Clear Off Your Shelves Challenge

I've decided to join a few challenges this upcoming year. I figure, I'm going to be reading these books anyways so why not?

This challenge is hosted by S.Krishna's Books.

It’s time to officially announce the Clear Off Your Shelves Challenge! This is a challenge that is aimed at getting through those books that have been sitting on your shelves for months, even years!


Any non-review books that are on your shelves and/or review copies that have been on your shelves for over six months. This means that recent review copies and library books are not eligible for this challenge! However, that doesn’t mean the book has to have been out for six months in order for the review copy to be eligible.

For example, say a book came out in July, but you received the review copy in January. That review copy would be eligible for the challenge since it’s been on your shelves for over six months.

Crossover with other challenges is welcomed, even encouraged!


This challenge will run from October 1, 2009 – November 30, 2009.


Here – at S. Krishna’s Books!


This challenge will work a little differently than other challenges. Instead of picking a set number of books to read during this time period, you will pick a percentage. This means that a certain percentage of the books you read during these two months will have to qualify for this challenge. For example, let’s say you pick 40% and you end up reading 10 books in October and November. 4 of those books would have to qualify for this challenge in order for you to complete it. I am setting a minimum percentage of 20%.

As a result, there is no need to make a list of books prior to starting the challenge, though please feel free to do so if you want to! Your wrap-up post should have a list of the books you read for the challenge, though, so please do keep track of what you read!

That seems to be it – here is the link to the sign up post, and please spread the word!

Me: I'm going to say 30% of my books. I know it sounds low but since I'm going to be doing the Fall Reading Challenge and I use library books for those, I will somehow have to balance those, new review copies and then books for this challenge. Plus if I go higher than 30%, I can act all geeked and happy! I'll list my books below as I finish them in this post.

Books that Qualify for this challenge will be in BOLD

  1. Beloved Enemy by Terri Reed
  2. Widows and Orphans by Susan Meissner
  3. Nowhere to Hide by Debby Giusti
  4. Black by Ted Dekker
  5. What Matters Most by Melody Carlson
  6. Reading, Writing and Riddles by Jolyn and William Sharp
  7. Death Benefits by Hannah Alexander
  8. The Price of Fame by Carolyne Aarsen
  9. Suspicion by Ginny Aiken
  10. The Start of Something Big by Sunni Jeffers
  11. The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall
  12. Small Town Reality by Carolyne Aarsen
  13. The Kindness of Strangers by Susan Meier
  14. Mr Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
  15. Trial by Fire by Cara Putman
  16. Just To See You Smile by Sally John
  17. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame Smith
  18. Shoofly Pie by Tim Downs
  19. Amazing Gracie by Pam Hanson and Barbara Andrews
  20. Promises, Promises by Annie Bryant
  21. Red by Ted Dekker
  22. They Also Serve by Pam Hanson and Barbara Andrews
  23. Things Worth Remembering by Jackina Stark
  24. Saints Among Us by Anne Marie Rodgers
  25. Building Bridges by Carolyne Aarsen
  26. Rosemary for Remembrance by Sunni Jeffers
  27. The Way We Were by Judy Baer
  28. White by Ted Dekker
  29. Leaving Yesterday by Kathryn Cushman
  30. No Place for a Lady by Maggie Brendan
  31. The Long Road Home by Sally John
  32. An Amish Christmas by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Barbara Cameron
  33. The Missing by Beverly Lewis
  34. How to Sleep With a Movie Star by Kristin Harmel
  35. Scoop by Rene Gutteridge
  36. Everyone Else's Girl by Megan Crane
  37. Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish
  38. The Chick Shall Inherit the Earth by Shelley Adina
  39. Angel's Den by Jamie Carie
  40. Deeper Water by Robert Whitlow
  41. Shaken by Jerry Jenkins and Tim Lahaye
  42. Unmasked by Jerry Jenkins and Tim Lahaye
  43. Deliver Us From Evil by Robin Caroll
  44. Deceived by Jerry Jenkins and Tim Lahaye
  45. Protected by Jerry Jenkins and Tim Lahaye
  46. The Jewel of His Heart by Maggie Brendan
  47. Chop Shop by Tim Downs
  48. The Christmas Dog by Melody Carlson
  49. Eyes of Elisha by Brandilyn Collins
  50. Over the Holidays by Sandra Harper
  51. Emily Ever After by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt
  52. Where Willows Grow by Kim Vogel Sawyer
  53. Wisdom Hunter by Randall Arthur
  54. Love the One You're With by Cecily Von Ziegesar
  55. Goodbye Jimmy Choos by Annie Sanders
  56. Hot Tropics and Cold Feet by Diann Hunt
  57. Limelight by Melody Carlson
  58. Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh
  59. The Elevator by Angela Hunt
  60. Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer
  61. Why the Sky is Blue by Susan Meissner
  62. Red and Lowering Sky by Lynn Morris
  63. Ready to Wed by Melody Carlson
  64. Seeing Me Naked by Liza Palmer
  65. Love Finds You in Romeo, Colorado by Gwen Ford Faulkenberry
  66. The Mother Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick
  67. Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska by Irene Brand
  68. Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas by Sandra D. Bricker
  69. Princess Izzy and the E Street Shuffle by Beverly Bartlett
  70. Sins of the Mother by Patricia Rushford
  71. Love Finds You in Miracle, Kentucky by Andrea Boeshaar
  72. Carpool Diem by Nancy Star
  73. The Will of Wisteria by Denise Hildreth
  74. Georgia on Her Mind by Rachel Hauck
  75. Cyber Cinderella by Christina Hopkinson
  76. Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham
  77. Forget About It by Caprice Crane
  78. Love Finds You in Sisters Oregon by Melody Carlson
  79. Buried Sins by Marta Perry
  80. Bad Heiress Day by Allie Pleiter
  81. Knitting Under the Influence by Claire LaZebnik
  82. Thirsty by Tracey Bateman
  83. Lost in Nash Vegas by Rachel Hauck
  84. The Silent Gift by Michael Landon Jr and Cindy Kelley
  85. The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey
  86. Simple Gifts by Lori Copeland
  87. Field of Blood by Eric Wilson
  88. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
  89. All the Tea in China by Jane Orcutt
  90. Rachel's Secret by BJ Hoff
  91. Chosen by Ginger Garrett
  92. White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner
  93. Alaska Twilight by Colleen Coble
  94. My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer
  95. Chill Out Josey by Susan May Warren
  96. Flee the Night by Susan May Warren
  97. Get Cozy Josey by Susan May Warren
  98. A Taste of Murder by Virginia Smith
  99. Sister of the Bride by Beverly Cleary
  100. Caught in the Act by Gayle Roper
  101. Act Two by Kimberly Stuart
  102. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
  103. Someday My Prince Will Come by Jerramy Fine
  104. Hawaiian Sunrise by Lauraine Snelling
  105. Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  106. Montclair by Sara Mitchell
  107. The Sunroom by Beverly Lewis
  108. Jean and Johnny by Beverly Cleary
  109. Jillian Dare by Melanie Jeschke
  110. The Quilt by T. Davis Bunn
  111. The Gift by T. Davis Bunn
  112. Tidings of Comfort and Joy by T. Davis Bunn
  113. Ninth Key by Meg Cabot
  114. Reunion by Meg Cabot
  115. Darkest Hour by Meg Cabot
  116. Haunted by Meg Cabot
  117. Twilight by Meg Cabot
  118. Grits and Glory by Ron and Janet Benrey
  119. The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary
  120. The Secret of Joy by Melissa Senate
  121. Hunted by Jerry Jenkins and Tim Lahaye
  122. Leah's Choice by Marta Perry
  123. The Face of Deceit by Ramona Richards
  124. A Time to Mend by Sally John and Gary Smalley
  125. Arrived by Jerry Jenkins and Tim Lahaye
  126. A Time to Gather by Sally John and Gary Smalley
  127. Green by Ted Dekker
  128. Petty in Pink by Rachel Maude
  129. Dear Pen Pal by Heather Vogel Frederick
  130. Charmed and Dangerous by Lisi Harrison
  131. How Not to Make a Wish by Mindy Klasky
  132. A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist
  133. A Scent of Murder of Virginia Smith
  134. Duplikate by Cherry Cheva
  135. Love Finds You in Charm Ohio by Annalisa Daughety
  136. Reasonable Doubt by Tracey Bateman
  137. Secret Society by Tom Dolby
  138. Scared by Tom Davis
  139. Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston


  1. Well 30% is more than me! I'm doing Fall Into Reading as well but picked at least one book off my old TBR stack so I think I'll be OK. Good luck with both!

  2. I'm doing this one too, but I went for the wimpy goal of 20%. Good luck!

  3. Thanks for joining! I think it's going to be fun!


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