Back in 2008, a conversation on the Romance Potpourri Message Board revealed two things: Many of us had massive to be read piles and most of us had no real motivation to pull books off of them. In order to conquer those dual issues we created the Unofficial 9 in 2009 AAR Reading Challenge. The goal was to read at least nine books on your TBR. I did it, loved it (as did several others) and we have been doing the Reading Challenges ever since.
Here’s why the challenges are so great. Reason one is that it has definitely helped expand my reading experiences. I don’t know about the rest of you but I will often read a review on AAR, buy the book – and then let it languish in the TBR pile. Because a part of the challenge is often to tackle new to you authors, it inspires me to tackle those books which were well reviewed at AAR written by authors unfamiliar to me. I’ve found several DIK’s (and new authors to glom) thanks to that aspect of the challenge.
I also discovered a new sub genre thanks to the challenge: one notable year I […]