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.

-- No Button --
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


  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. :-)

    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!

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

    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!

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

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

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

  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 if anyone is interested. Also a good central location for book challenges in a blog called A Novel Challenge at (although they recently changed their website). Look forward to following your blog.

    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!

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

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

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

  9. Thanks for linking Literary Distractions! Would you mind updating the link to "" please? Thanks!

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