What is the TBR Challenge? Simply put, it's where readers pick up a long neglected book from their TBR pile, read it, and comment on that read on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. The idea is to read those long neglected books that you just had to get your hands on at the time, but have been languishing in your pile, all lost and forgotten.
Commentary on your chosen TBR read can happen anywhere online (your blog, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter, a message board etc.) just provide me with a link when you sign-up so interested readers can follow all the challengers!
This is a voluntary challenge and I want this to be fun. Hey, life happens. If you have to skip a month, there will be no ridicule. Likewise, while there will be bragging rights for those that complete the challenge without skipping a single month - there is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Since some readers like a little guidance, I will also be keeping with tradition and providing themes. These themes are totally voluntary. If you don't have anything in your TBR that fits, the theme doesn't appeal, or you just want to read something else - go for it! Again, this is meant to be a fun challenge.
Monthly Review Dates And Theme Suggestions
January 15 - We Love Short Shorts! (Short stories, Novellas, category romance)
February 19 - Series Catch-Up (pick a book from a series you're behind on)
March 19 - New-To-You Author (an author you've never read before)
April 16 - Contemporary romance
May 21 - More Than One (An author who has more than one book in your TBR pile)
June 18 - Romance Classics (classic book, classic author, classic trope/theme etc.)
July 16 - Lovely RITA (past RITA winners or nominees) (Past Winners and Nominees for: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and....surely that's plenty of options?)
August 20 - Luscious Love Scenes (erotic romance, erotica, a "sensual" read - leave those "just kisses" books alone this month!)
September 17 - Recommended read (a book recommended to you by someone)
October 15 - Paranormal or romantic suspense
November 19 - Historical romance
December 17 - Holiday themes (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, it's all good!)
The 2014 participants are....
Moi, Wendy the Super Librarian
Hilcia, Impressions...of a Reader
Phyl, Phyl's Quilts & Books
Willaful, A Willful Woman
Lori, Lori's Endless TBR
AztecLady, Her Hands My Hands
Sonia, Books - Livros&Livros - Books
Jenn, Lost in a Great Book
Miss Bates, Miss Bates Reads Romance
Susan, Susan's 2014 Reading Blog
Keira, Cogitations and Meditations
Elizabeth, Adventures in Life, Love and Librarianship
Lynn, All About Romance (blog)
Ridley, Love in the Margins
Jena, Throughout the Pages
Caz, Caz's Reading Room
Lisa, When She Reads
Lynne, Lynne at the Library
Limecello, A Litte Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet
Nath, Books, Books, and More Books
Christine, The Happily Ever After...
Lynda, Fish With Sticks
VeggieMom, Insanity, Table for 4
Amber, Buried By Books
Jennifer, An Abundance of Books
SonomaLass, SonomaLass's Blog: Another Day in Paradise
Pat, Pat Booked
Jan, Notes from a Readerholic
Susan, Susan's 2014 Reading Blog (takes you directly to her TBR Challenge page).
Feel free to sign-up at any time for this challenge, even if you aren't able to get on board in January. If you want to be added to this list, or I had a brain-fart and forgot to add you even though you signed up, please drop me an e-mail. Welcome back to all the veterans, and a big hearty welcome to the new participants. Let's have loads of fun, read lots of books, and discover some long-buried gems!