, I couldn't resist.
So yeah, this month, with a few exceptions, I am concentrating on my TBR pile.
Those series I have been putting on hold. Those authors I have been dying to try and those books that are being turned into movies that I need to read before I can watch the movie (yes, that is how I role), this month is all about them.
If you haven't seen the challenge or signed up for it yet, check it out HERE. It is never too late to sign up and plus, Kim is just awesome and one of my most favorite bloggers and someone I call a friend.
Here are the rules:
Link-up! This is open to everyone. If you do not have a blog then link your Facebook or Goodreads account.
Make a Goals/updates/Results post (can be combined)
Beginning March 1st, 2014 and ending March 31, 2014 at midnight read books from your TBR pile ALL books must have been published before March 2014.
Post a review to Goodreads, your blog or Facebook then link it to the Rafflecopter for an entry. (review only needs to be a short one)
You can combine events, challenges etc.
No novellas for this one peeps
The rafflecopter will allow you to enter up to two books daily, so update as soon as you finish a book.
Earn an extra entry for adding Take Control Button to your blog, or facebook (with link-back)
Use hashtag #TakeControlTBR
Rafflecopter will close on April 2, 2014 at midnight and a winner will be chosen.
Open internationally as long as Book Depository or Barnes and Noble ship to you.
Prize: New 2013 release. I will do pre-orders as well. (may request eBook copy)
Sounds pretty amazing and fun right? So go sign up!!
So what books do I plan on getting read this month?
So glad you asked!
Here is a (tentative ) list of some of those great books I plan on tackling.
First up, I adore this series but never made it pass the first book and novella. I know you are asking how I can love it when I only read the first book but trust me on this, that first book was freaking fantastic!
And honestly, who can resist a sexy as sin reaper and a sarcastic feisty heroine? Not I!
I have been dying to read this book and now that it is finally a movie I just have to read it.
Part of what has been holding me back though is that I know it is going to kill me. Like ugly cry snot coming out of my nose kill me but you know what? I know it will be worth it.
The Book Thief. Okay I cheated on this one because it was on my list and then I picked it up and started it early but it was fabulous and another one that I needed to read before I could watch the movie. So I am adding it anyways because I picked it up because of this challenge and I will post my review on it here soon.
Also, my oldest needed a book about WWII to read for her book report and I wanted to read this with her, so...there you have it.
Another fantastic trilogy that is almost over. How could I let that happen and not be caught up?
I know what you are thinking, how could I not have picked this one up already right? I know! I have no idea why not other than I just haven't. So I am fixing that this month! And yes I do realize the third and last book is almost out so I have a lot of catching up to do!
This one is one I have been wanting to read but so does my daughter and I have a rule that I have to read everything first before she can because as much as I would like to say that I trust YA to be clean and acceptable for younger teens, I just know that isn't true so..I am mean and have to read it first. Plus like I mentioned above, this really is one I have been wanting to read so why not do it now?
I loved Pivot Point so I really am wanting to read this one and not get behind on those books and authors I really am digging.
I have seen nothing but glowing reviews for this one and most of my most trusted blogging buddies and friends have loved it so I am finally going to give it a try as well. Plus, I need something different in all of this YA mix to shake things up a little.
I love Cambria and I love this series but for some reason I never got around to finishing the last book and I am truly sad about that so now is a great time to try and get to it.
If you haven't tried this series yet, please do, it really is fantastic!
I love this series, Eve and Roarke are amazing characters and even though this is set in the future it is not sci fi feeling at all, in fact it feels very realistic.
It has been way too long since I have read one of the books in this series (there are like over 20 of them now!).
If you like the Outlander series with Jamie and Claire, you need to try this series, Eve and Roarke are very similar to them in my opinion, expect in a different place and setting.
So yeah, there is my tentative list. I would add more because I know I could read more but I am starting to feel overwhelmed just looking at this list, especially knowing I could add about a dozen more and still not even put a dent in my pile.
So wish me luck because I just may need it!!