2020 Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge Sign-Up

Posted December 14, 2019 by Kim in Challenges / 19 Comments

Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge

Guess what’s back?! The Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge! I’m not sure about anyone else, but I’ve had such success with it for the last few years, I couldn’t NOT do it again for 2020. So far this year, I’ve read more than 70 books from my TBR. There are only a few hundred left to go, which means I have lots of options for the coming year.

I know there is no shortage of TBR-based challenges out there. I’m not the only blogger or reader who struggles with this. If you’re looking to tackle YOUR TBR and want a low-key challenge to help you along the way, the Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge might be right up your alley. I hope you’ll join me.

Challenge Details

  • The 2020 Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge runs January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. You can join at any time, but the link-up closes on November 30.
  • The goal is to read at least ONE book from your TBR every month. It can be an ARC, ebook, audiobook or print – your choice. Any reading is good reading!
  • If one TBR book a month isn’t enough, set your goal higher! Do you think you can read five a month? Ten? Go big or go home! There are some goal levels below if that’s your thing.
  • You don’t have to be a blogger to participate. You can track your progress on Goodreads, Insta, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube… wherever you want!
  • Use #TackleMyTBR2020 on social media.
  • Feel free to use the banner graphic on your posts and/or social media.
  • Link up below to declare your intentions.
  • Tell your friends! [Shortlink: http://bit.ly/tacklemytbr2020

Challenge Levels

Back again this year: challenge levels! (Unsurprising to anyone who knows me, they’re football-themed.) Pick a level, any level! (These are all based on a 1-5+ books per month average.)

  • Safety: read 12 TBR books
  • Blitz: read 13-24 TBR books
  • First Down: read 25-36 TBR books
  • Field Goal: read 37-48 TBR books
  • Hail Mary: read 49-60 TBR books
  • Touchdown: read 61+ TBR books

And because reviewing is so important, I’ve added a couple of bonus levels!

  • Extra Point: review half of the TBR books you read
  • Two-Point Conversion: review all the TBR books you read

Tracking Templates

Also, back this year: Story templates for tracking your progress on Instagram! (Or anywhere, really.) Look for those on Instagram soon! I’ll also add them to this post. (Click on the images below to download the full-size versions.)

2020 Tackle My TBR Reading Update 2020 Tackle My TBR Monthly Update

Monthly Themes

But wait, there’s more! Monthly themes! You can choose to follow the themes or not. It’s totally up to you. (And, just for the record, not ALL the books you read that month have to meet the theme. One is just fine.)  They’re fairly vague and totally open for interpretation. There are no hard and fast rules here!

Tackle My TBR Challenge Monthly Prompts

Goal Tracking

It’s up to you to track your goal however you’d like. I plan on including my own update in my monthly That’s a Wrap post. I’ll also be tracking on Instagram and on a Goodreads shelf dedicated to the Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge. You do whatever works for you. Part of the fun of a challenge like this is seeing how everyone else is progressing, so I’ll create a linkup each month so you can share your progress! (And there just might be a giveaway or two along the way, too!)

Happy reading, friends!

Link Up

Be sure to enter a link to your sign up post, Goodreads shelf, or whatever here. You’ll need to be linked here to be eligible for any giveaways. 💕

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Let’s Chat

Will you sign up for the Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge?
What’s your goal?


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19 responses to “2020 Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge Sign-Up

  1. “There are only a few hundred left to go” nearly made me spit coffee all over my computer screen. I feel ya! I’m aiming for the First Down level. I think it’s definitely doable to aim for at least two books a month from my TBR.

  2. I don’t understand the football references (those are football, right? lol) but I need to work on my TBR instead of being distracted by shiny new releases.

    I’m shooting for Field Goal: read 37-48 TBR books. Print, ebook, and audiobooks.

  3. I’m going for a Hail Mary! I want to get 60 books read off my TBR!
    I’m so excited. This is going to be so much fun!
    Thank you Kim for putting this together!

  4. neer

    Hi. I too need to trim down my TBR so I am going for the Blitz level. Am off blogging right now but will write about the challenge and my commitment once I revive my blog. Are re-reads allowed too? thanks for hosting the challenge. Off to pick up a book from my Tbr pile.