Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Off The Shelf Challenge

I've seen so many of the blogs that I follow jumping up and signing up for all these challenges, and after looking into a few, like the ones Christi suggested, I decided to sign up for one! I've chosen to be apart of the 
Off The Shelf Challenge!

Off The Shelf!

Are your books multiplying like rabbits before you even get a chance to read them? Trying to keep up with them, but can't stop buying new ones?

Maybe this challenge is for you. I know what it's like. There's so many titles and so many beautiful books out there sometimes it's hard to keep that TBR shelf under control, but if you really want to try why not challenge yourself?

The challenge begins on the 1st of January and ends on the 31st of December 2011 

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 have a lot of books that I want to read this year, and since my mom has been a blogger for 2 years already, there are plenty of books in my house for me to read!! 

I'm going to sign up for the Hoarder (76-125 books) slot, since I already have almost 70 or so picked out! I will be reviewing the majority of these books. So I'm pretty excited!

Here is my tenative list:
  1. Reckless by Cornelia Funke
  2. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  3. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
  4. Frostbite by Richelle Mead
  5. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
  6. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
  7. Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
  8. Masquerade by Melissa De La Cruz
  9. Revelations by Melissa De La Cruz
  10. The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz
  11. Captivating by John Eldridge
  12. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  13. Eldest by by Christopher Paolini
  14. Brisinger by Christopher Paolini
  15. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  16. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  17. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
  18. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  19. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  20. Stray by Rachel Vincent
  21. Rogue by Rachel Vincent
  22. Pride by Rachel Vincent
  23. Prey by Rachel Vincent
  24. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  25. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
  26. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
  27. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
  28. Skinned by Robin Wasserman (which is a library book I have lost somewhere in my house! :/)
  29. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
  30. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  31. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
  32. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  33. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  34. Vampire Kisses - The Beginning by 

    Ellen Schreiber

  35. Blood and Chocolate  by 

    Annette Curtis Klause
  36. Thirsty by Tracey Bateman
  37. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  38. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  39. Finding Alice by Melody Carlson
  40. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  41. Witch and Curse (Wicked Series) by Nancy Holder
  42. Night World #1-3 by L.J. Smith
  43. Night World #4-6 by L.J. Smith
  44. Augusta, Gone by Martha Tod Dudman
  45. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri 
  46. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
  47. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  48. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  49. Wake by Lisa McMann
  50. Fade by Lisa McMann
  51. Tithe by Holly Black
  52. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  53. Between a Rock and a Grace Place by Carol Kent
  54. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  55. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  56. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
  57. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
  58. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
  59. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
  60. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
  61. The Sacred Romance by John Eldredge
  62. Desire by John Edlredge
  63. Evermore by Alyson Noel
  64. Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
  65. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
  66. Riding in Cars with Boys by Beverly Donofrio

I have several more books I can choose from, these were just the ones in my room. I've read a few of these before, but they're in a series and I hate starting with one of these and not remember every little detail. So this should be exciting. :) I'm looking forward to reading all of these books! You should participate in this challenge too! They have several levels, a lot easier ones than what I'm trying to complete, haha! Check it out! Just click on the button that says Off The Shelf! I'll be using this post to keep track of my progress and link up my reviews.

I'm so excited!!! 


Alyce said...

Wow - that's quite a list! I have an embarrassing amount of unread books (over 400 at least). Good luck with the challenge!

jasminediana13 said...

I have a lot of these on my shelf too...One day I'll get around to them! :)

Erin said...

Wow, that is a lot of books! Good luck and happy reading. =)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on Off the Shelf challenge! Holy moly you're setting the bar high--76-125 books? LOL I only picked 15, I think! But you've got a ton of awesome stuff on your list! I loved the Uglies series and Wake & Fade (although you'll have to finish the trilogy with Gone, you realize that, right?). Good luck!!

Hilary St. Laurent said...

Alyce - wow, 400 books! That's crazy! Haha Good luck on reading those someday!

jasminediana13 - for the ones you do have, just wait for my reviews and you'll see if their worth the read. :P

Erin - Thanks!! I'm pretty excited.

Christi - Haha I did set the bar pretty high! I know I'll have to finish the series with Gone, I just don't want to think about that right now! haha. Maybe by the time I get around to reading them it'll be cheaper and in paperback. :P Is it worth the read?