December 29, 2016

My Read the Books You Buy Challenge.

This is a reading challenge hosted here. You can find all the details in the sign up post.  

I find it helps me to keep track of what I have bought and what I have read. In 2016 the ones I didn't read I have transferred to a TBR reading challenge so that I can take time to read them. That makes me feel like I am in control of my spending, that I am reading what I am buying.

So the challenge allows for inclusion of books bought from July 2016 onwards until the end of December 2017. I'll just add to the  list as I buy and mark off as I read.

These are the levels
20% or less      Money Sitting on the Shelf.

20 - 40%          Making Inroads.

40 - 60 %         Moderately Successful

60 - 80 %        Maximising  Returns

80 - 100%       Mission Accomplished

If I have read about 65% of my books bought by the end of 2017 I'll count that a win, in 2015 it was 32%, 2016 will see me hopefully hitting 50%, so I want to keep on moving up!

Books from July onwards in 2016
Wild Horse.  B. J. Daniels     Read
Only Beloved   Mary Balogh   Read
Beach Season   Lisa Jackson, Cathy Lamb, Rosalind Noonan.  Read
The Iron Duke   Meljean Brooks      Read
The First Day of the Rest of My Life    Cathy Lamb      Read

Books bought in 2017
Whole Latte Life   Joanne DeMaio     Read
The Wicked City Beatriz Williams      Read
Dragonslayer  Emilie Richards            Read
Before I Fall Jessica Scott         Read
Somebody Like You Donna Alward     Read
Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans   Joanne DeMaio Read
Slightly South of Simple   Kristy Woodson Harvey  Read
A Change of Heart    Sonali Dev  Read
Indigo Beverley Jenkins
Bring on the Blessings Beverly Jenkins   Read
Their Finest   Lissa Evans
The Mother's Promise   Sally Hepworth
Dragon Springs Road   Janie Chang    Read
The Things We Do For Love   Kristin Hannah
The Garden of Small Beginnings   Abbi Waxman  Read
The Hourglass   Tracy Rees
Marry in Haste   Anne Gracie    Read

July onwards
Everything We Keep Kerry Lonsdale
Lost and Found Sisters   Jill Shalvis Read
Fatal Threat   Marie Force   Read
At Home in Mitford   Jan Karon  Read
Devil's Cut   J. R. Ward   Read
A Second Helping   Beverley Jenkins  Read
In This House of Brede   Rumer Godden
Love Walked In  Marisa de los Santos  Read
Map of the Heart   Susan Wiggs     Read
The One In A Million Boy Monica Wood  Read
Archangel's Viper   Nalini Singh    Read
Something Old Something New Beverley Jenkins
Hold Your Breath Katie Ruggle
The Duchess   Danielle Steele
Lord of the Fading Lands    C. L. Wilson
A Bella Flora Christmas   Wendy Wax
Wilde in Love Eloisa James


  1. You know, I would love to do this challenge...except for this. If I were to choose the LOWEST level--20%--that would still be about 160 books, which is more than I can read in a year!

    Yes, I have a TBR problem....

    1. OMG you buy that many books in a year. I am putting that around 600 books. Wowee.

  2. I'm intrigued by this challenge but at the same time terrified to actually have a count of the books I own and have bought! I think I'll just live vicariously through you!

    1. Only bought since July 2016 counts!! Everything else goes on the TBR. Living vicariously is good!!

  3. I think I am going to join you because... well, I need to get craacking. :)


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