101, 102, 103…Mini-Challenge, Hours 18-21

Are you still with us?  We’re well past the midway point and if your eyes are still focusing I’ve got a fun challenge.  Every year, since I started blogging way back in 2008, I post a look at my TBR pile (all the books I own and haven’t read) and I thought I’d give you all a sneak peek.  Feast your eyes on Mt. TBR!


Scary, right?  I’ll be writing a post breaking down the numbers in the next few weeks, but wanted to give you all a chance to see it first.  There are so many ways to win a prize…

#1Guess the total number of books in the picture.  I don’t care if you are under or over, the closest guess wins. (if there’s a tie, first guesser wins) – $15 at the Book Depository

#2See a title you’d like you have in your TBR pile?  Tell me which one.  I’ll draw a random winner at 4 EST and I’ll send it to you.

Now for the Where’s Waldo aspect of the challenge.  I chose 8 books, one bag, and a puzzle to give away, but you’ve got to earn it.  I’ll show you what I’m offering up and when you find it in the photo, it’s yours.  One book per person, please.  Get your eyes ready!

The photo quality was not as great as I’d hoped it would be so I’m giving you some help by showing the sides. These books WILL NOT be in the boxes at the bottom.  Just tell me if it’s on the top or bottom, what row and how many books down.  First one to get it right will win the book and I’ll take it off the list.

#3– Find The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice and you will win the cool bag  (not the book).

#4– Find one of the two Jane Austen books and win the cool 500 piece Austen puzzle.

#5 & #6– I found duplicates of both Labor Day by Joyce Maynard and She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb.  Find the book and win it, the trick is that these covers may not match what you see in the picture 😉

bag austenduplicates

Just tell me where you find them to win.

#7Winter’s Child by Margaret Maron,  #8-100 Tiny Tales of Terror,  #9The 70 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time, #10The Twelve by Justin Cronin,  #11Schism:The Battle for Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash,   #12-The Summer Nights Never End…Until They Do by Robert James Waller

6 books

Any Questions? Ask and I’ll answer here.  Open Internationally.

121 thoughts on “101, 102, 103…Mini-Challenge, Hours 18-21

  1. Rachel Noel says:

    #1 – my guess is 759.
    #2 – If that copy of The Strain (1st Column, lower level, about 7 books from the top) is by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PICK ME!!!!!!!!

    As for the rest, I really can’t tell where they are, even with my reading glasses. ^^

    • thetruebookaddict says:

      Rachel, if you win The Strain, come join my read-a-long in May and June. I’m also giving a copy away at my horror blog if you don’t win it here. email me: truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom and I’ll give you the blog address. 🙂

  2. sharlenehsmith says:

    Too many things to do & I’m working off an iPad.
    1. 585.
    2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    3. bottom section, second stack from right, tenth book down.
    That’s it from me 🙂 I need to get back to reading.

  3. Masanobu says:

    Answering your first challenge: I’m going to say 789 books.

    And I thought I had a long TBR. I never imagined Mount TBR could be a literal expression! Picking a book must be like shopping your own library. Christmas every day!

  4. ebpnd says:

    1. My guess is 782 books!
    2. I would love the Fiery Cross by Diana Galbadon there… I’ve been on the holds list at my library forever!

    You’re awesome!

  5. Nadia says:

    I’d say you have 300 or more books there!

    And that picture made me feel better about my TBR (although that might be because I have a lot of it on my Kindle and I cannot pile them up like this lol)

  6. Kanoko says:

    When I saw the title, I thought it couldn’t be that bad. Obviously, I was wrong. Haha.

    #1 – 737. And I don’t even think that’s a generous number. 🙂

  7. Sharon @ Faith Hope & Cherrytea says:

    have no idea how you can read all the titles!
    even with a magnifying glass it’s difficult to figure them out ..
    if that’s actually a ciji ware book in the stacks , that’s my choice
    if not I just like the look of the spine of the top book on the far right – crazy =)
    as to book count? i’ll say 672
    Luv your generosity Stacy!
    TY big time for the offer =)

  8. Elle says:

    1. 736. 2. P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern. 5. Would love to win this one, but cannot locate it…despite the fact that I have found 3 of the other books in the lists. Boo. 🙂

  9. stacey says:

    Wow! Not only impressive for the sheer size of Mt TBR but also that you moved them all together -and will have to move them all apart again! My guess is: 646!

  10. Jenna says:

    I am guessing 748. Also I would like to have PS I love you for my TBR stack. Also Schism: The Battle for Darraica is below Swoon. It is the second to last stack on the bottom and it is the second book down.

  11. litandlife says:

    #1 – my guess is 867 #2 Drood by Dan Simmons
    Wow – I feel so much better about my own number of TBR books! Of course, if you read faster than I do, then you’re probably okay!

  12. Adira says:

    #1- I guess that you have 724 books in your TBR Pile.

    #2- I’d love to win a copy of Outlander by Donna Galbraith

  13. Peta says:

    My word!!! That is a TBR pile and I am very impressed – I’d imagine it took a while to put together too! Thankfully a decent % of my own TBR heap is now on my kindle so I can no longer see the scale of the crisis.

    I would guess you have 1001 books…?

  14. Skeeter Lee says:

    1- My guess is 896 books.
    2 – I read Outlander at the start of the readathon today so I’d want Diana Gabaldon’s The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, or An Echo in the Bone. Which ever one you want the least 😉
    5 – Labor Day by Joyce Maynard: first column on the floor (left side, against the wall), sixth book down

    Thanks for hosting the giveaways. Fingers crossed to win.

    skeeterlee63 @ gmail.com

  15. Nicole Woods says:

    #1: So, math is not my strong point & I lost count a few times, but…..
    Books in Piles= 697. Books in Boxes= 110.
    Total Number of Books= 807. 🙂

    #2: “A Breath of Snow and Ashes” by Diana Gabaldon. Please & Thank You! ❤

    #11: Schism- Bottom Stacks- Second to Last Pile/stack (therefore on the right hand side of the picture)- Second Book. 🙂

  16. Teddyree says:

    2 words … holy cow!! I’ve followed your pictorial TBR over the years and ummm are you aware those books are breeding?? 🙂

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