TBR Challengers (I want to say it was Phyl), suggested I add a Romance Writers of America RITA theme - the RITA being to RWA what the Edgars are to the Mystery Writers of America. It's their Big Fancy Award. Since July is RWA conference month, it's where I've been housing this theme for the past couple of years.
I normally like to keep the themes pretty open-ended, so participants have some wiggle room. But as much as I love this theme, it takes some planning ahead. Most of us can't go to our TBRs, randomly pick up a book, and just so happen to grab a past RITA winner or nominee. So for the sake of planning ahead, here are some lists to help guide you on your TBR Challenge Quest for July.
All past RITA winners can be found on the RWA web site.
Nominees are trickier. How I wish RWA had a database! Alas, no. Thanks to bloggers I got back to 2007. Older than that? It's thin on the ground and I didn't feel like dumpster diving through the depths of Google. So eight years worth of nominees is gonna have to do folks. Here they are:
I'm thinking, surely, that would be enough to go on? Even if you have some restraint and unlike me your TBR pile cannot be seen from space? Lots to choose from. Happy hunting!