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 16 - We Love Short Shorts! (Short stories, Novellas, category romance)
February 20 - Recommended Read (something recommended by a fellow reader)
March 20 - Series Catch-Up (pick a book from a series you're behind on)
April 17 - New-To-You Author
May 15 - More Than One (An author who has more than one book in your TBR pile).
June 19 - Lovely RITA (RWA RITA nominees OR winners. Past winners can be found here. Googling "past rita nominees" turns up several options from previous years).
July 17 - The Classics (Something classic within the romance genre - an author, a specific book, a trope/theme - I'm open to wide interpretations here!)
August 21 - Steamy reads (Erotic romance, erotica, something spicy!)
September 18 - Western (Contemporary or historical)
October 16 - Paranormal or romantic suspense
November 20 - All About The Hype (a book that created such chatter that it was inescapable).
December 18 - Holiday themes (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, it's all good!)
The 2013 participants are....
Moi, Wendy the Super Librarian
Willaful at Karen Knows Best
Phyl at Phyl's Quilts and Books
JanetNorCal at GoodReads
Jena at Throughout The Pages
Elizabeth at Adventures In Life, Love, Librarianship
Nath at Books, Books and More Books
Lynn at the All About Romance Blog
Lori at I Just Finished Reading....
Susan at Susan's 2013 Reading Blog
Jenn at Lost In A Great Book
Booklover at Seductive Musings
Christine at The Happily Ever After
Hilcia at Impressions...of a reader
Jaqueline at her blog and at GoodReads
Janine at Dear Author
Ana at Aneca's World
SonomaLass at her blog
Caro at Mess In Progress
Molly O'Keefe at Facebook
Kathryn at Book Date
Lynne at Lynne At The Library Book Reviews
Susanna Fraser at her blog
Sonia at Books - Livros & Livros - Books
Lime at A Little Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet
Amy at Amy's Corner Of The World
Amber at Buried By Books
Elaine at Series-ously Addicted
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 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!