Welcome to The TBR Dare

tbr-dareWelcome to the new home of The TBR Dare, originally set up by James Chester at James Reads Books, where his beloved dog Dakota was its mascot for 6 years. Thank you to James for starting this meme.

Now Lizzysiddal of Lizzy’s Literary Life and Annabel of AnnaBookBel are taking it over. We’ll be hoping to sign you up and will be encouraging you and checking how you’re doing throughout the period of The TBR Dare.

We’ve kept the “rules” exactly the same, but for those who’ve not joined in before, It works like this….

For the first three months of 2017 read only the books that were already in your TBR pile(s) as of midnight December 31, 2016.

You can include books you’ve ordered but not received yet as well as books you have already placed on reserve at your local library.  You can also make exceptions for certain books that will be published early next year along with book club choices and review copies as needed.  The TBR Dare has always been about having fun, so make whatever changes to the “rules” you need to to keep it fun.

If you just want to take The TBR Dare for a month, that’s fine, too.  The TBR Dare will run from January 1, 2017 to April 1, 2017.  Technically, it’s not a shopping ban so you can still buy books–you just can’t read them until April 1.

And please do help spread the word by posting on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else you go on-line.  Feel free to use the “button” above and to link to this page.

Remember, The TBR Dare is not a “reading challenge”; it’s a dare.  So if you’re someone who does not sign up for reading challenges you can still participate.

To sign up, you can leave a comment below, or add your name to the Mister Linky widget.

Go on, we dare you!

Annabel and Lizzy

10 thoughts on “Welcome to The TBR Dare

  1. Thank you for continuing this dare!
    I think I’ll read only those books already in my possession on 31rd of December, and those I’ve pre-ordered, with the exception of manga and comics.
    Three months… with a TBR pile to last me a year at least. But you have to start somewhere… 🙂

  2. I have so many good books on my bookshelf that this is a great challenge for me. I’ll be making an exception for my book club books and a couple of library books I already have booked. The challenge for me will be the Perth Writers Festival in February, where I usually find myself buying books by authors who have inspired and impressed me over the weekend.

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  4. Melinda Tognini’s blog post led me here. I too have a pile of books that I keep saying that I will get to. So often I have thought of doing this, now I have the support of a community to give this a go! Thanks so much.

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