The 2014 TBR Pile Challenge!

Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World - Naomi S. Baron As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto - Joan Reardon Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy - Eric Metaxas, Timothy Keller Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It - Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will - Kevin DeYoung Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream - David Platt The Art of Styling Sentences - Ann Longknife, K.D. Sullivan The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion - Tim Challies The Silent Seduction of Self-Talk: Conforming Deadly Thought Patterns to the Word of God - Shelly Beach What Is the Gospel? - Greg Gilbert, D.A. Carson


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.