2016 Reading Challenge

2016 we’re going to do something new – I don’t know about you, but as an avid reader, I’ve read so many books that it becomes difficult to find something new and exciting. So… I’ve created the 2016 reading challenge and I hope you’ll join me!

I’ve added a new blog category called the reading challenge, so each month I’ll share my challenge book for that month and… give away that book.

Comments will be open to a book club style commenting and hopefully we can come away with some more exciting books to read!Ā 

For some, the challenge will be squeezing in 12 books at all – for others, it’ll be just extra books you’ll get to read. If you’re like me, you’re hoping the comments share new books you wouldn’t have necessarily picked up before and add it to the 12 you’re already challenged to read.

Think of this as a book club where you get to read your own books!

Click below to read that month’s challenge!




  1. I’m starting this reading challenge with The Once and Future King by T.H. White, which served as the basis for many Arthurian movies including Disney’s The Sword and the Stone. What’s everyone else reading this month?

  2. A handful of years ago, the Harry Potter movies came out (I was pre-teens/early teens) and I went and saw the movie. I loved it — great.

    Too bad I had a really hard time trying to visit the book AFTER the movie. After the third movie and the same issue (hey I was young and dumb) I finally vowed to refrain from any more Harry movies, and I’ve only allowed myself to see a movie if I’ve already read the book. Anyway, thanks to the challenge, I am finally forcing myself to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! So far, I’m really glad to have pushed myself. šŸ™‚

    • Actually, I’m in the exact same boat as you when it comes to HP. So I’m definitely curious to see how this challenge works for you šŸ˜€

      • So far, so good! šŸ™‚ I’m actually able to put faces to the many characters’ names. Glad I waited a few years though. I have the benefit of faces, names, and the general idea, but don’t remember much more than that!

  3. I will be searching for my January book today!! Love reading challenges!

  4. I am reading Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge for February’s challenge. The book itself wasn’t recommended to me, but JP was, and last time I tried him out I wasn’t impressed. I figured I’d give him another shot, and so far I’m pleased. šŸ™‚

    • I remember last time you tried JP and I asked if there was a co-author. You need to read his earlier work where it’s just him and not just him signing off on a book. I’m not familiar with Worst Case but curious what you think!

      • Okay, so the book was okay, but not fantabulous! It was in collaboration with another auther, but this book was part of a series that JP is supposedly well known for. I’m heading into March’s book challenge since I’m ahead – remember that in a month when I’m pathetically behind. For March, I am reading Hunted by Kare Robards. KR is the author of a book that I recently read, and fell in love with. My hope is that this book is just as good. The real reason it caught my eye: the woman on the cover looks like my lady crush, Stana Katic. šŸ˜‰

      • I’m extremely embarrassed; I know how to spell author! Stuoid, Stupid phone!!

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