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2016 Reading Challenges

I’m going ambitious this year – taking on a mountain of challenges in an effort to mix things up and not read fantasy novels exclusively. I will probably  definitely have overlap between these lists, but I also anticipate some of these categories having multiple entries to make up for it when all is said and done.


Read About Where

  1. Your home state or county – Blankets
  2. Your favorite place you’ve been –
  3. The place you most want to go to – A Darker Shade of Magic (Red London!)
  4. North America – Alexander Hamilton, The Color PurpleThe Complete Essex County
  5. South America – 1491
  6. Antarctica – At the Mountains of Madness
  7. Africa – Heart of Darkness
  8. Asia – Persepolis
  9. Europe – Tess of the D’UrbervillesFrankensteinWolf HallPersuasionBring Up the BodiesWar and PeaceThe Importance of Being Earnest
  10. Australia / Oceania
  11. The Ocean – Dead Wake
  12. Space – Dune MessiahChildren of Dune

Pretty Books Classics Challenge

From Pretty Books

  1. January – Heart of DarknessTess of the D’Urbervilles
  2. February – Frankenstein
  3. March – Persuasion
  4. April – The Catcher in the Rye
  5. May – The Turn of the Screw
  6. June – The Killing Joke
  7. July – War and Peace
  8. August – The Three Musketeers
  9. September – The Importance of Being Earnest
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December

When Are You Reading?

From Taking on a World of Words

The Outdo Yourself Challenge

Corinne Rodrigues

I read 47 books last year. This year’s goal is 52. 

It’s not a huge increase, but considering I’m back in Grad School which is a time eater, it’s a pretty decent goal!

Current Progress : 82 Books 

Totally complete.


The Writing Reviews Challenge

WritingReviewsFrom Delighted Reader

I’m challenging myself to write a review for every single book I finish this year. So far, so good!

Current Progress : 79 out of 82 reviews

Full list of Reviews

Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Lauren has
completed her goal of reading
52 books in


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