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 18 - Category romance
February 15 - Recommended Read (something recommended by a fellow reader)
March 21 - Series Catch-Up (pick a book from a series you're behind on)
April 18 - New-To-You Author
May 16 - Old School (Publication date prior to 2000 - that's over 10 years ago now! Yikes!)
June 20 - Western (Contemporary or historical)
July 18 - How Did This Get Here? (a book you can't remember how/why you put in your TBR!)
August 15 - Steamy reads (Erotic romance, erotica, something spicy!)
September 19 - Other genre besides romance
October 17 - Paranormal or romantic suspense
November 21 - All About The Hype (a book that created such chatter that it was inescapable).
December 19 - Holiday themes (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, it's all good!)
The 2012 participants are....
Moi, Wendy the Super Librarian
KristieJ at Ramblings On Romance, Etc.
Nikki at GoodReads (nikkireads) and on Twitter
Samantha at GoodReads and on Twitter
Magdelan at Promantica
AztecLady at Karen Knows Best
LoriK at Lori's Endless TBR
Leslie at Leslie's Psyche
Phyl at Phyl's Quilts and Books
Nath at Books, Books and More Books
Tracy at Tracy's Place
Carrie at Eclectic Experiment Take 2
Amy at Amy's Corner of the World
Rae at Shelfari
Hilcia at Impressions of a Reader
Rae Lori at A Writer's Dream and GoodReads
Amber at Buried by Books
Sharon at Sharon The Librarian
Kwana at Kwana Writes
Katie at It's Time To Read!
Tara at Talkapedia
Nicole at Blog Happy
Lynn at the AAR News & Commentary Blog
Paula at GoodReads
Willaful at GoodReads and Twitter
Jennifer McAndrews at GoodReads
Brianne at Books and More
Christine at The Happily Ever After
Lori at I Just Finished Reading
SonomaLass at her blog
Keira Soleore at American Chronicle
Kate at What Kate's Reading
Susan at Susan's 2012 Reading List
Aimee at The Window Seat on a Rainy Day
Feel free to sign-up at any time for this challenge, even if you weren'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 feel free to 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!