Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2009 TBR Challenge

The second challenge I am participating in this year is TBR Challenge 2009 hosted by Avid Book Reader. The rules are as follows:

1. Read one book a month from your TBR pile that was published in 2007 or later.

2. Post your review on the third wednesday of every month.

That's it! Pretty simple, huh? This year Keishon has added a monthly theme to help you select your reading material. It is just a guide to spice things up a bit. If you don't have a book in that particular category, no sweat. You can pick anything else you want.

For those of you who know me, it should come as no surprise that I have already picked out my books for this challenge. I know. I am such an organized dork! I tried to stay as close to the themes as possible, but for some of them I didn't have a book (Thanksgiving and Christmas theme), so I picked something else. I am hoping that by picking out the books I will be more inclined to finish the challenge and not slack off.

Jan - Angels Wings, Stuart (category romance)
Feb - Contact, Grant (Desert Isle Keeper)
Mar - The Heart Queen, Potter (Historical)
Apr - Out of the Night, Popp (Paranormal)
May - Curveball, Angell (Friends to Lovers)
Jun - Prince of Magic, Stuart (Tortured Hero/Heroine)
Jul - Alias Grace, Atwood (Wrongfully accused)
Aug - Angels Fall, Roberts (Popular author haven't read in a while)
Sep - Promise Me Forever, Heath (Popular author haven't yet read)
Oct - Dark Paradise, Hoag (Horror/Suspense)
Nov - A Most Unusual Courtship, Allen (Thanksgiving - didn't have)
Dec - You Can't Hide, Rose (Christmas - didn't have)


nath said...

LOL, you crack me up so much, having it all picked out! :) I always go with what I feel like reading... every time I choose specific books to read, I feel pressure and end up feeling meh about them :)

Ohhhh, I see Curveball!! Hope you enjoy that one! and Angels Fall!!

Jill D. said...

Nath, my problem is I just see it sitting on my shelf and I feel meh about it. Which is why these books have sat for so long. So, I figure, "What the heck?" I might as well force myself to read it. Who knows? I might enjoy it.

Have you read anything yet for next weeks post? I am reading Angels Wings right now and it is okay.

nath said...

Yep, I've done my homework for next week, but it's not a category romance... I'm going to review Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier.

Christine said...

I love that you've planned out your TBR reading list for each month. That's probably a really good idea, and I should do it. Maybe it will help me stay focused and I won't falter after four months like I did last year!

Good luck!

Jill D. said...

Christine, Yes, you should pick out your books. Of course, nothing is written in stone. You can always change your mind later, if you so desire.