Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon Sign-Up

I'm gearing up to get the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon going again this year (here are the schedules from 20152014 and 2013 in case you want to take a look). I know I'm a little late in getting this up. It's like my summer happened or something... With kids back in school or getting ready to be back in school and everyone back from summer vacation it's the perfect time to look at where we are in our piles and see what we want to get read.

Here are all the details...

The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon begins Monday, September 12th and ends Monday, September 26th, with a wrap-up (including giveaway winners) on September 27th. You do not have to be a blogger to sign up. Just use your Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Tumblr, or leave a comment stating that you'll just post updates on my blog commenting on my updates instead (basically just pick a place you're going to post updates on). For the linky, you need to leave a link (your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.). If you don't have an actual site you'll be using, like if you're going to participate by leaving comments on my blog, then just state "in comments," or if you're going to only use the Goodreads group then state "Goodreads group," but leave your email so that I have a way to reach you.

When the read-a-thon officially begins, you all will have a chance to add a sign-up/goals post (or leave it in comments in response to mine when that goes up on September 12th).

What can you read as part of the read-a-thon? Anything. It can be an audiobook, ebook, physical book, published, ARC, etc. There are no restrictions. The idea is to lower our TBR piles and any way you want to do that is just fine by me. :)

Please sign up by using the linky at the end of the this post (even if you're only going to be participating via commenting). You MUST be signed up in the linky to enter any related giveaways and participate in the challenges. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO POST A SIGN-UP POST (with or without goals, we will be posting goals too, but that isn't required as a separate post) AND A WRAP-UP POST (at the end of the read-a-thon) TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE GIVEAWAYS HOSTED HERE.

You're welcome to participate as much or as little as you'd like. The read-a-thon is to encourage us all to read so that we can tackle those tbr piles, not to cause extra stress. ;) You will see requests for updates, but there are no requirements that you leave an update every day. Daily updates are great, though, to help us all stay motivated and cheer each other on. If you do want to post a daily update, here is a simple template (omit or add things as you like):

Daily Updates Format

Books Read:
Pages Read:
Total Books Read:
Total Pages Read:
Finished Books:


There will be a couple of giveaways that I will host for all read-a-thon participants and those details will be coming, as will the schedule, which I'm just leaving mostly blank for now.

This is the schedule for the read-a-thon, including challenges and giveaways (will be added as we get closer):

9/12: Kick-Off with giveaways. Giveaways will include:
  • $15 Amazon gift card (INT)
  • Book of winner's choice from their TBR (INT)
9/13: Wishful Endings First Line Challenge
9/14: Jemima Pett & Janette Rallison
9/15: Wishful Endings Duo Color Challenge
9/16: Katherine Reay on Wishful Endings
9/17: Hidden Worlds Books
9/18: Operation Awesome
9/19: Mid-Point Check-In & Twitter Chat
9/20: Wishful Endings Name Challenge
9/21: J. Lenni Dorner
9/22: Wishful Endings Fall Colors Challenge
9/23: The Book Monsters
9/24: Wishful Endings Random Book Challenge
9/25: Katie Teller's Stories
9/25: Challenge giveaway ends (for the challenges I'm hosting)
9/26: Read-a-thon Ends (no challenge)
9/27: Wrap-Up (giveaway won't close until the end of day to allow everyone to link up)

If you’re participating in the read-a-thon and would love to host a challenge, this is what you need to know:

There aren't a lot of requirements to host a challenge, but here they are:
  1. You must have a blog to post on so that everyone has access to your post and can participate.
  2. Posts need to be up by 12 am wherever you live on the day of your post.
  3. Your challenge can be as easy (asking a question and the participant leaving a comment or linking a post on their blog, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.) or as difficult as you like. Just be sure it’s something participants can do if they don’t have a blog and that it isn't too time consuming since the goal is to spend as much time reading.
  4. Challenges should include a giveaway. It can be something as small as a bookmark, a $5 gift card, a book you have that can be shipped to the winner, or a larger prize, such as a new book or $20 gift card (you'll need to include details, such as for US entrants or open internationally, etc.).
Ready to sign up to host a challenge? Please fill out THIS FORM!

Authors! The read-a-thon isn't limited to just readers. Join in the fun with a guest post/excerpt/interview & giveaway. This can be great exposure for you! You don't have to be participating as a reader to post a challenge or giveaway. To get more information and see about signing up, just fill out THIS FORM!

Sign up using the linky below and add the read-a-thon to your calendar! I'd also love it if you would spread the word by posting the read-a-thon button on your sidebar with a link back to this post and/or sharing on social media (remember to use #TackleTBR). Feel free to comment or email with questions. Then on September 12th come back here to join us in reading!

Hashtag: #TackleTBR
Tag Tressa on Twitter: @TresSherm
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Join the Goodreads group here

I do have one question for you... If you'd like to participate in a Twitter chat, what time works best for you in Eastern Time? My goal is to pick a time that works best for everyone.

Make sure you sign up in the linky below. To enter the main giveaways, you must be signed up here and also link up a wrap-up post at the end of the RAT.

Looking forward to it!

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