Monday 30 January 2012

2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge - January Wrap Up

Hey all!!!! Can you believe January is nearly over already? This month has gone super quick and seems as the post was ready...I thought I'd post it early! =)
So, as I'm the first host for the 2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge, I've got some exciting stuff for you. If your only just joining us, please see this post for the challenge details and rules. Please feel free to sign up at any time. The more the merrier!
So I'm going to do a quick run down on the books I've read this month and and go over some rules for the challenge. I know rules suck....but we gotta have them, so lets get started! 

The books I read this month
(Click on the photo to be taken to Goodreads)
*Because I'm the first host, my reviews will be linked up on Nicole's blog linky in February. 
The books I'll be reading in February
(click on the photo to be taken to Goodreads)

Link your reviews.
In order to be entered into the giveaway (below), you will need to link up any of your reviews you've wrote for any of the books, you read so far this year that go towards your reading challenge. Please note you can only enter IF you've signed up for the challenge AND are a book blogger. Sorry about that! 

Let it Snow Challenge!! 

1) Anyone who takes part in this mini challenge will gain an extra entry into the giveaway draw. As you can see below, there are 12 photo's - all you need to do is guess the title of the book and authors name - then fill in THIS form and that's it!  
2) Please remember to fill out the google doc form correctly otherwise we may not be able to allocate your point(s) Please remember you also need to list your reviews  in the google docs form.
3) You have from 30th January until February 15th to link up your reviews and enter the giveaway. The winner will be announced on February 16th!

To be eligible to enter - you need to have at least 1 review from your TBR challenge linked in the linky below.
1 x review linked in the linky = 1 entry into the giveaway (the more reviews you link, the more points you get)
8 out of 12 book covers guessed correctly = 1 extra entry
12 out of 12 book covers guessed correctly = 2 extra entries

Extra entries (Optional)
Follow us on Twitter = 1 extra entry
Follow us on Facebook = 1 extra entry
Now for the challenge: 

So now you've seen the photo's and wow, they look awesome. A huge thank you to Evie!!! =)
Good luck all - GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!!! 

Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Damion by Jennifer L Armentrout
Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore
Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Fracture by Megan Miranda
Touch by Jus Accardo
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally 
Sweet Vemon by Tera Lynn Childs

Giveaway - Winner's Choice! 
Buy This Book from Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

One winner will win a book of their choice for the value of £8 from The Book Depository.
The giveaway ends on February 15th!!

Angie @ Pinkindle R&R


Janie said...

So excited for the first wrap up :)) Yay! I can't believe January is almost over though.

Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures said...

I second that! I'm gutted that I only managed to read 2 books - duh, I blame the university. Love this challenge!!

Unknown said...

I loved this challenge! The little snowflakes are so pretty. :)

Book Passion for Life said...

Me too ladies! I had an awesome book month and I can not wait for next month!! ~ Donna

miki said...

I'm really happy for this challenge , thanks you again ^^

the contest with the snowflakes is really interesting

Unknown said...

I only got in two books, but that's alright! There was only one of those covers I couldn't figure out. :(

Between The Bindings said...

How are the snowflakes numbered cuz there are a couple ways to look at it and I don't want to be wrong

Book Passion for Life said...

It doesn't matter how there numbered hun. Anyway you think. ~ Donna

Mel said...

Oh, two covers I couldn't figure out. Love the idea though as you can't cheat and look online if you don't have an idea!

I'm quite impressed I managed 4 books from TBR pile this month! :-)

Anonymous said...

I was able to read one book from the TBR this month, but didn't get the review up in time to link it. I'm ok with that and know February will be better, but I'm bummed I don't get to play the cover challenge! How fun! :)

Anonymous said...

I only managed to read one book. I will have to do a lot better next month or my TBR pile will fall over and crush me.

I don't recognise any of the covers from that quiz! I don't read many books with young girlies on the cover though so I suspect they are from a genre I don't know much about.

ME said...

I read three books, but only one of them was for the TBR challenge! Oh...and I can only identify maybe four of the book covers. Ho hum! It serves me right for having time off from blogging!

Mandroid said...

One of those graphics nearly drove me crazy, but I think I figured it out in the end. I really like these kinds of challenges!

Working for the Mandroid

Celine said...

I really enjoyed your challenge! Only got 8 out of the 12 though ):

I read one book for the challenge. I hope I'll do better next month.

anaavu said...

Where do we link up our reviews?

Ah, figuring out that middle one just about killed was right there at the back of my mind but I couldn't remember it. When I googled my guess for the name, nothing popped up! Oh well I remembered I had one word wrong. Feel very proud of myself LOL


R.A.Desilets said...

Those covers KILLED me! I know one of them but completely blanked, but I managed to get eight of them, I think ^_^

Karen said...

I love this challenge!!! Will be linking up my reviews in the next couple days. How exciting!! :D

Ang said...

I've entered and linked up all of my reviews!! Good luck, everyone :)

Maria Behar said...

Hi, and thank you SO much for the giveaway!! I've linked up one review; I've only been able to read one book for the challenge so far, but I'll try to get another one in before Feb. 15th!

I'm not entering the mini-challenge. I can only name one book!! Oh, well...


Maria @

Maria Behar said...

Oh, shoot...I almost forgot to tell you guys...I'm now following your blog!! : )

Sarahbotbonkers said...

I can't believe that I managed to read 4 books for this challenge! :) I love the mini-challenge as well but I'm stuck on 2 covers though.

jesspoole said...

Hey Donna, I linked up my reviews - great challenge, there was only 1 I couldn't get.
Question - is there a place we need to link our monthly wrap up post as well? Or just the reviews here?
Thanks, Jess

Book Passion for Life said...

Hey Jess!
So glad you enjoyed it! Just the reviews can be posted here but feel free to send me your wrap up post link so I can take a peak! ~ Donna

Prangon said...

Seems like all I read in January this year were eligible for this challenge. 9 books but I did a few mini reviews and got reduced to 5 posts ;(

Looking forward to doing some kick ass reading in Feb. I even have a ninja kindle to guide my way ;D

Unknown said...

Yay! I'm enjoying this challenge so much! Thanks for hosting it :D

Hugs to all!

jesspoole said...

Perfect, thanks Donna!
It's right here:

Are you going to publish the answers to the quiz when it's over? I'm dying to know the one I couldn't get!!

Alysia said...

My first wrap up on my first challenge! Too cool! :) Thanks for the giveaway

Reader Unfolded said...

Thanks for hosting this month's wrap-up :D

OK. I added my reviews but I'm not sure if they count. I got ARCs for 2012 releases in 2011 and I started off the year by finishing those first?

You can take them down if they don't count and let me know please for next month! I thought the link-up would just go to our own wrap-up posts so I didn't ask before. Thanks!

Erika @ Suddenly Books/One A Day Y.A.

Book Passion for Life said...

Hey Erika,
If the book is actually released in 2012, then they don't count. Sorry hun! They would need to be 2011 release dates only.
Please let me know if you've got any queries.

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