December 4, 2015

My Read The Books You Buy Reading Challenge Commitment.

Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2016 Badge
"When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes". Erasmus 

In 2015 I I read 32% of the books I bought this year, and I thought until I did the tally I was doing well. Statistics do not lie!  I'd like to be in the 40-60% range at least. That's what I will be aiming for in 2016.

20% or less      Money Sitting on the Shelf.

20 - 40%          Making Inroads.

40 - 60 %         Moderately Successful

60 - 80 %        Maximising  Returns

80 - 100%       Mission Accomplished

I am going to start counting from June 2015.
I am only counting the new books bought and I am not including audiobooks as I usually buy and read immediately.

I don't see myself as a big buyer of books, but when I hear of a good one I like to get it!  Although I do check the library and review shelf first.

2015 since June 2015
Cinder  Marissa Meyer       Read
The Other Daughter   Lauren Willig  Read
The Bliss King: Captive   Ainslie Paton
Switchback  Catherine Anderson   Read
The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behaviour. Jennifer McQuiston

The Edge of Lost  Kristina McMorris   Read
New Leaf   Catherine Anderson   Read
From Glowing Embers   Emilie Richards - Kindle Read
At the Edge  Laura Griffin - bought in March - Kindle  Read
Smokescreen Emilie Richards - bought in April - Kindle
A Single Thread Marie Bostwick - bought in April - Kindle
All of Us and Everything - Bridget Asher - bought in April - Kindle  Read
Linny's Sweet Dream List  Susan Schild   Read


Fatal Identity   Marie Force  Read
The Summer Bride Anne Gracie  Read
Wild Horse B. J. Daniels
Only Beloved   Mary Balogh
Beach Season   Lisa Jackson, Cathy Lamb, Rosalind Noonan
Second Chance Grill   Christine Nolfi     Read

Since June 2015
In the Unlikely Event - Judy Blume
The Possibilities  -      Kaui Hart Hemmings
It's You -  Jane Porter       Read
Saving Grace   - Jane Green
Still Life With Bread Crumbs  - Anna Quindlen
Accidents of Marriage - Randy Susan Meyers
The Gilded Hour   Sara Donati
We Never Asked For Wings  Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake - Amy E Reichert   Read.
The Lake House    Kate Morton
Between Sisters   Cathy Kelly
Tamar    Deborah Challinor     Read
White Feathers    Deborah Challinor
Blue Smoke         Deborah Challinor

Close to You Kara Isaac   Read
The Beekeeper's Secret Josephine Moon  Read
Christmas Ever After   Sarah Morgan   Read
Sleepless in Seattle   Sarah Morgan      Read.
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt   Read
The Secret Life of Violet Grant   Beatriz Williams
Flight Patterns    Karen White   Read

Wild Invitation   Nalini Singh
First Star I See Tonight  Susan Elizabeth Phillips   Read

A Promise of Fire   Amanda Bouchet    Read
The Language of Sisters    Cathy Lamb  Read

Too Good To be True   Kristn Higgins
The Iron Duke    Meljean Brooks
The First Day of the Rest of My Life   Cathy Lamb


  1. This is such a great idea and I know I'd never stick to it. LOL. But I wish you all the luck in your challenge!!

  2. I hope to just read as many as possible...I haven't made a percentage commitment yet....But I made a list of the books I purchased in 2015 from June on, so I can track them.

    1. Good idea. After all this is a tracking challenge more than anything.


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