We have had renewed interest in our reading challenge! So I thought I would do an updated posting, to see if we can get any more interest.
[original posting:] Do you have a ton of books at home that you have told yourself you’re going to read, but then they just sit there? Lauren and I put together a challenge and we picked OWNED BUT UNREAD books to fulfill the monthly challenges. Some books we had in common, but we also picked different books, because its based on BOOKS YOU OWN, not books you plan on buying. SO, our challenge to you, dear reader, is to write down the challenges, and pick books that you own to fill them in.
Our goal is to read them [in the order written] and be done with them by the end of the corresponding months. Why is there 15 then? Because we are very indecisive people. So, say you read #1 and its not the end of January and you want to keep reading, then you would move on to #2 and try to be done with it by the end of February. There are extras, because one month you might only be able to get through one book….but another month you might decide you can read two, or even three.
We are hoping this will help us buy less books this year, and knock out some of the hundreds that we already own. We shared this, in hopes that it will help you too! If you decide to join in, you can keep us apprised of your progress on IG, with the hashtag listed below. And we will definitely be sharing ours! We want to get the word out, so any and all help will be much appreciated.
Now on to the fun part! [I decided to strike out the challenges that have been completed by myself and Lauren.]
Challenge One: SERIES YOU MEANT TO START IN 2016
Ashley: Six of Crows [Leigh Bardugo]
Lauren: A Darker Shade of Magic [V.E. Schwab]
Challenge Two: CONTEMPORARY
Ashley: The Longest Ride [Nicholas Sparks]
Lauren: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe [Benjamin Alire Saenz]
Challenge Three: NON YOUNG ADULT
Ashley & Lauren: Red Rising [Pierce Brown]
Challenge Four: COVER YOU AREN’T FOND OF
Ashley: The Infinite Sea [Rick Yancey]
Lauren: Unblemished [Sara Ellis]
Challenge Five: OUTSIDE SCENERY ON COVER
Ashley: Breathe [Sarah Crossan]
Lauren: First Life [Gena Showalter]
Challenge Six: OVER 500 PAGES
Ashley: Lady Midnight [Cassandra Clare]
Lauren: Lady Midnight [“]
I marked it twice because I, Ashley, have finished it. Lauren is currently reading it.
Challenge Seven: RECOMMENDED BOOK
Ashley: This Savage Song [Victoria Schwab]
Lauren: This Savage Song [“]
I marked it twice because I, Ashley, am currently reading it. Lauren is on challenge 6.
Challenge Eight: BOOK WITH MULTIPLE AUTHORS:
Ashley & Lauren: My Lady Jane [C. Hand, B. Ashton & J. Meadows]
Challenge Nine: PRE 2016 DEBUT
Ashley: A Great & Terrible Beauty [Libba Bray]
Lauren: The Witch Hunter [Virginia Boecker]
Challenge Ten: #BOOKISHLETTER
[one of your initials]
Ashley: A Court of Mist & Fury [Sarah J. Maas]
Lauren: Lotus & Thorn [Sara Wilson Entienne]
Challenge Eleven: BOOK WITH CHAPTER NAMES
Ashley & Lauren: Falling Kingdoms [Morgan Rhodes]
Challenge Twelve: TITLE YOU LOVE
Ashley & Lauren: The Midnight Star [Marie Lu]
Challenge Thirteen: BOOK WITH ROYALTY
Ashley & Lauren: Heart of Betrayal [Mary E. Pearson]
Challenge Fourteen: PERSONLESS COVER
Ashley & Lauren: Heartless [Marissa Meyer]
And last but not least!
Challenge Fifteen: A STANDALONE BOOK
Ashley & Lauren: Salt To The Sea [Ruta Sepetys]
That’s it, this is our #tackleyourlibrarychallenge17
we hope you join us in our adventure to tackle our owned but unread books. Reading the same books we chose is definitely not necessary, but if you happen to choose one for the same challenge as both/one of us, feel free to message us and let us know!
I have been having a ton of fun with this challenge. Although I am only on challenge 7, I’ve already read 7 books because of this. When I read SoC, I also read CK. Although I haven’t loved every book I’ve read on this list, I am incredibly happy to have been able to knock them out and have that many “unread” books marked as read.
Whether choosing to do as is, or merely using it as a template to recreate things for your own use, link back to this post, or at the very least give us credit for our hard work.