I’ve been participating in the Unread Shelf Project this year with the intention of reading at least 1 book per month that I’ve owned since before January 1, 2018. The challenges are all created by Whitney at @theunreadshelf on Instagram, and I’m following along and posting my updates and reflections here!
January Challenge – Count up all your books and start reading!
Book: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
February Challenge – Read a Book by a Person of Color
Book: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo
March Challenge – Choose a Book and Read it by the End of the Month – Or Get Rid of It.
Book: The Confusion of Languages bu Siobhan Fallon
April Challenge – Choose The Book That’s Been on Your Shelf the Longest
Book: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
May Challenge – Read the Book You Purchased Most Recently
Book: Beartown by Fredrick Backman
June Challenge – Read a Book about Travel
Book: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
July Challenge – “Finish the Series”
Book: My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Backman
August Challenge – Let #bookstagram choose your next book!
Book: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
September Challenge – Read a “Fall” Book
Book: Autumn by Ali Smith
October Challenge – Read a book by the author who appears the most times on your Unread Shelf
I decided not to participate in this month’s challenge because I don’t have any authors with more than 1 book on my unread shelf!
November Challenge – Read the book on your shelf that gives you the most guilt!
Book: Playing Through the Whistle by S.L. Price
December Challenge – Just keep reading! Prepare to start fresh in 2019