2016 Reading Challenge

Last year (sounds so weird to say that) I participated in the 52 week reading challenge and I finished!! You can see what I read here. While I was really good about updating my blog, I wasn't so great about updating my Goodreads list. I vow to be better with that this year. 

So now.....Welcome to the 2016 challenge!


The main goal is for everyone to read books that they might not otherwise choose, thus expanding beyond their comfort zone. This year there is also a wild card category, because everyone reads books that just don't fit one of the categories - and those should count too! And audio books TOTALLY COUNT!!

Read a book from each of the 43 categories, plus 9 "wild cards" for a total of 52 books.


The Categories

Read a book that takes place on each continent, or is written by an author from that continent (fiction or non-fiction)

1. North America COMPLETED Still Life With Crows

2. South America
3. Africa
4. Antarctica COMPLETED Ice Limit
5. Europe Completed The Book of Life
6. Asia
7. Australia TB COMPLETED Truly Madly Guilty
8. A banned or challenged book
9. An award winning book (Pulitzer, Hugo, Man Booker, etc.) COMPLETED Grammy Award Winner A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
10. Memoir/Autobiography/Biography
11. A dead author's last book
12. A book with LGBT matter or character(s) COMPLETED A Little Life
13. A book your favorite author loves
14. A retold fairytale COMPLETED The Royal We
15. A Young Adult book COMPLETED Blood Red Road
16. A history book (fiction or non-fiction)Salt to the Sea
17. A book where you have seen the movie, but not read the book
18. A book from the NYT Bestseller list COMPLETED Pretty Girls
19. A book with the point of view of an immigrant
20. A controversial book 
21. The first book you see when you walk into a library or bookstore COMPLETED As Night Falls
22. A classic
23. A debut novel COMPLETED. A Discovery of Witches
24. Published this year (2016) COMPLETED Beyond the Ice Limit
25. Based entirely on the cover COMPLETED The Royal We
26. Own but never read
27. A book by an author you never read before COMPLETED. Into the Wilderness
28. A book recommended to you by a friendly librarian COMPLETED. The Paper Magician
29. A book by a Nobel Prize winner COMPLETED A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
30. Mythology (not just Greek) COMPLETED American Gods
31. A book written by someone born the same year as you COMPLETEDhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
32. Dystopia COMPLETED. The Girl with All the Gifts
33. Reread of a favorite book 
34. A book about books COMPLETED The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
35. Book published the year you graduated high school
36. A book a child/teen/someone younger than you loves COMPLETED Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes My daughter Haley LOVES this book!
37. A book about/set by the sea COMPLETED Wreckage
38. A book with two authors COMPLETED Crimson Shore
39. Author from your own state, province, or country COMPLETED Out of the Easy I was born in Detroit, and so was Ruta. 
40. A book about a trip (road, cruise, around the world)
41. A book with the name of a person in the title COMPLETED Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
42. Science Fiction COMPLETED Shadow of Night
43. Fantasy COMPLETED https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
44. Wild card COMPLTED. The Glass Magician
45. Wild card COMPLETED. The Master Magician
46. Wild card COMPLETED Bird Box
47. Wild card COMPLETED The Cabinet of Curiosities
48. Wild card COMPLETED The Last Anniversary
49. Wild card COMPLETED The Widow
50. Wild card COMPLETED Where They Found Her
51. Wild card COMPLETED The Luck Uglies
52. Wild card 

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  • I love these challenges!  I remember the one you posted last year and a week later I saw a 9th grader with the same list, I was so happy to see people of all ages taking part.  I wish I could do this, I mean, I absolutely could if I chose to make this a priority!  Maybe one of these days, can't wait to see what books you pic!

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