This was an idea I saw on InkBonesBook‘s channel entited Book Hual #ProjectFiveBooks & #0by16. They’re very creative and very productive in terms of how they’re structured, so I figured I’d discuss them and also share my opinions on them.
Project Five Books
The basic premise of this project is for every five books you read you are allowed to buy one book. This is to keep to be read (TBR) piles down, as well as save you money.
I love this concept, actually. I have over 80 to 90 books on my shelves alone that don’t include my ebooks or my husband’s shelves of books that I want to/should read. By buying one book per five books read, I will not only be cutting my TBR pile down slowly, I will be saving a lot of money in the long run.
As book lovers and avid readers, it’s very hard for us to sometimes slow down and realize that we’re buying books faster than we can read them. For me it’s no different, especially when I see interesting books in videos that make me want to buy them… Yeah, it becomes a problem.
So I plan on participating in this project. My only exceptions are: a) if I’ve read the first book in a trilogy/series and need to know what happens next before I move on to another book, and b) if I have gift cards. Those are the only two times I’m planning on not sticking to this project, but who knows how it’ll go?
0 by 16 (Zero by 2016)
This was a concept Sanaa from InkBonesBooks was originally inspired by Liz at LizLovesLit. This is similar to Project Five Books, but not entirely.
So this idea is to have zero books on your TBR by New Year of 2016. That’s a whole year to get your TBR pile down from however high it is down to zero. This is so that a) you can say you’ve read x amount of books, and b) so you won’t feel guilty when you buy more books.
And don’t even lie. You know you feel guilty when you know you have books waiting for you at home and you’re buying another pile. We all have that feeling.
This idea is essentially to promote reading on its most basic level while keeping the reader from feeling guilty or stressed out for needing to read a certain amount of books in a given period of time.
Now for me, I don’t think I’ll complete this challenge as I’m a slower reader depending on how into the book I am, but I’m going to do my best. If I don’t complete this challenge, though, I’m not going to sweat it. This is just me hoping I’ll be able to get through it.
So those are the two projects that are going around lately. If you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to start!
Accompanying video: #ProjectFiveBooks and #0by16
Do these sound interesting to you? Would you/are you going to participate? Let me know in the comments below!