Wednesday, 23 December 2015

2016 Reading Challenge

I've decided that rather than just reading within the same genres I always do, I'm going to tackle the Around the World in 52 Books challenge. I'm going to keep this post updated throughout the course of 2016 with my progress!

Progress - 11/52

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn't
                             "The Martian" by Andy Weir

2. A book set in a different continent

3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
                             "Finding Audrey" by Sophie Kinsella (nominated in Best YA fiction)

4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015

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

6. The highest rated on your TBR

7. A book about books

8. A classic book with less than 200 pages

9. A book that was mentioned in another book

10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now
                              "Soundless" by Richelle Mead

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 (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How)

15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)

16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels

17. A book with a beautiful cover

18. A book on a summer/beach reading list

19. A non-fiction book

20. A book with a first name in the title
                            "Book of Ivy" by Amy Engel

21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page

22. The first book in a new to you series

23. The next book in a series you are reading

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
                             "Beautiful" by Katie Piper (memoir)

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

30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own
                              "Rumpelstiltskin" by Brothers Grimm (German)

31. A work of young adult fiction

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
                             "Golden Boy" by Abigail Tarttelin (the main character is intergender)

37. A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read

38. A book about an anti hero

39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list

40. A novella from your favorite genre

41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
                              "This Is Where It Ends" by Marieke Nijkamp (a mass school shooting)

42. A top 100 fantasy novel

43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night
                              "Cirque du Freak" by Darren Shan (vampires)

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

45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have

46. A crime story

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

48. A dystopia
                              "Nerve" by Jeanne Ryan

49. A book with a great opening line 
                             "Revolution of Ivy" by Amy Engel ("No one survives beyond the fence.")

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

In other news, I've completed 2015's Goodreads reading challenge to myself of reading 50 books! I think I'll set my 2016 target for 60 books, including the completion of the 52 challenges above.

Happy reading!