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Show Your Shelves Some Love 2015 Challenge – Sign-Up Post


Show Your Shelves Some Love, No Book Buying Challenge 2015. You got ‘em, now read ‘em! is a challenge co-hosted by Second Run Reviews and Chapter Break.

The goal of the challenge is to abstain from buying new books or in my case, follow a monthly budget for book purchases and focus instead on reading books that you already own. Check the specific guidelines on the hosts’ web pages for more information.

Here are the levels that you can choose from:

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


I’ve gone way over budget in 2014 when it came to buying books. I totally didn’t think of a ceiling and now my savings are low and I need to rein in my extreme  book-buying tendencies. And I think this challenge will help me cope with book-buying withdrawals that I’m sure I’ll experience soon enough.

For this challenge, I’m going to go with Green Belt and aim to read 21 – 30 books. I think this is a great challenge since it allows me to tackle that ever growing TBR pile at home so *crosses fingers*.


  1. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
  2. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  3. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
  4. Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
  5. Alienated by Melissa Landers
  6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  7. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  8. Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
  9. On the Fence by Kasie West
  10. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
  11. Splintered by A.G. Howard
  12. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  13. It Happened One Wedding by Julie James
  14. Red Rising by Pierce Brown (eBook)
  15. The Chocolate Heart by Laura Florand
  16. Shadowed Heart by Laura Florand (eBook)
  17. Safe in the Tycoon’s Arms by Jennifer Faye (eBook)
  18. Her Kind of Trouble by Sarah Mayberry (eBook)
  19. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (eBook)
  20. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
  21. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


So far, that’s my list. I have to double-check the books at home to check if I’ve missed something (I think I did) and update this post as necessary.

Join in if you want to (you know you want to…).

2014 Reading Challenges Wrap-Up Post

Happy New Year everyone! 2014 has been a great year for me, reading-wise and blogging-wise. I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring.

So last year (2014!), I participated in 5 reading challenges and while I wasn’t able to do a monthly check-in with them, I do update my pages so I can share my progress with all you guys. So as part of my year-end posts, I’m here to wrap up my reading challenges for 2014.



2014 GR reading challenge

For the 2014 Goodreads Reading Challenge, my target was to read 80 books. That’s 20 books more than my target for 2013. And the result…

2014 Goodreads reading challenge

Success130 Books in Total!

This is beyond what I imagined I would be able to read in one year. This was really a very prolific reading year for me. Yay! See my complete list HERE.



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