2016 Challenges

Published January 13, 2016 by Ashley Montgomery

It’s that time of year again! Time to sort through the numerous challenges and decide which ones to take on.

I’m taking things slow this year. I entered a major reading slump last year and just couldn’t bring myself out of it. Needless to say I failed at all of my challenges. So this year I’m choosing the easiest option for each challenge. Hopefully I can get back to the books and do better this year.

These are the challenges I’ve decided on this year…

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This challenge is being hosted by Jo from Once Upon a Bookcase. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Easy: 1-4 retellings.

Mount TBR 2016
This challenge is being hosted by Bev from My Reader’s Block. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s.

Color Coded 2016
This challenge is being hosted by Bev from My Reader’s Block. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This consists of 9 books total.


This challenge is being hosted by Lexxie from (un)Conventional Bookviews and Stormi from Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My!. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing 1-15 books per year – New Release Newbie.

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This challenge is being hosted by Lori from Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Famished – 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries.

Read the books you Buy 2016
This challenge is being hosted by Kathryn from The Book Date. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing 20% or less – Money Sitting on the Shelf.

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This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne from Socrates’s Book Reviews. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Level 1 – Snoop – Read at least 6 books.

Full House Challenge Final 2016
This challenge is being hosted by Kathryn from The Book Date. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This sounds like a fun challenge to read different types of books.

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This challenge is being hosted by Bea from Bea’s Book Nook. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing board book – 3.

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This challenge is being hosted by Bea from Bea’s Book Nook. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Level 1 (Novice series reader) – Complete 1 series.

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This challenge is being hosted by Stormi from Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My! and Barb from Booker T’s Farm. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing 1-10 books – amateur sleuth.

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This challenge is being hosted by Renee from Addicted to Romance. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing 5-15 Books- A Shifter Cub Taking Risks In The Forests.

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This challenge is being hosted by Jess from Gone with the Words and Danielle of Love at First Page. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing 1st Base: read 1 – 5 books.

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This challenge is being hosted by Melanie from The Daily Prophecy. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Enchanted Moura: 1 – 4 books.

2016 reading bites
This challenge is being hosted by Julie from Hippies Read Too. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. There are no levels with this so I’m choosing to read at least one book during each readathon.

You Read How Many Books
This challenge is being hosted by Brittany from The Crafty Engineer’s Bookshelf. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Level 1: 100 minimum.

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This challenge is being hosted by Cheryl, Gina and Bev from Reading Challenge Addict. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Easy as Pie: 1-5 Challenges (Entered & Completed).

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This challenge is being hosted by Tanya from girlxoxo. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This sounds like a really cool challenge to read different types of books. The challenge consists of 12 books total.

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This challenge is being hosted by Lori from Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Option A: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.

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This challenge is being hosted by Evie from Bookish Lifestyle. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing 1-10 A Firm Handshake.

WomenChallenge2016
This challenge is being hosted by Peek a Book. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Level 1: BABY GIRL – read 5 books written by a woman author.

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This challenge is being hosted by Jackie from Literary Escapism. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This challenge doesn’t have any levels so I’m choosing to find 10 new to me authors.

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This challenge is being hosted by Amanda from The Well Read Unicorn. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Trixie: 1-3 books (You’re a bit new to this, but you’ve got killer hunches.)

BadBoysOfRomanceChallenge
This challenge is being hosted by Shari from Delighted Reader. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Level One – 5-9 books – Capturing the Bad Boy.

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This challenge is being hosted by Terri from Second Run Reviews, Brandee from Bookworm Brandee, and everyone at Chapter Break. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing 1-10 books: shake hands with your shelves.

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This challenge is being hosted by Julie from Chapter Break. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This challenge sounds like a good one to read different books. The goal is to fill as many squares as possible by the end of the month.

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This challenge is being hosted by Jessi from Novel Heartbeat and Melissa from Writer Grrl Reads. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This challenge is to read as many prequels and sequels as you can. My own goal is going to be 10.

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This challenge is being hosted by Jessi from Novel Heartbeat. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This challenge is to read as many squares as you can. I’m going for a blackout.

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This challenge is being hosted by Emily from Falling For YA. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Bronze – 10 Books.

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This challenge is being hosted by Melissa from Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Initiate: Read 1 – 5 Witchy Books.

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This challenge is being hosted by Jan from That Artsy Reader Girl. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This challenge is about reading 12 debut titles.

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This challenge is being hosted by Anna from Herding Cats & Burning Soup. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This challenge is about reading something new to you whether it be author, genre, series, etc. I’m choosing Level 1 (Sunbathing): 6 books.

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This challenge is being hosted by Anna from Herding Cats & Burning Soup. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This challenge is about picking your own genre. I’m choosing Erotica with Level 1 (Sunbathing): 6 books.

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This challenge is being hosted by Ariel from Fictively. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This challenge is about picking your own genre. I’m choosing Easy with 5-10.

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This challenge is being hosted by Annette from Annette’s Book Spot. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. I’m choosing Bits – 5 ebooks.

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This challenge is being hosted by Alexa from Alexa Loves Books. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This isn’t my usual genre but I’ve been interested in it lately so I’m choosing to read 5 books.

2016 Nonfiction Challenge
This challenge is being hosted by Jen from The Introverted Reader. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. This isn’t my usual genre but I’d like to broaden my horizons so I’m choosing Dilettante–Read 1-5 non-fiction books.

discussion challenge
This challenge is being hosted by Nicole from Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon from It Starts at Midnight. To find out more, view the sign-up post here. Discussion posts are something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now so I’m choosing 1-12 – Discussion Dabbler.

Whew! I think I definitely needed to enter the Reading Challenge Addict. That’s 1, 2, 3…37! I think I may be a little insane! However, I did choose challenges based on what I read and I chose the lowest level for each one. The bingo challenges are to get me a little out of my comfort zone. Wish me luck!

Are you doing any challenges? Which ones? I’m also looking for a YA and/or NA challenge so please let me know if you find one. I”m also open to other recommendations if it’s something I’m likely to read.

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