Amazon discontinued the ability to create images using their SiteStripe feature and in their infinite wisdom broke all previously created images on 12/31/23. Many blogs used this feature, including this one. Expect my archives to be a hot mess of broken book cover images until I can slowly comb through 20 years of archives to make corrections.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Announcing the 2019 #TBRChallenge!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: once a month pull a dormant book out of your TBR pile and read it.  On the 3rd Wednesday of the month, talk about that book.

Participation is as easy as being on social media!
  • If you're on social media all you need to do is use the #TBRChallenge hashtag - there's no need to sign-up and your participation can vary throughout the year.
  • You can use this hashtag on any day, at any time - but we're still going to concentrate on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to kick our commentary into high gear.  
  • The idea is to have at least one day a month where we can always count on there being book chatter.
Want to let your blogging freak flag fly?  If you have a blog and want to post TBR commentary there, drop me a comment on this post with a link to your blog or hit me up on Twitter and I'll post it on the information page so followers and other participants can find you.

Sound good?  Of course it does!  So what are the themes for 2019?  So glad you asked!

January 16 - We Love Short Shorts! (shorter reads)
February 20 - Series (book that is part of a series)
March 20 - Favorite Trope
April 17 - Something Different (unusual setting, sub genre you don't read all the time, etc.)
May 15 - Backlist Glom (author with more than one book in your TBR)
June 19 - Historical
July 17 - Contemporary
August 21 - Random Pick
September 18 - Kicking It Old School (original publication 10+ years ago)
October 16 - Paranormal or Romantic Suspense
November 20 - Sugar or Spice (closed door "just kisses" or super steamy!)
December 18 - Holiday (any holiday!)

As always, the themes are optional.  Don't like 'em, don't have to use them.  See how easy this is?  I mean really, how could you not want to join in on the fun?


Bona Caballero said...

OK. I'll be in this challenge again. My blog although it's mainly in Spanish, I make the effort and try to write at least this review in English to make my TBR pile a little smaller. Good luck to everybody!

Rowena said...

I'm going to try to do this every month next year. Consider this my signing up for this challenge. Thanks for all the work you do on this, Wendy! Wish me luck!

Wendy said...

Bona: Welcome back! I'm glad you are signing up again! (And you don't have to write your reviews in English, but I love that you use the Challenge to get some practice. I'm trying to imagine me writing my reviews in Spanish and it would not go nearly as well!)

Rowena: Yippee! I went ahead and put you down as posting at Book Binge - but depending on Book Binge's posting schedule, you can always chime in on my blog or social media or not at all (and just keep up with the Challenge on your own).

azteclady said...

I've failed every year I've tried, but hell, hope springs and all that jazz. Sign me up.

Hot Sauce Reviews said...

I'd like to be part of 2019 too!

Jill said...

I'll be here on the blog, commenting. Hopefully every month, although I didn't do so hot this year. Excelsior!

S. said...

I was wondering when this post would appear on your blog! ;)
I want to do the challenge again too!
Sonia @

Happy reading!

Wendy said...

Azteclady, Mrs. G and Sonia - I've got you added. Thanks for signing on again this new year!

And Jill is back! As always, you are more than welcome to comment on your reads in my comments section.

willaful said...

I'm definitely falling down on blogging this past year -- but hope springs eternal!

Wendy said...

Willaful: Yippee! Got you added.

Caz said...

Yay - I'm definitely in for 2019! I'll be posting at AAR and Caz's Reading Room as usual.

Wendy said...

Caz: Yippee! I have you added for 2019!

Krubha said...

This sounds simple and interesting. I am in

- Kru @ Filled to the brim…..

Muthuprakash Ravindran said...

Am in..

Wendy said...

Thanks Kru & Muthu! I have you both added.

Dorine said...

Thanks for doing this again, Wendy! I'm back for another year. :)

Dorine at

Liz Mc2 said...

Despite my total fail in 2018, I would like to join again. Hopefully I'll get past January 2019!


Wendy said...

Dorine & Liz: I've got both of you added. Thanks for signing up again!