Another OFF THE SHELF Update…


Have you forgotten about the Off the Shelf reading challenge I signed up for ages ago? I haven’t (though you might not know it, since I haven’t mentioned it in MONTHS!). Despite my radio silence on the topic, I’m slowly but surely scratching books from my Off the Shelf To-Read list (plus, my other Compulsive Book Buyer To-Read list). I started back in January, and while I’ve been distracted by read tons of books that aren’t on my Off the Shelf list, I’ve made some pretty decent progress.

Here’s where I am so far:

1. Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss
2. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
3. Transgression by James W. Nichol
4. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
5. The Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer
6. Teach Me by R.A. Nelson
7. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
8. The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
9. Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
10. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
11. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
12. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
13. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
14. Waiting for You by Susan Colasanti
15. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Only five books left to read, and I still have just over two months to go.

Raise your hand if you think I can do it… 🙂

What’s on your To-Read list these days?

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15 responses to “Another OFF THE SHELF Update…

  1. Since you mention it, I’m currently reading The Body Finder, and I like the premise a lot more than the execution. Is it just me, or does the MC spend way more time on the best-friend-crush ‘subplot’ than on the paranormal hook?

    On my to-read list is Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Summoning, and a couple non-fiction books. At least, those are the ones I’ve reserved; my bookmarked to-read list is laughably long.

    • Yes, the romantic subplot does become quite a big part of The Body Finder books, something that has really bugged me in other series. I just can’t help it though… I still love TBF! A bit of a guilty pleasure for me. 🙂

      Can’t wait to hear what you think about SMOKE AND BONE, and don’t worry: my TBR list is completely out of control!

  2. You can do it! I’m impressed–I keep adding books to mine. I feel like Sisyphus (sp?).

    • Oh please… this is just my Off the Shelf to read list. The actual stack of books on my nightstand includes MANY more. Plus, I just ordered four. Oh, dear. It’s becoming clear that I have a problem. Sounds like I’m in good company though!

  3. Whoa – I’m in awe. I KNOW you can do it! Go, Katy, go!

    My in-the-future reads include Going Bovine, Hex Hall, Personal Demons, Shatter Me, Destined,The Best of Me,…I’ll probably cave and order Lola and squeeze that in there. I wish I could get paid to read books all day. *sigh*

    • If I were paid to read books, I’d be rolling in dough! I’ve got Going Bovine sitting on my nightstand and it’s one I’m looking forward to picking up. I’ve heard great things about it. And I can’t wait to hear what you think of LOLA, Alison!

  4. Wow, productive! And Alison, I wish I could get paid to read books, too 😦

  5. I haven’t figured out how to read a book while I was writing. I’m going with an oldie but goody just so I can say I’m reading a book.

  6. Sure you can do it! In fact, you’ll breeze through Eats, Shoots, and Leaves–it’s so much fun you’ll not notice the pages fly by.

  7. I made the mistake of signing up for the 50 book Off the Shelves challenge (which is not even the total number of unread books that I own, sadly) and then getting distracted by other books like you did. I’ve been making good progress lately, but I still have 16 books to go on top of doing Nanowrimo. So I have to believe that you can do it, or there’s definitely no hope for me! 😉

    • Eek… 16 would intimidate me, ESPECIALLY with NaNo, but I bet if you really buckle down you can do it. And wow! What an accomplishment all fifty books would be (especially with all the “distractions” :)).

      • Thanks! And now my husband is threatening to hide or sell some of my new books (from the towering piles that don’t fit on the shelves – oops) if I don’t read my Off the Shelves books, so I have even more motivation for my impossible task 🙂