2014 TBR Challenge

Welcome to the TBR Challenge 2014 information page! Over the years this challenge has been hosted by other residents of Romance Bloglandia - the awesome Keishon and equally awesome Angela James.  I took over hosting duties in 2011 and have had such a great time that I'm not giving up the reins yet!

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...
Ti, Tisflashpoint
Liz, GoodReads
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
Tina, BookCrack
Pat, Pat Booked
Jan, Notes from a Readerholic
Susan, Susan's 2014 Reading Blog (takes you directly to her TBR Challenge page).
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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!

18 comments:

  1. Wendy, would you please add me to the list? I'll be posting comments at Cogitations & Meditations (http://keirasoleore.blogspot.com). Thanks!

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  2. Hi Keira! Glad you're signing up again. I've got you added :)

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  3. Ok, I'm going for another round! Please sign me up! (Throughout the Pages -- http://cagirlindc.blogspot.com/)

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    1. Hi Jena! Welcome back! I've got you added to the information page.

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  4. I know I was a total and absolute failure in 2013 ... :X but here's to looking at being successful in 2014? Might I participate please? :)

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  5. I'm starting anew! Hopefully, this year, I'll have a better year! I'm in Wendy:P

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  6. Lime & Nath: I've got you both added!

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  7. I'm in!!! I actually read all of my TBR books in 2013 except December. Missed reviewing a few, though. In any case, thanks for pushing me to get to those books, Wendy. Looking forward to knocking a few more off the TBR shelf in 2014.

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    1. Hi Christine! I've got you added to the list. Yippee! Glad you're signing up for the new year!

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  8. Okay NO idea what just happened, but I lost it. LOL. I'm in. With a TBR "pile" of well over 300, I should be able to find books to fit each category. LOL.

    Lynda the Guppy
    www.fishwithsticks.com

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    1. Hi Lynda! I've got you added to the information page. Welcome aboard!

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  9. Yes, please, sign me up. I'll report on my reading at http://patbooked.blogspot.com/

    Pat

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    1. Hi Pat! I've got your blog linked on the this information page now. Thanks!

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  11. I entered my review of my novella/January read a few minutes ago. Are we supposed to leave a comment about that too?

    Thanks for adding me! (By the way, I'm a former librarian in Sacto. Go, librarians!)

    Pat, who reviews for All About Romance (www.likesbooks.com), Booklist (print and online) and The Romance Reviews (http://www.theromancereviews.com/) but will run her challenge reviews on PatBooked

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    1. Pat: No need to leave a comment re: your review/commentary. I put all the participants in my feed reader and see you all that way. When I do - I try to tweet out links to reviews on Twitter :)

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  12. Wendy - I don't know if I ever gave you the link to my page for this challenge:

    http://susans2014books.blogspot.com/p/tbr-challenge-2014.html

    That lists the books read, just click on the title to go to the review :-)

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    1. I've got you added Susan! Sorry it took so long. You caught me in the middle of "vacation week."

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