2014 Original TBR (To Be Read)

2014_OriginalTBRaFor this challenge you should…

• Pick 12 books – one for each month of the year – that you’ve been wanting to read (that have been on your “To Be Read” list) for 6 months or longer, but haven’t gotten around to.

• OPTIONAL: Create a list of 12 “Alternates” (books you could substitute for your challenge books, given that a particular one doesn’t grab you at the time)

• Then, starting January 1, read one of these books from your list each month, ending December 31. )

(for more information, please read the challenge FAQs)



NOTE: To sign up, please visit the Yahoo! group.



By the end of the year you should’ve knocked 12 books off of your TBR list! (of course, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have added *at LEAST* 12 more to the ever-growing pile by then! LOL).

The good news is, though, that you’ll be making some progress! ;o)

Additional rules/guidelines for this challenge:

• the challenge is to read 12 TBR books in 12 months — you can read those all in one month if you want, or one a month, or however you wanna do it.
• you should have a list posted somewhere for others to see
you CANNOT change your list after January 1st, of the current year!!!
• you can create an Alternates list of MAXIMUM 12 books, if you want, in order to have options to choose from (you can read these in place of books on your original list).
• audiobooks and e-books ARE allowed
• re-reads are NOT allowed, as they aren’t TRUE “TBRs”
• you CAN overlap with other challenges
• TO PARTICIPATE (in 2012), join the Yahoo! Group created for participants of the TBR Challenge, for a place to keep your list, or just to share with others about how you’re doing!

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Challenge FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q) WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A BLOG?

A) Feel free to join our Yahoo! group. The Yahoo! Group is a great place to read about what other participants are reading, to find out whether or not you’re the only one who is behind (or ahead!) in their reading goals, and/or to just talk about books!

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Q) DO THE BOOKS ON MY LIST HAVE TO BE 1st-READS, OR CAN THEY BE RE-READS?

A) The group has decided that re-reads DO NOT COUNT, as the whole purpose of the TBR Challenge is to read books that have sat on your shelves (or a list), UNread, for quite some time.

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Q) CAN I LIST AUDIOBOOKS AS PART OF MY OFFICIAL 12?

A) Yes! Just so long as they’re “to-be-read” books.

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Q) DO I HAVE TO HAVE AN ACTUAL “SHELF” OF TBR BOOKS, OR CAN MY LIST OF 12 BE COMPILED FROM A MENTAL LIST OF BOOKS?

A) You don’t have to have the actual books you’re putting on your list of 12, no. Some people don’t hoard books (like other book-fanatics that will remain unnamed!), so you’re free to use a “mental list”, if that’s what you have.

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Q) IS THE CHALLENGE THAT YOU HAVE TO READ ONE BOOK PER MONTH, OR IS IT 12 BOOKS IN ONE YEAR?

A) 12 books in one year is all that matters. Some people read faster than others.

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Q) WHAT IF I WANT TO READ A BOOK THAT ISN’T ON MY ORIGINAL LIST OF 12 BOOKS?

A) A lot of people have listed both their official 12 books, and they’ve also created what we’ve now termed an “Alternates” List. This is an extra list of books that you might want to read, given one of your “official” challenge books doesn’t grab you, or you just find you want something different than you’d originally planned. Often a reader’s mood, or tastes, will change. The “Alternates” list affords you some flexibility and variety. You just substitute one of your ‘alternates’ for the challenge book that didn’t interest you.

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Q) DO I HAVE TO READ MY BOOKS IN THE ORDER THAT I’VE WRITTEN THEM DOWN?

A) Nope! Read them in whatever order you choose!

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Q) CAN THE BOOKS ON MY TBR CHALLENGE LIST OVERLAP WITH OTHER CHALLENGE LISTS?

A) Yes! Absolutely!

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Q) CAN I INCLUDE e-BOOKS ON MY CHALLENGE LIST?

A) It’s been decided that e-Books ARE allowed, but there are some conditions: You may add them any time they come available for download… BUT, you must post the title to your list BEFORE January 1st! You cannot add e-Book titles (or any other book titles, for that matter!) to your list after December 31 of the current year!

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Q) WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO BE A PART OF THIS CHALLENGE?

A) Sign up at the Yahoo! group! Or, if you prefer, just play along on your blog.

And, last but not least…
** Start reading books from your list on January 1st!!!

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