Cybils Awards TBR Reading Challenge

First of all: All of us here at the Cybils are hoping that you are well, adjusting to our new stay-at-home “normal” and are staying safe! With that in mind, we have something fun for you to do!

Spring Reading sounds so much more fun than “spring cleaning,” doesn’t it? More time at home means more time for reading … and whittling away that TBR (To Be Read / To Be Reviewed) pile!

October 1st will be here before we know it, and we’ll be looking for your nominations for Cybils 2020 … and some of those nominees might just be sitting on your TBR pile! To help you find those nominees (and get through anything else on that pile) we’re inviting you to join our challenge! 

The #CybilsReaddown challenge runs from 4/15/2020 to 6/15/2020. This is not about who reads the most books! 

Instead, the goal of this challenge is to share with other readers what you are reading, reviewing, and recommending (or not) to others.

To make it a little extra fun, we have a prize!! One lucky reader will win a Cybils Awards book tote! The winner will be selected in a random drawing of all entries.

Participation Rules

Step 1:  RSVP to the Cybils TBR Challenge Event on Facebook by 4/17. 

Step 2:  Check-In with (a) “before” photo on Twitter or Instagram; and/or (b) number in the “TBR CHALLENGE STARTING LINE” post on Facebook. 

Step 3: Start reading, reviewing, and sharing your progress to earn entries!

IMPORTANT: There are lots of ways to earn entries. Regardless of the platform, an entry must include #CybilsReadDown to be valid.

Step 4: On 6/15/2020, Check-In with an “after” photo on Twitter or Instagram, or (b) the new number on our “TBR CHALLENGE FINISH LINE” post on Facebook.


  • Join the event
  • Post your review (blog, vlog, GoodReads, etc.) in our “TBR CHALLENGE REVIEWS” post. 
  • Post your bookstack image on the “SHOW US YOUR STACK” post on Facebook. 


  • Join our GoodReads community
  • RSVP to the Challenge on GoodReads
  • Create a Challenge-related GoodReads Shelf to track your reading and post the shelf name in our Event Discussion Board.


  • Follow @CybilsAwards on Instagram
  • Show us your (dwindling) bookstack in an Instagram post (max entry: 3 / week)


  • Follow @CybilsAwards on Twitter
  • Tweet or retweet a Challenge Invitation (max 3 entries total)
  • Tweet about your progress (max entry: 3 / week) 


! Share your GoodReads review in our GoodReads group, on Twitter, and on our Facebook “TBR CHALLENGE REVIEWS” post. 

! Tweet about or Instagram post a book you want nominated in the upcoming Cybils Awards cycle. [Publication dates: 10/16/2019 – 10/15/2020]

! Read AND review any book on the Cybils Awards Finalists (any category) between 2009-2019. Find books HERE 

Reminder: When posting via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, be sure to use #CybilsReaddown to have your entries count.

Other Important Points (aka Terms and Conditions)

* You must live in the United States or Canada to win the tote. We can’t ship overseas. 

* We will use to determine the winning entry.