2016 Reading Challenges

These are the reading challenges that I’m taking part in during 2016.

2016 Goodreads Challenge

2016 goodreads challenge

I’m taking part in the Goodreads Reading Challenge again in 2016. In 2015 I read 52 books, surpassing my 50 book goal. This year I aim to read 60 books.

2016 Classics Challenge

2016 classics challenge

I’ve signed up for the 2016 Classics Challenge hosted by Pretty Books. I’m planning to read 1 classic per month and I will be doing a post/review on each book after I’ve read it. These are the classics that I want to read (in the order I want to read them):

  1. The Monk by Matthew Lewis
  2. Zofloya by Charlotte Dacre
  3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  4. The Vampyre by John Polidori
  5. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Steveson
  6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  7. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  8. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  9. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  10. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  11. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  12. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

I would love to read more Classics than these though so I will try to read more than 12.

2016 Prompt Challenge

2016 Book Challenge

I’ve devised my own monthly book challenge for 2016 based on prompts. The prompts are as follows:

  • Read a book that has been on my TBR for over 2 years
  • Read a book by an author I’ve never read before
  • Read a book that was given to me by my parents
  • Read an epic poem
  • Read a book that was published in the year I was born (1994)
  • Read a book that was published this year (2016)
  • Read a book that was published before 1900
  • Read a book that was originally written in another language and has been translated to English
  • Read a book with a one word title
  • Read a book with 500+ pages
  • Read a book that was once banned in the UK
  • Read a book that is set during Christmas

On the first day of each month from January to November I’ll pick a random prompt. However, the December prompt is set because I want to read a Christmas book in December.

2016 Re-read Challenge

2016 Re-read Challenge

I’m planning on re-reading a few series’ in 2016. They are:

  • Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (7 books)
  • The Millennium Series by Stieg Larsson (3 books)
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan (5 books)

That’s a total of 15 re-reads in 2016.

2016 When Are You Reading? Challenge

when are you reading challenge

Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words

The only rule is to read a book set (or published if you can’t tell when it’s set) within each of these eras. Pre-1500 to 1900 will be easy for me since I’m an Early Modern English Literature student who is also taking a module in Gothic literature. Post 1900 might be a nightmare.

  • Pre 1500
  • 1500-1599
  • 1600-1699
  • 1700-1799
  • 1800-1899
  • 1900-1919
  • 1920-1939
  • 1940-1959
  • 1960-1979
  • 1980-1999
  • 2000-Present
  • The Future

I know that some of the challenges will overlap but I’m fine with that.



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