December 29, 2014

Show Your Shelves Some Love Challenge

Show Your Shelf Some Love, No Book Buying Challenge 2015 Kickoff
Ok I don't typical do challenges because I completely and utterly fail at them.  That said, this is one I really really really need to do.  
This is a challenge to not buy books and instead read all the book sitting on my shelves and in my ereader.  

I hang my head at the thought of all the books I have sitting there but haven't read yet.  It's horrible! 
So I'm going to take this challenge.  

The Details

Hosted by: Second Run Reviews and Chapter Break (click those links to get the full details!)

What is it: No books for a year?! The goal of this challenge is simple — for one year abstain from buying books (or set a monthly book budget) — and focus on clearing physical and virtual to-be-read book shelves. This challenge begins Jan 1, 2015 and ends Dec 31, 2015.
What’s the point? To read as many books as you can that you already own, either on your physical bookshelf or on your e-reader.
My level:  51+ books: my shelves and I are going steady I chose this level because I need to read my shelves I really do.  My Goodreads goal is always 52 books (one a week), so I figure that's a good plan.  

Some people are setting exceptions.  I have three:

Gift Cards:  People tend to give me gift cards a lot to places like Barnes and Noble. So if I am given them I can spend them :)

Book Signings:  If I go to any author signings I can buy ONE book by them

Edelweiss: I'm only allowed ONE book each month from there but ONLY if I've read and reviewed the one from the previous month!

Each month you'll see my update my progress!  Wish me luck!


  1. I only buy books for the school library, never for myself, so I don't have this problem! I do love Netgalley, though, because if this winter is as bad as last winter, there may be times when I need a book and can't get to a physical library. B&N is a good place to get gifts for other people, too! Wish you success in your challenge!

  2. Glad to have you join the challenge! Good exceptions too, book signings are important and tons of fun.

  3. I really need to do this, too. It would save me a ton of money and maybe I could clear a few books off my TBR stacks! I might have to join this challenge!

    1. Tina, you can join up at any time. We would love to have you (if you haven't signed up already!).

      Welcome aboard, Jill.

      Terri M., the Director
      Second Run Reviews

  4. Good Luck and thanks for joining our #Shelflove Challenge!!!