2016 Reading Challenges


Challenge Hosted @ Brona's Books

The Goal: Read books that spell out Christmas in Winter.

Challenge from December 1st, 2015 - February 28th, 2016

C - Court
H - Hopeless Savages
R - Rat Queens
I - It's Raining Cupcakes
S - Some Kind of Magic
T - Tea for Two
M - Magnus Chase
A - Almost Home
S - The Shadow Hero

I - If Kids Ran the World
N - Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

W - Witch Finder
I - I Wish For You
N - Nursey Rhyme Comics
T - The Tailor of Gloucester
E - Emma
R Redwall

Challenge Hosted @ Behold the Stars

The Goal: To travel England by reading, and read at least one book per however many counties of England you decide to read.

Level three: 7 - 12 books

Planned Reads:


Evelina by Fanny Burney


The Longest Journey by E. M. Forster


Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell


The Tennant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 


Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy


The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter


Emma by Jane Austen


Mansfield Park by Jane Austen


Persuasion by Jane Austen

Challenge Hosted @ Spirit Blog

The GoalRead books about food.

What counts as a food book?  Any genre – fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, etc.  If food is a major part of the plot then it counts!

Level: Pastry Chef: 4 to 8 books

Planned Reads:

It's Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder 

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

Bake Sale by Sara Varon

The Secret Ingredient by Stewart Lewis

Vegan for Her by Virginia Messina

The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs by Dana Bate

All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Besty St. Amant

Challenge Hosted @ Bea's Book Nook

The Goal: Read picture books.

Read: 50 picture books

Planned Reads:

  1. The Apple Pie that Papa Baked
  2. Stop that Pickle!
  3. Bread and Jam for Frances
  4. Pecan Pie Baby
  5. If Kids Ran the World
  6. And Away We Go!
  7. Why We Live Where We Live
  8. Arto's Big Move
  9. The Most Magnificent Thing
  10. The Adventures of Beekle

Challenge Hosted by Me! @ She's Got Books on Her Mind

The Goal: Read books that have a royal theme.

Level: Princess: 13 to 15 books

Planned Reads:

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Enna Burning by Shannon Hale

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

The Crown by Kiera Cass

Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

The Courageous Princess by Rod Espinosa

Challenge Hosted @ Cornerfolds

The Goal: Read horror books.

Level: Running Scared: 1-5 books

Planned Reads:

Whitespace by Ilsa J. Bick

Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan

Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

Challenge Hosted @ The Daily Prophecy

The Goal: Read retellings.

Level: Enchanted Moura: 1-4 books

Planned Reads:

A Court of Mist and Fury

Challenge Hosted @ Operation Actually Read Bible

The Goal: Read the Bible/Get Closer to God/Figure out where I stand with my spirituality

I'm going to try to read The Bible all the way through at least once throughout the entire year. I'm Catholic, but I haven't practiced in years. I don't believe everything in the Bible or within the Catholic Church, but it has helped me be a better person in the past so why not actually learn about God on my own terms? I also plan to read books on Catholicism and other World Religions since religions, in general, are interesting and are followed for a reason. I also would love to keep a journal to reflect on my thoughts. One last thing is I want to pray at least three times a week - simply talking to God is one way I count as praying. Let's see what happens shall we?

Planned Reads:

The Bible (The International Student Bible for Catholics)

The Gospel of Mary Magdelene

Meditation on Mary

Saints: Who They are and How they Help You

Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and the differences they make

Encyclopedia of Angels

Challenge Hosted @ Graphic Novel Challenge

The Goal: Read graphic novels, comics, and mangas.

Level: Bronze Age (24 books)

Planned Reads:

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong


Nursery Rhyme Comics

Bake Sale


The Courageous Princess

Ozma of Oz

Giants Beware

Curses! Foiled Again

The Shadow Hero

Hopeless Savages

Rat Queens


Super Mutant Magic Academy

Challenge Hosted @ Roof Beam Reader

The Goal: Read the Bible in one year.

I know I already signed up for something like this, but I'm reading at my own pace. This is more because I want to be able to discuss and see other viewpoints on passages in the Bible.

Challenge Hosted @ Fictively

The Goal: To get your feedback ratio to 80%.


I actually would need to read around thirty-one after December to get to 80%, but I'm going to start small and see where it gets me.

My Soul Called life

Challenge Hosted @ My Soul Called Life

The Goal: Read books each month that have a keyword in the title.

January: Crowd, Girl, The, Bad, Soul, Soft
February: Veil, Kiss, Her, Break, Love, Stars
March: Game, Fire, Darkness, School, Like, Change
April: Far, Life, Stay, One, War, Thorns
May: Cure, Trial, Family, Key, Thief, Bend
June: Moon, In, Only, Whisper, Sleep, Trap
July: Rose, Sun, Clock, Day, Angel, Unto
August: Prince, Boy, Glass, Heart, Lost, Now
September: Wind, Color, Touch, At, How, Sweet
October: Rock, Ghost, Fall, Away, Sky, Storm
November: Dream, Holiday, And, Of, Dawn, Beautiful
December: End, Promise, Everlasting, Ice, Snow, My

Challenge Hosted @ It's All About Books

The Goal: Read books around the world.

The map will be on my 2016 Reading Challenge tab.

I followed what book setting I was reading with the Reading Road Trip Challenge so I want to do it again with this challenge.


  1. Wow, lots of great challenges coming up! Best of luck.


    1. It's surprisingly not as large as my last year's challenge list. Thanks :D

  2. I have been going back and forth on if I should sign up for any reading challenges this year. Since I epicially failed all of the ones I signed up for this year and last year I don't think I am going to sign up for any year long ones in 2016. I will do the goodreads challenge because I do that every year, but besides that I will stick to the random monthly challenges and the bout of books week long challenges. I seem to do better with sorter challenges.

    1. I was going to do just monthly challenges but look at me now! I only picked challenges I knew I was going to do. I am planning to do read-a-thons and monthly challenges too. I'm going to do monthly challenges on Goodreads too. I haven't decided how many books I'm going to read this year. Have you?

  3. Wow! That's an impressive amount of challenges for 2016 !! Thanks for making mine one of them :-)

    1. No problem Brona! I'm excited to do a title themed challenge this winter or your summer (;

  4. Welcome back to the Graphic Novel Challenge! Glad to have you with us again! It's gonna be fun!!!

    The religion challenge looks fascinating! I'm a Catholic convert and found discovering the faith soooo rewarding. Wonderful to see Scott Hahn on your list. I can't recommend his books highly enough. It may sound silly, but a really excellent read is "Catholicism for Dummies". Very well written, to the point, makes sense of things in layman's words and entertaining! Feel free to ask me anything.

    1. Thank you so much Nicola! I'll have to keep that book in mind for next year (:

  5. Yeay, it's good to have you on board for the Retelling challenge :)!

  6. I'm always in awe of how many challenges you people may read.
    I'm doing the Retelling Challenge too, aiming at the first level. I'll be very happy if I completed that :-)

    1. It's not as hard as you think! I read lots of book anyway so it's fun to see how I can challenge myself.

  7. I love coming here to see what challenges you enter. These all look awesome! Happy reading and enjoy, Adriana!

  8. Wishing you the best of luck with your challenges. Wow! You have a lot of interesting reading coming up in the next year. Can't wait to hear about all these books.

    1. I know I said I wouldn't go crazy, but I'm excited for each and every one of these challenges!

  9. Thanks for joining up with Foodies Read. I haven't read any of the books that you've picked so I'm looking forward to hearing more about them.

    1. I've been looking at even more foodie books. I'm pretty excited to read more nonfiction foodie books.

  10. I'm doing a lot of the one you are doing. And have you seen the one I'm hosting next year (my first one ever):

  11. Holy Cow!!! That is a lot of reading challenges. I will be joining you at the Foodies Read. Looking forward to it

    1. Haha ~ It'll be great to see what books you end up reading.

  12. There's a Manga reading challenge!? YES! I may join along with you :D On another note, so glad to have you joining the Keyword Reading Challenge :)

  13. Adriana, Great Jumping Catfish Batwoman! This is quite the list, I'll be with you on the Foodie Reads Challenge,2016 and look forward to hearing your thoughts on your list! If I may add a suggestion to your Traveling England Reading Challenge I read the novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye, and LOVED it!!


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