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Rebecca Joy (rebecca_joy) | 18 comments My personal challenge is to read 60 books this year.

Dust off the Shelves Challenge:

Clear away the cobwebs from the back of your shelves and find the books that have been waiting the longest for you to read. No more delays!

You can choose from physical shelves, or it can be a Goodreads shelf sorted by date added, or a combination. Read the books that have been waiting the longest. Owned or not, what matters is how long you've been meaning to read them.

**You can list up to 20 books that you will choose from for the challenge. Once listed, those are the books you must choose from.

**Deciding you're no longer interested in a book can count as long as you've read at least 20 pages to make sure, and you remove it from your shelves permanently. That'll be one less book gathering dust.

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
3. Targeted by Kendra Elliot
4. Amy Snow by Tracy Rees

Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
5. Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin- finished 1/21
6.Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry
7. Forever my Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
8. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
9. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
10. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Buyers Remorse Challenge (Super guilty. I buy so many books, then get sidetracked by new books and keep adding more to the endless lists.)
Books included must be owned by the member (in physical or electronic form) BEFORE Jan. 1, 2018.


Level One (5 TBR books) = List Tickler
1. Me Before You
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. Where the Red Fern Grows
4. 1984
5. Catcher in the Rye

Level Two (10 TBR books) = List Tamer
6. A Tale of Two Cities
7. Jane Eyre
8. Sense and Sensibility
9. Catch -22
10. The Book Thief

Level Three (15 TBR books) = Captain of the Shelf
11. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
12. Hollow City
13. Library of Souls
14. Saint Anything
15. Anna Karenina

Level Four (20 TBR books) = Master of All Dust Bunnies
16. Out of Breath
17. The Volunteer
18.Fools Rush In
19. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
20. Sirens Song: Finished 1/2


My Own Challenge:

Books on Tap Books of the Year
I'm in a book club that meets monthly at different local breweries. Brews and books, two of my favorite B's. I am aiming to read every book this year!

1. Bonk- finished 1/18
2. The Blue Castle-finished 1/17
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Literary Anniversary Challenge:

Several authors have anniversary birthdays in 2018. The challenge is to choose one author (or more) and read one or more of their works.

Eligible authors:

Lewis Carroll (14th January 1898) : Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

Emily Brontë (30th July 1818) Wuthering Heights

Leo Tolstoy (9th September 1828) War and Peace

C.S. Lewis (29th November 1898) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The rest will be filled in with books that I would like to read along the way...there's a fair few.

Happy reading everyone!



Books finished, and not listed above:
The Invisible Man- H.G. Wells
The Secret Garden- Frances Hodges Burnett

Total books: 5/60


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Rebecca Joy (rebecca_joy) | 18 comments 10% of the way!


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Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Rebecca wrote: "10% of the way!"

Exciting! You are off to a great start. :)


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Rebecca Joy (rebecca_joy) | 18 comments Thank you!!


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