November 19, 2014 Challenges 18

The Clean Out Your E-Reads Challenge is hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @ Because Reading.


The COYER (Clean Out Your E-Reads) Challenge runs from Dec. 20, 2014, to March 6, 2015. I’m really glad Berls and Michelle extended this one like they did the summer one, because with my freelance work schedule, I can never be sure ahead of time whether a particular month will be too busy for much blogging, or just fine. Spreading the challenge out gives me a better chance to meet my goals.

The rules: The challenge is to read ebooks or listen to audiobooks (or both.) The kicker is that the e-books have to be $2.99 or under (NetGalley and library ebooks are fine.) Audiobooks have to be under $16.00. (If you’re not in the US, you can see the UK/Canadian/Euro/Australian equivalents by clicking on the COYER image, above.) That shouldn’t be a problem for me. I have a backlog of NetGalley titles (I know, bad me!) and a slew of Kindle bargains that I’ve picked up since last Christmas when I got my new Kindle.

So my goal is 15 ebooks during the challenge period. That’s less than 2 books per week, and there’s a reason for that. Come January, I’m going to focus more on books that I really, really want to read, which means fewer new ARCs and more books from my humongous TBR pile/list.  (I’ll be posting more about this toward the end of 2014.)  Luckily, some of the books that are already on my TBR list are ebooks I picked up for the proverbial song, so they fit the COYER challenge nicely!

I’ll probably do some of the COYER mini-challenges and readathons, but I’m not pinning myself down to anything. I’m working more these days, so I’m rethinking how to keep the blog from taking over my life and still keep it fun. Thus, I’ll do mini-challenges and readathons only when they look like fun and I have time!



This is what my TBR piles and lists feel like. . . overwhelming.


18 Responses to “COYER Goals”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks, Rita! I would like to get some of my NetGalley backlog cleared up, and then there are all those Kindle bargains I’ve picked up…

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Well, it’s not my actual pile; I found the picture elsewhere, but it does remind me of my piles and list. When I can actually get to my TBR shelves to clean and restock them, I’ll take a photo. Right now, there’s a bunch of stuff that somehow got piled in front. Mr. Bookwyrm and I need to spend some time cleaning the basement!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Sounds like I need to do that “already owned books” challenge myself, as I probably have 150 to 200 books unread downstairs. (Blame it all on the library book sales – I can’t resist ’em.) Good luck to you, and I’ll come check out that challenge!

  1. Yvonne

    This would have been a great challenge for me since I have so many books on my e-reader that I would love to read. Just lacking time, I guess. Good luck with this!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I do too, but I want to balance deep-cleaning against some changes I’m making to my reading and requesting habits next year. 🙂 Thanks for hosting – I need the COYER challenge!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I noticed you had signed up – hurray! Berls and Michelle make it a lot of fun, and it’s a good way to make some headway on all those ARCs.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Some of what I need to clear out are ARCs, and some are things I bought because I want to read them (like the 6 Charles Finch mysteries I just bought – not that I’ll read all six for COYER, of course!)