For the past few years I’ve signed up to take part in James’s TBR Dare.
Hosted by James of James Reads Books and featuring his beloved pooch Dakota in the graphic, the TBR Dare is very simple –
Read only from your TBR from Jan 1 until April 1.
You can make your own exceptions for book groups, scheduled reviews etc. reserved books at the library etc.
You don’t even have to stop acquiring books – you’re just not allowed to read books that come into your house from Jan 1st until the dare is up. You could go out on December 31st and have a splurge on new books which would be valid to read during the dare.
You don’t even have to do the full three months – just set a target and enjoy revisiting your TBR piles, or in my case, mountains. James doesn’t like calling it a challenge – and I’m all for that – I nearly always fail in those – so it’s a dare.
This year I’m having to make a different exception because of my involvement with Shiny New Books which, by its nature, will require me to read some new books. However, as they will appear on a different website, I feel justified in saying that here at Annabel’s House of Books I am aiming to go the full three months reading only from my TBR (except for Book Group choices).
If you want to join in, head over to James’s TBR Dare page and sign up. Your TBR piles will love you for it.