Join the March Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge

January 25th, 2017 Kimberly Event 35 Comments

25th Jan


Welcome to the Fifth annual Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge! This is one of my favorite events as my to-be-read pile is often neglected. The rules are simple. For the entire month of March you focus on reading/listening to books in your TBR pile released before March 1, 2017. They can be eBooks, physical books or audiobooks. Let’s clean off those shelves, finish those series and trilogies and have some fun.

Once again I will provide motivation with a grand prize of a new release of your choice. I am giving you time to clear your calendars and sort through your TBR piles by posting early, so no excuses..we can do this! 

Are you ready to accept the Challenge?

See the rules, link-up and share with friends.


  • Link-up! This is open to everyone. If you do not have a blog then link your Goodreads account. It is a good idea to friend me if your shelves are private.
  • Create a Goals/Updates/Results post (can be combined) It can also be a shelf on Goodreads. Be sure to friend me, so I can see it. Friend me: Kimberly
  • Begins midnight March 1st, 2017 and ends March 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
  • Read/listen to books from your TBR pile.
  • ALL books/audios must have been published before March 1,  2017. I don’t care where you got them, so old ARCS count too.
  • Post a review to Goodreads, or your blog then link it to the Rafflecopter for an entry. ( these can be mini review)
  • You can combine events, challenges etc.
  • No novellas for this one peeps. Page count must be over 100 pages to qualify.
  • The rafflecopter will only allow you to enter up to two books daily, so update as soon as you finish a book.
  • Use hashtag #TakeControlTBR
  • Twitter Party March 15th @ 7 pm (CST) The Ides of March. Come chat about books you have read and win prizes.
  • 24-hour TBR read-a-thon Saturday, March 18th (sign-up will post in February) Grab your snacks, snuggle up and read until you drop! Instagram challenges and more.
  • Earn extra entries for participating in the Twitter Party and 24-hour TBR read-a-thon
  • Rafflecopter will close on April 2, 2017 at midnight and a winner will be chosen within 72 hours. Open internationally as long as Book Depositor ships to you. Prize: New 2016 release valued at up to 20 US dollars. I will do pre-orders as well. (may request eBook copy from Amazon or B&N)


Grabe the image and share the event. Just be sure to link back to this sign-up so your friends can join us!

Link up and commit to Taking Control

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35 Responses to “Join the March Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge”

  1. RO

    You picked the perfect challenge for me, and I love it! Most of my pile goes waaay back before 2017(lol) I’m going to try my best to commit because I need to whittle down that pile for sure. Hugs…

  2. Di

    Aaah! I’m going to really try to sort out my TBR so that I can join this one… I just need to cross off a few ARCs that I’ve allowed to back up lately…. My TBR really needs a kickstart though (or is that me???????).

  3. Jennifer

    I’m in. Like everyone here I have TONS of books on my TBR. One of my courses ends March 1st so I will only have to focus on one course for the month giving me more free time to listen to audiobooks and read for me not school. I’m going to aim for 10 books with a mix of formats, audiobooks being the highest since I have so many I need to review.

    Jennifer recently posted: Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster
  4. Jamie E

    Just joined. Excited for it.
    Quick question-are longer graphic novels allowed for this?

  5. Vi

    Okay, I signed up. Let´s see how this challenge will be 🙂 Hope it is okay that I might not be able to attend the Twitter Party or the 24-hour read-a-thon….

    Best wishes and again, congrats to having your Fifth Challenge here
    Vi @ Gone With The Books


    I haven’t been blogging regularly lately, so I’m just going to do the challenge on Goodreads. I’m hoping this motivates me to get through a large part of my TBR pile; mainly, because the library has their annual book sale coming up in May, and I never walk out of there without at least one bag full.

  7. Laura

    I’ve just linked up! I hope this will keep me motivated to read and blog. What is the rafflecopter? I only see it mentioned in the rules without any links – am I missing an explanation?

  8. Laura

    Is there a giveaway we’re supposed to enter as part of this challenge? If so, how and what is it? Does it matter if I don’t enter the giveaway? What is rafflecopter? How/where are we supposed to enter our up to two books a day?

      • Laura

        Ok. I’m still really confused. I think I signed up on something, but I’m not sure. Am I supposed to write a book review and share my link somewhere?

        • kimbacaffeinate

          Yes, when you finish a book just write one or two lines of review wherever you like…Goodreads, Blog, Twitter etc and then add link to Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway. You can find start post and giveaway here: Take Control

          • Laura

            Ok, I know it sounds obvious, but I looked at that post several times before I realized the legitimcy of the rafflepost button. It looks like a spammy ad so I kept scrolling past it. Thanks.