Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Buy Less, Read More! - 2014 Reading Challenge Update

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As some of you may know back at the beginning of the year I set myself a challenge to buy less books in 2014 in an attempt to try and read more of those that I already owned. I started out by listing all of the books in my collection that I hadn't read (there were over 100!) and out of those I picked out 24 that I aimed to read this year.

Although I've completed my Goodreads challenge I've not done so well on this one. Out of the 24 titles I've only managed to read these 9 so far:

  • Attachments, Rainbow Rowell ✯✯✯
  • Trapped, Michael Northropp ✯✯
  • Beauty Queens, Libba Bray ✯✯
  • Unremembered, Jessica Brody ✯✯
  • Legend, Marie Lu ✯✯✯
  • A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby ✯✯✯
  • An Abundance Of Katherines, John Green ✯✯
  • Sweet Little Lies, Lauren Conrad ✯✯
  • Yes Man, Danny Wallace ✯✯✯✯✯

As you can see I haven't had much luck with the ones I have picked up, only finding one title that I really loved and I think this is why I've been failing a little bit. The challenge has definitely made me think harder before buying a new book as I have found that a lot of those I expected to really enjoy didn't work out as well as I'd hoped. Luckily I still have some titles left that I'm looking forward to so fingers crossed there are some more gems sitting on my bookshelf just waiting to be read!

You can follow my progress on the '2014 Reading Challenge' page in the nav bar above.

Have you set any reading challenges for 2014?
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