Books and Reading in 2016 – A Reading Challenge
Having just set my 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge at 52 books this year, I laughed at myself, but hey, let’s see what happens. If I read all twelve of the challenge books listed above, then I’ll only need to read an additional 40 books, that should be doable, eh?
One thing I like about the MMD Reading Challenge, is that the books don’t have to be read in any particular order and the categories are very doable – a win win! I enjoy perusing the MMD Challenge Pinterest Board as well to see what others are reading for their challenge books. In fact, this is where I find many of the titles I want to add to my TBR stacks. Another win!
Are You Setting a Reading Goal for Yourself This Year?
Here’s a few books in my line-up for January:
The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna Van Praag – I started this book in December, but hey, I’m still reading it, so it will count for 2016 😉 This is a cute book with an interesting storyline about women who are drawn to this particular house (at the end of Hope Street) for healing and discovery. It’s a little far-fetched and full of magic, but it’s a fun light read.
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennett by Su Bernie – This has been on my TBR for quite some time and just never got around to it.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – Never did read this one. As a banned book, I’m interested to see what all the fuss was about.
The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel – This was on many people’s lists from last year, trying to keep up 🙂
Voyager (Outlander #3) by Diana Gabaldon – Part of my endless stack on audible. Been meaning to get to this one for a while. I usually listen to books when I am out walking, but our weather has been SO BAD for a while that I haven’t been out as much (boo). I am ready to get back on track and hopefully this third book in the series will give me the push I need to get walking!
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Hector Tobar – My older sons went and saw this movie with some friends and loved it. They said it was really well done, but emotional (don’t you just love boy’s descriptions of things). So I checked out the book and I’m just getting started on it. Wanted to read it first before I go and see the movie.
I better stop adding books now or I’ll be in over my head for January. I have some lofty reading goals this year, but certainly not anything outrageous. I am trying to read a broader variety of books from different genres to expand my choices. Here’s to a great year of reading!
What’s on your To-Be-Read list for 2016?
You can read all my 2015 Reading Challenge Check In posts here.