Posted December 20, 2019 by Bluestocking Bookworm in General / 1 Comment

Hey, awesome nerds! I am poking my nose out of the shadows to say that yes, I am still around, and yes, I am still reading.

What is #StartOnYourShelfathon?

#StartOnYourShelfathon is a 2020 star-themed readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond (which is an A+ blog you should already be following). The aim of #StartOnYourShelfathon is to read as many unread books on your bookshelf as you can between December 13th 2019, and December 31st, 2020.

#StartOnYourShelfathon isn’t an ordinary readathon too! The mascot of #StartOnYourShelfathon is Castor the Star Collector who is also a sloth friend of The Quiet Pond, who has lost all the stars he has collected over the years and needs your help to find them again.

For every book that you read as part of #StartOnYourShelfathon, you collect a star that you can add the star to your ‘star map’. Read books, collect stars, give yourself an amateur star-collector name, and create constellations!

My Goals, Rules, and Other readathon Notes

I would like to read 30 of my owned books this year.

The official rules allow for using audiobook credits, but I am modifying it a little for myself. I am allowed to buy ebook copies (on sale only) of physical books that I own for the purpose of reading them for #StartOnYourShelfathon.

The following goals are my “repeatable” goals, meaning I can complete them more than once.

  • Read a book that has been on my shelf for three years or more.
  • Read a book that was gifted to me by someone.
  • Read a book that I bought because someone recommended it to me.
  • Buddy read a book that I own with someone.
  • Read a book that I own that is outside my usual genres.

My #StartOnYourShelfathon TBR

I don’t do well with structured TBR piles, so this will be a list to pick and choose from.


Join #StartOnYourShelfathon!

If you want to join #StartOnYourShelfathon, you can read more information in the readathon information post at The Quiet Pond.

How does this readathon sound to you? Are you like me? Do you buy TONS OF BOOKS and then go on to read ARCs and other books and neglect the ones you bought? Or are you pretty good about reading what you have? Are you doing #StartOnYourShelfathon?

Stay bookish, lovelies!

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One response to “#StartOnYourShelfathon

  1. your ebook rule makes a lot of sense! I’m doing something similar with audiobooks, since I recently gave them another try: if I have a physical or ebook copy, I’m allowed to borrow the audiobook from my local library.

    I love reading challenges with prompts, so your repeatable goals look like tons of fun! I may have to borrow the idea … or maybe not since I tend to join a bunch of reading challenges and overwhelm myself 😅

    either way, best of luck, Erin!

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