Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tackle Your TBR Pile Readathon

Tressa @ Wishful Endings is hosting a Readathon Sept 8 - 20. The focus is getting that pesky TBR pile polished off.

You can sign up through September 17th.

You're welcome to participate as much or as little as you'd like. The read-a-thon is to encourage us all to read so that we can tackle those tbr piles, not to cause extra stress. ;) You will see requests for updates, but there are no requirements that you leave an update every day. Daily updates are great, though, to help us all stay motivated and cheer each other on. If you do want to post a daily update, here is a simple template (omit or add things as you like):

(Day of the week)
What I read today:
Today's finished books:
Total number of finished books:
Titles of finished books:

We will be using hashtag #TackleTBR on Twitter for updates and tweets. I'd love for you to include me in your tweets too @TresSherm. This is also a great way to find others participating and give some encouragement.

There will be a couple of giveaways that I will host for all read-a-thon participants.


This is the schedule for the read-a-thon, including challenges and giveaways (will be adjusted as others are added):

9/8: Kick-off with giveaways. Giveaways will include:

•$15 Amazon gift card (INT)
•Book of winner's choice from their TBR (INT)
9/9: Random Page Challenge and Giveaway hosted by Paij @ My Love For Reading Keeps Growing
9/10: Challenge and Giveaway hosted by Laurie Larsen (Roadtrip to Redemption, Tide to Atonement)
9/11: Dream Character Challenge hosted at Wishful Endings
9/13: Book Cover Opposites Challenge hosted at Wishful Endings
9/14: Mid-point Check-in
9/15: Promo and Giveaway hosted by Jessica Leake (Arcana)
9/16: Book Cover Challenge hosted at Wishful Endings
9/17: Challenge and Giveaway hosted by Katherine Reay (Dear Mr. Knightley, Lizzy and Jane)
9/18: Color Challenge hosted at Wishful Endings
9/19: Promo and Giveaway hosted by Karen Rock (Someone Like You)
9/20: Read-a-thon Ends
9/21: Wrap-up Post

It's really going to be a great time!!!


If you’re participating in the read-a-thon and would love to host a challenge, this is what you need to know:

There aren't a lot of requirements to host a challenge, but here they are:

1.You must have a blog to post on so that everyone has access to your post and can participate.
2.Posts need to be up by 8 am wherever you live on the day of your post.
3.Your challenge can be as easy (asking a question and the participant leaving a comment or linking a post on their blog, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.) or as difficult as you like. Just be sure it’s something participants can do if they don’t have a blog.
4.Challenges should include a giveaway. It can be something as small as a bookmark, a $5 gift card, or a book you have that can be shipped to the winner, or a larger prize, such as a new book or $20 gift card (you'll need to include details, such as for US entrants or open internationally, etc.).
5.Your blog needs to be family friendly.
Ready to sign up to host a challenge? Please fill out THIS FORM!


Authors! The read-a-thon isn't limited to just readers. Join in the fun with a guest post & giveaway! This can be great exposure for you. You don't have to be participating as a reader to post a challenge or giveaway. There is a requirement that your book not be erotica or contain mature content as this is a family-friendly blog (if you're not sure, or your book is borderline, then just ask - I just don't want steamy covers, erotica, or a lot of heavy swearing). To get more information and see about signing up, just fill out THIS FORM!


Post your sign-up using the button that links back to this post. Then enter the link to your post in the linky below, post the button on your sidebar with a link back to this post or your sign-up post, and spread the word (remember on Twitter to use #TackleTBR), and comment or email with questions. Then on September 8th come back here looking for some fun giveaways and challenges, and be prepared to link up your goals (if you didn't include them in your sign-up post).


1. A Flirtatous Rendezvous by Cecilia Gray
2. A Dangerous Expectation by Cecilia Gray
3. An Illicit Engagement by Cecilia Gray
4. A Delightful Arrangement by Cecilia Gray
5. This Little Piggy by Bea Davenport
6. Emma, Mr. Knightley & Chili-Slaw Dogs by Mary Jane Hathaway
7. Remember When by T. Torrest
8. Surviving the Angel of Death by Eva Mozes Kor
9. Release by Violet Vaughn
10. Her Perfect Game by Shannyn Schroeder
11. The Vampires' Last Lover by Aiden James & Patrick Burdine
12. Beauty's Kiss by Jane Porter
13. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
14. Portraits of Celina by Sue Whiting
15. The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel
16. Rewind to You by Laura Johnston
17. Very Wicked Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills
18. Her Last Whisper by Karen Robards
19. One Two Three by Elodie Nowodazkij
20. 84 Ribbons by Paddy Eger


  1. You've got a great list - some of those are on my tbr too. Thanks for participating!

  2. Her Last Whisper is great!! Hope you love it. :) Here's my Sign up Post.


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