The TBR Challenge is a challenge set up to assist readers who are serious in reducing their tbr piles. Take a look at your accumulated stacks of books and decide if you want to participate this year. The rules are simple and participation is voluntary and open throughout the year. BTW, this is a sticky post that will remain until the end of this week. UPDATE: The TBR 2010 INFO PAGE now available. It’s also in my nav menu (look up)
For this challenge I ask that you do two things:
1) post your review(s) on the designated day of the month
2) aim for the books that have been in your tbr piles the longest
You bought these books from somebody’s rec or review, right? So now is the time to read them! No formal review format is required. You shouldn’t have to buy any books for this challenge but then I will leave that up to you to decide. I will have the info page up and running soon.
Needless to say this is a self-directed challenge and it’s supposed to be fun. This can be a rewarding experience in that you probably might find a terrific book that you’ve had all along in your stacks. Through this challenge I’ve discovered some great reads like Charlaine Harris’s Dead Until Dark that I’d had in my stacks for 7 years before I decided to read it. So you just never know what you may find in your tbr pile.
The themes for the challenge are suggestions only. You are free to read whatever you want from your stacks of books. Resources will be made available for readers who choose to search out books for themes listed. I like to keep track of all those who participate so if you are interested in participating this year please leave a comment with a link to your blog.
That’s it! Questions? Please leave them in the comments. Let’s read some good books!
Proposed Themes for 2010 and please throw in some ideas as well. Most of these themes are from the Special Title listing edited by Rachel Potter. Make sure to look through tbr piles and see what you got.
New To You Author(s)
Friends to Lovers
Marriage of convenience
Mystery and suspense
Marriage in trouble
YA fiction romance
Heroes in pursuit
Not Your usual setting (non England or US settings)