And It begins..2014 Take Control of Your TBR Pile

March 1st, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Event 120 Comments

1st Mar

It’s Time to Take Control of Your TBR Pile. I am so excited to be hosting this challenge again and wish you all the best of luck. It is not to late to join, just follow the rules below and sign-up with the linky HERE.


Take Control 2014


There will be a read-a-thon mid-month called the Ides of March to help you reach your goals and give you a chance to win additional prizes. You can sign up here.


  • 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) post on blog/facebook/goodreads
  • 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. (if you have an ARC with a publish date before 3/14 than it is acceptable.)
  • Post a review to Goodreads, your blog or Facebook then link it to the giveaway form 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, Barnes and Noble or Amazon ship to you. Prize: New 2014 release. I will do pre-orders as well. (may request eBook copy) Max. prize value of book 20.00 US dollars

” And may the odds be ever in your favor” ~Hunger Games

Take Control Participant Giveaway Open Entry Form

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120 Responses to “And It begins..2014 Take Control of Your TBR Pile”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, school is important though..but even one from your tbr pile would be a good thing πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yay, good luck doing both, next year we need to try and schedule around each other πŸ™‚

        • kimbacaffeinate

          That sounds like a plan since I know peeps would enjoy doing both! I know I would but I am trying to put a serious dent in books I purchased this month

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wonderful Aly and remember the reviews don’t have to post this can just link a short and sweet review on good reads to giveaway.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      One is better then none but I am sorry it came at a bad time πŸ™

    • kimbacaffeinate

      So glad you are joining and get the post up when you can, no rush πŸ™‚

  1. Sharlene Wegner

    I’m in! I am actually reading a new book that won’t qualify, so my next book will start the quest! Thanks for the reminder!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      well thank goodness you fixed glad you are reading Red Rising!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hmm, i probably should have sent out a reminder but this week has been crazy πŸ™‚

  2. Kim

    I’m excited about this challenge! My TBR is out of control and I’m hoping to finish 10-15 books on it (published pre-March 2014, of course) during this challenge. I would have set my goal higher, but I still have to do some reviews for blog tours and upcoming releases, too. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for hosting!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      good luck Kim, I am glad you joined in and I totally get the TBR pile being out of control!

  3. miki

    Thank you a lot for this challenge i hope it will help me to stay motivated^^, i hope to read at least 4 books ( with one in my native language if that counts)

    i will also try to join the read a thon but i will wait a bit before signing up because it just at my birthday time and i don’t know if my family prepared something ( i doubt it but just in case^^)
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Tyler I do this every March, it helps us clear out our book stash!

  4. kai charles (Fiction State of Mind)

    So my goal is kinda crazy,I want to do a book a day! So 31 or st the mimimum 15 I have a lot of under 200 pages reads and I’m a few books ahead of goal πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awesome goal I have hit that mark a few times πŸ™‚ Good luck!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Nope, as long as you are reading TBR books, then it works. I haven’t set a goal my wishlist of reads for the month however is HUGE!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      sssh Ann we are suppose to ignore that little tidbit and make ourselves feel better just because we read some of the 875,681 books in our TBR pile!!! bwahahaha

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am hosting a read-a-thon that begins Thursday if you do better with short term goals πŸ™‚

  5. Sharlene Wegner

    OK, I had to switch books. Historical romance was starting to bring me down & I needed something light. I finished a fairly short one by Janet Evanovich, who always makes me smile!I think I will keep up with the sure thing light contemporaries for awhile & maybe that will get me moving!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Enjoy, I am all over the place from contemporary romances, to assassins and now the four Horseman of the Apocalypse..LOL

      • Sharlene Wegner

        The last historical romance I read all of the way through was so good – Maire Claremont’s The Dark Affair – but the next 2 I started, I couldn’t get into. I don’t know if it’s my mood or what. I have a Carolyn Brown book on deck, plus another contemporary. Hope to get through those in the next 2 days! πŸ™‚

        • kimbacaffeinate

          Brown is good, and it happens to all of us. Sometimes I set them aside and love them later.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      That is awesome, some months all I read are arcs and this event helps πŸ™‚ Keep it up!

  6. Sharlene Wegner

    I think I hit enter on 2 books I had already added. I will have to try to add new ones tomorrow. Electronically challenged, I tell you!

  7. Berls

    Kimba I’m sorry I should have been writing this down, but I can’t remember what books I’ve entered and which still need to go in… can you tell me what I’ve entered? And I thought I was finally getting organized. :/
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  8. Lark

    Well, I only read six instead of the 10+ I was planning on – and I only wrote 3 of the reviews – but it was satisfying nonetheless. And HUZZAH! I was able to read Scarlet, Codex Born, and River Road guilt-free (and part of Cress, too.) So despite a tough work project, I feel fairly good about it overall. Thanks so much for hosting, Kimba!
    Lark recently posted…Take Control of Your TBR Pile 2014 Challege – Wrap-upMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You don’t need written reviews for books to count on raffle. You just need to link goodreads account showing it read. Now you have three reviews ready for this month:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      That is so awesome, I am glad you had fun and hope you join us again!

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