2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge

"It is what you read when you don't have to, that determines what you will be when you can't help it." -Oscar Wilde

In an effort to quench my literary thirst, I am challenging myself to read at least 26 books this year.  I did a Pinterest search on past years' challenges, and combined all the categories that sounded fun and interesting.  I am going in random order, whatever piques my interest will be the order in which I travel.  Wish me luck!


  • A book published this year - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

  • A book I can finish in a day - My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

  • A book recommended by a librarian or bookseller

  • A book I should have read in school

  • A book chosen by my spouse

  • A book published before I was born

  • A book that was banned at some point

  • A book I previously abandoned

  • A book I own, but never read - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

  • A book that intimidates me

  • A book I already read at least once

  • A memoir - Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

  • A book set in another country - In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park

  • A book with more than 500 pages

  • A book with a one-word title

  • A nonfiction book

  • A book with antonyms in the title

  • A book at the bottom of my to-read list

  • A biography

  • A National Book Award winner

  • A book with a blue cover

  • A book with a number in the title

  • A Pulitzer Prize winner

  • A book based entirely on its cover

  • A play

  • A book with a color in the title