#ShelfLove Challenge 2017
We’re co-hosting the #ShelfLove challenge again this year so join us and read more of the books you already bought!
Quarterly Topic: March 2017/April 2017: Top books on my shelf the longest that I haven’t read
Julie’s Challenge Update:
I started book blogging in 2013, but by then I had already become a book hoarder. It just got even worse after that point. Looking at my “soon to be read” shelf on Goodreads gives me heartburn.
So, top books shelved that I collected prior to 2013:
I was on a crime kick for a while (and now am completely burnt out) but I collected a lot of the Women’s Murder Club series by James Patterson (along with many of his other books). I have read 6 in that series so far. The rest have been on my shelves far too long. Same goes for the Hollows Series by Kim Harrison. I collected a ton. Read only 2. And I have collected and read NONE of the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.
Top books shelved since book blogging happened:
This one is interesting because a lot of these are first in a series, rather than an entire series collection, or at least a bunch of the series collection. Many are also ebooks versus the actual physical books hoarded/collected previously. Here are just a few.
Challenge progress on the Shelf Love 2017 journey? Two so far. And one “in progress.” That’s one a month, ish, right? Good enough?
Lynn’s Challenge Update:
I am definitely attracted to new and shiny books, forgetting about the old books on my shelves. And I don’t have an answer to that problem. Though, this challenge is definitely helping. I at least don’t buy as many books as I used to!
Here are some books I’ve owned far too long (and these are by no means ALL of the books!) :
>4 years. These are books I owned before I moved to Houston. And still haven’t read. Literally moved books that I still haven’t read.
< 4 years but > 2 years: These are mostly ebooks that I own in Nook format. My Nook died 2 years ago. Now they are sitting in my Barnes & Noble account. Just waiting on me.
< 2 years: The rest of my Shelf Love collection. These include a bunch of arcs I received from a friend. Two Humble Bundle purchases. And a bunch of books I intended to read. But haven’t yet.
As for my challenge progress, I’ve read 6 books so far this year. And I’m in the middle of three others. That’s impressive, at least to me! And now that I’ve figured out I can listen to audio books from the library, I hope to make some more progress.
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