Take Control of Your TBR Pile March 2014 Challenge

January 1st, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Event 55 Comments

1st Jan

Take Control 2014

It’s back!! Take Control of Your TBR Pile was a blast last year and many of you made space on your shelves for new books. Let’s do it again!

While I do an excellent job of keeping up on new releases and ARC reviews, my own personal bookshelf has suffered, so I decided that for the entire month of March I would focus on cleaning up my TBR pile, catching up on some series and finally cracking the spines on some of those books I cannot wait to read. So I am clearing my schedule, setting aside the ARC’s and drowning myself in my own pile of lovely books. (new releases on my gotta have it now or die list-excluded..I will still read those, even though they will not count..LOL)

So I am inviting you to join me! Glance over your shoulder at your own TBR pile…*yep it’s that big!* Ya know you want at them and to encourage you for every book you read you’ll get one entry into a Rafflecopter drawling to win a new 2014 release of your choice!


  • 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) you can wait to post on March 1st.
  • 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 ships to you. Prize: New 2013 release. I will do pre-orders as well. (may request eBook copy)

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Ides of March Read-a-thon

I will also be hosting a read-a-thon midway through the month to help you stay focused on your goals. Look for details on the Ides of March read-a-thon to post soon. All books must be from your TBR pile and release prior to March 1, 2014 to be eligible. There will be prizes and challenges. I am looking for at least 4 hosts. If you are interested email, tweet or message me. -stay caffeinated!

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55 Responses to “Take Control of Your TBR Pile March 2014 Challenge”

  1. Sarah

    I’m really tempted to take part in this, but not sure I want to set myself up for failure, haha!

    I think I will consider it in February when I have a better idea of how many books I’ve gathered in the first month or so of 2014!
    Sarah recently posted…2014 wishlist – to read and to seeMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You cannot fail if you read at least one book..LOL join in, we always have fun πŸ™‚

  2. Bea

    I decided several months ago that February will be my month to catch up on books I’ve won or been gifted, but that still leaves a huge TBR pile. πŸ˜€ So, March will be a mix of my personal TBR and my review TBR pile. By the end of March, my TBR pile should be in much better shape. πŸ˜€
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  3. Lark

    Count me in! I have an overflowing TBR bookcase and a slew of TBRs on my ereader as well. I need this challenge to give me an excuse to put aside (most of) the ARCs and get to all those books I’ve been wanting to read!

    I’m linking up now, but will post my goals at the end of February. Thank you for hosting this!
    Lark recently posted…Happy New Year 2014!My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I read the most from my tbr pile in March last year..the rest of the year..FAIL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you joined and yep as long as the book published before 3-2014 it can count πŸ™‚

  4. Krys

    This is such a tempting challenge to participate in, unfortunately I’m already signed up for a year long TBR challenge.
    Good luck to everybody who’s participating πŸ™‚
    – Krys
    Krys recently posted…NY Challenge 2014My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Unless the other challenge won’t allow it, you can do both. Mine has no rules about double dipping on challenges. I also have a read-a-thon that month too for TBR pile books.

      • Krys

        I don’t think there are any restrictions, but this is my first year of trying out some challenges so I don’t want to overwhelm myself, ya know?
        Maybe next year πŸ™‚
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I didn’t realize someone else was doing a March challenge, but I don’t care if you double-dip. I do this every March. πŸ™‚

  5. SaraClare

    Cannot WAIT! I’ll be pretty much done with my dissertation by March too, so I’ll feel like I’ve earned some quality reading time…

    Damn.. that TBR list is big. Too big.. March might not be enough! Lololol.

  6. Danie

    Tweeted at you, but if you need hosts, just give me details! I might be interested.

    Definitely signing up for this one. Do ARCs that come out January & February of 2014 count? I have a BUNCH of those that need to be read.
    Danie recently posted…The Sunday Post (4)My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      As long as the publish date of the book is before March 1st they count. I would love if you hosted a challenge. You just need to create challenge and offer a book related prize. I will DM you my email address:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Believe me when I say, I understand Katherine *looks around at stacks of books*

  7. Tanya

    Well I am really late in joining this challenge but I finally did! I’ve been reading HP and the Goblet of Fire all month so at least if I get it done in the next 10 days, I can cross one big book off my TBR list! πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting!
    Tanya recently posted…Spring Reading List 2014My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Well better later then never I always say! Welcome and good luck Tanya!

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