2016 Reading Challenges

In order to start 2016 off with a bang, we decided to put ourselves to the test and sign up for a few year-long reading challenges.  After all, how else would we be kicking off the new year?

Olivia’s Challenges

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The first challenge that I’ll be partaking in is the Rock My TBR Challenge hosted by Sarah @ The YA Book Traveler.  The purpose of the challenge is to read a designated number of books from your TBR pile each month.  I am setting my goal of reading 5 books per month that have been on my TBR pile for 1+ years.  I’ll be using the #RockMyTBR on all social media while participating in this challenge, and I’ll continually be searching for fellow readers and bloggers to participate in buddy reads, so keep an eye out for that!  If you would be interested in joining me for a buddy read within the next several months, you can view my TBR pile here and either message me on Goodreads, leave a comment below, or send me an email at brewingupbooks@gmail.com

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My second challenge is the 2016 Reading Challenge hosted by Anne @ The Modern Mrs. Darcy (whose blog I am completely obsessed with – you should definitely stop by!). The goal is to read a total of twelve books throughout the year, with one book satisfying each of the twelve categories listed in the graphic above.  Here are the books that I am planning to read in order to complete this challenge:

 photo 880b8a61-f5ed-48ac-9814-121913448190_zpsasf4xv4h.jpgMy third challenge is the 2016 Finishing the Series Challenge which is hosted by Bea @ Bea’s Book Nook.  I’m extremely excited for this challenge because, as the title suggests, its goal is to complete as many series as possible throughout the upcoming year.  I’ve decided to enter as a Level 4 Expert Series Reader, which requires me to finish a minimum of seven series.

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Olivia has
read 4 books toward her goal of 100 books.


And last but not least, I’ll be participating in the annual Goodreads Reading Challenge.  This year, I set my goal at 100 books, but this may gradually increase throughout the year depending upon how I am doing.


Alex’s Challenges

I’ve decided not to do too many challenges this year, because I already know I won’t get too much time to read, but here’s two that I am doing:


2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Alex has
read 0 books toward her goal of 50 books.


The Goodreads reading Challenge. I mean yeah, this is probably a bit of a no brainer but IT IS A CHALLENGE! IT COUNTS! My goal this year is 50 books, which I know isn’t that much but hey. Uni life is stressful.
I’m even worried that I might have to lower this goal later in the year, because I realised I’m probably spending my 4 month summer holidays working full-time instead of part-time so YAY. We’ll see though!


The Popsugar 2016 reading challenge. I really like the idea of this challenge, and even though I’m like 99% sure I won’t complete it (hell, I probably won’t even read 40 books), I’m gonna try my best. I don’t have specific books picked out for this challenge, I’ll just cross things off as I go along!


What books are you looking forward to reading this year?  What are some of the challenges that you’re participating in throughout 2016?  Include a link to your introductory post, and we’ll be sure to drop by!

3 thoughts on “2016 Reading Challenges

  1. These challenges all look like so much fun. I’m only participating in the goodreads challenge because I don’t think I’m cut out for year long challenges. I tend to forget about them and I usually don’t want to even try to pick books to read according to the challenge. But the Popsugar challenge has some great ideas on there, so maybe I’ll try to tick off some to get myself to read from different genres. Good luck with the challenges!


  2. Every year I debate doing some reading challenges other than the standard GR one which I do every year…and every year I end up not doing so. You guys both picked some really cool ones here – maybe next year I’ll be more organized and actually participate too LOL! Best of luck with all of these and happy reading 😀


  3. I haven’t decided which reading challenges I want to participate in this 2016 but you chose some really great ones. I’m definitely looking more into the challenges here!

    Best of luck with these challenges! 🙂


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