#ShelfLove 2017: End of the Year Check in Post

December 18, 2017 Featured Posts, Shelf Love 2017 1

#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!

December 2017/January 2018:  End of the Year Check in Post. Look back at your June and January posts and let us know how you did this year.  Share an updated picture or list of your TBR pile.

Announcement:  We are not running the challenge officially again in 2018. However, we will keep the #ShelfLove square on our Bingo cards, and you are encouraged to continue to read your bookshelves 🙂


Julie Review Avatar Julie’s Challenge Update:

I have been good in the not buying new books department of this challenge. I one-click very few freebies now and rarely outright buy a book except with my Audible subscription.  Except for that time the other day when I bought 10 audiobooks because Audible was having a massive holiday sale and they were all cheaper than credits. I stand by my purchase decision!

I still collect review books, mostly in audio form. So my physical bookshelves are not expanding at least.

But so far this year I’ve only read 11 books from my #ShelfLove shelf, and that’s not that many ha. But I knew going into this year it would be like that, so setting my goal at the lowest level, of 1-10 books, was a good move. In that way, I will call this challenge a success!


Lynnpic Lynn’s Challenge Update:

I will say that this challenge has helped me significantly with not buying books. I mostly limit myself to buying books for book club or that I’m going to read right away, with a few one click $0.99 books. Yeah, me! It’s also helped me identify books I actually own and should be reading. Now I just need to motivate myself to read those books!

My original goal was 11-20 books. And at 16, I reached that goal. Though, 16 was one less shelf love book than I read last year. Boo, me! I’ve been reading too many review books lately to keep up with the shelf love books. I need to work on balancing reading review books with books I own next year!


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One Response to “#ShelfLove 2017: End of the Year Check in Post”

  1. Charlie

    I only buy books at my school’s book fair in the fall and spring, and I have really limited myself to less than six books (usually less than 4) at both fairs. Since Jason Reynolds did come to our school for a visit, I purchased several of his books at a significant teacher discount. I do spend a hefty sum at Texas Teen Book Festival. Other than that, those are my only buys throughout the year.

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