Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge Begins!

March 1st, 2018 Kimberly Event 63 Comments

1st Mar

2018 Take Control

And so it begins… are you ready to TAKE CONTROL of your TBR Pile? The goal is to read as many books from your TBR pile during the month of March as you can. These can be eBooks, physical books, gifted books, ARCs, and audiobooks. The only rule is that they must have been published before March 1, 2018.  Haven’t signed up? You can do so before March 3rd Link up Here.



  • Link-up! This is open to everyone. If you do not have a blog then link a shelf entitled Take Control 2018 from 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 created on Goodreads. Be sure to friend me, so I can see it. Friend me: Kimberly
  • Begins midnight March 1st, 2018 and ends March 31, 2018, at 11:59 pm.
  • Read/listen to books from your TBR pile.
  • ALL books/audios must have been published before March 1,  2018. I don’t care where you got them, so old ARCS count.
  • Post a review to Goodreads, or your blog then enter the URL link it to the Rafflecopter for an entry. ( These can be a mini review. Just one or two sentences)
  • You can combine events, challenges etc.
  • 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 11th @ 2:30 pm (CST)  Come chat about books you have read and win prizes.
  • Earn extra entries for participating in the Twitter Party
  • Rafflecopter will close on April 2, 2018, at midnight and a winner will be chosen within 72 hours. Open internationally as long as Book Depository ships to you. Prize: New 2018 release valued at up to 20 US dollars or 1 Audiobook Credit from Audiobooks.com. I will do pre-orders as well. (may request eBook copy from Amazon or B&N)

Participation Giveaway

Must be linked up and participating in the Take Control Challenge to Participate.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

My Goals

My plan is to listen to or read 10 books from my TBR pile! Here are some books/audios on my list.

My Progress

  1. As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
  2. Winter Ignighting by Rebecca Zanetti
  3. How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards
  4. How to Claim an Undead Soul by Hailey Edwards
  5. Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire
  6. Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire
  7. Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
  8. The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
  9. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
  10. Dreaming in Chocolate by Susan Bishop Crispell
  11. Storm Force by Jim Butcher
  12. When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn
  13. Witch Hunter: Into the Outside by J.Z. Foster


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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

63 Responses to “Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge Begins!”

  1. Vi @Inkvotary

    Argh, I made a mistake with the linky. Sorry. Accidentally put in that first field my review URL too instead of only my Linky. Sorry, and double sorry if that caused any confusion.

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  3. BellaNu

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  4. Stephanie Jane

    This looks like a really useful challenge! I’m already doing IndieAthon for March and hoping to make a dent in my TBR pile there. I think several of those books will be applicable here too.

  5. MarthaE

    Question: Does the book have to be read solely in March or does it qualify if it is finished in March? Thanks for clarifying..

  6. Steph

    SO EXCITED! I need events like this to hold me accountable…for all the netgalley clicking. Thank you.

  7. Lorna

    Good luck meeting your goal! Hope they are good reads/listens. I read slower than I used to, so I think I would be useless at this and still keep up with ARCs etc.

    • Kimberly

      I have cut way back on ARC requests this year so its been easier to focus on backlist and TBR books.

  8. L

    I told myself at the beginning of the year that I was going to read everything I had before getting anything new… I’ve broken this sooo many times…

    Do You Dog-ear?

  9. Angela

    I’m hoping to read 30 book for this reading challenge! I can’t get the link to my blog post to show up below the post, so I’ll just stick it here

  10. Jennifer Silverwood

    Woohoo! So excited for another Caffeinated Reviewer Event! Good luck with your list everyone! I’m aiming for 12, including SJM’s Tower of Dawn woohoo 😀

    • Kimberly

      All you need to do is create a TBR list on Goodreads. Then add books as you read them. The link won’t close for another – 1d 22h 34m

  11. Mary

    Quick question too – I am listening to an audiobook and started it two days ago does that count? Its from 2017 or 2016 the book?? Thanks. Mary

    • Kimberly

      As long as you have the equivalent of 100 pages left, yes it counts. I am 45% into an audio myself.

      • Mary

        Ok, great. yeah I was only like 30% in and I think it’s almost 500 pages.
        Thanks for the reply!

  12. Mary

    I have been tweeting about it. Hoping that helps. I have 6 books for this challenge that I want to read. I am wondering how many books people read to have 2 entries a day. I would think it does take a little bit of time to read especially if you are working/life. Oh well, 6 for me. If I do more great, if not…bad Mary. I also, use my old twitter to promote this. It really is my main twitter account since StackingMyBookShelves! is newer. Anyway, I’m in!

  13. Heidi

    I really loved the audio of Down Among the Sticks and Stones and I just finished As Bright as Heaven on audio, it was really good. I am holding off on the Hearne for awhile since it is so huge. I have been working so hard to get through books in my pile these last couple of months and I am finally making a dent. I will be sure to read as much as I can in March.

  14. RO

    You already know I need to e doing this and I dare not enter a contest for more books.(lol) It’s a great challenge though. Hugs…RO

  15. Stefanie

    This meme made me giggle b/c there are so many KALs/CALs where a group leader tries to inspire crafters to take control of their stash.
    And yes, zippers can be really intimidating! Many sewists don’t like sewing with them, my mum included. I feel more confident sewing with the standard plastic zippers as I learned how to cut them down and I think a 1/4″ seam allowance even enables me to sew with a regular foot as that dratted zipper foot doesn’t keep the mater down enough for my liking.

    • Kimberly

      Hehe, yes all addicts need help taking control. My Mom has oodles of quilt kits, but she continues to buy more and has quilts in all stages of completion!

    • Stefanie

      Thank you for the sock love. They’re called sock blockers. Some are like that, although I don’t know if wood is the material or maybe there is wood plating. There are some that are plastic and some that are just a metal outline of the sock form. I bought these at one of my first STITCHES West. The vendor only took cash and I was so happy to find in my wallet I had $40 left!

  16. Sophia Rose

    Yay! And we’re off. Good luck getting your ten read and good luck to everyone else for their goals, too.

  17. czai

    I already started my first read 😀
    Also, just wondering.. is manga counted in the challenge? It’s definitely more than 100 pages but still curious..