The Read All Challenge

I’ve been wanting to do this for some time for myself. I have a lot of books on my shelf that I haven’t read, some from only a few months ago to several years ago, and I always decide I’m going to try and read them all. Then I end up going to the book store or coming across other books and end up buying those instead.

Sometimes I actually read the new books, but other times most of them don’t get read and will be put aside with the other ones. Instead I’ll end up reading books from the library or borrowing ones from my Mum.

After yesterday’s post where I counted 42 books I’d received this year, but only read 13, I got to creating this challenge so others could participate!

Important: This challenge has it’s own page – Bookish Ardour’s Read All Challenge – I will post the details in this post (besides the badges which you can find on that page), but please comment and let me know if you’re going to participate in the comment section on that page. However, if you have any questions you’re welcome to ask them at the end of this post.

I realise not everyone is going to own enough books to have that many unread so I have created a variation challenge as well.

How To Participate

  1. All books have to be books you have not read yet.
  2. To participate in the challenge take one of the badges at the bottom of the page and place it on your blog/website/signature (I have created different size options for signatures, blogs, and websites. Just copy the code and it will re-direct you to this page).
  3. Create a post on your blog with the details of this challenge and a link back to this page so others can find it.
  4. If you have a blog or website leave a link in the comments so everyone can check out what you’re reading and how you’re going with it. Also let us know what challenge you are doing and how many books you’re aiming for.
  5. If you do not have a blog or website and still wish to participate please leave a comment with the challenge and target you’re aiming for.
  6. You do not need to review books, that is completely up to you.
  7. This challenge will run from the end of March to the end of December 2010, but you’re welcome to start beforehand.

The Read All Challenge.

The Goal: To read as many of your owned unread books as you can by the 31st of December 2010.

Targets

  • Tempted: Read 10 unread books minimum
  • Easy: Read 20 unread books minimum
  • Medium: Read 50 unread books minimum
  • Diligent: Read 70 unread books minimum
  • Hardcore: Read 100 unread books minimum
  • Plus: If 100 or less books in a year isn’t a challenge for you and you know you have more then 100 unread books then pick a number over 100.
  • Rogue: If you have less then 50 books and aren’t a read-a-holic, but would still like to take part in the challenge then go Rogue. Tally up your unread books and then read all of them or decide on a number that suits you.

Combination Read All: If you’d like to do this challenge, but are already doing another one, or have a certain theme in your unread books you can always do a combination challenge. Pick one of the above targets and combine it with another theme or challenge such as a classic literature challenge or spiritual books challenge. Let us know what combination you come up with.

The TBR Challenge

The Goal: To read as many books on your To Be Read list, owned or otherwise, that you have not read yet by the 31st of December 2010.

Two different levels

  • Recent – Choose books that have been on the list for only a short while or you’ve put on recently, but haven’t gotten to yet.
  • Dusty – Choose the books that have been on that list for the longest. The ones you have been putting off, have been on that list for years, or you really aren’t interested in reading, but have told yourself you have to. Read it and get it out of the way!

Targets

  • Tempted: Read 10 unread books minimum
  • Easy: Read 20 unread books minimum
  • Medium: Read 50 unread books minimum
  • Diligent: Read 70 unread books minimum
  • Hardcore: Read 100 unread books minimum
  • Plus: If 100 or less books in a year isn’t a challenge for you and you know you have more then 100 unread books then pick a number over 100.
  • Rogue: If you have less then 50 unread books, aren’t a read-a-holic, and can’t guarantee you’ll even read 10 in one year, but would still like to take part in the challenge then go Rogue. Tally up your unread books and then read all of them or decide on a number that suits you.

Combination TBR: If you’d like to do this challenge, but are already doing another one, or have a certain theme in your unread books you can always do a combination challenge. Pick one of the above targets and combine it with another theme or challenge such as a classic literature challenge or spiritual books challenge. Let us know what combination you come up with.

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