Saturday, November 5, 2011


Bev is hosting this challenge over at My Reader's Block. It is the one I just couldn't pass up.  

If you are a bookaholic like me, then you can't let a bookstore (used or new, it doesn't matter) go by without stopping in ("just to look") and walking out with at least something--if not an armload. 
Challenge Levels:Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 25 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 40 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 50 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

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, 2012.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2012.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2012. No ARCs, no library books. No rereads.

*Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.

*Feel free to submit your list in advance (as incentive to really get those books taken care of) or to tally them as you climb.

*A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate. 
If you have a blog, then please post a challenge sign up and link THAT post (not your home page) into the linky below. Non-bloggers, please leave a comment declaring your challenge level.

*A progress site for reviews will go up in January and I will post the link in my sidebar for easy access.

I am thinking about climbing Mt. Ararat, that would mean reading 40 books on my TBR pile, in 2012. I can always upgrade to Mt. Kilimanjaro later if I chose.
1. Spinning, by Michael Baron**** 1/4/12
2. Bundle of Trouble, by Diana Orgain****1/10/12
3. The Second Mrs. Darcy, by Elizabeth Aston**** 1/14/12
4. Motherhood is MURDER, by Diana Orgain**** 1/20/12
5. A Pinch of Love, by Alicia Bessette*** 1/22/12
6. The Accidental Florist, by Jill Churchill** 1/23/12
7. Goodbye, Ms. Chips, by Dorothy Cannell* 1/25/12
8. Because of the Baby, by Debbie Macomber****1/27/12
9. The Grand Finale, by Janet Evanovich***1/28/12
10. Ultra Violet, by Nancy Bush** 2/18/12
11. The Brass Verdict, by Michael Connelly**** 2/22/12
12. The Fifth Witness, by Michael Connelly**** 2/24/12
13. Head Over Heels, by Jill Shalvis** 3/6/12
14. Till Death Do Us Purl, by Anne Canadeo***3/17/12
15. Formula for MURDER, by Diana Orgain****3/23/12
16. Pug Hill, by Alison Pace***4/1/12
17. Buttons and Bones, by Monica Ferris,***4/2/12
18. Sweet Tea at Sunrise, by Sherryl Woods**4/4/12
19. To Have and To Hold, by Ruth Ann Nordin** 4/6/12
20. Where You Belong, by Barbara Taylor Bradford* 4/7/12
21. A Long Fatal Love Chase, by Louisa May Alcott*** 4/8/12
22. The Violets of March, by Sarah Jio****4/9/12
23. Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson***4/12/12
24. A Killer Read, by Erika Chase****4/14/12
25. The Cat Who Talked Turkey***4/15/12
26. Death of a Six-Foot Teddy Bear*4/19/12
27. The Escape Artist, by Diane Chamberlain*****4/21/12
28. Death Comes to Pemberley, by P. D. James****4/24/12
29. Hometown Girl, by Mariah Stewart**5/9/12
30. The Dressmaker, by Kate Alcott****5/22/12
31. Heartless, by Diana Palmer**5/25/12
32. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman*****5/29/12
33. A Summer Affair, by Elin Hilderbrand*6/2/12
34. Lake News, by Barbara Delinsky****6/12/12
35. Secret Lives, by Diane Chamberlain**6/15/12
36. The Finishing Touches, by Hester Browne***6/27/12
37. The Summer Hideaway, by Susan Wiggs*****7/6/12
38. Marrying Daisy Bellamy, by Susan Wiggs***7/8/12
39. 311 Pelican Court, by Debbie Macomber****7/16/12
40. 50 Harbor Street, by Debbie Macomber****7/18/12


  1. Welcome to the Challenge, Gigi Ann! The more mountain climbers in my happy band the merrier! We'll root each other on to the top.

  2. Good luck with your challenge! I'm going to take a look at challenges today and see what I'm going to do. This sounds good.