Read at least 51 books from my personal library that I got before January 1, 2016 (my shelves and I are going steady).
With the exception of one book, I can only buy books using gift cards. I can “buy” as many free books as I would like, accept ARCs, and enter giveaways to my heart’s content, but I may only use my hard earned cash to buy one carefully chosen book.
The one book I buy this year must be purchased with the funds I raise from selling books to the used bookstore.
Participate in the monthly discussion posts.
These are, of course, only my physical books, and not all of them are books I haven’t read yet, but the majority of them have never been opened. Total, I have approximately 400 unread books sitting on my shelves or in my Kindle and Nook. One of my projects this year will be to update my TBR shelf on Goodreads to get a more accurate total (none of the ebooks on my Nook are on it).
Shaina @ Shaina Reads has challenged those of us who wish to participate to read 12 books during the month of December! I would have posted this earlier, but I refuse to do anything Christmas related, other than stashing away presents for those I love, before Thanksgiving.
The only rule is that the books have to be at least 100 pages in length. So, I’m making up a rule for myself. All the books I plan to read for the challenge will be Christmas or Winter related. Some of the books on my challenge TBR are maybe stretching that a little bit, but it’s my rule, so I can do what I want 🙂 I doubt I’ll be able to read all 12 on the list since a couple of them are door stops, but I’m going to try.
My TBR List
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (I read this every year.)
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Snowglobe 7 by Mike Tucker
The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson
White Fang by Jack London
The Winter Freak Show by Daniel Parsons
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
Fire and Ice by Patty Jansen
The Girl from Krakow by Alex Rosenberg
Ice Demon by Elizabeth Watasin
I have several backups in case any of these wind up being DNFs.
Are you participating in the 12 Books of Christmas challenge? Even if you’re not, are your December reads Christmas or Winter themed? What are your favorite Winter books? Comment below!
It officially started yesterday, September 1st, but things have been so crazy busy since the Fall semester started that I feel like I’m I always running just a little bit behind and forgetting to do things. The challenge is for two months (ending on Halloween), and this is the time of year when I love to read Horror and Gothic literature, and there is a reading “Peril” for everyone. Perhaps it will help me feel a bit more grounded and get me into the spirit of Autumn.
I will be doing Peril the First: Read four books, any length, which fit the definition of RIP literature.
I don’t know what other books I’ll be reading, but the 1st one will be Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. I’ve been itching to re-read the series for years, and now I’m finally going to do it. I also want to read some Classic Horror like Edgar Allen Poe or H.P. Lovecraft, but I’m not going to lock myself down to anything specific right now.
I may also participate in the group read of The Quick by Lauren Owen, but I haven’t decided yet since it overlaps with my read-along of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.
Are you participating in RIP X? Are you reading any Horror or Gothic titles that you think I should add to my TBR? Let me know in the comments!
Take Control of Your TBR pile is back for its third year, but this will be the first time I’m participating. For the month of March I’ll read books in my TBR pile that were released before March 1, 2015.
I’m participating in the COYER New Year’s Read-a-thon! Anyone can participate, whether you’re a COYER participant or not. The Read-a-thon will run from 12 AM Thursday, January 1 2015 – 11:59 PM Sunday January 4 2015.
It’s a new year, so read an author, narrator, or series that’s new to you.
Sign-up on the linky before 11:59 PM December 31st.
Before 11:59 PM December 31st, post on your blog, twitter, FB, Google+, Booklikes (you get the idea… somewhere!) that you’re participating. That’s the link you’ll need for the Rafflecopter.
It’s not required, but my “goal” is to read Tommy Black and the Staff of Light by Jake Kerr and I’ll include a wrap-up in my “What I’m Reading Monday” post on Jan. 5th. The great thing about this read-a-thon is that it ends the day before Bout of Books 12, which ends before the COYER Dusting off the Shelf Read-a-thon. TWO WEEKS OF READ-A-THONS before I head back to school for the Spring semester! 🙂
Since I hit my reading goal of 50 books for this year back in October, and I’m probably going to be past that goal by 10 books, I’ve decided to stretch myself just a bit further next year by joining the 2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge.
Reading Challenge Details:
The challenge runs January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 (books read prior to 1/1/2015 do not count towards the challenge).
The goal is to outdo myself by reading more in 2015 than I did in 2014.
Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).
Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, mystery, etc.).
Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
Getting My Heart Rate Up: read 1–5 more books (or 250–1,499 more pages)
This is the first level. I’m not sure if I’d be able to read much more than 65 books, assuming that I’ll read 60 this year, so I’m sticking to this level. If anything, I’ll move up to the next level, but since I can’t move back a level, I don’t want to commit to a goal that isn’t realistic.