Clear Those Shelves 2021

Hosted by bookswhitme

61 participants, 741 books added

Starts: Friday, 01 January 2021

Ends: Friday, 31 December 2021

Idk about ya'll but my bookshelves (physical and digital) are a mess. All those unread books, it's time to clear some of them and I'm hoping that this challenge helps me do that. My goal is to read at least 50 unread books on my shelves that match these prompts. It's all in good fun so no need to do all the prompts if you don't want to, but feel free to join me either way!

Challenge prompts

1. Start a new series (28 books added)


Read the first book in an unread series on your shelf. What better way to see if you need to unhaul a series or get the rest?!

2. Finish a series (18 books added)


Read that last book in that series you've been meaning to finish.

3. Continue a series (25 books added)


Read the next (not first or final) book in a series you've started

4. Book by an Indigenous Author (10 books added)


Read a book by an Indigenous/Native Author

5. Read a special edition book (12 books added)


Read a book that you own a special edition of. If you don't own any special editions, read a book that has more than one version of the cover

6. 6 words only (22 books added)


Read a book whose title has exactly 6 words

7. Favorite number (7) (12 books added)


Read the 7th book on one of your shelves (physical or electronic)

8. Expand your author borders! (16 books added)


Read a book by an author from a different country than your own

9. Read a book that was a gift (22 books added)


Read a book gifted to you by someone!

10. Involves Social Justice (16 books added)


Read a book dealing with social justice

11. Author Follow Train (23 books added)


Read a book by an author your follow on social media

12. Social Media Recommendation (19 books added)


Read a book that you've seen on Booktube or Bookstagram

13. (Un)lucky number 13 (13 books added)


Read a horror/thriller novel with at least 13 letters

14. Readathon Reads (12 books added)


Read a book for a readathon!

15. Re-tell that story (15 books added)


Read a book that is a retelling/based on another story/myth

16. Enemies/Rivals to Lovers (12 books added)


Read a book with the enemies or rivals to lovers trope

17. Friends to Lovers (8 books added)


Read a book with the friends to lovers trope

18. 18 years young (14 books added)


Read a YA book

19. The Graphics Count (9 books added)


Read a graphic novel or a manga

20. 2020 Release (22 books added)


Read a 2020 release

21. Countdown your books (10 books added)


Start at the top of your shelves (physical or electronic). Countdown (or across) from 21 until you get to zero. Read whatever book you land on.

22. Book by a Black Author (21 books added)


Read a book by Black Author

23. 23rd Letter (W) (18 books added)


Read a book whose title begins with W

24. First letter, first name (16 books added)


Read a book by an author whose first name begins with the first letter of yours

25. Book by an East Asian Author (12 books added)


Read a book by an East Asian author

26. Witches everywhere (14 books added)


Read a book with witches

27. A different world (13 books added)


Read a book that takes place in a different world (alternate universe, fictional world, different planet, etc)

28. Book by a South Asian author (8 books added)


Read a book by a South Asian author

29. Favorite color (10 books added)


Read a book with a cover that's your favorite color

30. Dirty 30 (18 books added)


Read a book with a number in the title or on the cover

31. Backlist Tackle (14 books added)


Read a book that has been on your backlist for at least 2 years

32. Stress Reliever read (13 books added)


Read a book that you think will be an easy read

33. Book box read (10 books added)


Read a book you received from a book box. If you haven't gotten any books from a book box, read one that you own that you know was featured in a book box. 

34. Non-physical reads (20 books added)


Read a book that you own on ebook OR on audiobook

35. Let's play favorites (9 books added)


Read a book by your favorite author. If you don't have any that fit this, read a book from your favorite genre.

36. Spine-tingling read (12 books added)


Read a book with a black spine

37. Book by a SouthEast Asian Author (8 books added)


Read a book by a SouthEast Asian Author

38. Grading Curve (10 books added)


Read a middle grade book

39. Wild kingdom read (12 books added)


Read a book with an animal on the cover

40. Thicc baby (12 books added)


Read a book with at least 400 pages

41. Book by a Latinx Author (9 books added)


Read a book by a Latinx Author

42. 4 or 2 (21 books added)


Read a book with a title that has 4 OR 2 words

43. Muslim Representation (10 books added)


Read a book by a Muslim author or with Muslim rep

44. Disability Representation (8 books added)


Read a book with disability representation

45. Let's get classic (17 books added)


Read a book that's considered a classic (officially or unofficially)

46. No peeking! (6 books added)


Close your eyes and pick a book!

47. White me out (9 books added)


Read a book with a (majority) white cover

48. New to You (17 books added)


Read a book by an author you've never read before

49. Easy going (12 books added)


Read a book 150 pages or less

50. (Almost) Grand Finale! (8 books added)


Read a book with at least 500 pages

51. Travel Safely (13 books added)


Read a book that takes place in a different country (than the one you live in)

52. End of the Road (8 books added)


Read the last book on one of your shelves (physical or electronic)

bonus
53. BONUS! (15 books added)


Here is where you can add any books from you shelves that you read, but doesn't necessarily fit a prompt! Since it's a bonus, it's not counted towards the challenge goal, but this way you can add any other owned books you read.