2016 Reading Challenge

A new year means a new reading challenge. Last year I did the Popsugar Reading Challenge and did quite well but didn’t finish it, you can read kind of a wrap-up in the blog post before this one. This year I’m doing a reading challenge from a Goodreads group called Around The Year In 52 Books (because, to be totally honest, the Popsugar 2016 Reading Challenge wasn’t something I was excited to do and seemed kind of boring really, when reading the challenges so I wanted to try something different).

In this blog post I’ll be sharing the challenges and also which books I think I’m going to read (on most of them anyway). And this year I’m trying to focus mainly on books I already own since my owned TBR list is quite long at the moment, way to long to be okay in any way, but some of the challenges required books I don’t own yet (did someone say Book Haul? ;)). Books with a * are books I already own.

Anyways, I’m just going to list the challenges here and the book I’m thinking about reading under it. Lets get started.

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t
* Don’t tell Mummy by Toni Maguire
2. A book set in a different continent
* The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
* The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name
* Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (thinking about listening to the audiobook for this one)
6. The highest rated on your TBR
Beginnings: Obsidian & Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout
7. A book about books
* The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
8. A classic book with less than 200 pages
* The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson OR * The Time Machine by H G Wells
9. A book that was mentioned in another book
Peter Pan by J M Barrie (Mentioned in Perks of Being a Wallflower)
10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now
* The Fellowship of the Ring by J R R Tolkien
11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge
* The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
12. A childhood classic
Matilda by Roald Dahl
13. Reader’s Choice
I have no idea about this one yet, I might just go with it and decide later
14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How)
* Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)
Little Women by Louise May Alcott
16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels
* And then there were none by Agatha Christie
17. A book with a beautiful cover
A thousand pieces of you by Claudia Gray
18. A book on a summer/beach reading list
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
19. A non-fiction book
* Från vaggan till deadline by Robert Gustavsson (finished this already)
20. A book with a first name in the title
Britt-Marie var här by Fredrick Backman
21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
Bitterfittan by Maria Sveland
22. The first book in a new to you series

* The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (in Swedish)
23. The next book in a series you are reading
* Golden Son by Pierce Brown
24. A ”between the numbers” book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)
Through the Dark by Alexandra Bracken
25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
Dirty Little Secrets by Lilian Hart
26. A book everyone is talking about
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion)
* The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir
Gösta Ekman: Farbrorn som inte ville va’ stor by Klas Gustafson
29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name
* The Long Walk by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)
30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own
Either something Chinese or Russian
31. A work of young adult fiction

* Cinder by Marissa Meyer (already read this)
32. A historical fiction book
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
33. The 16th book on your TBR
* Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
34. A book about mental illness
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
35. An award winning book
All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr
36. An identity book – a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation

* The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
37. A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read
Atonement by Ian McEwan
38. A book about an anti hero
Macbeth/Othello/Hamlet by Shakespeare
39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list: A book that has more than one author (2 or more)
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
40. A novella from your favorite genre

* Probably gonna end up reading one from The Assassin’s blade by Sarah J Maas
41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
42. A top 100 fantasy novel

Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night
* Collected Horror Stories (Poe, H P Lovecraft, etc.)
44. A book you’re embarrassed to read in public – I changed this because I don’t get embarrassed by any book I read in public, ever – the Challenge I chose instead is: A Book By a Celebrity
* Seven Deadly Sins by Corey Taylor (borrowed this from my brother)
45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have
Hooked on Murder by Betty Hechtman
46. A crime story
You by Caroline Kepnes
47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  Roald Dahl
48. A dystopia

Under the never sky by Veronica Rossi
49. A book with a great opening line
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson
50. A book originally written in a language other than English
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
51. A short story from a well-known author

* One from My True Love Gave to Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins. Don’t know which one yet though
52. A book published in 2016
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (maybe, not sure about this one yet since I want the paperback version and it probably won’t be out until next year)

I’m quite happy with how this list turned out and which books I found that I want to read for the challenges. This list might still change during year, I think I might post an update in the summer sometime and then a wrap-up by the end of the year. My Birthday is coming up (in February) and all I have asked for is books from this list or money so I can buy them myself, and some other ones too of course 😉

I hope you liked this post, and I’ll see you later. Take care! 🙂



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