“When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes”. Erasmus
So this is a Reading Challenge to Read the books you buy. You don’t buy books? Well then this challenge isn’t for you. Now at the start of 2017 you won’t be sure of what you are going to buy or how many books you will buy.
The percentages to choose from….
20% or less Money Sitting on the Shelf.
21 – 40% Making Inroads.
41 – 60 % Moderately Successful
61 – 80 % Maximising Returns
81 – 100% Mission Accomplished
See the Sign Up Post for full rules. If you want to join in now just link to this post below or the sign up post.
As promised here is the mid year link up to share how you are going!
The link ups just mean re linking your commitment post but updated, if that works for you. Or a completely new post. If you are reading on Goodreads just link up your shelf or leave a comment to say how its going and I will count you in.
There will be a $10 Amazon voucher giveaway prize for one reader among those who link up to this post. I will close this off in early August.
Reminder: In December a $25 Amazon voucher or books to that amount from the Book Depository if it delivers to your country. Even if you don’t get to where you hoped you can still link up, so long as you bought a book during 2017 and joined the challenge!
My Own Accounting!
So by the end of the year I want to be in the 61%- 80% – Maximising Returns range. It is so darn hard reading my own books, I know, a common problem among readers who also take books on for review. For myself I know of only one book blogger who is successful with that and I keep her in mind as my inspiration!
Books from July onwards in 2016
Wild Horse. B. J. Daniels Read
Only Beloved Mary Balogh Read
Beach Season Lisa Jackson, Cathy Lamb, Rosalind Noonan.
The Iron Duke Meljean Brooks Read
The First Day of the Rest of My Life Cathy Lamb Read
Books bought in 2017
Whole Latte Life Joanne DeMaio Read
The Wicked City Beatriz Williams Read
Dragonslayer Emilie Richards Read
Somebody Like You Donna Alward Read
Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans Joanne DeMaio
Slightly South of Simple Kristy Woodson Harvey
A Change of Heart Sonali Dev
Indigo Beverley Jenkins
Their Finest Lissa Evans
The Mother’s Promise Sally Hepworth
Dragon Springs Road Janie Chang
The Things We Do For Love Kristin Hannah
The Hourglass Tracy Rees
Marry in Haste Anne Gracie
Silver Silence Nalini Singh Read
So that is a total of … 22 books purchased to date. And 11 read. That is putting me right on the 50% mark – I need to raise it in the second half of the year. I won’t put off buying some auto reads, but I did manage today to walk out of a bookshop where I went to buy a birthday card with no book. There was 25% off all books, and I saw one I want to read – The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green but I kept on walking knowing I have so many to read!