Monday, December 14, 2015

Read The Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2016

Bought the book, you really want to read it.... and then it gets surpassed by review books or library books or other TBR books.

So this is a Reading Challenge to Read the books you buy. You don't buy books? Well then this challenge isn't for you. Now at the start of 2016 you won't be sure of what you are going to buy or how many books you will buy.

So far in 2015 I as I write I've 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 higher end of 40-60% range at least. That's what I will be aiming for in 2016.

So - choose from one of the percentages below and go for it. Make a commitment post and link up below. List the books you buy in the post as you spend throughout the year and then mark off as you read them.

If you don't have a blog you can do this on Goodreads with something like a 'bought 2016' shelf and you'll easily be able to see at the end of the year how you've gone. Leave a comment on the post with a link to the shelf to signal your participation, if using Goodreads.

20% or less Money Sitting on the Shelf.

20 - 40% Making Inroads.

40 - 60 % Moderately Successful

60 - 80 % Maximising Returns

80 - 100% Mission Accomplished

Books have been bought in 2016 by you or you can decide to include from and including June 2015 buys. Anything previous to that definitely falls into the dusty TBR realm! There is a challenge somewhere in the book world for that!
Can be ebook, print book or audiobook
You can decide whether you include books bought in 2016 second hand or in book fairs etc.
You may adjust your level if needs be during the year.
Books for this challenge can also be included in other challenges.
Runs from 1st January to 31st of December 2016
I encourage you not to think this through too much, go on buying as you normally do - in a large or small way.

Authors write books, they deserve to be read and enjoyed and paid as well! So I know we love our review books, library books, 2nd hand books etc. But ... if you can - buy books as well.

There will be one mid year link up to share how you are going, in the beginning of July.

In December there will be the final link up to share where you reached. You may not reach your goal, but just link up to account for yourself!

The link ups just mean re linking your commitment post but updated.

In the July link there will be a $10 Amazon voucher giveaway prize for one reader among those who link up and at the end in December a $25 Amazon voucher or books to that amount from the Book Depository if it delivers to your country. Even if you don't get to where you hoped you can still link up, so long as you bought a book during 2016 and joined the challenge!

This reading challenge event is hosted by The Book Date.
​For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.

I haven't bought a lot of books lately, so I think I will go for the low end.

20% or less Money Sitting on the Shelf.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining in and I understand going for the 20% or less. I am going a little higher myself, but not too sure how I will end up!


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