Show Your Shelves Some Love:
No Book Buying Challenge 2015.
You got ‘em, now read ‘em!
Hosts: Terri from Second Run Reviews and all of us here at Chapter Break!
Social Media: #ShelfLove
The goal of this challenge is simple — for one year abstain from buying books (or set a monthly book budget) — and focus on clearing physical and virtual to-be-read book shelves. This challenge begins Jan 1, 2015 and ends Dec 31, 2015.
- Abstain from spending money on books for one calendar year (or follow a monthly book budget).
- Gift cards OK, audible account OK, but no buying extra credits (Rose!!!)
- Encourage other challenge participants via comments, social media and emails.
- Participate in the monthly posts. (The link up post will go live on the first of each month and be open for 30 days.)
- Library books do not count for this challenge. This challenge is mainly for books you already own.
- Netgalley books can count for this because you have the book, so read it!
No Book Buying Challenge Step 1: Select your goal
Yellow Belt— –> 1-10 books: shake hands with your shelves
Blue Belt ——->11-20 books: pat your shelves on the back
Green Belt — –>21-30 books: give your shelves a warm friendly hug
Purple Belt —->31-40 books: regular date night with your shelves
Brown Belt —->41-50 books: my shelves are now my bff
Black Belt ——>51+ books: my shelves and I are going steady
No Book Buying Challenge Step 2: Join the mailing list
No Book Buying Challenge Step 3: Share the love and spread the word
Create a blog post saying you’re participating in this challenge and link up your post below. Share on social media using the hashtag #ShelfLove.
Link up your participation post:
No Book Buying Challenge Step 4: Link to the challenge
You can use either of the images below.
No Book Buying Challenge Step 5: Plan your reading, and participate in the monthly challenge post topics:
Participation incentive? A $20 Amazon gift card from all of us hosting this lovely challenge 🙂 So, when you link up your participation and monthly posts, you can enter to win.
- December 2014 — Initial “I’m Joining the Challenge” Post. Spread the Word about the Challenge.
- January — Post/share a picture or list of your TBR pile(s)
- February — Finances!!! Share your book buying budgets (if you have one, or plan to spend nothing!) Your Plans for the Money You Save
- March –Share Your Sources for Free Books
- April — Avoiding Relapse- How are you sticking to your book buying budget and refraining from full-on bookaholic relapse?
- May –It’s almost the middle of the year, you haven’t bought a book yet and you are dying for the latest release. Give us your best sales pitch to convince the world you deserve that book.
- June — Mid-Year Check in Post. How are you doing with the challenge, updated picture or list of your TBR pile(s)
- July — Give us a review of the best book, that’s a part of this challenge, that you’ve read so far.
- August — What’s are some of the best bookish gifts that you’ve received and/or given!
- September — The perils of book hoarding.
- October – How to manage your library/ebook shelves
- November — Are you thankful you did this challenge? How have your habits changed and will you continue with any changes you’ve made in your book buying routine?
- December — End of the Year Check in Post. How are you doing with the challenge, updated picture or list of your TBR pile(s). Would you do the challenge again in 2016?