Monday, November 21, 2016
Sign-Up Now: #TBRChallenge 2017
What is the TBR Challenge? Once a month participants pull a long-neglected book out of their TBR (To-Be-Read) piles, read it, and provide "commentary" on that book on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Commentary on your chosen read can happen anywhere online: your blog, Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads etc. Hashtag = #TBRChallenge
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) Dear Lord, you're going to make us do homework? Yes. Honestly, it's fun. For participants of the challenge (and those who just follow along), the 3rd Wednesday of the month is a guarantee day of "book talk." And, you know, older books - not the latest, greatest thing that's been promo'd half to death the past several weeks.
2) Dear Lord, you have themes?! Yes. I took over hosting this challenge in 2011 and the idea of themes came with it. Some participants like the themes (which I try to keep broad) to help them focus when faced with the insurmountable crush of their TBRs. However, the themes are optional! The goal of this challenge is to read something (anything!) out of your TBR. If you don't like the theme(s) - don't follow it.
3) So do I win anything if I complete the challenge? Yes. Personal satisfaction. I like to keep this challenge stress-free, so if you skip a month, post your commentary late (or early), go off theme etc. - the TBR Police will not be showing up at your door.
Great! How do I sign up?
1) Leave a comment on this blog post, e-mail me or hit me up on Twitter. I need whatever name you post under and a link to where you'll be posting your commentary. So, for example: Wendy, The Misadventures of Super Librarian. I will include your name and link on this dedicated page for the challenge so folks can follow along.
Commentary "due dates" and themes for next year are below:
January 18 - We Love Short Shorts! (category romance, short stories, novella etc.)
February 15 - New-To-You Author
March 15 - Comfort Read (Favorite Author? Favorite Trope? Favorite Sub Genre?)
April 19 - Contemporary
May 17 - Something Different (outside your comfort zone, unusual setting, non-romance etc.)
June 21 - Favorite Trope (a favorite theme - amnesia? secret baby? fairy tale? friends-to-lovers? etc.)
July 19 - Series Catch-Up (a book from a series you're behind on)
August 16 - Kicking It Old School (publication date 10 years or older)
September 20 - Historical
October 18 - Paranormal or Romantic Suspense
November 15 - Recommended Read (a book recommended to you by someone)
December 20 - Holiday Themes
It really is a lot of fun, plus a handy way to delude yourself into thinking that you're making progress on your TBR pile.