Monday, December 8, 2014

2015 Show Your Shelves Some Love, No Book Buying Challenge

January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Show Your Shelves Some Love, No Book Buying Challenge 2015. You got ‘em, now read ‘em!

Hosts: Terri from Second Run Reviews and all of us here at Chapter Break! Social Media:#ShelfLove The goal of this challenge is simple — for one year abstain from buying books (or set a monthly book budget) — and focus on clearing physical and virtual to-be-read book shelves. This challenge begins Jan 1, 2015 and ends Dec 31, 2015.

The Guidelines
  • Abstain from spending money on books for one calendar year (or follow a monthly book budget).
  • Gift cards OK,  audible account OK, but no buying extra credits (Rose!!!)
  • Encourage other challenge participants via comments, social media and emails.
  • Participate in the monthly posts. (The link up post will go live on the first of each month and be open for 30 days.)
  • Library books do not count for this challenge. This challenge is mainly for books you already own.
  • Netgalley books can count for this because you have the book, so read it!
No Book Buying Challenge Step 1: Select your goal

Yellow Belt —-> 1-10 books: shake hands with your shelves

Blue Belt    —->11-20 books: pat your shelves on the back

Green Belt  —->21-30 books: give your shelves a warm friendly hug

Purple Belt —->31-40 books: regular date night with your shelves

Brown Belt —-> 41-50 books: my shelves are now my bff

Black Belt —->51+ books: my shelves and I are going steady

No Book Buying Challenge Step 2: Join the mailing list
No Book Buying Challenge Step 3: Share the love and spread the word

Create a blog post saying you’re participating in this challenge and link up your post below. Share on social media using the hashtag #ShelfLove.

Link up your participation post:

No Book Buying Challenge Step 4: Link to the challenge
No Book Buying Challenge Step 5: Plan your reading, and participate in the monthly challenge post topics:
  • December 2014 — Initial “I’m Joining the Challenge” Post. Spread the Word about the Challenge.
  • January — Post/share a picture or list of your TBR pile(s).
  • February — Finances!!! Share your book buying budgets (if you have one, or plan to spend nothing!) Your Plans for the Money You Save.
  • March –Share Your Sources for Free Books
  • April — Avoiding Relapse- How are you sticking to your book buying budget and refraining from full-on bookaholic relapse?
  • May — It’s almost the middle of the year, you haven’t bought a book yet and you are dying for the latest release. Give us your best sales pitch to convince the world you deserve that book.
  • August — What’s are some of the best bookish gifts that you’ve received and/or given!
  • September — The perils of book hoarding.
  • October — How to manage your library/ebook shelves
  • November — Are you thankful you did this challenge? How have your habits changed and will you continue with any changes you’ve made in your book buying routine?
  • December — End of the Year Check in Post. How are you doing with the challenge, updated picture or list of your TBR pile(s). Would you do the challenge again in 2016?

This reading challenge is hosted by Chapter Break and Second Run Reviews. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.