Take Control of Your TBR Pile Starting Line….

March 1st, 2017 Kimberly Event 35 Comments

1st Mar


Wahoo! Are you ready to tackle that TBR pile and TAKE CONTROL? From now until March 31st your goal is to read as many of the book in your TBR pile as you can. I don’t know about you, but I have some favorite author’s books being neglected and hope to read them all.  If you haven’t signed up yet, you can join here: Take Control

The Rules


  • 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. Yes any book over 100 pages, even graphic novels.
  • 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. Audio from Audible.com)

Participant Giveaway

One participant will win their choice of a physical, eBook or audio valued at up to 20 US dollars. Good luck and may the odds be forever in your favor!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Good luck! My goal is to read 2 books from my TBR pile, then one book from my ARC. I am hoping to read at least 15 books from my TBR Pile.

Update: I managed to read/listen to 13 books from my TBR pile! How did you do?

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35 Responses to “Take Control of Your TBR Pile Starting Line….”

  1. Let 'em eat books

    Hey there,

    would german reviews count as well? If that’s the case, I’d like to sign up, too. But as I’m a German blogger I won’t do much in English – except for the Goal/Update/Result post, of course.


  2. czai

    ohwow, this looks perfect for me! not a very fast reader but I would love to try 😀 I’m late but I’m joining!! I’ll have my tbr/goal post soon!! I can’t do the 24-hrs read-a-thon though because this March is a busy one for me. ohwell. I’m excited!!

  3. LuAnn Braley

    OMG … Maybe if I read /nothing/ until the end of the decade, I would put a dent in my TBR…but like that’s going to happen! *ROFL*

    I’m going to go back to my RL now, check my plate to see how much is on it, and seriously consider joining anyway, because it’s more fun clearing, or knocking a few books of the TBR if other folks are playing along!

    LuAnn Braley recently posted: Pork Pies by Judy Nichols - #review
  4. Bex

    Well I’m excited to be involved, I even sorted out my TBR last weekend, I now have lovely alphabetised shelves (one and a half bookcases) to choose from. I’m hoping I’ll clear some space including dealing with a couple of arcs on kindle during the month. Good luck everybody.

  5. RO

    Girl, everytime I see this, I look around the house and pull on my hair, knowing I need to tackle this monster. Still, I keep plugging along, taking way longer than I should to finish even one book, and adding on the massive pile. (lol) What in the world is wrong with me? Hugs and Happy Saturday!

  6. Madalyn

    I’m so glad I found this! I’m doing a yearly challenge to read my TBR list, since it’s totally out of control. I’m joining a bit late but I just finished one book from my TBR list!

  7. Vi

    Oh gosh I hope I did the signing for the linky right and used the correct link. Got confused that it said “linky # and name”.
    If I made a mistake and it isn´t working right, please tell me and I hope I can fix it…. And now I feel kind of stupid…..

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

  8. Paij Slater

    Well I pretty much sucked a$$ at this. I thought March would be slow going and easy to get this done. Then life happens. UGH! I think I got two…well maybe three books done…Thanks for doing this though. I don’t seem to be able to get back into the blogging thing….like ever. It’s so frustrating. I love reading your page though 🙂 You always make me smile 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Life does have a crazy way of getting in the way. Two or three books is still good. Sorry your not feeling blogging. I wouldn’t stress. Follow your passions and enjoy reading. Blog when the mood strikes. {{Hugs}}