Thursday, January 4, 2018

2018 Read My Own Books Challenge

30/12 books

Challenge Basics: 
Name: Read My Own Damn Books Challenge
Previous Hosts: Estella's Revenge
Starts: January 1, 2018
Ends: December 31, 2018
Eligible Books: Books you own prior to 2018.
Levels: I'm going to try to read and/or DNF and get rid of 12 books I own.

Why I'm Interested:  

I seriously have too many books and they keep sitting on my shelves unread. I did this challenge in 2015 and ended up getting rid of almost all the books I read for the challenge, which means I've carted around and found room for all those books that I didn't even end up liking. Before I move again, I need to reevaluate the books I'm bringing with me and make sure they're books I actually want.

Some books I'm considering: 

Anything on my Own-Unread shelf that I acquired prior to 2018.

At the start of 2018, here's where I stand as far as what books I own and what percentage of them I've read:

31% Acquired in 2016
17% Acquired in 2015
32% Acquired in 2014
50% Acquired in 2013
39% Acquired in 2012
75% Acquired in 2010-2011
83% Acquired in 2008-2009
85% Acquired in 2003-2007
96% Acquired in 2002 and earlier

Books Completed:

26. Fillets of Plaice by Gerald Durrell (2017)
25. Grave Ransom by Kalayna Price (2017)
24. Thornyhold by Mary Stewart (2017)
23. The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham (2013)
22. When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman (2013)
21. Queen Defiant by Anne O'Brien (2016)
20. Her Highness the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham (2016)
19. The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian (2017)
18. Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley (2017)
17. A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody (2016)
16. Amy Snow by Tracy Rees (2017)
15. Valley of the Kings by Cecelia Holland (2017)
14. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier (2017)
13. The Magic Mirror by Susan Hill Long (2017)
12. The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley (2017)
11. The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley (2017)
10. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (2017)
9. The Reluctant Queen by Jean Plaidy (2015)
8. Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede (2016)
7. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard (2017)
6. Penmarric by Susan Howatch (2017)
5. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn (2012)
4. Epitaph for Three Women by Jean Plaidy (2015)
3. The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith (2017)
2. The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome by Jonathan Stokes (2017)
1. My Name is Victoria by Lucy Worsley (2017)

Books DNF'ed:

4. The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant (2015)
3. The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark (2017)
2. Forever, Again by Victoria Laurie (2016)
1. The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution by Jonathan Stokes (2017)

1 comment:

  1. I have way too many books as well. I've tried really hard to not buy as many books lately so I can focus on finally making it through my to-read stack. And I sorted through the already read books on my bookshelves and got rid of a few more books.


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