Friday, December 18, 2015

2016 Reading Challenge

A new challenge has been issued, one slightly shorter than last year's. There are a few curveball categories (a romance set in the future..? Maybe I can count The Moon is a Harsh Mistress), but it looks like a fun set.  For those on facebook who want to throw in with others who have taken up the challenge, there is a group called the 2016 Dumbledore is Dead and Prim Doesn't Feel Too Well Reading Challenge.

A list of books being made into movies (#11) has already been posted there.  Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies is among `em. Oh, dear...


  1. A book based on a fairy tale.
  2. A National Book Award Winner
  3. A YA Besteseller
  4. A Book Not Read Since High School
  5. A Book Set in Home State
  6. A Book Translated into English
  7. A Romance Set in Future
  8. A Book Set in Europe
  9. A Book Under 150 Pages
  10. NY Times Bestseller
  11. Book Becoming a Movie in 2016
  12. A Book Recommended by Someone You Just Met
  13. Self-Improvement
  14. Book Which Can Be Finished in a Day
  15. A Book Written by a Celebrity
  16. Political Memoir
  17. A Book a Century Older Than You
  18. A Book Over 600 pages
  19. A Book from Oprah's Book Club
  20. A Science Fiction Novel
  21. A Book Recommended by a Family Member
  22. Graphic Novel
  23. Book Published in 2016
  24. Book with Protagonist Sharing Your Occupation
  25. A Book set in Summer
  26. A Book and its Prequel
  27. A murder mystery
  28. A book written by a comedian
  29. Dystopian novel
  30. A book with a blue cover
  31. A book of poetry
  32. First book you see in a bookstore
  33. 20th century classic
  34. Library book
  35. Autobiography
  36. A book about a road trip
  37. A book from an unfamilar culture
  38. A satirical book
  39. A book set on an island
  40. A book that brings joy
I expect Greg Iles and Wendell Berry to make appearances here.  

5 comments:

  1. Not doing this in 2016. I have plans..... [grin] I might give you some ideas about the more difficult ones though....

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  2. Are you familiar with any good dystopias beyond the usual suspects (1984, BNW, etc)?

    Do you have any big themes coming up next year? For me, this challenge is more a case of finding categories that match the books I'm already reading. Neither have really made me go out of my way too much.

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  3. I'll give Dystopias some thought for you... I'm sure that I should be able to think of something.

    Crime, I think is going to be my big theme coming up, though I already have most of my fiction planned for next year - I got a bit carried away as I sometimes do.

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  4. Will any of that by digital? There are a few books on cybersecurity (crime and war) that I want to try next year.

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  5. I do have quite a few Cyber related books in various TBR piles.... Although most of the crime stuff is by traditional blunt instrument [grin]

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