Personally I loathe them. My TBR mountains are too precarious to start searching for that elusive book to complete a challenge on books published in the year of your birth, or novels with fruit in the title. Besides, I really don’t like choosing what I’m going to read next beyond the immediate one following. I like to be able to change my mind too and not feel any duty to read anything in particular so I can cross it off a list.
The only exceptions to this are the books chosen by our book group – for them I will delve deep into the piles of the unread to find buried literary treasures.
However, I find that I have signed up for one challenge for 2009 … It’s called the Read Your Own Books Challenge 2009 and can be found at http://readingwise.wordpress.com/ryob-2009/ All you have to do is give a total number of books of yours that you aim to read and that’s it. I’ve managed over 100 books this year, but have signed up for 50 in this challenge.
What could be better at spurring you on to scale your TBR mountains. It’s a great concept- I love this challenge!