2016 Reading Challenege

One of my goals for myself in the year of 2016 is to get back into something that used to bring me such joy but I somehow fell out of, and that is reading.  Reading used to be one of my favorite things to do.  It was a way to escape everything that was happening in real life and enter into other worlds where witches exist and go to magic school, where a hitchhiker from outer space saves a human from Earth’s destruction and go on a journey together, where a boy with a troubled past turns into one of the most terrifyingly intelligent cannibals the world has ever seen, where young women are trained to become geishas, where half angels protect the world from demons and evil downworlders, and so on.  It used to be so easy for me to become absorbed into these worlds within a matter of pages, and yet sometime in the past couple years it became something I did less and less.  I’m not one who does the whole New Year’s resolutions things, I believe that if you want to change and do something, it takes putting your foot down and doing it, not a whole new year to begin, but with the beginning of the new year there are always different challenges that pop up for people to do and one that I found that I decided to complete was a 2016 reading challenge.

The particular challenge I decided on, I found on Pop Sugar’s website and it includes a list of 40 different book categories.  And we’re not just talking about the basic categories one would normally find, ie. romance, horror, contemporary; no this list gives you categories a little more specific.

The reading challenge list categories are:

  1. A book based on a fairy tale
  2. a National Book Award winner
  3. a YA bestseller
  4. a book you haven’t read since high school
  5. a book set in your home state
  6. a book translated to English
  7. a romance set in the future
  8. a book set in Europe
  9. a book that’s under 150 pages
  10. a New York Times Bestseller
  11. A book that’s becoming a movie this year
  12. A book recommended by someone you just met
  13. A self-improvement book
  14. A book you can finish in a day
  15. A book written by a celebrity
  16. A political memoir
  17. A book at least 100 years older than you
  18. A book that’s more than 600 pages
  19. A book from Oprah’s book club
  20. A science fiction novel
  21. A book recommended by a family member
  22. A graphic novel
  23. A book that is published in 2016
  24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation
  25. A book that takes place during summer
  26. A book and its prequel
  27. A murder mystery
  28. A book written by a comedian
  29. A dystopian novel
  30. A book with a blue cover
  31. A book of poetry
  32. The first book you see in a bookstore
  33. A classic from the 20th century
  34. A book from the library
  35. An autobiography
  36. A book about a road trip
  37. A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with
  38. A satirical book
  39. A book that takes place on an island
  40. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy

The direct link to Pop Sugar’s website can be found here.  I love the categories here and already have a number of ideas for some of the categories, so I am quite excited.  I will not be doing them in any particular order but I do plan to write reviews for each category.


About MindyGrimmBlogs

I'm a 20 something enthusiast of all things geek. I live in Pittsburgh, PA and work as a banker during the day. At night I geek out in a variety of different ways whether it be playing board games, video games, seeing movies, reading books, buying comics and collectibles, or anything else that strikes my fancy. This space is going to be a place for me to share my views and reviews and hopefully connect with others who enjoy such things as well. If you would like to contact me for anything regarding reviewing a book or anything like that, my email is mindygrimm19@gmail.com.
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