After two challenges in 2014 (one super successful and one an epic fail), I figure I’ll go big in 2015. Chapter Break and Second Run Reviews are hosting an insane year-long reading challenge. It is insane for two reasons. First, it’s for an entire year. Second, it involves spending absolutely nothing on books for said entire year. The rules say that I can set some exceptions, so I will say that my Audible subscription (as long as I don’t buy extra credits), book club books, ARCs, and preorders don’t count. It’s really tempting for me to say something like I can buy one book per month, but I’ll stay strong. I’m going all out on this.
You may be asking yourself, why on earth would I participate in such a thing? If you know me at all you know how much I love me a good indie bookstore. I’ve been known to walk out with four or five books at a time.
And there’s your answer.
I went to my shelves today and counted the books I own but have not yet read. I don’t know about anyone else, but the fact that I have at least 150 unread books on my shelves seems ridiculous. It could be as much as 175, since there are quite a few books that I may or may not have read in the past and just don’t remember. So I’m going to call it 150 since that’s a nice number. In addition to the 150 physical books I have 20 ebooks (19 Kindle, 1 random Kobo, and some Nook books I’m not going to count). That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, I own approximately 170 books that I have yet to read. So this challenge is right up my alley. Because otherwise most of those books would likely continue to languish in obscurity.
According to the intro post, there are 6 levels for goals of reading from 0-10 (yellow belt) to 50+ (black belt) books for the year. Considering I have 170 unread books, I think I need to be on the higher end of the spectrum. So I’m going to go with 75, which makes me a black belt wannabe (woo hoo).
Each month I’ll be posting about my progress and answering some super fun prompts provided by the awesome hosts. I’ll be creating a separate page here for all 12 links for the year (like I did for the BookBlogWriMo challenge) for your reading convenience. I’m so good to you, aren’t I?
Now sit back, relax, and watch your email for tons of reviews!