2016 Reading Challenge

I declare this hereby page the Official Page of Book Tracking for the 2016 Reading Challenge yay!

That previous sentence was ridiculous and useless and I’m honestly ashamed of having written it. Oh well.

So yep, on this page I will be posting my progress in the Challenge, and which books I have that fit the categories, and which I don’t yet have.

Let’s start by uploading the official picture:



Now let’s write them down. Less fun.

1. A book based on a fairy tale (Cinder by Marissa Meyer)
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell)
4. A book you haven’t read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English (Adultery by Paulo Coelho)
7. A romance set in the future 
8. A book set in Europe (A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling)
9. A book under 150 pages
10. A New York Times bestseller (Looking for Alaska by John Green)
11. A book that’s becoming a movie this year (Inferno by Dan Brown)
12. A book recommended by someone you just met (anything I find from the recommendations below!)
13. A self-improvement book (The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho)
14. A book you can finish in a day (Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling)
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 (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling)
19. A book from Oprah’s Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel (The Eye of Minds by James Dashner)
21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel
23. A book that is published in 2016 (Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh)
24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation (Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher)
25. A book that takes place during Summer
26. A book and its prequel (The Hobbit & Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien)
27. A murder mystery (The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith)
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel (The Maze Runner by James Dashner)
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 (To Kill A Mockingjay by Harper Lee)
34. A book from the library
35. An autobiography (I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai)
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 (And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie)
40. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy

(Okay tbh I copied them from Goodreads but like oh forget it)

So the titles in brackets are books that I currently own and that, once read, will complete the category. The crossed-out categories are ones that are completed (but I’m pretty sure we won’t be seeing any of that for quite a while).

I really really really really really hope I’ll finish this because I want to (and also my friends will think I’m super cool. Others will think I have no life. Maybe a combination of both.)

Also, if you’re doing the challenge please comment and let me know where you’re at, or if you have suggestions 🙂 It makes me happy.

Suggestions so far:


-The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale


-Qualify by Vera Nazarian

-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

-Only Ever Yours by Louise O’neill

-Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

-Lobsters by Tom Ellen

-The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

-LIES WE TELL OURSELVES (unspecified author thank you Elm I now have to search myself)


-Wonder by R.J. Palacio

bookwormgirls123 – Amy

-The Selection series by Kiera Cass (fairy tale)

-Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (road trip)

-Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (summer)

-Challenger Deep (blue cover/national book awards)

-The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer (fairy tale)


-The Martian (sci-fi)

Dexter  (graphic novel)

Defending Jacob (murder mystery)


I’m keeping this list so that I can search for these books in the Bookyard/Library/Bookstore. Best of luck to me.

Since I am a sneaky cheat, I decided that since I’m doing the PopSugar challenge, which has 40 books, I’d enroll into the Goodreads challenge with 40 books! That’s a very efficient way to make myself believe that I actually completed two challenges while in reality I only completed one.

What you see below is either a widget showing how much I’ve already completed, which means the HTML linky thing actually worked, or a series of weird and meaningless characters and links which means it did not.

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Anthony has
read 0 books toward his goal of 40 books.





27 thoughts on “2016 Reading Challenge

  1. OMG let’s try that again
    Qualify by Vera Nazarian
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
    Only Ever Yours by Louise O’neill
    Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
    Lobsters by Tom Ellen
    The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (for your fairytale one)

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    Anyway. I don’t know if this book would appeal to you, but I would recommend the Selection series by Kiera Cass (only the first three. Please. The fourth was horrific.) for the romance in the future. Also… Since You’ve Been Gone was a definite summer read (and I loved it) and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour was a road trip. Both are by Morgan Matson. And LASTLY I have this one on my list- Challenger Deep has a blue cover and I believe it won the national book awards as well! I haven’t read it yet, nor do I have the author, so that’s that.

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      I actually have been considering picking up The Selection, BUT… The ending is horrific??! BUT WHYYYY WHY DID YOU HAVE TO RUIN IT FOR ME T_T Jk it’s probably best that I don’t get involved. I REALLY don’t want a repeat of Allegiant.

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      1. YAY!!!!!
        Okay, Allegiant was horrific. I like the first three books because honestly, that is the original series. After that, the author has taken the main character’s daughter and made her all grown up and having a selection. But she’s a brat. SO GO READ THE SELECTION

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          1. Phew! You scared me there.
            And… I thought of another recommendation. (SORRY) That is, if you like fairy tales and don’t mind a little bit of middle-grade-y-ish stuff. For the celebrity author, Chris Colfer (he played Kurt in Glee) wrote the Land of Stories series. It’s pretty cute, and I’m reading the fifth one for the challenge. They get less middle grade-ish as the series goes on, but it’s your call.

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