Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dusty Shelves Book Challenge 2013

One of my goals for 2013 is to get through my backlog of books before starting any new ones.  My biggest problem is I will go to the library and start looking at the bookshelves and come away with like, 20 books.  Which is great...but it keeps me from reading the books I have.  So!  I thought signing up for a challenge will keep me on task.

Here is a list of books I would like to get through this year and have been on my shelf for 6 months or longer:

Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker (8 years)
Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Banks (7 years)
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (6 years)
The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey (6 years)
Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant (6 years)
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan (4 years)
Nevermore by Neil Gaiman (3 years)
Switched by Amanda Hocking (2 years)
Major. Pettigrew Last Stand by Helen Simonson (2 years)
In the Garden of Beast by Erik Larsen (1.5 years)
Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (1.5 years)
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (1 year)
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia (1 year)
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (1 year)
Past Perfect by Leila Sales (1 year)
The Mermaid's Mirror by L. K. Madigan (1 year)
Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (1 year)
Scarlet by AC Gaughen (1 year)
New Girl by Paige Harbison (1 year)
Hereafter by Tara Hudson (1 year)
Entwined by Heather Dixon (1 year)
Destines by Jessie Harrell (1 year)
Brightest Kind of Darkness by PT Michelle (1 year)
Chosen by Sarah Swan (1 year)
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater (1 year)
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey (10 months)
Slide by Jill Hathaway (10 months)
Dark Divine by Bree Despain (10 months)
Lost Saint by Bree Despain (10 months)
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey (9 months)
Wither by Lauren DeStefano (7 months)
Fever by Lauren DeStefano (7 months)
Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien (7 months)
Intangible by J. Meyers (6 months)
Grasping at Eternity by Karen Hooper (6 months)

I don't expect to make it through all of these but I do hope to put a big dent in it!  There are four different levels.  I hope to hit Cobweb status:
~Pixie Dust – Read 0-5 books
~Dust Bunny – Read 5-10 books
~Cobwebs – Read 10-15 books
~Grungy – Read 20+ books

If you would like to join, you can do so here. It should be fun!!

1 comment :

  1. Just stopping by to thank you for signing up for the 2013 Standalone Reading Challenge!

    This challenge here sounds great. It is really something I should do too... perhaps I will join in unofficially.

    Good luck with your challenges!




Related Posts Plugin