2016 Reading Challenges

Posted December 27, 2015 by Zeee in Reading Challenges11 Comments

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The Reading Challenges 2016 (1)

Hey, everyone!  Happy holidays!  This year, I decided to do something different with my reading challenges.  I guess I HAVE proven to myself that I CAN read 100 books in a year.  However, this year, I want to focus more on actually reviewing (even mini-reviews) the books I read.  I have also joined a few more challenges this year than last year (I guess?).  Hopefully, I won’t be as lazy I was at updating my challenges as I did last year.

Reading Challenge

Starting with the Goodreads reading challenge, I am challenging myself to read AND review 80 books.  This is a lot less than last year where my goal was 100 books.  But this time, I am adding the reviewing aspect of this challenge.  My goal would be to read AND review 80 books this year.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

Reading Unplugged

So, this is my personal challenge.  I am challenging myself to read 12 physical books this year.  I have noticed that I have been reading more ebooks and listening to even more audiobooks in the last couple of years and it really makes me sad.  I can still remember a time when I swore not to read any ebooks AND listen to any audiobooks.  Yes I really stuck my proverbial foot in the mouth, didn’t I?

Re-Read Challenge

Before I joined this challenge last year, albeit not as actively as I wanted to be, I re-read my favorite books.  So, I decided to do this challenge again!  Last year has been fun and I believe I met my goal of 8 books in less than 6 months!  This year, I am aiming for 10 books to re-read.  I also decided to mix it up with adult and young adult books.

The Re-Read Challenge

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GOAL: 10 previously read & loved books

Shelf Love Challenge

So, I purchased a few books and received a few ARCs, plus the books that I received as an Avon Addict that I haven’t read yet.  My goal is to FINALLY read those, and I think this challenge will help me reach my goal.  I will read the books that I obtained prior to January 1, 2016 (that’s a lot) and promise to read 20 previously obtained books.  I also promise to purchase only 1 book per month if any to help decrease my TBR pile.


hosted by Terri @ Second Run Reviews, Chapterbreak.net, & Brandee @ Bookworm Brandee.  Sign up here.

Goal: 20 previously obtained books, purchase only 1 book a month

I am not listing the books previously obtained because THAT is a lot, and I am not sure which book will fit my current mood.

Discussion Challenge

During the last legs of 2015, I signed up to join the discussion challenge and I loved it!  Loved it so much that I am signing up again this year.  The trick now is to actually come up with bookish/blogging topics to talk about dan dan daaaaan.  Scary.  I am aiming to come up with 20 discussion topics this year.  So #LetsDiscuss2016.


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GOAL: To come up with 20 bookish or blog related discussion post.


What are your challenges this year?

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11 responses to “2016 Reading Challenges

    • I know, right?! I love re-reading my favorites! Especially those that I haven’t re-read in a while! I’m keeping my challenge numbers to a minimum because then I wouldn’t be able to keep up! Happy 2016!

  1. Sharlene Wegner

    I read almost exclusively paperbacks & have been pretty good at reviews. I also have been doing a bunch of rereads, but want to do a bunch more. Stranger in My Arms is one of my favorite Lisa Kleypas books & I also loved the Sabrina Jeffries series! My challenge has been getting to some older series I have collected, but never read. For historical, Jennifer Ashley’s Mackenzies – I got to the first 6 so far, Stephanie Laurens’ Cynsters – I only got to the first book, Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons & Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove books. I am also sadly behind in the Fools Gold books by Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor & Animal Magnetism books, and Robyn Carr’s entire new Thunder Point Series.

    • The last couple years have been more digital for me. And even now, I have been more hooked onto audiobooks. So, I’m challenging myself to read a physical book. LOL 😀

      I’ve read all of Lisa Kleypas’ historicals and they are amazing! Sabrina Jeffries is an awesome author as well and I have yet to read her School for Heiresses series, which I need to get on!