2016 Reading Challenges

2016 Challenges

I hope you guys appreciate this page! Please feel free to ask me about any books; whether I liked them, etc. Different lists are set up different ways, but they’re all pretty self-explanatory. Challenges about getting up to a certain number of books are numbered, and for the most part, crossed-out books are ones I have finished (if it is that kind of a list). The Popsugar challenge has the book in bold if I finished it. Any books with a link (links will only be in the Goodreads Challenge section) are linked to a post in which I have talked about them! Enjoy! 🙂

Goodreads Challenge: (Goal 175 books)

  1. Winter by Marissa Meyer
  2. Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles
  3. How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kotteras
  4. Half Bad by Sally Green
  5. The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth
  6. A World Away by Nancy Grossman
  7. Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
  8. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  9. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
  10. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  11. Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
  12. As Dead As It Gets by Katie Alender
  13. Immortal by Gillian Shields
  14. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  15. Also Known As by Robin Benway
  16. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
  17. Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
  18. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
  19. Flawless by Sara Shepard
  20. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
  21. Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
  22. Fallen by Lauren Kate
  23. Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke
  24. The 100 by Kass Morgan
  25. Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
  26. Model Misfit by Holly Smale
  27. Storm Siren by Mary Weber
  28. Hot Cocoa Hearts by Suzanne Nelsonf
  29. Prodigy by Marie Lu
  30. Day 21 by Kass Morgan
  31. Get Happy by Mary Amato
  32. It’s All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick
  33. Fates by Lanie Bross
  34. Spelled by Betsy Schow
  35. Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan
  36. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  37. Boys Don’t Knit (In Public) by T.S. Easton
  38. Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter
  39. Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
  40. Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
  41. Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz
  42. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
  43. Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
  44. Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl
  45. The Accident Season by Moira Fowley Doyle
  46. The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
  47. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
  48. See You At Harry’s by Jo Knowles
  49. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  50. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
  51. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  52. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  53. City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
  54. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  55. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  56. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
  57. Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman
  58. Mama Cried by Talia Haven
  59. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
  60. Feel the Fear by Lauren Child
  61. The Whole Sky Full of Stars by Rene Saldana Jr.
  62. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  63. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  64. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
  65. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  66. Beastly by Alex Flinn
  67. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  68. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  69. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  70. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
  71. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  72. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  73. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  74. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  75. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  76. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  77. Saving Sky by Diane Stanley
  78. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
  79. Shade Me by Jennifer Brown
  80. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  81. Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst
  82. They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire
  83. The Perfectionists by Sara Shepherd
  84. Supremacy by Christin Lee
  85. Diamond Bonds by Jeff Kish
  86. Oliver and Jumpy by Warner Stejskal
  87. Elphie and Dad Go On an Epic Adventure by Hagit R. Oron
  88. Bravo and Elphie by Hagit R. Oron
  89. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
  90. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
  91. Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy
  92. Being There Awakenings by R.C. Henningsen
  93. Aquifer by Jonathan Friesen
  94. Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

Read The Books You Buy: (Goal 60-80%; Maximizing returns)

  • The One Safe Place
  • Backlash
  • A Night Divided
  • Get Happy
  • How to Be Brave
  • So Close to You
  • The Summer of Chasing Mermaids
  • What Goes Around
  • The Fill-In Boyfriend
  • Dissonance
  • Storm Siren
  • Meant to Be
  • Model Misfit
  • Fates
  • Spelled
  • Keeping the Castle
  • Incarnate
  • Along for the Ride
  • Beastly
  • Lady Midnight
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Saving Sky
  • They All Fall Down
  • Aquifer
  • Plus One
  • Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend
  • Picture Perfect
  • The Name of the Star
  • Where Futures End
  • Dear Killer
  • Perfect Ruin
  • Ruby Red
  • The Prophet of Yonwood
  • Leviathan
  • The Year of Shadows
  • The Green Man
  • Falling Under
  • Blythewood
  • Shadow Falls
  • Feuds
  • Rush
  • The Last Good Day of the Year
  • Keeper
  • The Shock of the Fall
  • Hereafter
  • Mystic City
  • After
  • Proof of Forever
  • Shut Out
  • All Four Stars
  • The Fourth Stall Part III
  • The Probability of Miracles
  • Best Friends Through Eternity
  • They All Fall Down
  • Saving Sky
  • I’ll Give You the Sun
  • Unknown
  • Unknown book 2
  • The Lightning Queen
  • Frost

Mount TBR Reading Challenge: (Goal 12 books; Pike’s Peak)

  1. The One Safe Place
  2. Immortal
  3. Raven’s Gate
  4. See You At Harry’s
  5. Backlash
  6. Mama Cried
  7. A Wrinkle in Time
  8. Old Yeller
  9. The Fault in Our Stars
  10. Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

Charity Reading Challenge– Goal 25 cents per book read this year (I’m just a little bit broke)

I Love Libraries: ACHIEVED (Goal 50 books; Just insert IV)

  1. Winter
  2. Read Between the Lines
  3. Half Bad
  4. A World Away
  5. Just One Wish
  6. Alice In Zombieland
  7. Library of Souls
  8. The Rest of Us Just Live Here
  9. Sea of Shadows
  10. As Dead As It Gets
  11. The Raven Boys
  12. Also Known As
  13. Pretty Little Liars
  14. Pretty Crooked
  15. Illuminae
  16. Flawless
  17. Etiquette & Espionage
  18. Fallen
  19. The 100
  20. Hot Cocoa Hearts
  21. Day 21 (Haha!)
  22. It’s All Your Fault
  23. Pregnant Pause
  24. Dorothy Must Die
  25. Boys Don’t Knit
  26. Through the Zombie Glass
  27. Uncommon Criminals
  28. Revenge and the Wild
  29. A Little Something Different
  30. Lament
  31. The Accident Season
  32. The Conspiracy of Us
  33. The Kiss of Deception
  34. Under the Never Sky
  35. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
  36. Before I Fall
  37. City of a Thousand Dolls
  38. City of Lost Souls
  39. Glass Sword
  40. Stars Above
  41. Afterworlds
  42. Feel the Fear
  43. The Whole Sky Full of Stars
  44. A Court of Mist and Fury
  45. City of Heavenly Fire
  46. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
  47. The Darkest Minds
  48. Lola and the Boy Next Door
  49. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
  50. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  51. Identical
  52. The Unexpected Everything
  53. A Darker Shade of Magic
  54. More Happy Than Not
  55. Drama
  56. The Rose and the Dagger
  57. Shade Me
  58. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
  59. Conjured
  60. The Perfectionists
  61. In Real Life
  62. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Popsugar Challenge: (Goal all challenges)

I still have some sections to fill! Please shoot me a recommendation. 🙂 I will link back to your blog. I was also told by Anthony (see link below) that I can’t use one book for multiple challenges, so some of these have changed! Any books in bold are ones I have finished and officially checked off my list.

  • The First (YA) Book You See In a Bookstore- How to Be Brave
  • Fairy Tale- Cruel Beauty
  • National Book Awards Winner- Challenger Deep
  • YA Bestseller- Looking for Alaska
  • Book from high school (I didn’t really start reading Young Adult until I started this blog, so this is the book that got me moving along that path) a while ago (?)- The Immortal Rules
  • Set in your home state country- Divergent
  • Translated to English- Inkheart
  • Romance in the future- Plus One
  • Set in Europe- Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • Under 150 Pages- In the Forests of the Night (or novella?)
  • New York Times Bestseller- Six of Crows
  • Book to Movie Adaptation in 2016- Fallen (have not seen movie yet)
  • Recommended by Someone You Just Met- Finnikin of the Rock (courtesy of Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy)
  • Self-Improvement- Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (I am doubtful on this one, but here is the Goodreads link)
  • Book Finished in a Day- Alice in Zombieland
  • Book by Celebrity- An Author’s Odyssey (by Chris Colfer)
  • Political Memoir- I am Malala (er, shortened version?)
  • Over 100 Years Older Than You- Emma
  • Book Over 600 Pages- Winter
  • Oprah’s Book Club- A Curse Dark as Gold
  • Science Fiction- The Hunger Games
  • Book Recommended by Family- Pretty Little Liars
  • Graphic Novel- Drama
  • Published 2016- The Rose and the Dagger
  • Your Occupation (I call myself a reader. I’m not an assassin or a queen. But that would be cool. Sorry for the disappointment)- Empire of Storms
  • Set in Summer- Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend
  • Book and Prequel- Under the Never Sky and Roar & Liv
  • Murder Mystery- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
  • Book Written by a Comedian- Hyperbole and a Half (recommended by Anthony @ A Very Awkward Blog)
  • Dystopian- Aquifer
  • Blue Cover- Immortal
  • Book of Poetry-
  • Classic From the 20th Century- To Kill a Mockingbird
  • A Book From the Library- Read Between the Lines
  • Autobiographies- The Pregnancy Project
  • Road Trip- The Alchemist (recommended by Bhramori @ The Crazy Perfectionist)
  • Unfamiliar Culture- A World Away
  • Satirical- Pride and Prejudice
  • Set On an Island- The Summer of Chasing Mermaids
  • Guaranteed to Bring You Joy- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Reads the Books Challenge: (I was not comfortable with/interested in all of these, plus many are repeats from the Popsugar challenge, so I am picking out particular ones)

  • Recommend a book to a stranger
  • Read a book you saw on Tumblr- The Raven Boys
  • Read a book you saw on Instagram- Shiver
  • Read a romance novel- The Probability of Miracles
  • Read a book with a terrible cover- Finnikin of the Rock
  • Read a book with thieves- Heist Society
  • Read a bestseller- The Fault in our Stars
  • Recommend a book to someone on Goodreads- Cinder
  • Read a nonfiction book- The Pregnancy Project
  • Read a book about sisters- Sea of Shadows
  • Give the gift of a book- Sea of Shadows
  • Send a booklr a compliment
  • Read #13 in your Goodreads TBR- The Last Ever After
  • Read a book with a black cover- The Invisible Library
  • Read a book that was in a TV show- The Perks of Being a Wallflower (#226 mentioned in Gilmore Girls, which I now want to read all of)

Read Harder Challenge (what I said for the last challenge again applies to this one):

  • Read a horror book- Alice in Zombieland
  • Read a middle grade novel- The Fourth Stall Part III
  • Read a post-apocalyptic novel- The Forest of Hands and Teeth
  • Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award- Egg & Spoon
  • Read a book under 100 pages- Mama Cried
  • Read a play- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness- Challenger Deep

I also decided at the beginning of May that I was going to do the 2016 Bookish Bingo Challenge because it was too fun-looking to resist. Honestly, I am not right in the head.

  • Read a book with a noun in the title- Meeting of the Mustangs
  • Read a book on a bestseller list- Lady Midnight
  • Read a book you DNF’ed or forgot to finish- Inkheart
  • Read a book by an author under 25- Dear Killer
  • Read a retelling of a folk or fairy tale- Beastly
  • Read a book set within the entertainment industry- Afterworlds
  • Read a debut- The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
  • Read a book featuring a conspiracy- The Conspiracy of Us (why not?)
  • Read a book that is being made into a movie- Fallen
  • Read a book featuring strong familial relationships- Plus One
  • Read a book featuring sleuthing or crime solving- Heist Society
  • Read a book with stars on its cover- Plus One
  • Read a graphic novel, comic book, or picture book- In Real Life
  • Read a book that features an unlikely friendship- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Read a book featuring an asian or african protagonist- Prodigy
  • Read the third book in a series or trilogy- Library of Souls
  • Read a book published in your birth month- It’s All Your Fault
  • Read a book with alternating perspectives- Winter
  • Read a book over 500 pages long- A Court of Mist and Fury
  • Read a book set outside of Earth- This Shattered World
  • Read an ebook or listen to an audiobook- Pride and Prejudice
  • Read a book with a number in its title- Just One Wish
  • Read a book featuring political espionage- The Conspiracy of Us
  • Read a book that a friend loved- Just One Wish
  • Read a book you’ve owned for over a year- See You at Harry’s
  • Read a book featuring mental illnesses or disability- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
  • Read a book featuring a murder or assassination- They All Fall Down
  • Read a short story or novella- Mama Cried
  • Read a book featuring angels or fairies- Fallen
  • Read a book featuring your dream career- Afterworlds
  • Read a book translated from another language- Inkheart
  • Read a book featuring royalty- Glass Sword

I know that you guys already thought I was crazy with the whole 175 books and Popsugar challenge thing, so now you realize I’m insane. 😉 I added those last three challenges on a whim (probably not my best idea ever, but no matter), so I don’t have all of them. As the year is over halfway done, I’m really trying to finish up these! Wish me luck! 😀

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