Monday, November 30, 2009


Today was the last day of the 2009 Clear Off Your Shelves Challenge and I can proudly state that I completed this challenge. YAY! Hosted by Swapna over at S. Krishna's Books, this challenge ran from October 1 thru November 30 and basically consisted of reading books that have been sitting on your shelves for the past six months or longer. You had to choose a percentage amount of how many books you would be able to read during the challenge and I chose 40% (so if I read 10 books during Oct. 1 thru Nov. 30, then 4 of those books would make up the 40% and I would have completed the challenge). Here is a list of the books I read during this challenge period:

1. Columbine by Dave Cullen
2. Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
3. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
4. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
5. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
6. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
7. Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos
8. The Help by Katharine Stockett

All eight of these books count towards the challenge, which means that I most definitely reached my goal of 40%. So, another challenge down and on to the next one. I've already signed up for the Women Unbound Challenge and I'll be participating in the Woolf In Winter Group Read and I still need to finish reading Ulysses for the Team Ulysses Group Read. And I've heard of a challenge that will be involving Gilmore Girls, a show that I love, which means that I will definitely be participating in that one. Crikey! There are just so many interesting challenges being put together - I can't help it! Plus, I have accumulated more books and new piles are forming all around my desk. Must get back to reading. Hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend eating lots of yummy turkey - I know I did! Cheers! Happy reading!!


Karen said...

I wish I had seen this challenge - it would have been the perfect one for me right now as I have WAY too many books on my shelves that need to be read! I'm joining in the Woolf reading too.

Nadia said...

Karen, that's great! I guess we'll both be getting our Woolf fix pretty soon! Cheers!

Lisa said...

Congrats on finishing this challenge. I'm hosting a Gilmore Girls challenge and you're Ulysses and Woolf would both qualify for that challenge as well. And there are some books on it that would work for the Women Unbound Challenge as well. I love to find challenges that I can crossover.

Coconut Library said...

Wow! I'm proud of you. It would take me over a year to finish all the books that have been waiting on my shelves to be read (does that mean I should stop buying/trading books?). Good job... am interested in some of these other challenges, will have to check them out.

Athira said...

Congratulations!! I should do something like this next year!

Nadia said...

Lisa - Thanks! And by the by, I joined your Gilmore Girls Challenge! I love that show and just had to join in on the fun. Can't wait to figure out which books I want to read!

Coconut Library - Thanks so much! I'm glad I was able to finish those challenges and I'm excited to start some new ones! 2010 should be a great reading year!

Aths - Thanks! I loved being able to cross some books off of my TBR list - I swear that list is getting a bit overwhelming :)

The Literary Stew said...

Congratulations! This sounded like a good challenge. I'm sorry I missed it.