Clear The Shelves

Hosted by effy

35 participants, 464 books added

Starts: Friday, 01 January 2021

Ends: Friday, 31 December 2021

The aim of this challenge is the focus on books that are already owned (hence the absence of a published in 2021 category!) but also to keep reading varied and fun. It was written to focus on physical books but can easily be adapted for eBooks too.

Challenge prompts

1. A book with a black spine (14 books added)


If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine

2. A book with a white spine (13 books added)


 If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine 

3. A book with a pink spine (10 books added)


 If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine 

4. A book with a red spine (8 books added)


 If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine 

5. A book with an orange spine (11 books added)


 If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine 

6. A book with a yellow spine (10 books added)


 If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine 

7. A book with a green spine (7 books added)


 If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine 

8. A book with a blue spine (10 books added)


 If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine 

9. A book with an indigo spine (7 books added)


 If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine 

10. A book with a violet spine (5 books added)


 If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine 

11. A book with a grey spine (8 books added)


 If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine 

12. A book with a brown spine (6 books added)


 If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine 

13. A book with a gold foiled spine (6 books added)


 If completing with non-physical books, choose a books with the required colour cover instead of spine 

14. A book with a silver foiled spine (3 books added)

15. A book with a person on the cover (14 books added)

16. A book with flowers on the cover (8 books added)

17. A book with a weapon on the cover (4 books added)

19. A book with script on the cover (7 books added)

20. A book with a beautiful cover (9 books added)

bonus
21. A book written by a white male (9 books added)


This is intended to be an easy prompt as there are way too many white male authors out there but it is not compulsory to complete to successfully complete this challenge

22. A book written by a BIPOC author (10 books added)

24. A book written by a disabled author (5 books added)


This can refer to physically or mentally disabled authors as well as neurodivergent authors

25. An OwnVoices book (7 books added)

26. A book under 50 pages (5 books added)

27. A book under 300 pages (10 books added)

28. A book under 500 pages (8 books added)

29. A book over 500 pages (11 books added)

30. A Science Fiction book (5 books added)

32. A Thriller (7 books added)

33. A Romance (7 books added)

33. A fantasy (9 books added)

34. A biography (8 books added)

35. An LGBTQ+ book (7 books added)

36. Historical Fiction (9 books added)

37. Non-Fiction (8 books added)

38. A children's book (7 books added)

39. Originally published before 1900 (6 books added)

40. Originally published before 1920 (6 books added)

41. Originally published before 1940 (4 books added)

42. Originally published before 1960 (4 books added)

43. Originally published before 1980 (5 books added)

44. Originally published before 2000 (9 books added)

45. Originally published before 2005 (7 books added)

46. Originally published before 2010 (9 books added)

47. Originally published before 2015 (9 books added)

48. Published in 2015 (6 books added)

49. Published in 2016 (6 books added)

50. Published in 2017 (6 books added)

51. Published in 2018 (7 books added)

52. Published in 2019 (8 books added)

53. Published in 2020 (11 books added)

54. First in a series (9 books added)

55. Next in a series (7 books added)

56. Last in a series (8 books added)

57. A standalone novel (12 books added)

58. A graphic novel (7 books added)

bonus
59. A book with sprayed edges (8 books added)


If you are not reading physical books, feel free to skip this prompt
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