2016 Reading Challenges


It’s a brand new year and that can only mean one thing. Wait. You thought I was talking about resolutions? Nah. It’s reading challenge time! There is a challenge for just about any kind of books you can think of, and every year about this time, I lose control and sign up for a bunch. This year, despite my best intentions, I ended up signing up for way too many. But, hey, if I get all these books read, it will be glorious! Here are the ones I have signed up for this year.

The #NewYearBooks 6-Week Reading Challenge—Read books related to one of your New Year’s Resolutions or goals, but hurry because this one ends Feb. 1st.
Determined: 2 books

2016 Anne of Green Gables Reading Challenge
all 8 books of the Anne series

2016 Cloud of Witnesses Reading Challenge—Read books from those great Christian saints of the past.
4 books from the cloud

2016 I Love Libraries Reading Challenge—Read books, e-books, magazines, or even listen to audiobooks from your local library.
Chapter books: 12 books

>2016 I Love Picture Books Reading Challenge—Remember those great picture books you loved as a child. Read them again or find new ones. Better yet, find a child to share them with!
25 picture books

2016 Mount TBR Reading Challenge
Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s

2016 Operation Deepen Faith—This is a multi-layered challenge that gives you lots of options, but all of them are about helping you to grow spiritually.
I. Wonderful Words of Life. Goal: Read the Bible
VII. Christian Nonfiction Goal: At least 6

2016’s Ultimate Reading Challenge from PopSugar
40 books in specific categories

 2016 Southern Literature Reading Challenge—Southern authors with southern voices are the thing here ya’ll.
Level 1–C’mon in the house! Read 1-2 books.

Books in Translation Reading Challenge 2016—There are wonderful books being written all over the world in all different languages. Many of those are then translated into English for those that don’t read in all those languages.
Beginner: Read 1-3 books in translation

Charity Reading Challenge 2016—Who doesn’t love snatching up a bargain book at a thrift store or the yearly library benefit sale? I have carted home boxes of books from the library sale myself. Have I read boxes of books from the library sale? Not so much.
10 books bought at the library sale or thrift store

Clocks, Cogs, and Mechanisms Reading Challenge 2016—Love the idea of living in a past time, but couldn’t bear to be without your technology? Steampunk is the genre for you.
Brass Gears: Read 1-3 steampunk books

(Fairytale) Retelling challenge 2016—Who said you had to give up fairytales just because you grew up? I mean other than political speeches. Find a fresh twist on an old favorite!
Enchanted Moura: 1 – 4 books

Foodies Read 2016—Do you like to read about food? Cookbooks, chef biographies, culinary mysteries? This is the place.
a la carte (we’ll see how many get read)

Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge
50 books this year

The Lady Detectives Reading Challenge—Old ladies with their knitting who don’t miss a thing, energetic caterers, frazzled moms, or even full-fledged PIs or police detectives.
Jessica: 7 books

The Modern Mrs. Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge—Modern Mrs. Darcy strikes again with her one-book-per-month, each-in-a-different-category challenge.
12 books in the designated categories

Newbery Reading Challenge 2016—Newbery award winners and honor books are on tap here. Whether you are re-reading childhood favorites or finding books from the last few years, it’s all fair game.
L’Engle 15-29 points

Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2016—Take a break from the fiction and read to learn something or be inspired.
Dilettante–Read 1-5 non-fiction books

What Would Jane Do Reading Challenge 2016—Do you love Jane Austen? Whether books written by Jane, inspired by Jane or even movies based on those books, it’s all right here.
Jane’s Wisdom: Read 3-5 books and watch 3-5 movies

If you’re interested in joining in the fun and madness, it’s not too late! Choose from the ones I’ve listed above or go find ones that suit you better at A Novel Challenge. What challenges are you signed up for this year?

3 comments on “2016 Reading Challenges

  1. That’s a lot of great challenges! Happy to have you on board for the New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge.

  2. I wish you the best with your challenges! Glad to have you for the Anne of Green Gables Reading Challenge 🙂

  3. Wooow, you are doing a lot of challenges, how ambitious 😀 I’m happy to see my challenge is one of them. Happy reading and good luck!

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