Monday, December 28, 2015

2016 Challenges!

The Eclectic Reader Challenge 2016 , hosted by Book'd Out.
This challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st 2016.  Create a blog post committing to your participation.  You can choose your books as you go or create a list in advanced.  You have to read a book from each of the genres listed below.  You can read your chosen titles in any order, at any pace, just complete the challenge by December 31st 2016.  Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, make sure you identify it by adding either a direct statement or the challenge image badge to the post.

The Genres:

1. A book about books (fiction or nonfiction)
2. Serial Killer Thriller
3. Paranormal romance
4. A novel set on an island - Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill (England is an Island.)
5. Investigative journalism (nonfiction)
6. Disaster fiction
7. Steampunk sci fi
8. Any book shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
9. Psychology (nonfiction)
10. Immigrant Experience fiction
11. YA historical fiction
12. A debut author in 2016
Full House Reading Challenge 2016; hosted by Book Date

RULES: This challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st, 2016.  Create a post committing to your participation.  Read and review books based on topics on the card below.  There will be a link every quarter for you to add your reviews as you go along.  The goal is to complete the full house card, with one free exchange if there is something on a square that you really dislike.

Published in 2015: Spelled by Betsy Schow
Debut Novel: Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill
A dominant color on cover: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Way out of comfort zone: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Book from a series you love: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Memoir: You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
Author's surname starts with the same letter as yours: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
You didn't want to put it down: Everland by Wendy Spinale
New Author to You: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Library Book: The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
Been on TBR 'forever': Matched by Ally Condie
First in a series: Splintered by A.G. Howard
Published in 2016: Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly
Author Outside own Country: The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan (UK)
Color Word in the Title: 13 Little Blue Envelops by Maureen Johnson
Family relationship word in title: The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
You'd like to change the cover: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Had laugh out Loud Moments: Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Would make a good movie: Runaways: Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughan
Thought Provoking Book: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
By author you wish was better known: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly


Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2016 hosted by My Reader's Block

RULES: This challenge runs from January 1st- December 31st, 2016.  Commit to a challenge level. Read as many books from your TBR pile as possible.  Books must be owned prior to January 1st, 2016 to count.  No library books.  Check the page for the rest of the rules.

Challenge Levels:

Pike's Peak: 12 books
Mount Blanc: 24 books
Mt. Vancouver: 36 books
Mt. Ararat: 48 books
Mt. Kilimanjaro: 60 books
El Toro: 75 books
Mt. Everest: 100 books
Mount Olympus (Mars): 150+ books

My Level: Pike's Peak

1. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
2. Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill
3. Splintered by A.G. Howard
4. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
5. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Gailbraith
6. Matched by Ally Condie
7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
8. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
9. A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Alphabet Soup Challenge

There are some letters on my page of book reviews that don't have any books under them and I think it's high time for that to change.  I've decided that I will read a book for every letter of the alphabet this year because that would be fun. (excluding the "the"s in the book titles)   Here's where I will keep track of that adventure.  I'm not going to necessarily read the books in alphabetical order, but hopefully I will get to each book.

# -
A - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
B -
C -
D -
E -
F -
G -
H -
I -
J -
K -
L - Lumberjanes Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max
M - Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill
N -
O -
P -
Q -
R -
S - Spelled by Betsy Schow
T -
U -
V -
W -
X -
Y -
Z -

The Book List Challenge 

I've been reading off a book list since 2007.  This year I would like to continue to read more books off of it.  It's a yearly updated book list so books change and disappear off the list, others are added.  There are over 450 books to read, so it shouldn't be a problem. It's the Teenreads Ultimate Reading List if you'd like to take a look.

My goal is 10 books off the list this year.



  1. Every year I debate joining up for reading challenges and every year I don't O.O I have this fear that the moment I'd sign up everything would go to crap and I'd fail miserably LOL Anyway, some of these challenges are new to me so I need to look them up properly! Good luck with all of these Alex^^ knock 'em dead :D

    1. Thanks! I like the ones that offer me categories or genres to fill. I think it's fun to find books that fill those requirements but I don't put too much pressure on finishing them. Otherwise reading becomes way less fun. :)

  2. So many good challenges!! I always try to do book challenges and even though I fail at almost every single one it is still fun to participate. Thanks for the recommendations =D. I will defiantly be doing the eclectic Reader challenge!
    Good luck with the challenges in 2016 ^.^

    1. Thank you! I wish you well on your challenges in 2016! :D We should keep each other updated with the Eclectic Reader Challenge, I may need some help coming up with books this year!

  3. Wishing you well with all the challenges and thanks for signing up for the Full House challenge.

    1. Thank you for hosting it! I'm excited to start this years card! :D

  4. Delighted you are joining me in 2016, good luck!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out