The 2008 Ban on Spending Book Challenge

J. Kaye is hosting the 2008 Ban on Spending Book Challenge.

For those of us who have been buying too many books!


1. No purchasing books for yourself until all the books listed are gone. No purchasing books for other people with the intention of reading them after they are finished. Library or other borrowed books can’t be listed.

2. Any books won in a raffle or given to me as a gift will be added to this list.

3. Books to be reviewed for promo companies, other blogs, authors, etc. do not count and are not added to this list.

4. Start anytime and list as many or as few books as needed. Once all books are checked off from the list, the ban is lifted and the spending can begin again.

5. The ending date for each person can vary to a few weeks or months as long as it doesn’t exceed December 31, 2008. This ban can be lifted earlier if all books listed have been read or donated.

The books in my list are as follows:

Split Second Alex Kava
The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith
Notes from a Small Island Bill Bryson
Random Acts of Heroic Love Danny Scheinmann
The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield
For Kicks Dick Francis
Me & Emma Elizabeth Flock
Fade Away Harlan Coben
Jack & Jill (Alex Cross) James Patterson
The Bad Mother’s Handbook Kate Long
Entombed Linda Fairstein
The Third Victim Lisa Gardner
My Lover’s Lover Maggie O’Farrell
Void Moon Michael Connelly
The Sculptress Minette Walters
How to Be Good Nick Hornby
Want to Play? P.J. Tracy
Notes from an Exhibition Patrick Gale
Little Face Sophie Hannah
Cujo Stephen King

I feel that 20 books is a good starting point, especially as I will have books to review and library books to be reading as well. I will cross them off as I read them.

Wish me luck!


One Response to “The 2008 Ban on Spending Book Challenge”

  1. thelogiczone Says:

    My first temptation happened yesterday. I was very tempted to buy Minnette Walters – Acid Row, but I left the shop empty handed! 🙂

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