Books off the Shelf Challenge

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If you have books on your shelves that you have been meaning to read, but never quite get to because something new is always catching your eye, this challenge is for you. Set a target for the number of books you want to read in 2010 and track and comment on them here. Any book you already own is eligible, even books you've already read once.

Like other challenges, please start a thread that includes your user name. Post to that thread as you complete books. Please see my thread (lbradf) as an example. (Cute tracker is not required!)

usnmm2 has given us a most excellent quotation for this group:
"Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity... we cherish books even if unread, their mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access, reassurance."
--- A.E. Newton

And, check out this great article that RidgewayGirl linked us to about why we find it so hard to read the books we already own: http://www.abebooks.com/books/difficult-hardest-reads-obscure-staff/remaining-unread.shtml?cm_mmc=nl-_-nl-_-r00-ar1001X-_-01cta

The folks of the 75 Book Challenge have created a challenge to send 750 books to troops overseas. This seems like an absolute natural for our group giving the objective of clearing books off the shelves. Insteading of Bookmooching the books you don't care to keep, how about sending them overseas! Here is the link to the information about the group: http://www.librarything.com/blogs/librarything/2010/08/operation-librarything-paperback/

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Denise's Books Off The Shelf Challenge6 unread / 6Denise701, May 2019
Questinga's books off the shelf in 201913 unread / 13QuestingA, February 2019
Fundevogel 2019: One Footnote at a Time4 unread / 4fundevogel, February 2019
Cindy's (Cindysprocket) Books of the Shelf 20199 unread / 9QuestingA, January 2019
Rocketjk's 2018 Off-the-Shelf reading21 unread / 21rocketjk, January 2019
Questinga's books off the shelf 201833 unread / 33QuestingA, December 2018
nrmay reads books off the shelf 20181 unread / 1nrmay, July 2018
Fundevogel 2018: A Dogeared Pursuit7 unread / 7fundevogel, July 2018
MLiberty49's Books off the Shelf 20182 unread / 2MLiberty49, May 2018
Tropics' 2018 Books Off The Shelf Challenge5 unread / 5tropics, April 2018
Cindy's (Cindysprocket) My Books off the Shelf 20189 unread / 9cindysprocket, March 2018
rocketjk's 2017 Off the Shelf endeavors27 unread / 27rocketjk, January 2018
MLiberty49's books off the shelf 20177 unread / 7MLiberty49, December 2017
Fndevogel 2017: Abridging the Gap20 unread / 20fundevogel, December 2017
Questinga's books off the shelf 201728 unread / 28QuestingA, December 2017
Tropics' 2017 Books Off The Shelf Challenge7 unread / 7tropics, December 2017
nrmay reads books off the shelf in 20171 unread / 1nrmay, April 2017
Cindysprockets, Books off my Shelf 20174 unread / 4cindysprocket, February 2017
pamelad 20173 unread / 3pamelad, January 2017
Fundevogel 2016: Your Pages Are Numbered35 unread / 35fundevogel, January 2017
nrmay's TBR goal 20168 unread / 8nrmay, January 2017
questinga's Books off the Shelf 201635 unread / 35QuestingA, December 2016
rocketjk's 2016 "Off the Shelf" reading28 unread / 28rocketjk, December 2016
Tropics' 2016 Books Off The Shelf22 unread / 22tropics, December 2016
pamelad's books off the shelf 20169 unread / 9pamelad, October 2016
Paulus's Off The Shelf Challenge Commencing June 20168 unread / 8paulusm, July 2016
AlbinoRhino Reads 30+ of Her *OWN* Books in 201620 unread / 20Magadri, July 2016
pamelad's books off the shelf 20162 unread / 2pamelad, May 2016
Fundevogel 2015: Drastic Tomes Call for Drastic Measures47 unread / 47fundevogel, January 2016
rocketjk's 2015 "Off the Shelf" Reading29 unread / 29rocketjk, January 2016
nrmay reads Books Off the Shelf in 20159 unread / 9imyril, January 2016
~ BookieWorm's 2016 TBR Challenge ~5 unread / 5Magadri, January 2016
QuestingA's Books Off The Shelf 201531 unread / 31QuestingA, January 2016
Tropics' Plans To Read Books Off The Shelf In 201515 unread / 15tropics, November 2015
Maggie's 2015 tbr2 unread / 2imyril, April 2015
LadyReadA Books Off The Shelf5 unread / 5LadyReadA, March 2015
missrabbitmoon tackles her gargantuan TBR pile in 201520 unread / 20imyril, February 2015
Otterstamp's Winter Books of the Shelf Reading List4 unread / 4otterstamp, February 2015
rocketjk's 2014 Off the Shelf adventures31 unread / 31rocketjk, January 2015
imyril steps up to 2014126 unread / 126imyril, January 2015
Fundevogel's Shelf Relief 201477 unread / 77fundevogel, January 2015
missrabbitmoon tries to control her bookaholism in 2014102 unread / 102missrabbitmoon, January 2015
nrmay aims to read 25 of her own books in 201435 unread / 35nrmay, January 2015
Bucketyell's 2014 challenge87 unread / 87Yells, December 2014
Otterstamp's Books-off-the-shelf Reading Lists13 unread / 13otterstamp, December 2014
QuestingA's books off the shelf 201428 unread / 28QuestingA, November 2014
Books from Peace2's shelf64 unread / 64Peace2, September 2014
littlegreycloud's books do furnish many a room27 unread / 27littlegreycloud, September 2014
Books Off StormRaven's Shelf in 201422 unread / 22StormRaven, September 2014
Books Read From Tropics' Shelves In 201421 unread / 21tropics, June 2014
Off the Shelf in 2014 - tjsjohanna tries again!7 unread / 7littlegreycloud, April 2014
Littlegreycloud's "all good things are three" in '1360 unread / 60littlegreycloud, March 2014
Books off Amsa┬┤s shelve in 201419 unread / 19littlegreycloud, March 2014
Sounds easy, but how many books do you read that have been on your self for over 6 months?40 unread / 40callmejacx, March 2014
Putting Bobbob's bookshelf on a diet3 unread / 3fundevogel, February 2014
rocketjk's off-the-shelf adventures in 20141 unread / 1rocketjk, January 2014
rocketjk is back for another go in 201337 unread / 37rocketjk, January 2014
Tropics' 2013 Challenge.24 unread / 24tropics, December 2013
Seasonsoflove's Challenge 201380 unread / 80seasonsoflove, December 2013
QuestingA, reading through the backlog in 201325 unread / 25imyril, December 2013
imyril tackles a guilty conscience - 201348 unread / 48imyril, December 2013
tjsjohanna tries again in 201327 unread / 27tjsjohanna, December 2013
Bucketyell vows to READ WHAT SHE OWNS!!!!!153 unread / 153Yells, December 2013
Vestafan's aim for 201317 unread / 17vestafan, December 2013
Fundevogel Fights Shelf Creep 2013109 unread / 109fundevogel, December 2013
how can i ever read all of these books?6 unread / 6brandymcdonald, September 2013
My addiction is manageable!1 unread / 1Tess_W, August 2013
rainpebble sends them on their winged way41 unread / 41rainpebble, July 2013
Regina's trying to save her house in 201127 unread / 27thomasandmary, June 2013
My own library12 unread / 12sabinedemeyer, May 2013
Two Birds With One Stone9 unread / 9JenMDB, May 2013
Group read: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil?1 unread / 1littlegreycloud, April 2013
1942 off the shelf!1 unread / 1Tess_W, April 2013
simplekind: Books of the Shelf26 unread / 26simplekind, March 2013
Katrina's 2013 Dare17 unread / 17katrinasreads, March 2013
Giving it a shot4 unread / 4littlegreycloud, March 2013
This year I really really mean it!!!10 unread / 10jillianmarie, February 2013
Mac10606 unread / 6mac1060, February 2013
retha.groenewald.56 Books on Shelf1 unread / 1retha.groenewald.56, February 2013
new challenge in 2013?11 unread / 11littlegreycloud, February 2013
Whisper1(Linda) 2013 attempt to get more books off the shelf13 unread / 13rainpebble, February 2013
utbw42's attempt to finally scale Mount TBR84 unread / 84johnsimpson, January 2013
50 Books Off the Shelf in 201222 unread / 22littlegreycloud, January 2013
You know you have a problem if... (Littlegreycloud's little grey dust clouds challenge reloaded)88 unread / 88littlegreycloud, January 2013
Bethielouwho's 2013 Book Challenge part 11 unread / 1bethielouwho, January 2013
QuestingA, the boxes, the shelves, the books36 unread / 36reflexandresolve, January 2013
SMZ's TBR KOs 201231 unread / 31saltmanz, January 2013
Nickelini's Books OFF Mnt TBR 201222 unread / 22Nickelini, December 2012
Sanja's 2012 list31 unread / 31TinaV95, December 2012
Ready to make a dent in Mount TBR28 unread / 28TinaV95, December 2012
Ellie tackles Mount TBR in 2012. Again.34 unread / 34littlegreycloud, December 2012
Trying to make Mount TBR into a molehill.19 unread / 19littlegreycloud, December 2012
Victorian books off my shelf16 unread / 16littlegreycloud, December 2012
TBR@54174 unread / 174Robertgreaves, September 2012
My TBR must get smaller!13 unread / 13MissBrangwen, September 2012
Caramellunacy excavates the TBR11 unread / 11TinaV95, September 2012
Welch: My TBR Moutain5 unread / 5my_control, September 2012
RosefireandMoonshine's Toppling TBR Mountain - The Expeditions and Excavations of 20127 unread / 7moonshineandrosefire, August 2012
Erratic Charmer's keeping-the-luggage-weight-down challenge13 unread / 13Erratic_Charmer, July 2012
too many bookos so little time3 unread / 3reflexandresolve, July 2012
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