Monday, December 27, 2021

2022 Read Your (Book) Shelf Challenge

Welcome to the 2022 new and updated Read Your (Book) Shelf reading challenge! It's year six and this challenge was originally inspired by the #RYBSAT (Read-your-bookshelf-a-thon) which I found on Twitter back in 2017. As this challenge has been updated, if you have not previously participated, and you would like to learn about the previous format, you can read about it on last year's challenge post here.

Now...on to the new details/guidelines!

I'm assuming you own at least one bookshelf, correct? Well, if so, this challenge is for you! 

Here's what you do:
  • Count your bookshelves. As an example, I counted mine. I have 21 (yes, that is correct!). 
  • Depending on how many shelves you have, you will randomly pick one book from each bookshelf to total 12 books for the year. Ideally, reading one book for each month of the year, though you can decide how you want to read them. You can even choose all 12 books at once if you want to plan ahead for the year. The ultimate goal is 12 books in a year.
  • If you have less than 12 bookshelves, you can break it up how you like. For instance, say you have six (6) bookshelves. Then you would choose two books from each shelf to total the 12 books. If you only have one bookshelf, then you just randomly choose a book from that shelf each month. 
  • In the case of having more than 12 bookshelves: I have 21 so I plan to assign a number to each shelf, and then randomly choose a shelf each month using an online randomizer (or you can pick from a hat, or whatever works). 
  • You can choose three (3) times from each shelf, just in case you really aren't feeling the book you've chosen, or your first choice was part of a series you've already read, or in the middle of a series you haven't started. 
  • If you start the challenge late, mid-year, etc., you can read the number of books coinciding with the remaining months in the year, or if you're ambitious and/or a fast reader, you can still go for the 12 books.
  • What an awesome way to tackle books gathering dust on your bookshelves. Right?
  • Challenge runs January through December of 2022.
  • You can cross over books from your 12 books with other challenges.
  • Just remember to stick to the guidelines above.
  • Easy peasy! 
  • Hashtag for social media #ReadYourShelf
  • Any questions? Leave me a comment below, or contact me via the button in the sidebar.

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  1. This is the ONE challenge I need to do! My shelves are bursting with TBR's. 😱

  2. Nice challenge as my bookshelves are overflowing with books!

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  3. Reference link:
    Possible challenge revamp in 2023


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