Are you sitting down? You should be because I have a confession to make: I am a book addict. Shocker, isn’t it? They really don’t make them better than me. I’ve known it for a while, but re-organizing my bookshelves the other day made it painfully obvious. The sad thing is, I seem to hoard books without reading them. Well, not all of them, but too many. And that is why, I have decided to do my own No Spend March Challenge this month.
What is No Spend March?
There are various forms of this no spend challenge out there. And people do it concerning all different kinds of things. But the basic gist is to try and don’t spend any money in a particular month. Bar the necessities of course.
Looking at my pile of unread books, I’ve decided to do a bookish version of No Spend March. And this blog post shall hold me accountable. I will not buy a single book in the next 27 days. Instead, I will dig into my unread pile of books and try and read as many of those as possible. Thankfully that pile consists of books from all kind of genres so I won’t get bored.
If you are interested in short updates, head on over to Twitter. I will be posting weekly updates over there. Here on the blog you can expect a No Spend March wrap-up on March 31st. I really hope I’ll be able to get back to you with some good news then. In the meantime, why don’t you join me? Misery loves company and I’m sure that I’ll be miserable at one point or the other during the next month.
What are my reading options during No Spend March?
As mentioned above, I own a multitude of unread books. There is everything from picture books, YA literature to classics. Given that I’m not superwoman and March will be over in 27 days, I’ll have to limit myself. So here’s my TBR list for the next 4 weeks.
1. No Spend March Children’s Books TBR
- The Witches by Roald Dahl
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
2. No Spend March Women’s Fiction TBR
- Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan
- Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk
3. No Spend March Classics TBR
- Middlemarch by George Eliot
4. No Spend March Others TBR
- Completely Unexpected Tales by Roald Dahl
- To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
Now. I realize that this is quite the list and chances are that I won’t manage to read 7 books. But I’m going to try. And I think that this list should suffice to keep me away form the bookstores. Fingers crossed.
Have you ever done a no spend challenge? And am I the only one with a frighteningly large pile of unread books in her shelves?