Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020 Read My Own Books Challenge

/12 books

Challenge Basics: 
Name: Read My Own Damn Books Challenge
Starts: January 1, 2020
Ends: December 31, 2020
Eligible Books: Books you own prior to 2020.
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. Bold are for the books where I own/owned a print copy.

Some books I'm considering: 

Anything on my Own-Unread shelf that I acquired prior to 2020.

At the start of 2020, here's where I stand as far as what books I own and what percentage of them I've read:

33% read of books acquired in 2019 (165)
29% read and 5 added of books acquired in 2018 (265)
26% read and 12 removed of books acquired in 2017 (348)
39% read and 6 removed of books acquired in 2016 (362)
21% read and 6 removed of books acquired in 2015 (107)
39% read and 1 removed of books acquired in 2014 (79)
56% read and 3 removed of books acquired in 2013 (55)
47% read and 9 removed of books acquired in 2012 (68)
79% read and 4 removed of books acquired in 2010-2011 (146)
81% read and 0 removed of books acquired in 2008-2009 (36)
89% read and 1 added of books acquired in 2003-2007 (101)
99% read and 1 removed of books acquired in 2002 and earlier (75)
Books Completed:

53. A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E. L. Konigsburg (2018)
52. New Year's Day by Edith Wharton (2019)
51. The Spark by Edith Wharton (2019)
50. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (2010-2011)
49. Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange (2019)
48. Matilda by Catherine Hanley (2019)
47. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton (2019)
46. Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll (2012)
45. The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony (2013)
44. A Golden Web by Barbara Quick (2017)
43. False Dawn by Edith Wharton (2019)
42. The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton (2019)
41. Daisy Miller by Henry James (2019)
40. The Legacy by Katherine Webb (2012)
39. Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser (2014)
38. The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz (2016)
37. Poison in the Colony by Elisa Carbone (2019)
36. Darkbeast by Morgan Keyes (2012)
35. Fanuilh by Daniel Hood (2017)
34. Prisoner of Time by Caroline B. Cooney (2016)
33. Fiercombe Manor by Kate Riordan (2016)
32. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (2008-2009)
31. Enter Three Witches by Caroline B. Cooney (2012)
30. Faithful by Janet Fox (2016)

29. Eleanor of Aquitaine by Desmond Seward (2019)
28. Love by the Morning Star by Laura L. Sullivan (2015)
27. The Lady of the Lakes by Josi S. Kilpack (2018)

26. The Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain (2016)
25. The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson Coats (2017)
24. Anne Boleyn by Norah Lofts (2018)
23. The Wars of the Roses by Trevor Royale (2015)
22. Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield (2019)
21. The Danish Queen by Lynda M. Andrews (2018)
20. Dark Eminence by Marguerite Vance (2019)
19. Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine (2019)
18. Peace of Mind by Thich Nhat Hanh (2017)
17. Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry (2017)
16. The Forgotten Room by White, Williams, and Willig (2017)
15. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (2012)

14. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth von Arnim (2019)
13. The World According to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers (2019)
12. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton (2012)
11. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim (2019)

10. How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh (2017)
9. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton (2016)
8. Calliope the Muse by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (2017)
7. Echo the Copycat by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (2016)
6. The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra by Bianca Turetsky (2017)
5. The Tudors by G. J. Meyer (2016)

4. Minette by Melanie Clegg (2019)
3. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (2019)
2. The Other Tudor Princess by Mary McGrigor (2018)
1. Sword of Destiny (Witcher 2) by Andrzej Sapkowski (2019)

Books DNF'ed:


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