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Want to Read More This Year? Join the 2016 Reading Challenge!

Posted by Jessica on January 01, 2016
Forget about drinking more water or getting in shape! Our favorite New Year's resolution is definitely this: Read More Books. And we're guessing it's yours, too. Make it easier by creating a reading goal and tracking your progress with the 2016 Reading Challenge on Goodreads!



Will it be one book every other month? Or maybe one book a week? A day? It's up to you! Your goal can be any size. To get started, just choose the number of books you'd like to read this year.

Not sure what to read next? Don't worry! Here are a few ways to build your want-to-read list on Goodreads:

- Recommendations: To get recommendations tailored just for you, rate books you've already read. The more books you rate, the better your recommendations will be!
- Giveaways: Did you know you can enter book giveaways for a chance to win free books?
- Lists: You can also browse the thousands of lists on Listopia—where you'll find categories ranging from classic (Best Books of the 21st Century) to niche (Best Alpha Male Alien Meets Human Heroine Romance).
- Goodreads Choice Award winners: Peruse the results of the recently announced 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards, with winners and runners-up in 20 categories!

And it never hurts to have some social support when working toward a goal, so check out the many Goodreads groups that host reading challenges across every topic, theme, and genre imaginable.



In 2015, Goodreads members pledged to read more than 94 million books! What is your 2016 goal? Tell us in the comments!

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message 1: by Adam (new)

Adam Nickson 75 books


Débandade Livresque 85 ;P


message 3: by Selma (new)

Selma 60 books


message 4: by Ayesha (new)

Ayesha 208 :)


message 5: by Taylor (new)

Taylor 100


message 6: by Ashutosh (new)

Ashutosh Forget about drinking more water or getting in shape? No, I don't think so, but reading more books will complement the others :)


message 7: by Michaela (new)

Michaela 60 :-D


message 8: by Michaela (new)

Michaela I'll try to read 5.


message 9: by Taylor (new)

Taylor I'm starting to think maybe 100 is too much >.<


message 10: by Ikram (new)

Ikram kira 200 books :)


message 11: by Esther (last edited Jan 01, 2016 03:01AM) (new)

Esther 35 books


message 12: by Dimitri (new)

Dimitri 100. as much from the current pile at home as possible.


message 13: by James (new)

James Frederick 42, because.


message 14: by Tomas (new)

Tomas 50


message 15: by Nazmus Sakib (new)

Nazmus Sakib 200


message 16: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Nell I'm reading an average 2 a week, thanks to my Kindle (portable accompanies me everywhere) so I'm thinking I should reduce.... but hey, let's say no more than 104 (unless something really good pops up)


message 17: by Divya (last edited Jan 01, 2016 03:42AM) (new)

Divya Reading 60 books this 2016!


message 18: by Alousia (new)

Alousia 25


message 19: by Marie (new)

Marie Ledoux 2015 I tried to reach 100 but I stopped with 88 ...
2016 another try of 100 :)


message 20: by Kendra (new)

Kendra 300 books


message 21: by Mohammad (new)

Mohammad Abu Sall 70 books


message 22: by Sarah (new)

Sarah 150


message 23: by Kim (new)

Kim 80 books


message 24: by Carole (new)

Carole 100 for me this year.


message 25: by Laura (new)

Laura Newsholme I failed miserably with my target of 85 books last year so I've scaled it back to 75 for 2016!


message 26: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Woodward 100


message 27: by Olivia (new)

Olivia 60


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

50!


message 29: by Alexxy (new)

Alexxy 300


message 30: by Danielle (new)

Danielle I had a total of 609 last year including my re-reads. Wonder how many I can do this year :)


message 31: by ade_reads (new)

ade_reads 52 books. It's mean One Week One Book, Insyaa Allah :)


message 32: by César (new)

César Esteves 37 - aproximadamente um livro a cada 10 dias / nearly a book every ten days of the year


message 33: by Dimitri (new)

Dimitri Alexxy wrote: "300"

how do you manage that ?


message 34: by Minnie (new)

Minnie 125


message 35: by Daian (new)

Daian Ashutosh wrote: "Forget about drinking more water or getting in shape? No, I don't think so, but reading more books will complement the others :)"

yup..exactly my thought !!!


message 36: by Anastazia (new)

Anastazia Hamilton :) I have set a goal of 16 :).


message 38: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Kjellberg Esther wrote: "35 books" me too *u*


message 39: by Fairley (new)

Fairley Lloyd 10


message 40: by Obožavatelj (new)

Obožavatelj Knjiga 50


message 41: by Sue (new)

Sue Backing off to 60 from the 75 of 2015 because I want to read some longer classics this year. Also, read what I have at home to clear out the shelves.


message 42: by Shima (new)

Shima 110 but I'll try to aim higher


message 43: by Page (new)

Page Danielle wrote: "I had a total of 609 last year including my re-reads. Wonder how many I can do this year :)"

Wow! That is absolutely amazing! You are my hero!


message 44: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Figueroa Trying for 60 this year.. :)


message 45: by Eliza (new)

Eliza Rapsodia 45


message 46: by Halima (new)

Halima I've aimed for 50, fingers crossed I can stick to it, this years schedule seems extremely jam packed for me!

Goodluck everyone :)


message 47: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Going for 150!


message 48: by Nada (new)

Nada My goal this year is to read more pages so I lowered my books number to 60 to be able to do that. I'm excited xD


message 49: by Morgan (new)

Morgan 100


message 50: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Ramey 12 books would b a miracle. So I'll shoot for 13!


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