#Shelflove: Mid-Year Check In

June 1, 2015 Challenges, Featured Posts, Shelf Love 2015 12


No Book Buying Challenge 2015 – June Update

As you know, we are co-hosting the Show Your Shelves Some Love: A No Book Buying Challenge. You can also review the details of the post on theNo Book Buying Challenge page from the menu above. 

For June, we are doing a Mid-Year Check In. How are you doing? Have you met your goals and/or budget? What changes have you made? Are you thinking ahead to next year?

Julie Review AvatarJulie: 

So, I’ve read 7 books I own so far this year. That seems a bit sad, doesn’t it? Especially since my goal is 21-30 books (give your shelves a warm friendly hug) and I’m only a third of the way to the lower part of my goal. This isn’t looking good. But, I haven’t bought any books for myself so at least I’m doing well in that part of the challenge. I’m listening to audibooks mostly so my audible credits are the only thing that keep being purchased each month. I’m also listening to library books and books available by my audiobooks streaming account. So that’s why even though I’ve read 24 books so far this year, I’m still not on schedule to meet my goals for #ShelfLove. I gotta make some changes yep.

I have embedded my Goodreads shelf so that I can share the books I read as I go.


Lynnpic avatar Lynn: Yeah, I’m not really on target at this point. I’ve read 6 books so far on my Shelf Love Shelf. My goal of 21-30 books looks very far away. I have not purchased any books, however. So, go me! I’m super proud of myself for not buying any books. I really thought that would be the most difficult aspect of the challenge. My downfall is that I’m borrowing books from the library, instead of reading the books that I own. I really need to work on reading the books I own. I also haven’t been listening to as many audio books. Or those that I listen to are for book clubs, not for pleasure. I’ve also unpacked my books from moving 2 years ago. I found an entire box of books that I need to read. But now at least, I have to look at them sitting on the shelf. I picked up one this weekend and started it. I’m hoping that looking at my books in one place will help me focus on reading those, instead of borrowing books from the library. 

 Rose review avatar Rose: 

I am so bad…. I have only read a few books from my kindle that I already owned. I have not read any physical books from my actual bookshelf in my library. This year has been a whirl wind  for me. Student teaching while working full time , then buying a new house, moving, adjusting to said new house… I had an unpack the library party two weeks ago in which friends helped me unpack boxes filled with books and arrange them on the shelves in my library. (Thank u Lynn and Lisa!) I had hoped to read more once summer gets here… Well… Summer is officially here….

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12 Responses to “#Shelflove: Mid-Year Check In”

  1. Adrienne

    Hello. I went MIA for a while. While MIA I did buy books, many, many, books. I would like to take another shot at reading what I own again though. If you ladies don’t mind me working on this challenge again going to start fresh and give it my best shot. Much,much, harder than I anticipated to not go out and purchase my biggest weakness.

  2. Shannon Brown

    I’ve been doing pretty well reading my freebies (because that’s what I’ve challenged myself to do). That is, up until May. It’s been a poor reading month for me. I’m hoping June will be better. All those new releases were calling to me.

    Because I don’t have a blog or a website or anything, I’ve been using my Goodreads shelves and Facebook note to record my progress.


    • Julie

      I like how you’re keeping track of your progress on Facebook like that. I can’t “like” since we’re not connected but looks like you’re doing well keeping to your budget most of the time 🙂

  3. Ramona

    I read 39 books so far, all of which I own. I spent a pretty penny :P, and I’m behind my goal about 2 books I think. But it’s okay. The important thing is to have fun and I’ve got got covered all right :))
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    • Julie

      Yea you got it, have fun 🙂 Great job on the books you’ve read so far!

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