2016 Reading Challenge

My friend Kris sent me this 2016 reading challenge the other day (which I tracked down and can attribute to PopSugar from a previous year), and asked if I’d like to take part. It looks like fun, and so I extend the invitation to your good selves!

2016 Reading Challenge

Now, if there are any “rules” in this 2016 reading challenge, I won’t be following them. I’ll pick and choose from the list to suit my own schedule, but it equates to one book a week, once you factor in the trilogy.


I will update my progress below, in a lovely shade of blue to catch your attention. I’ve got my own ideas for some books, but I’d LOVE any book recommendations you might like to share.

2016 Reading Challenge

  1. A book with more than 500 pages – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  2. A classic romance –
  3. A book that became a movie –
  4. A book published this year –
  5. A book with a number in the title –
  6. A book written by someone under 30 –
  7. A book with nonhuman characters –
  8. A funny book –
  9. A book by a female author –
  10. A mystery or thriller –
  11. A book with a one-word title –
  12. A book of short stories –
  13. A book set in a different country –
  14. A nonfiction book –
  15. A popular author’s first book –
  16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet –
  17. A book a friend recommended – Love Letters by Katie Fford
  18. A Pullitzer Prize-winning book –
  19. A book based on a true story –
  20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list –
  21. A book your mother loves – Mistress of the Game by Tilly Bagshawe/Sidney Sheldon
  22. A book that scares you –
  23. A book more than 100 years old –
  24. A book based entirely on its cover –
  25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t –
  26. A memoir –
  27. A book you can finish in a day – The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark
  28. A book with antonyms in the title –
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit –
  30. A book that came out in the year you were born (1985) –
  31. A book with bad reviews –
  32. A trilogy –
  33. A book from your childhood –
  34. A book with a love triangle – The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe
  35. A book set in the future –
  36. A book set in high school –
  37. A book with a colour in the title –
  38. A book that made you cry –
  39. A book with magic –
  40. A graphic novel –
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before –
  42. A book you own but have never read –
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown –
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language –
  45. A book set during Christmas –
  46. A book written by an author with your same initials –
  47. A play –
  48. A banned book –
  49. A book based on or turned into a TV show –
  50. A book you started but never finished –

I’ll also update my 2016 reading challenge progress on Goodreads. If you’d like to do the same, click here.

Good luck if you’re taking part, and I look forward to all the bookish gossip over the year.

Take care

Catherine 😀 x

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