Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2016 Read the Books You Buy Challenge

In a way, it's kind of strange to be signing up for both this challenge and the Mount TBR Reading Challenge. But Mount TBR has me chipping away at the mountain, while this challenge should help me keep the mountain from growing, so in a way they complement each other.

From what I gather from my Goodreads shelves, I bought about 98 books in 2015 (seriously?! I felt like I was doing better than that...), and of those I read... 6. Yes, really. What's the point of buying books (especially new books) if I'm not going to read them any time soon?

So, I will be joining this challenge at the level of Moderately Successful, meaning that I'll be aiming to read 40-60% of the books I buy in 2016.

I'll list all the books I buy below, and strike them out as I read them.
  1. The Good Book: A Humanist Bible compiled by A.C. Grayling
  2. The Earth, the Gods and the Soul: A History of Pagan Philosophy from the Iron Age to the 21st Century by Brendan Myers
  3. Your Mouth Is Lovely by Nancy Richler
  4. The Free World by David Bezmozgis
  5. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  6. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  7. Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle #4) by Christopher Paolini
  8. More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
  9. The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher
  10. The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong by L. Tam Holland
  11. I, Bificus by Bif Naked
  12. Tale of the Blue Monkey (Ghosts of Fear Street #29) by R.L. Stine
  13. Son of Slappy (Goosebumps Most Wanted #2) by R.L. Stine
  14. The Streets of Panic Park (Goosebumps Horrorland #12) by R.L. Stine
  15. Trapped in the Circus of Fear (Give Yourself Goosebumps Special Edition #3) by R.L. Stine
  16. Slappy's Nightmare (Goosebumps Series 2000 #23) by R.L. Stine
  17. The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa
  18. The Crown (The Selection #5) by Kiera Cass
  19. Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
  20. Hexed (The Witch Hunter #1) by Michelle Krys
  21. Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #3) by Ransom Riggs
  22. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
  23. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
  24. I've Got Aspergers, So I'm Better Than You. Shh... Don't Tell Mom! by Adam Schwartz
  25. Transcendent by Katelyn Detweiler
  26. Dangerous Girls (Dangerous Girls #1) by R.L. Stine
  27. Valkyrie Rising (Valkyrie #1) by Ingrid Paulson
  28. My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
  29. Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler
  30. Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale
  31. Tombstone Blues (Thunder Road #2) by Chadwick Ginther
  32. Knit Two (Friday Night Knitting Club #2) by Kate Jacobs
  33. Web of Angels by Lilian Nattel
  34. Two Viking Romances by Anonymous
  35. Along Came a Wolf (The Yellow Hoods #1) by Adam Dreece
  36. Enslavement (One Bright Future #1) by Melinda Friesen
  37. Red Nexus by Benoit Chartier
  38. Doc Christmas by Neil Enock

1 comment:

  1. It's surprising how we think we are doing better at reading what we buy, although part of the fun is the choosing and buying! All the best for the challenge and thanks for joining in.