Friday, November 06, 2015

Reading Challenges for 2016

December 30, 2015 - Further Update: For an up-to-date listing of challenges I've found, please see my "Challenges" page, by clicking on the CHALLENGES tab at the top of this blog. I won't be updating the list below after today. Thanks for visiting!

Update: This list was getting a little long and unmanageable, so I've put it on its own page. Click on this link: CHALLENGES, or on the Challenges TAB at the top of the blog.

OK, I should start by emphasizing that I'm not signing up for ALL of these!

This is just a list of reading challenges announced (or in some cases, planned though not yet announced) for 2016. My way of keeping track -- a master list, so to speak -- since I haven't really found any one website that seems to list all of them. I've included links to the announcement/sign-up pages, whenever possible.

Yes, it's that time of year again. Leaves are falling. Days are getting shorter. And gloomier.

But amidst all the gloom, there's a bright spot: new reading challenges are being announced for next year! And since I'm something of a R.C. "junkie," I'm already checking things out, thinking about which ones I can pass up, and which ones look just too tempting.

So far, these are all the 2016 challenges I've found. If you know of any others that sound interesting, leave me a comment about it and I'll take a look. For now, I'm just listing reading challenges/events -- no read-a-thons, blog hops or author tours, since I don't usually take part in those.

I've put this list over on my challenge blog too, and will try to keep it up to date in one place or the other. At least for a while.

At least that's the plan.

The List
(In roughly alphabetical order,
with links to announcement posts/pages.)

Host: Lois Johnson @ You, Me, and a Cup of Tea


Host: Freda @ Freda's Voice

Host: Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book


Host: Keely @ We Walked Outside and Saw the Stars


Host: Purple Ink Studios


Host: Lianne @ The Towering Pile


Host: All About Books


Co-Hosts: Jennifer @ The Book Nympho
& Melanie @ Hot Listens


Host: Booklover Book Reviews


Host: Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews


Host: Karen K @ Books and Chocolate


Host: Shari @ Delighted Reader


Host: Buckling Bookshelves


Host: Herding Cats & Burning Soup @ The Herd Presents


2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge
Co-Hosts: Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
& Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight


2016 Bookish Resolutions Challenge
Co-Hosts: Michelle @ Because Reading
& Laura @ trips down imagination road


Books in Translation Reading Challenge 2016
Host: Jen @ The Introverted Reader


Book to Movie Challenge 2016
Host: ebookclassics


2016 B.Y.O.B. Reading Challenge
Host: Mary @ Literary Distractions


9th Canadian Book Challenge
Host: The Book Mine Set
This challenge runs from July 2015 to July 2016,
but you can sign up at any time.



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2016 Challenge Challenge
Host: The Novel Orange

Charity Reading Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews


2016 Classics Challenge
Host: Stacey @ prettybooks


2016 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge
Host: Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!


Clean Out Your E-Reader (COYER) / Back to Basics Challenge
Host: Michelle @ Because Reading Is Better Than Real Life
(This is a three-month challenge, December-March.)


Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block


Co-Hosts: Jess @ Gone With the Words / Danielle @ Love At First Page


Host: Books Are Life - Vita Libri


Host: Escape Into a Good Book With Dollycas


Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews


Host: Bibliophilopolis


Host: Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl


Co-Hosts: Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales
and Shelly @ Read.Sleep.Repeat


Co-Hosts: Tracy @ Cornerfolds / Claudia @ My Soul Called Life


2016 E-book Reading Challenge
Host: Annette's Book Spot


2016 Eclectic Reader Challenge
Host: Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


Host: Becky's Book Reviews


Host: Rose City Reader


Host: Bea's Book Nook


Co-Hosts: Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books & Rachel @ Hello, Chelly


Host: Heather @ Based On A True Story


Host: Words and Peace


Host: Kathryn T @ The Book Date

Host: Amber @ Books of Amber


Host: Nicola @ Graphic Novels & Manga Challenge Blog


Host: Lois Johnson @ You, Me, and a Cup of Tea


Host: Passages to the Past


Co-Hosts: Tracy @ Cornerfolds / Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!


Host: Bea's Book Nook


Host: Bea's Book Nook


Host: Lisa Loves Literature


Host: Alexia @ Pretty Deadly Reviews


Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!


Host: Sophia Rose @ Delighted Reader


Host: Opinions of a Wolf


Host: My Soul Called Life


Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block


Host: Emily @ Falling For YA


Host: Ariel @ Fictively


Host: Julie @ Smiling Shelves


Hosts: Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Book Views 
& Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My! 


Host: Herding Cats & Burning Soup @ The Herd Presents


Host: Joy's Book Blog
(This is a two-month reading event.)

Host: Lady Knight Reads


Host: Renee @ Addicted to Romance


Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2016
Host: Corinne Rodrigues


Out Of This World Reading Challenge 2016
Host: Addicted to Romance


2016 Pages Read Challenge
Host: Brittany Strickland @ The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf


Host: Herding Cats & Burning Soup @ The Herd Presents 


Host: Robin @ My Two Blessings



Co-Hosts: Berls @ Fantasy Is More Fun / Michelle @ Because Reading


Host: Hippies Read Too


Host: Behold the Stars


Host: The Emerald City Book Review


Host: Roof Beam Reader


Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block


Host: Maren @ The Worn Bookmark


Host: Estella's Revenge


Host: Kathryn T @ The Book Date


Host: Belle of the Literati


Host: Tea & Titles


Host: Mel @ The Daily Prophecy


Host: Jo @ Once Upon a Bookcase 


Host: Shari @ Delighted Reader 


Host: Sarah @ The YA Book Traveler


Host: Shooting Stars Reviews
(formerly hosted by The Book Vixen


Host: Adriana @ She's Got Books On Her Mind


Host: Stainless Steel Droppings


Host: Danielle @ Love at First Page


Host: Sandy Farmer @ Somewhere Only We Know


Host: Shari @ Delighted Reader


Host: Second Run Reviews


Host: Jen @ The Introverted Reader


Host: Addicted to Romance


Co-Hosts: Stephanie @ In Wonderland
& Katrina @ Bookish Things and More


Host: Wendy @ The Misadventures of Super Librarian


Host: Bookish Lifestyle


Host: James Reads Books


Host: The Bookshelf Gargoyle


Host: Bridgett @ The Blessed Book Nut


Host: Becky's Book Reviews 


Host: Sarah Coller @ Belle's Library 


Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block


What An Animal Reading Challenge (IX) 2016
Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews


What's in a Name Reading Challenge 2016
Host: Charlie @ The Worm Hole


2016 Winning At Reading Challenge
Host: Bea's Book Nook


Winter Reading Challenge
Host: Reading Every Season


2016 Women Challenge
Host: Peek a Book

Host: The Classics Club


Women's Fiction Reading Challenge 2016
Host: Kathryn T @ The Book Date


Host: Becky's Book Reviews 


2016 You Read How Many Books? Challenge
Host: Brittany Strickland @ The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf



14 comments:

  1. Thank for mentioning my challenges! I know you say you might not be doing all of these--but I hope to see you join up for at least one of mine. :-)

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    1. Hi, Bev! I'm pretty sure I'll be signing up for at least a couple of yours. Mount TBR is definitely calling my name!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the info about our challenges! Good luck picking which ones to join in on :) They all look great!

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    1. Hi, Anna! And thank you for hosting some very tempting challenges. The Blogger Shame Review Challenge sounds like it was invented just for me!

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  3. Goodness, what a list!! Victorian Bingo sounds especially fun.

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  4. Thanks for mentioning my challenge. It's my first time hosting one.

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    1. Hi, Jamie! Well, thanks to you for hosting. Sounds like a very unique idea for a challenge, and definitely one I'm considering.

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  5. I'm hosting a reading challenge for 2016 called "Crafty Cozy Challenge" focusing on cozy mysteries having to do with anything crafting such as stitching, knitting, crocheting, etc. It can be found at booksarelifevitalibri.wordpress.com if anyone is interested. Also a good central location for book challenges in a blog called A Novel Challenge at novelchallenge.blogspot.com (although they recently changed their website). Look forward to following your blog.

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    1. Hi, Heather! Thanks for stopping by. Your challenge sounds like something I might be interested in -- I've been slowly working my way through Monica Ferris's "Needlework" mysteries and this could give me some incentive to finish up the series.

      Yes, the Novel Challenge website has always been a good source for finding reading challenges. For some reason, they don't seem to be updating quite as regularly at the moment, so I decided to start keeping my own list. Mine isn't as complete as theirs will probably be, so I'll still be checking in from time to time. I really am addicted to challenges!

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  6. Great Idea! Now I don't have to hunt for all the challenges myself! Thanks!

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  7. Thank you for listing all of these! It helped out a lot!

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  8. Thanks for compiling this list together and for featuring the Dystopia RC & the Keyword RC :)

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  9. Thanks for linking Literary Distractions! Would you mind updating the link to "http://www.literarydistractions.com/2015/12/14/2016-b-y-o-b-reading-challenge/" please? Thanks!

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    1. Thank for letting me know about the new link. I believe all the lists are updated now.

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