Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The "Piggybank" Challenge 2017


This is my fifth year of taking part in this challenge and decided to carry on. Why? You will discover once you read this text:

This is a challenge idea by a German blogger. I have translated her text and you can find the original site here at "Willkommen im Bücherkaffee".

How long does this challenge last?
1 March 2017 to 1 March 2018

What goes into the piggybank?
For every book I've read - €2.00 into the piggybank
(Amount can be individually altered, of course)

Rules
• For every finished book, the amount chosen is inserted into the piggy bank/ money box.
• This money is then off limits until the end of the challenge, i.e. the piggybank stays closed.
• On 1 March the piggybank can be opened and you can go shopping extensively - or carry on reading and saving.
• Be consistent and put the money into the bank immediately, otherwise you will lose track easily. (Personally, I put the books I read right next to the money box  until I drop the money in, otherwise it gets forgotten very quickly. Only after that do i put the book back on the shelf.)
• A list of books read would be very nice because you can perfectly observe the savings success.
• In addition, it would be great if you post a challenge post on your blog. This way, everyone can follow the progress of the other challenge participants so much easier. If you don't have a blog, then just leave a comment here in the comments from time to time about your opinion or your progress.

Would you like to join us?
Go ahead! It is worthwhile in any care and you will certainly not regret it.

Just write in the comments or by email to buecherkaffee@yahoo.de and send your link to the post. You may use the challenge logo with a link to the challenge in the Bücherkaffee.

The hashtag for the Twitter exchange : # Sparstrumpf

Last year, I read 81 books in that timeframe which resulted in €192 to spend on something nice. :-D

My progress (I add the German title, if available, for my German friends):
Falcones, Ildefonso "Das Lied der Freiheit" (The Barefoot Queen/La Reina Descalza) - 2013
Hislop, Victoria "Cartes Postales from Greece" - 2016
Lippe, Jürgen von der "Der König der Tiere. Geschichten und Glossen" - 2017
Pinkola Estés, Clarissa "Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype" (Die Wolfsfrau: Die Kraft der weiblichen Urinstinkte) - 1992
Grimm, Hans Herbert aka Emil Schulz "Schlump. Geschichten und Abenteuer des unbekannten Musketiers Emil Schulz, genannt 'Schlump', von ihm selbst erzählt" (Schlump. The Story of an unknown soldier) - 1928
Weir, Alison "Six Tudor Queens. Katherine of Aragon. The True Queen" - 2015 
Laker, Rosalind "The Golden Tulip" - 1989
Zweig, Stefanie "Heimkehr in die Rothschildallee" (Familie Sternberg #3) [Homecoming to Rothschild Avenue] -2010
Grass, Günter "Die Box. Dunkelkammergeschichten" (The Box: Tales from the Darkroom) (Autobiographical Trilogy #2) - 2008
Scott, Mary "It Was Meant" (Zärtliche Wildnis) - 1974
Ballantyne, Tony "Dream London" - 2013
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi "Half of a Yellow Sun" (Die Hälfte der Sonne) - 2006
Bryson, Bill "Bill Bryson's African Diary. A Short Trip for a Worthy Cause" (Mein Afrika-Tagebuch) - 2002 

Hirst, John "The Shortest History of Europe" - 2009
Schrobsdorff, Angelika "Du bist nicht so wie andre Mütter" (You Are Not Like Other Mothers) - 1992
Murakami, Haruki "Kafka am Strand" (Kafka on the Shore) (海辺のカフカ Umibe no Kafuka) - 2004

Woodruff, Elvira "Dear Austin: Letters from the Underground Railroad" - 1998
Machfus, Nagib/Mahfouz, Naguib "Zwischen den Palästen" (Palace Walk) (بين القصرين/Bayn al-qasrayn) - 1956 (Cairo Trilogy 1) - 1956
Weir Alison "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" - 1991
Rosner, Elizabeth "The Speed of Light" - 2001
Lenz, Siegfried "Deutschstunde" (The German Lesson) - 1968

Solstad, Lexidh "Catpasity" - 2015
Machfus, Nagib/Mahfouz, Naguib "Palast der Sehnsucht" (Palace of Desire) (قصر الشوق/Qasr el-Shōq) - 1957 (Cairo Trilogy 2)
Tsao Hsueh-Chin/Cao, Xueqin "Dream of the Red Chamber" (红楼梦/Hung lou meng/aka The Story of the Stone) - ca. 1717-1763 (18th century)
Vance, J.D. "Hillbilly elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis" (Hillbilly Elegie. Die Geschichte meiner Familie und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise) - 2016 

Whitehead, Colson "Underground Railroad" - 2016
Herbert, Xavier "Capricornia" (Capricornia) - 1938
Aaronovitch, Ben "Broken Homes" (Der böse Ort) - 2013 - (Rivers of London 4)
Schulte-Loh, Christian "Zum Lachen auf die Insel" [Onto the Island to Laugh] - 2017
Bonnett, Alastair "Off the Map" - 2014
Ruiz, Don Miguel Ángel "The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom" (Die vier Versprechen. Das Weisheitsbuch der Tolteken) - 1997 

Nöstlinger, Christine "Best of Mama" [Best of Mum]- 2001 
Oelker, Petra "Zwei Schwestern. Eine Geschichte aus unruhiger Zeit" [Two Sisters] - 2017
Machfus, Nagib/Mahfouz, Naguib "Zuckergässchen" (Sugar Street) (السكرية/Al-Sukkariyya) - 1957 (Cairo Trilogy 3)
Hemingway, Ernest "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Wem die Stunde schlägt) - 1940
Dickens, Charles "Bleak House" (Bleak House)- 1852/53
Emcke, Carolin "Von den Kriegen. Briefe an Freunde" (Echoes of Violence: Letters from a War Reporter) - 2004 

Taylor, Andrew James "Books That Changed the World" - 2008
Toptaş, Hasan Ali "Die Schattenlosen" (The Shadowless/Gölgesizler) - 1995
Ali, Monica "In the Kitchen" (Hotel Imperial) - 2009 
Arntz, Jochen; Schmale, Holger "Die Kanzler und ihre Familien: Wie das Privatleben die deutsche Politik prägt" [The Chancellors and their Families] - 2017 
Mercier, Pascal "Lea" (Lea) - 2007 
Wolf, Naomi "The beauty myth: how images of beauty are used against women" (Der Mythos Schönheit) - 1990
Sitch, Rob: Cilauro, Santo: Tom Gleisner, Tom "Molvanîa. A Land Untouched By Modern Dentistry" (Molwanîen - Das Land des schadhaften Lächelns) - 2003
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi "Americanah" (Americanah.) - 2013
Bivald, Katarina "Ein Buchladen zum Verlieben" (The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend/Läsarna i Broken Wheel rekommenderar) - 2013
Zweig, Stefanie "Neubeginn in die Rothschildallee" (Familie Sternberg #3)  [A New Beginning on Rothschild Avenue] - 2010 

Şafak, Elif "Three Daughters of Eve" (Havva'nın Üç Kızı/Der Geruch des Paradieses) - 2016
Solschenizyn, Alexander (Александр Исаевич Солженицын/Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn) "Große Erzählungen: Iwan Denissowitsch; Zum Nutzen der Sache; Matrjonas Hof; Zwischenfall auf dem Bahnhof Kretschetowka" (His Great Stories: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - 1962; For the Good of the Cause - 1963; Matryona's House - 1963; An Incident at Krechetovka Station - 1963) - 1962/63
Scott, Mary "Away From It All" (Das Jahr auf dem Lande) - 1977 

James, P.D. "The Children of Men" (Im Land der leeren Häuser) - 1992 
Wroblewski, David "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" (Die Geschichte von Edgar Sawtelle) - 2008
Schweizer, Gerhard "Islam verstehen. Geschichte, Kultur und Politik" (Understanding Islam. History, Culture and Politics) - 2016
Wulf, Britta "Das Rentier in der Küche. Eine deutsch-sibirische Liebe" [The Reindeer in the kitchen. A German-Siberian love] - 2016
Atwood, Margaret "The Blind Assassin" (Der blinde Mörder) - 2000
Akçam, Dursun "Deutsches Heim - Glück allein. Wie Türken Deutsche sehen" (Alaman Ocağı: Türkler Almanları anlatıyor) - 1982
Tau, Max "Das Land, das ich verlassen mußte" [The Country I Had to Leave] - 1961

Rice, Ronald (Ed.) "My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop" - 2012
Bunyan, John "The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come" (Pilgerreise zur seligen Ewigkeit) - 1678
Camus, Albert "Le premier homme" (The First Man/Der erste Mensch) - 1994

Chevalier, Tracy "The Lady and the Unicorn" (Der Kuss des Einhorns) - 2003
Dylan, Bob "Chronicles. Volume One" (Chronicles) - 2004
Ephron, Nora "Heartburn" (Sodbrennen) - 1983 

Zaimoglu, Feridun "Siebentürmeviertel" [Seven Towers Quarter] - 2015
Morgan, Ann "Reading the World. Confessions of a Lilterary Explorer" (aka "The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe) - 2015 

Fforde, Jasper - "Shades of Grey. The Road to High Saffron" (Shades of Grey #1 - Grau) - 2009 
Koch, Herman "Het Diner" (The Dinner/Angerichtet) - 2009
Guo, Xiaolu (郭小橹) "Language" - 2017
Weigand, Sabine "Ich, Eleonore, Königin zweier Reiche" [I, Eleonore, Queen of two Kingdoms] - 2015
Scott, Mary "Days that have been" (Das waren schöne Zeiten) - 1966
Jones, Edward P.
"The Known World" (Die bekannte Welt) - 2004
Cogman, Genevieve "The Invisible Library" (The Invisible Library #1 - Die unsichtbare Bibliothek) - 2015 

Heidenreich, Elke "Wörter aus 30 Jahren" [Words from 30 years] - 2003
Defoe, Daniel "A Journal of the Plague Year" (Die Pest zu London) - 1722
Pamuk, Orhan "Diese Fremdheit in mir" (A Strangeness in my Mind/TR: Kafamda Bir Tuhaflık) - 2014 - 592 pages
Hahn, Ulla "Spiel der Zeit" [Game of Time]- 2014 

Young European Collective (Vincent-Immanuel Herr, Martin Speer, Katharina Moser, Krzysztof Ignaciuk, Liza Noteris, Zlatin Georgiev, Thomas Goujat-Gouttequillet, Stylia Kampani, Zara Kitson, Nini Tsiklauri, Giulia Zeni, Phelan Chatterjee) "Who, if not us?" (Wer, wenn nicht wir?: Vier Dinge, die wir jetzt für Europa tun können) 2017
Glasfurd, Guinevere "The Words in my Hand" (Worte in meiner Hand) - 2016

Turner, Nancy E. "The Star Garden: A Novel of Sarah Agnes Prine" - 2007 
Oates, Joyce Carol "Big Mouth & Ugly Girl" (Unter Verdacht) - 2003
Bryson, Bill "Notes form a Big Country" (US: I'm a Stranger Here Myself/ Streiflichter aus Amerika: Die USA für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene) - 1999 

Preisendörfer, Bruno "Als Deutschland noch nicht Deutschland war. Reise in die Goethezeit" [When Germany wasn't Germany, yet. A travel to Goethe's Time] - 2015
Dickens, Charles "Oliver Twist" (Oliver Twist) - 1838
Scott, Mary; West, Joyce "The Mangrove Murder" (Inspector Wright #3) (Das Geheimnis der Mangrovenbucht) - 1964 

Emcke, Carolin "Gegen den Hass" [Against Hate] - 2016
Atwood, Margaret "The Handmaid’s Tale" (Der Report der Magd) - 1985
Lüpkes, Sandra "Die Inselvogtin" [The Island Mayoress] - 2009 

Michaels, Anne "Fugitive Pieces" (Fluchtstücke) - 1996  
Taylor, Andrew "The Ashes of London" - 2016 
Austen, Jane "Selected Letters. 1796-1817" [Ausgewählte Briefe]
Ivey, Eowyn "To The Bright Edge of the World" (Das Leuchten am Rand der Welt) - 2016
Tolstoi, Leo "Gesammelte Werke. Die Erzählungen" [Collected Works. The Stories] - 1853-1904 

Lagerlöf, Selma "Sancta Lucia. Weihnachtliche Geschichten" (Kristuslegender) [Christmas Stories] - 1893-1917
Hamann, Brigitte "Elisabeth, Kaiserin wider Willen" (The Reluctant Empress) - 1981
Busch, Nikki "Dies ist kein Adventskalender" [This is not an Advent Calendar] - 2012
Various/Verschiedene "Die schönsten Wintermärchen" [The nicest Christmas Stories] - 2016 

Williams, John "Augustus" (Augustus) - 1972
Bode, Sabine "Kriegsspuren: Die deutsche Krankheit - German  Angst" [War Traces] - 2008
Rutland, Eva "No Crystal Stair" - 2000
Roth, Martin "Widerrede! Eine Familie diskutiert über Populismus, Werte und politisches Engagement" [Contradiction (Talk back)! A family discusses populism, values and political commitment] - 2017
Beauvoir, Simone de "L'invitée" (She came to stay/Sie kam und blieb) - 1943
Orth, Stephan "Couchsurfing in Russland. Wie ich fast zum Putin-Versteher wurde" [Couchsurfing in Russia. How I almost started to understand Putin] - 2017
Tremain, Rose "The Gustav Sonata" (Und damit fing es an) - 2016
Kerkeling, Hape "Der Junge muss an die frische Luft. Meine Kindheit und ich" [The boy needs some fresh air] - 2014

Campbell, Jen "The Bookshop Book" - 2014
Kalisa, Karin "Sungs Laden" [Sung's Shop] - 2015

Scott, Mary, West, Joyce "Such Nice People" (Lauter reizende Menschen) (Inspector Wright #2) - 1962
Unigwe, Chika "On Black Sisters’ Street" (Fata Morgana) - 2007
Abarbanell, Stephan "Displaced" (Morgenland) - 2015
Aaronovich, David "Paddling to Jerusalem. An Aquatic Tour of Our Small Country" - 2000
Buddha "The Dhammapada. Verses on the Way" (धम्मपद), Buddhist text - ca. 300 BCE

Kermani, Navid "Dein Name" [Your Name] - 2011 (Friedenspreis)
McCall Smith, Alexander "Tea Time for the Traditionally Built" (Übles Spiel mit Mma Ramotswe) - 2009
McLeod, Cynthia "Hoe duur was de suiker?" (The Cost of Sugar/Die Schwestern von Surinam aka Surinam) - 1987 

Kadaré, Ismail "The Fall of the Stone City" (aka Chronicle in Stone) (Darka e Gabuar//Ein folgenschwerer Abend) - 1971 
Hanks, Tom "Uncommon Type. Some Stories" (Schräge Typen) - 2017 
Han, Kang "The Vegetarian" (채식주의자/Ch'angbi/Die Vegetarierin) - 2007
Hastings, Max "The Secret War: Spies, Codes And Guerrillas, 1939–45" - 2015 

Kennedy, Emma "Shoes for Anthony" - 2015 
Wimschneider, Anna "Herbstmilch. Lebenserinnerungen einer Bäuerin" [Autumn Milk. Memories of a farmer's wife] - 1985 
Carnarvon, Countess Fiona of "Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle" (Lady Almina und das wahre Downton Abbey: Das Vermächtnis von Highclere Castle) - 2011 
Hahn, Ulla "Liebesarten" [Styles of Love] 2006
Ibsen, Henrik "Peer Gynt" (Peer Gynt/Peer Gynt) - 1867
Scott, Mary, West; Joyce "Fatal Lady" (Tod auf der Koppel) (Inspector Wright #1) - 1960

Ackroyd, Peter "The History of England, Vol. 1 Foundation" - 2011
MacGregor, Neil "Germany. Memories of a Nation" (Deutschland. Erinnerungen einer Nation) - 2014
Ephron, Nora "When Harry Met Sally ..." - 1990
Tau, Max "Ein Flüchtling findet sein Land" [A refugee finds his country] - 1964 (Friedenspreis 1950) 

Oates, Joyce Carol "A Book of American Martyrs" - 2017 
Piercy, Joseph "The Story of English: How an Obscure Dialect became the World's Most-Spoken Language" - 2012
McCall Smith, Alexander "The Double Comfort Safari Club" (11) (Schweres Erbe für Mma Ramotswe) - 2010
Bohlmann-Modersohn, Marina "Hamburg. Eine Stadt in Biographien" [Hamburg. A Town in Biographies] - 2013 

Mbue, Imbolo "Behold the Dreamers" (Das geträumte Land) - 2016
Craig, Charmaine "Miss Burma" - 2017
Roach, Mary "My Planet. Finding Humor in the Oddest Places" - 2013


My lists of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

2 comments:

  1. Cool idea! Whenever my husband does the taxes I see how much I spend on books in a year! I am not very good at saving money though.

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    1. I love the idea. Of course, it means spending even more every time you read a book but it is a lovely idea to keep track and "reward" yourself. As if we needed one. LOL.

      Have a great Easter,
      Marianne

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