“When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out.” -David L. Weatherford
This post is dedicated to all the book lovers out there. You may or may not be a book hoarder because there’s a big difference between the two. I currently have 1,725 books on my “to be read” list and it’s still increasing at an alarming rate. Yikes!
Are you a Book Hoarder? Does this sound like you? Read on….
- First, it’s virtually impossible to resist a good book, especially if it’s on sale.
- Second, having the painful realization that you can’t read every book.
- The unread books on your shelf are piling up while you continue to add gobs more.
- There’s that book or series that you can’t wait to read, but—-you never get around to it.
- You’re always a sucker for free books, promos, or books on sale.
- You have so many books you forgot the new ones you just added.
- The ratio of books read to books added is way out of balance.
- The books on your TBR list NEVER decreases but increases.
If this is you don’t despair! We need a change in our mindset, our strategy. For this I’d like to present to you a challenge. The #BookHoarders challenge. I have some ideas so tell me what you think.
- For every book you buy or add to your TBR list you read two on your shelf.
- Switch up your reading habits per week or month.
- Read new books for one week, then read books on your shelf the next.
- Use a reward system. For every 3 books on your TBR you read, treat yourself to a new one.
- Do it pairs. Get a book buddy to keep you accountable! Challenge each other.
- Join the Book Hoarders Bucket List Challenge on Goodreads for support!
- You actually read the books you bought!
- You’ll better yourself by reading more stories.
- Decrease the amount of books on your shelves or TBR list.
- Read more books, give more reviews and help authors succeed.
- Gain a book buddy and enrich your experience with other book hoarders.
- You’ll feel better!
What do you think? Tell me in the comments!!
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2 thoughts on “Book Hoarders Reading Challenge”
I’m not going to use a reward-system. Ever. Because I would probably just go “Oh, but I’m here now, so let’s reward myself for the future books I’ll read.” Nope, I can see the start of a new cycle already.
I do try to join in read-a-thons, set myself monthly challenges, join the Popsugar Reading Challenge and so on. For 2018 I’m even going to try something “new” and add the whole list of my physical TBR on my blog. Goal: get as much of it off of it by the end of 2018 instead of only reading new releases. I’ll have to see how it goes, but right now, I’m feeling totally ready for that challenge!
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Hi Kathy! The struggle is real and I feel your pain. I like the idea of putting the TBR on your blog and knocking off as many as possible.
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