The TBR Double Dog Dare is hosted at James Reads Books. This event has been running for several years but last year was the first time I joined in. As he says, it is NOT a challenge, it is a dare. It is meant to be fun.
The goal is "to read only from your TBR pile between January 1 and April 1. You can
still buy books, you just can’t read them until the TBR Double Dog Dare
is over." I did buy books in the first three months of 2014, and I did not read them until April or later. For some of them that was very hard.
There are exceptions; bend the rules to make it fun for you:
You can make exceptions for books clubs, arcs, and other things you
really want to make exceptions for. The TBR Double Dog Dare is all
about having fun. So if you join in for a week or a month, no worries.
You can sign up here.
Personally, I have a few books from NetGalley to read during the first quarter of the year and I will include those. I will make exceptions if I need to acquire a book for the crime fiction of the year meme hosted by Rich at Past Offences, but so far every book I have read for the meme was already in my library. I will have a goal to cut way back on buying books during that time; but I never say never when it comes to buying books, so that is a very loose goal.