Reading Challenges 2016


Goodreads Reading Challenge

This year, I’ve set my Goodreads Reading Challenge on 60 books. You can check out the books I’ve read so far over on my Goodreads challenge page.

Around the Year in 52 Books

Also, I really wanted another challenge besides a yearly book goal. Challenges can help you read books you wouldn’t really try otherwise and can give you a little push to finally finish some books that have on on that to be read list forever. I choose the Around the Year in 52 Books challenge. It has nice topics that will help me broaden my reading horizon but also leaves plenty of room to incorporate books from my tbr.

Read so far: 20/52
(as of June 1st)

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t

2. A book set in a different continent
Paper Towns by John Green

3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name

6. The highest rated on your TBR
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

7. A book about books

8. A classic book with less than 200 pages
The Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

9. A book that was mentioned in another book

10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge

12. A childhood classic

13. Reader’s Choice

14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title

15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

17. A book with a beautiful cover

18. A book on a summer/beach reading list

19. A non-fiction book
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

20. A book with a first name in the title
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page

22. The first book in a new to you series
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

23. The next book in a series you are reading
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

24. A “between the numbers” book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)

25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you

26. A book everyone is talking about

27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion)

28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir

29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name

30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own

31. A work of young adult fiction
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

32. A historical fiction book

33. The 16th book on your TBR

34. A book about mental illness

35. An award winning book

36. An identity book – a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation

37. A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

38. A book about an anti hero

39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list
Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

40. A novella from your favorite genre
The Witch of Duva by Leigh Bardugo

41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)

42. A top 100 fantasy novel

43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night

44. A book you’re embarrassed to read in public

45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

46. A crime story

47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title

48. A dystopia
The Giver by Lois Lowry

49. A book with a great opening line
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”
Read: 23 February

50. A book originally written in a language other than English

51. A short story from a well-known author

52. A book published in 2016
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton