Reading Challenges

The GR Shelf Challenge

The GR Shelf Challenge is a self-imposed reading/reviewing challenge I designed for myself in September 2012.

The idea plays off of Goodreads’ shelves, and the task is simple: every month, read and review the top book of one shelf, going through the shelves in order from most popular to least.

I skip over books that I’ve already read, books already scheduled for another month of this challenge, books I’ve marked as “not-for-me”, and sequels to books I haven’t yet read. When I run into these, I move down the list until I find a suitable book to read for the challenge.

So what am I reading?*

October 2012 (To-Read Shelf): To Kill a Mockingbird
November 2012 (Currently Reading Shelf): A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
December 2012 (Fiction Shelf): The Great Gatsby
January 2013 (Favorites Shelf): Pride and Prejudice
February 2013 (Fantasy Shelf): The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
March 2013 (Own Shelf): 1984
April 2013 (Wishlist Shelf): Divergent
May 2013 (2012 Shelf): The Fault in Our Stars
June 2013 (Non-Fiction Shelf): The Diary of a Young Girl aka Anne Frank’s Diary
July 2013 (Romance Shelf): The Notebook
August 2013 (Books I Own Shelf): Wuthering Heights
September 2013 (Owned Shelf): The Catcher in the Rye

*The shelves do shift around from time to time, so these aren’t 100% certain.


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