I came across Roof Beam Reader's blog and, consequently, his TBR Pile Challenge, after joining the Classics Club (he's one of its moderators). At that time it was too late for me to participate in the 2013 Challenge but I was hoping I could join in for 2014. Last month he announced there will, indeed, be a 2014 TBR Pile Challenge:
Hooray! It’s that special time of year for us bookish souls; the time when we’re all frantically scanning the book blog-o-sphere for challenges that we might want to compete in next year. So, I am pleased to announce that I am hosting the FIFTH ANNUAL “TBR Pile Challenge!”
This challenge was started after I realized I had such an issue buying books but never reading them (not because I don’t read – but because I have such a book buying problem!). So, year after year, books would sit on my shelf, untouched, and I would end up reading newer ones first. I realized I was missing out on a lot of great books because I let them sit there gathering dust instead of reading them as I bought them.
The Goal: To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile (within 12 months).
And, oh, there are prizes! I knew that would get your attention ;-) You can read more about the Challenge here.