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Thursday, January 2, 2014

January Random Reads

I just learned about this fun challenge!  And I like it because its monthly, so you can participate as much or as little as you want!  Its hosted over at I'm Loving Books.  

The details:

In short, Random Reads is a meme where we pick a random book from our shelf to read within the month. Feel free to do more than one per month, but since a lot of people have a lot of books to read each month, only one is “required” for the meme. I’m on Goodreads so I’m using a combination of the sorting feature and Random.org to pick the book I’m going to read.
It’s easy…
  1. If you’re on Goodreads enable sorting to your to-read shelf (you should see numbers next to each book now).
  2. Go to Random.org and type in the Min as 1 and the Max as how many ever books are on your to-read shelf. Or you can enter a smaller number as the Max in order to always pick books that have been on your TBR shelf for longer.
  3. Scroll down to the book matching the number Random.org picks.
  4. Link up to your Random Reads post (below). If you choose more than one book per month, be sure to put a number by your name in the list so it doesn’t look like a duplicate.
  5. Read and be merry. :)
If you’re not on Goodreads just pick a random book from your list in whatever way you want to do it. You can use the method I used above or even just close your eyes and point randomly at a book on your bookshelf if you want (spin the bottle style). lol
So, my Goodreads shelf has a ton of books that I don't own, and I didn't really want to spend the time sorting--so I just picked a random number and counted down my bookshelves until I got to that book.  I had random #90....so I'll be reading
An adult read for once!  I'm really pretty excited to read this one, too!  I picked it up at a thrift shop a few months ago.  Woot!
I think this month I'm only going to pick one random book, because I have so many review books to get to.  Buy this will be one book down on my shelves!  YAY!


  1. I like the idea of using your physical bookshelves, I am trying to use Kindle books, so that I will actually pick up my Kindle and read. Yours looks like a good pick and I hope you enjoy!

  2. That's a good idea, Sarah! I may do that next month as well!

  3. This sounds like a cool meme! I'm going to do it right now!!!

  4. Ooh I like this. I might join next month!

  5. Ok, so I decided to try this. 1st odd thing is that I have exactly 100 books on my TBR list. ;) I kid you not! First time it's been that high!

    2nd is that I landed on an a review ARC I really need to get read and reviewed soon! The Troop! I was worried it would land on a book not out yet, or that I didn't have yet. Woohoo!!

  6. Welcome to Random Reads. Hope you love it! I just saw Karen's comment and realized I also have The Troop waiting for me for a review. LOL And I actually am quite eager to read it. Double Woot!

    Hope you enjoy your random pick for the month, and look forward to reading what you think about it!

    Lily @ Bookluvrs Haven

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm super excited for this meme, its such a fun idea!!

  7. Thanks for joining in! I hope it helps pick down at your older books too and that you enjoy your pick for this month. :)


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