Well, this should have seen a nice little update at the 9 month mark, meaning the end of September, but that didn't happen. So it is now the beginning of the 11th month...yikes.
A reminder: the challenge is to read all the books I buy in the year 2016 and as a bonus to read some from the ones that didn't get read going back to June of 2015. I chose the 60 - 80% category to try and accomplish.
Right now I am sitting at 58% of 2016's purchases being read but I want to be up closer to the top end of the goal by the end of the year. As for going back to June 2015, the story is a little bleaker at this point dropping my score to 40%. (I kinda went nuts with some really good sale books at my library and on bookoutlet last year apparently.) This count includes the couple of books I didn't finish. I'm just at a point in reading where if I'm not into it by a certain point I'm moving on.
So hopefully I can finish off the last couple of months here with a really good push especially on finishing the books purchased this year.
updated: July 3, 2016
So as of July 3, 2106 I'm not doing quite as well as I had hoped with getting these
books knocked off the list and out of my closet.
I chose the 60 - 80% category to accomplish.
There was this little thing happen with my daughter
called "Let's get married in a month"
that stole a good month and a half of reading time.
And then I hit a bit of a slump with two DNF books and
one that was started but just couldn't get into at the time...
I'll try that one again later.
And then the darn library got me with a chunker
of a non-fiction I'm now trying to wrap up.
But next week I'm hoping to be right on track
and crossing a whole bunch more books off this list.
And I am now on a book buying ban
until I finish the ones I've bought so far this year!
I best get a move on!
Back at the beginning of January I decided this year I wanted to really read through the piles of books that I already own. They are forever growing and I seriously need to make a concerted effort to knock the pile down. In perusing different challenges on pinterest I finally decided on the Read the Books You Buy Challenge. Perfect because it was to set a percentage goal on not only actually reading the books you purchase in 2016 but it allowed you to go back to June 2015.
I decided I would just post a little update each month or so adding any new books I buy and also crossing off the ones I finish. I'm hoping this helps me to stay motivated. I'm trying hard not to drop by the adult section of the library too often as that always tends to throw out the window all my good intentions of trying to make the piles of books in my closet a little smaller. I cannot resist bringing home more from the library and then my books take a back seat as there is a deadline on the library books. But not this year. Nope. I'm determined!
Books purchased June 2015 - December 2015
Man Alive by Mary Kay Zuravleff DNF - could not get past the language though I did try to continue twice.
Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion started but just couldn't get into it...will give another try sometime later
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Chatharina Ingelman-Sundberg
Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline
The Offering by Angela Hunt
The Truth Teller by Angela Hunt
The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler
The Aloha Reef Series (book 1, book 2, book 3, book 4) by Colleen Coble
One Good Thing by Kevin Alan Milne
Recipes for a Perfect Marriage by Morag Prunty
The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain
Books Purchased January 2016
February and March 2016
No books purchased as it was all things wedding around here
Books Purchased in April 2016 (great sale at Books.com. 50% off scratch and dent books making these books any where from under $2 to no more than $5)
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant DNF due to graphic content and too many liberties taken with the actual biblical story
The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
Malice by Keigo Higashino
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
Books Purchased in May 2016 (I really need to stop now! Yikes!)
Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey
52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables by Bob Welch
Books Purchased in June 2016
The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson
Delilah - Treacherous Beauty by Angela Hunt
Books Purchased in July 2016
Books Purchased in August 2016
Unspoken by Dee Henderson
Books Purchased in September 2016
Books Purchased in October 2016
Books Purchased in November 2016
The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron
Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
Books Purchased in December 2016
The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry