READ THE BOOKS YOU BUY CHALLENGE – 2017

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Kathryn, at Book Date, is hosting another Read the Books You Buy Challenge – 2017.

So this is a Reading Challenge to Read the books you buy. You don’t buy books? Well then this challenge isn’t for you. Now at the start of 2017 you won’t be sure of what you are going to buy or how many books you will buy.

So – choose from one of the percentages below and go for it.  Make a commitment post and link up below. List the books you buy in the post as you spend throughout the year and then mark off as you read them.

If you don’t have a blog you can do this on Goodreads with something like a ‘bought 2017’ shelf and you’ll easily be able to see at the end of the year how you’ve gone. Leave a comment on the post with a link to the shelf to signal your participation, if using Goodreads. Or.. you can place the link on the link up.

20% or less      Money Sitting on the Shelf.

21 – 40%          Making Inroads.

41 – 60 %         Moderately Successful

61 – 80 %        Maximising  Returns – My goal!

81 – 100%       Mission Accomplished

Rules.

  • Books have been bought in 2017 by you or you can decide to include from and including July 2016 buys. Anything previous to that definitely falls into the dusty TBR realm! There is a challenge somewhere in the book world for that!
  • Can be ebook, print book or audiobook
  • You can decide whether you include books bought in 2017 second hand or in book fairs etc.
  • Books for this challenge can also be included in other challenges.
  • Runs from 1st January to 31st of December 2017

I encourage you not to think this through too much, go on buying as you normally do – in a large or small way.

Authors write books, they deserve to be read and enjoyed and paid as well! So I know we love our review books, library books, 2nd hand books etc. But … if you can – buy books as well.

There will be one mid year link up to share how you are going, in the beginning of July.

In December there will be the final link up to share where you reached. You may not reach your goal, but just link up to account for yourself!

The link ups just mean re linking your commitment post but updated.

In the July link there will be a $10 Amazon voucher giveaway prize for one reader among those who link up and at the end in December a $25 Amazon voucher or books to that amount from the Book Depository if it delivers to your country.  Even if you don’t get to where you hoped you can still link up, so long as you bought a book during 2017 and joined the challenge!
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I’ll be listing my books alphabetically, by the month in which I read them, and linked to my reviews.  I will also include when I purchased them.
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JANUARY 2017:
1.Dry, The (e-book), by Jane Harper – 336 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 1/30/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
2.Faultlines (e-book), by Barbara Taylor Sissel – 304 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 1/28/17 (Purchased in December 2016)
3.Missing, Presumed (e-book), by Susie Steiner – 369 pages – (literary mystery) – Read 1/7/17 (Purchased in December 2016)
4.Marriage Lie, The (e-book), by Kimberly Belle- 352 pages – (suspense thriller) –Read 1/25/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
5.Never Alone (e-book), by Elizabeth Haynes – 352 pages – (psychological thriller) –Read 1/20/17 (Purchased in November 2016)
6.Other Widow, The (e-book), by Susan Crawford – 334 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 1/11/17 (Purchased in November 2016)
7.Red Car, The (e-book), by Marcy Dermansky – 206 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 1/29/17 (Purchased in October 2016)
8.Sleeping Beauty Killer, The (e-book), by Mary Higgins Clark/Alafair Burke – 320 pages – (mystery) –Read 1/1/17. (First Book Read in 2017) (Purchased in November 2016).
9.Stepmother, The (e-book), by Claire Seeber – (355 pages) – (psychological thriller) – Read 1/14/17 (Purchased in December 2016)
10.Twilight Wife, The (e-book), by A. J. Banner – 304 pages – (psychological thriller) –Read 1/26/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
11.Woman in Cabin 10, The (e-book), by Ruth Ware – 352 pages – (suspense thriller) –Read 1/8/17 (Purchased in December 2016)
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FEBRUARY 2017:
1.Bad Things, The (e-book), by Mary-Jane Riley – 332 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 2/3/17 (Purchased in December 2016)
2.Behind Her Eyes (e-book), by Sarah Pinborough – 308 pages – (psychological thriller) – Read 2/10/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
3.Best Awful, The, by Carrie Fisher – 269 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 2/23/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
4.Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (e-book), by Kathleen Rooney – 284 pages – (historical fiction) – Read 2/2/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
5.My Husband’s Wife (e-book), by Jane Corry – 373 pages – (suspense thriller) –Read 2/14/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
6.Pretty Little World (e-book), by Melissa DePino, et. al. = 320 pages -(contemporary fiction) – Read 2/7/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
7.Rainy Day Women (e-book, Book 2), by Kay Kendall – 278 pages – (historical mystery) – Read 2/25/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
8.Right Behind You (e-book), by Lisa Gardner – 386 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 2/19/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
9.Things We Didn’t Say, (e-book), by Kristina Riggle – 333 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 2/10/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
10.Vanishing Year, The (e-book), by Kate Moretti – 304 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 2/16/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
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MARCH 2017:
1.Fifth Letter, The (e-book), by Nicola Moriarty – 288 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 3/10/17 (Purchased in February 2017)
2..Futures, The (e-book), by Anna Pitoniak – 320 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 3/15/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
3.Good Daughter, The (e-book), by Alexandra Burt – 367 pages – (mystery/family saga) – Read 3/7/17 (Purchased in February 2017)
4.Good Neighbor, The (e-book), by A. J. Banner – 198 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 3/1/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
5..Idaho (e-book), by Emily Ruskovich – 320 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 3/17/17 (Purchased in January 2017)
6.Mother’s Promise, The (e-book), by Sally Hepworth – 384 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 3/13/17 (Purchased in February 2017)
7.Never Change (e-book), by Elizabeth Berg – 353 pages – (literary fiction) –Read 3/19/17 (Purchased in March 2017)
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APRIL 2017:
1.Arrangement, The (e-book), by Sarah Dunn – 368 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 4/21/17 (Purchased in April 2017)
2.Housekeeper, The (e-book), by Suellen Dainty – 320 pages – (psychological thriller) –Read 4/23/17 (Purchased in March 2017)
3.I Found You, by Lisa Jewell – 448 pages – (mystery) –Read 4/26/17 (Purchased in August 2016)
4.Princess Diarist, The, by Carrie Fisher – 256 pages – (memoir) – Read 4/24/17 (Purchased in December 2016)
5.Secrets You Keep, The (e-book), by Kate White – 368 pages – (mystery/murder) –Read 4/18/17 (Purchased in March 2017)
6.Sweet William (e-book), by Beryl Bainbridge – 136 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 4/28/17 (Purchased in December 2016)
7.Widow’s House, The (e-book), by Carol Goodman – 352 pages – (thriller) – Read 4/16/17 (Purchased in March 2017)
8.Widower’s Wife, The (e-book), by Cate Holahan – 293 pages – (thriller) – Read 4/13/17 (Purchased in March 2017)
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MAY 2017:
1.A Mother’s Confession (e-book), by Kelly Rimmer – 349 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 5/7/17- (Purchased in January 2017)
2.A Separation (e-book), by Katie Kitamura – 229 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 5/2/17 (Purchased in February 2017)
3.#GIRLBOSS (e-book), by Sophia Amoruso – 239 pages – (memoir) – Read 5/24/17 –(Purchased in April 2017)
4.Hot Milk (e-book), by Deborah Levy – 230 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 5/4/17 – (Purchased in October 2016)
5.How It All Began (e-book), by Penelope Lively – 229 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 5/29/17 (Purchased in May 2017)
6. Into the Water (e-book), by Paula Hawkins – 386 pages – (mystery) – Read 5/23/17- (Purchased in May 2017)
7.Night the Lights Went Out, The (e-book), by Karen White – 406 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 5/13/17 – (Purchased in April 2017)
8.Roanoke Girls, The (e-book), by Amy Engel – 274 pages – (family drama/suspense) –Read 5/1/17 – (Purchased in March 2017)
9.Vivian in Red (e-book), by Kristina Riggle – 352 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 5/6/17 – (Purchased in February 2017)
10.Widow of Wall Street, The (e-book), by Randy Susan Meyers – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 5/16/17 – (Purchased in April 2017)
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JUNE 2017:
1.Any Day Now (e-book, Book Two), by Robyn Carr – 336 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 6/29/17 (Purchased in April 2017)
2.Fairy Tale Interrupted, by RoseMarie Terenzio – 256 pages – (memoir) –Read 6/20/17 – (Purchased in May 2017)
3.Good Me, Bad Me, by Ali Land – 338 pages – (psychological thriller) –Read 6/23/17 (Purchased in May 2017)
4.It’s Always the Husband (e-book), by Michele Campbell – 326 pages – (mystery) – Read 6/1/17-(Purchased in May 2017)
5.One Good Thing (e-book), by Wendy Wax – 349 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 6/9/17 – (Purchased in April 2017)
6.Red Hunter, The (e-book), by Lisa Unger – 368 pages – (suspense thriller) –Read 6/15/17 (Purchased in April 2017)
7.Sunshine Sisters, The (e-book), by Jane Green – 371 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 6/25/17 (Purchased in June 2017)
8.Talking as Fast as I Can, by Lauren Graham – 205 pages – (memoir) – Read 6/27/17 – (Purchased in December 2016)
9.Watching the Detectives (e-book, Book 5), by Julie Mulhern – 210 pages – (cozy mystery) – Read 6/26/17 –(Purchased in May 2017)
10.You’ll Never Know, Dear (e-book), by Hallie Ephron – 304 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 6/19/17-(Purchased in June 2017)
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JULY 2017:
1.Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson – 170 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 7/8/17 – (Purchased in November 2016)
2.Bad Housekeeping (e-book), by Maia Chance – 304 pages- (cozy mystery) – Read 7/27/17-(Purchased in June 2017)
3.Child, The (e-book), by Fiona Barton – 364 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 7/14/17-(Purchased in June 2017)
4.Comfort of Others, The, by Kay Langdale – 230 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 7/13/17-(Purchased in May 2017)
5.Every Wild Heart (e-book), by Meg Donohue – 304 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 7/21/17-(Purchased in March 2017)
6.Girl, The:  Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski, by Samantha Geimer – (memoir) – Read 7/9/17-(Purchased in February 2017)
7. Love Letters, by Debbie Macomber – 320 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 7/5/17- (Purchased in October 2016)
8.My Life to Live, by Agnes Nixon – 234 pages – (memoir) – Read 7/16/17-(Purchased in April 2017)
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AUGUST 2017:
1.After She Fell (e-book), by Mary-Jane Riley – 323 pages – (psychological thriller) – Read 8/26/17-(Purchased in February 2017)
2.Before We Were Yours (e-book), by Lisa Wingate – 352 pages – (historical/contemporary fiction) – Read 8/12/17-(Purchased in July 2017)
3.Bookshop on the Corner, The (e-book), by Jenny Colgan – 331 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 8/3/17-(Purchased in June 2017)
4.Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, by Chris Bohjalian – 266 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 8/7/17 – (Purchased in June 2017)
5.Good Daughter, The (e-book), by Karin Slaughter – 528 pages – (suspense thriller) –Read 8/28/17 – (Purchased in August 2017)
6. Here & Gone (e-book), by Haylen Beck – 288 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 8/18/17-(Purchased in June 2017)
7.Home, by Harlan Coben – 385 pages – (mystery) –Read 8/30/17- (Purchased in November 2016)
8.Identicals, The (e-book), by Elin Hilderbrand – 418 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 8/17/17- (Purchased in August 2017)
9.Lying Game, The (e-book), by Ruth Ware – 384 pages – (mystery) –Read 8/24/17 – (Purchased in July 2017)
10.Secrets She Keeps, The (e-book), by Michael Robotham – 367 pages – (mystery) – Read 8/15/17-(Purchased in July 2017)
11.Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, The (e-book), by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 400 pages – (historical/contemporary fiction) –Read 8/21/17 – (Purchased in June 2017)
12.Sunday Morning Coming Down, by Nicci French – 406 pages – (suspense thriller) –Read 8/1/17 – (Purchased in July 2017)7
13.Swimming Lessons (e-book), by Claire Fuller – 356 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 8/8/17- (Purchased in March 2017)
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SEPTEMBER 2017:
1.A Stranger in the House (e-book), by Shari Lapena – 305 pages – (thriller) – Read 9/16/17 –(Purchased in August 2017)
2.Burning Girl, The (e-book), by Claire Messud – 248 pages – (coming-of-age tale) – Read 9/10/17-(Purchased in August 2017)
3.Heartbreak Hotel (e-book), by Jonathan Kellerman – 368 pages – (mystery) – Read 9/1/17-(Purchased in February 2017)
4.Our Souls at Night (e-book), by Kent Haruf – 180 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 9/20/17-(Purchased in September 2017)
5.Truth We Bury, The (e-book), by Barbara Taylor Sissel – 286 pages – (contemporary fiction/mystery) –Read  9/4/17- (Purchased in August 2017)
6.Z:  A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler – 371 pages – (fictionalized biography) –Read 9/8/17 – (Purchased in February 2017)
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