Off The Shelf! Challenge for 2011

Off The Shelf! This is one I’m really looking forward to doing and have been meaning to do for ages because I have so many books on my shelf that I have not read it. You know what it’s like, you buy some books, but get distracted by new books and before you know it you have a pile of books you haven’t read that just keeps growing!

That’s what my bookshelf is like and that is what this challenge is about! It’s to read all those books, or at least read as many as you can, that you haven’t read yet. So if you have a stack of books on your shelf that you haven’t read and have been meaning to then you might want to give this challenge a go.

Note: This challenge is to read those books you own copies of, but have never got around to reading. If you don’t have many that you own, but have a massive TBR shelf you’re welcome to read those ones as long as you don’t add new ones. You don’t need to actually get rid of your books after you’ve read them, this is just to read them.

I’m aiming for Making A Dint, which is 30 books, but I’m also aiming to overshoot that. I won’t be listing what books I will be reading, some of the books I plan on reading cross over with my other challenges, but I also like to have some breathing room and to go with what I feel at the time so I figure it’s better for myself to leave that one open rather than fixed.

Here are the other challenges that are available, you can also change levels at any time;

Challenge Levels

  1. Tempted–  Choose 5 books to read
  2. Trying – Choose 15 books to read
  3. Making A Dint – Choose 30 books to read
  4. On A Roll – Choose 50 books to read
  5. Flying Off – Choose 75 books to read

For extra hard challenges

  1. Hoarder – Choose 76-125 books to read
  2. Buried – Choose 126-200 books to read

If you want to take part just click the banner above and it will take you to the sign up page with the how to’s. So what challenges will you be doing next year? Or have you not gotten that far?
This also heralds the last of my scheduled posts so I will be back to posting more actively and hopefully commenting again! Thanks for everyone who has stopped by and still left comments in that time. NaNoWriMo was an awesome, if consuming, experience which I hope to repeat next year. I will probably do an update post on that some time next week, but we’ll see because even though it is over I am still writing.

10 thoughts on “Off The Shelf! Challenge for 2011

  1. I’m going to sign up and go for “Trying.”

    I’m running a similar challenge called The TBR Dare. The idea is to read only books on your TBR shelf starting January 1 until April 1 or until whenever you want to stop.

    I’ll post a link you your challenge so people can do both.


    • Brilliant, thanks for letting me know you’re joining in 😀 Although I can’t find your sign up post or the badge on your blog unless that’s coming in the new year? I look forward to seeing what you end up reading! Good luck with it.


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