TBR Challenge

2015 TBR Challenge
2015 TBR Challenge

I had fun when I participated in this challenge last year so plan to take part again in 2015. The challenge is hosted by Wendy @ The Misadventures of Super Librarian


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 it to be fun.  Which means if you skip a month (or, uh, several), I’m not going to publicly shame you.  Hey, life happens.  Even to the best of us.  Also, I am keeping up with the tradition of providing monthly themes.  Some participants like that added focus.  Some prefer to go “off theme” and read wherever their mood takes them.  And both are perfectly and totally acceptable!  The goal of this challenge is to read neglected books out of your TBR, whatever they may be.

Monthly Commentary Dates + Suggest Themes

January 21 – We Love Short Shorts! (Category romance, novellas, short stories)–“The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal (reviewed Jan 21)

February 18 – Recommended Read (A book recommended to you by another reader/blogger etc.)–Starpilot’s Grave by Debra Doyle & John D. Macdonald (reviewed Feb 18)

March 18 – Series Catch-Up (A book in a series you are behind on)–Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (reviewed Mar 18)

April 15 – Contemporary–Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown (reviewed Apr 15)

May 20 – Kickin’ It Old School (Copyright date is 10 years or older)–Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell (reviewed May 20)

June 17 – More Than One (An author who has more than one book in your TBR pile)–Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (reviewed Jun 17)

July 15 – Lovely RITA (past RWA RITA winner and/or nominees – links to lists will be provided at later date)–I didn’t finish my book in July 😦

August 19 – Impulse Read (The book you bought because of the cover or The book you bought on impulse or The book you cannot remember why you bought in the first place!)–I bought this book because of the title so it was an impulse buy & read–Tea with the Black Dragon by R.A. MacAvoy (reviewed Aug 19)

September 16 – Historical–Only A Promise by Mary Balogh (reviewed Sep 16)

October 21 – Paranormal or romantic suspense–Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier (reviewed Oct 21)

November 18 – It’s All About The Hype (a book or author that got everybody talking)–Christmas is Murder by C.S. Challinor reviewed Nov 18 (I didn’t follow the theme this month–maybe next month’s theme!)

December 16 – Holiday Themes (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, any holiday!)–You Again” by JoAnn Ross reviewed December 16


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