2016 Reading Challenges

Posted December 30, 2015 by Brin in Challenges / 6 Comments

2016 reading

2016 Reading Challenges

When it came to reading challenges (or anything reading-related to be honest) 2015 was a big fail for me. There were many reasons (of which I will not bore you all with here) but ultimately the biggest setback was the reading slump I found myself in this year.

I have hit reading slumps before but this was probably the worst one yet. I felt no impetus to read whatsoever which just isn’t like me at all. I am hoping that I can turn this around in 2016. I am feeling a little bit healthier mentally due to the new medication I have been put on which gives me hope that 2016 will be a better year all around.

I took on way too many challenges in 2015 which, in hindsight, really didn’t help when the dreaded slump hit. I am not going to make the same mistake this year (I never completed a SINGLE challenge this year guys – how terrible is that?) so I am limiting the reading challenges I participate in to four.

2016 Reading Challenges


1. Debut Author Challenge 2016

First up, we have the Debut Author Challenge hosted by the lovely Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. I signed up for this last year and was starting to make real progress when it fizzled up. I definitely am not going to let that happen again this year. I am hoping to read 12 debuts in 2015 (one for each month).

You can find out more information about the challenge and sign up at this link here.


2. (Fairytale) Retelling Challenge 2016

This challenge is once again being hosted by Mel from The Daily Prophecy. I love retellings, especially of fairy tales, so this challenge is a must for me. I was disappointed that I did so badly at this in 2015 so I am hoping to really make a go of it in 2016. I am aiming to read about 10 to 15 books. Fingers crossed. 😉

You can find out more information about the challenge and sign up at this link here.


3. Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2016

Hosted jointly by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books and Rachel of Hello, Chelly, this is another reading challenge I am eager to sink my teeth into. Fantasy is my go-to genre so I couldn’t not sign up for this. There is no set number to choose from but I am planning to read at least 10 if I can. 🙂

You can find out more information about the challenge and sign up at this link here and here.


4. LGBTQIA Books Reading Challenge 2016

I previously signed up for the LGBT Challenge hosted by Cayce at Niji Feels in 2015 but I was sad to see that she wouldn’t be hosting the challenge again in 2016. I was however, very happy to see that the girls over at Pretty Deadly Reviews were now hosting a similar challenge! I plan to read between 6 and 12 books that come under the LGBTQIA spectrum for this challenge.

You can find out more information about the challenge and sign up at this link here.


And that’s it for the challenges I intend to take part in during 2016. I am looking forward to a fresh start. 😀

Are you participating in any reading challenges in 2016? I would love to know what my fellow readers are challenging themselves with in the upcoming year. Please feel free to comment below!


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6 responses to “2016 Reading Challenges

    • Brin

      Thanks Mel. It will be great to take part again. I am all about bringing the fun back this year. 🙂

      Thanks for hosting and good luck with all of your challenges this year.

  1. So many great challenges! The fairytale retelling one looks really fun (resists urge to join yet another challenge). Good luck with all your goals for 2016!

  2. Good luck with those challenges Brin! After failing beautifully at my 2015 challenges, I decided to forget about challenges this year. Have fun with yours though 🙂

    • Brin

      Thanks Soudha. 🙂 Sorry to hear your 2015 challenges were a bust – we are in exactly the same boat there lol.

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