Happy November! In the spirit of giving thanks, I’d like to propose another challenge: this month, be thankful for what you own. When it comes to reading, simply select from the books already on your shelves and refrain from procuring new ones.
If you’re anything like me, or any of my book-loving friends, you have a whole stack of books you’ve bought, but just haven’t gotten around to yet. For just this month, let’s avoid excuses to expand our collections and turn to our oft-forgotten previous purchases instead.
The Challenge Defined
Refrain from acquiring any new books that are not already in your possession.
This means no purchasing books, renting books from the library, downloading free books online, taking free books (e.g., from a Little Free Library), or anything else someone sneaky may have thought of that I’ve omitted here.
Why should you do it with me?
- Everyone likes to check items off a list. Think of how productive you’ll feel crossing off the books you’ve had on your to-read list all these years.
- Think of your wallet! If my recent romance novel binge has taught me anything, it’s that $2.99 can really add up quickly. You might as well get your hard-earned money’s worth from the books you already own.
- It’s so easy to download a new book with just the simple click of a button. This challenge will be a great way to break that nasty habit.
- Because why not? It’s just one month.
Whaddya say? Can you commit to 30 days of reading from your current collection?
I vow to keep you posted by updating the blog with my current reads. Please comment with your own progress!