March 2015 Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Challenge

January 3rd, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Event 109 Comments

3rd Jan

Take Control of Your TBR pile is back for its third year and I couldn’t be more excited. Take Control was a blast last year and many of you made space on your shelves for new books. Let’s do it again! The rules are simple. For the month of March you ditch the ARC’s and read books in your TBR pile released before March 1, 2015. They can be eBooks, physical books or audiobooks. Let’s clean off those shelves, finish those series and trilogies and have some fun doing it. Once again I will provide motivation with a grand prize of a new book release of your choice.

Take Control 2015
I am giving you time to clear your calendars and sort through your TBR piles. Are you ready to accept the Challenge? See the rules, link-up and share with friends. Be sure and grab the button.


  • 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) On Goodreads create a folder for Take Control and share your intentions on your wall.
  • Begins March 1st, 2015 and ends March 31, 2015 at midnight.
  • Read/listen to books from your TBR pile .
  • ALL books must have been published before March 2015.
  • Post a review to Goodreads, your blog or Facebook then link it to the Rafflecopter for an entry. (mini review)
  • You can combine events, challenges etc.
  • No novellas for this one peeps
  • The rafflecopter will only 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
  • Twitter Party and read-a-thon will be announced to help you reach your goals.
  • Rafflecopter will close on April 2, 2015Β at midnight and a winner will be chosen within 72 hours. Open internationally as long as Book Depository/Amazon/ Barnes and Noble ship to you. Prize: New 2015 release valued at up to $20.00. I will do pre-orders as well. (may request eBookΒ or Audible audioΒ copy)

Link up and Take Control

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March 2015 Take Control of Your TBR Pile
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109 Responses to “March 2015 Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Challenge”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      wahoo. Glad you are in Bea. I am thinking the read-a-thon will be around the ides of March πŸ™‚

  1. Christine

    I’m trying to make 2015 the year I mostly read from my shelves — I’ve cut myself off from review copies and I will still use the library, but want to have a better ratio of books borrowed vs. books from my shelves. This will be a great challenge to go along with the year long “Show Your Shelves Some Love Challenge” I am doing — I’ll officially sign up when it gets a bit closer though πŸ™‚
    Christine recently posted…(Mostly) Bookish Goals End of Year UpdateMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Good for you..I added so many freebies while on bloggy break I will never catch up.

  2. Terri

    What a great idea! I don’t have any commitments for March yet, so this will give me the perfect opportunity to work on my TBR piles. Thank you!
    Terri recently posted…My Book Haul 1/3/15My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you are joining Terri. I do this every March and we have tons of fun. Look for details on a read-a-thon around the Ides of March to help keep you on track as well. In May I host Clean Sweep for all of your ARC’s

    • kimbacaffeinate

      That makes me so happy. I look forward to it too and knowing others do ensures I continue the tradition πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Nope ya haven’t missed it. Every March I host Take Control for your TBR books and in May I host Clean Sweep to help clean up those arcs you have. Thanks for joining!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Woot! I hear you on that resolution..i add 2 for every one I

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, me either but this lets me tackle a small section of it

    • kimbacaffeinate

      A lot of peeps are trying to take control of that pile..glad you are joining us!

  3. Tyler H Jolley

    I love this challenge. I had to stop all together with my TBR list because I had been doing so much writing and not enough reading. Luckily, on vacation I was able to knock out a lot of books and feel like it’s finally under control and I can add to it again.
    Tyler H Jolley recently posted…Garden Cover RevealMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehe…I read 4 add 6 is the way of an addict.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks for the follows and I am glad you joined we have a blast. Look for deets on the read-a-thon for March coming soon

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wahoo..delighted you are joining in the fun Rita πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you joined. You can post your review anywhere. Since most bloggers schedule out and others don’t blog I am allowing reviews to be posted to Goodreads, Facebook or even Amazon.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Happy to have you join us Lorrea..we have a good time and catch up on our reads

  4. Michelle

    Yay! I can’t wait for all three of your challenges and COYER will be done by then so I can focus 100% on the books that have been sitting on my shelf as well as on my kindle thats publishing dates that have came and went and books that I one clicked (there is a lot of those) πŸ˜‰ Will work on my starter post soon πŸ™‚
    Michelle recently posted…Mini #Bloggiesta Goals ~ UpdateMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      So glad you are excited Michelle. This will be fun and it’s great to get to some of those books πŸ™‚

  5. Kat Morrisey

    I’m in! I’ve taking a pretty long break from blogging, reading and reviewing. Yet I’ve continued to buy books! So this will be perfect to start cleaning off my shelves-virtually & the real ones. Thanks for doing this again. It’s a challenge I’ve definitely been looking forward to!
    Kat Morrisey recently posted…Celebrating Love, Romance, and You!My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      So glad to have have you joining. Yeah I read 5 books and buy 10..hehe

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yay glad you joined, and if necessary we can send over a Hellhound to keep watch..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Fantastic Elsi, I need to get my list together too. So many books to choose from..LOL

  6. Holli

    Almost forgot about this challenge and suddenly realized it was getting close to March. I then did a mad scramble (or Google, rather) to find it. πŸ˜€

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Well we are glad you are signed up Holli πŸ™‚ I am certainly ready to make a dent in my tbr pile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh that is exciting Lauren, I remember the first community activity I did. Good luck and I hope you meet some new bloggy friends πŸ™‚

  7. Cayt

    Man, between my 10 bookshelves upstairs and all of the books I keep accumulating through Humble Bundles, I need to do this! Maybe this challenge will finally push me to read some of the stuff that I’ve been putting off for so long! Great idea. πŸ™‚
    Cayt recently posted…Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion ReviewMy Profile

  8. Jamie

    So novella’s are out. What about graphic novels or middle grade books? Or nonfiction?

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hi Jamie, I would say if the have 100 pages or more then yes those will be fine.

  9. Sarah

    Woohooo I am READY for this challenge! (I think, lol) Now to make a shelf on goodreads and dust off the books that have been piling up by my bed for months. I am not even close to ready to clean out the ones living under my bed though lol Planning to read five books for the challenge, but by the end of the month I hope to have read a bunch more!
    Sarah recently posted…February Reading Challenge Updates & March GoalsMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      My plan is to attack last books in series that are unread first, then go forth from there:) Good luck!

  10. Marsha

    I’ve known about this since shortly after it was posted – but the procrastinator in me just got my butt in gear to sign up. (sad face) I’m really looking forward to this Challenge – my Towering TBR Pile is just totally outta control. Time to take charge. πŸ™‚
    Marsha recently posted…I Vow To ~ Take Control of My TBR Pile!My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, well at least you are in when it counts Marsha!

  11. Yuska

    Thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway. My TBR is getting out of control. This is a great action plan to get rid off of my endless piles.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You are not alone-we all have piles. Good luck Yuska!

  12. Elsi

    I have now uploaded a “starting position” post to my blog with a short list of books I want to read this month. I actually started reading one of those books late in the afternoon on the 28th of February. I don’t know if that counts toward the challenge or not, but when it was time to pick a book to read, I just grabbed one of my TBRs.
    Elsi recently posted…Take Control Challenge; starting positionMy Profile

  13. Create With Joy

    Hi Kimberly,

    We are not only joining you for the TBR Read-A-Thon this month, we are featuring you at The Book Nook at Create With Joy – our new community for Book Lovers!

    We would love for you and your friends to join us – our latest party #5 is now open – please stop by! πŸ™‚

  14. Tracy Terry

    Not too sure I’m posting my reviews in the right place. There was mention of a link to a Rafflecopter but I don’t seem to be able to find it.
    Tracy Terry recently posted…LAMENTATION.My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have a few authors I wanted to like, but it was their style too..bummer

    • kimbacaffeinate

      That is awesome, be sure and enter link into giveaway tool πŸ™‚