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.  


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

  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.

  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.

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

  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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