2016 Choose Your Own Challenge Challenge discussion

Possible Challenge Prompts

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message 1: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 195 comments Mod
I've taken these from a couple of other reading challenges I have seen around including popsugar's 2016 reading challenge. I have not included any that are the same or very similar to the popsugar 2015 challenge (except book published this year because it's a new year). Feel free to use any number of these or to include or suggest your own!

- a book based on a fairy tale
- a YA bestseller
- a book you haven't read since high school
- a book under 150 pages
- a NYT bestseller\
- a book that's becoming a movie this year
- a self-improvement book
- a book written by a celebrity
- a political memoir
- a book from Oprah's Book Club
- a book published this year
- a book with a protagonist who has your occupation
- a book and its prequel
- a book written by a comedian
- a dystopian novel
- a book with a blue cover
- a book of poetry
- the first book you see in a book store
- a book about a road trip
- an autobiography
- a book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
- a satirical book
- a book you meant to read in 2015 and didn't
- a Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 winner or nominee
- a book with a title beginning with the first letter of your first name
- the highest rated on your tbr
- a book about books
- a book that was mentioned in another book
- a book by an author you feel you should have read by now but haven't
- a book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge
- a childhood classic
- a book with one of the 5 w's (who, what, when, where, why)
- a book with a first name in the title
- a book from your goodreads recommendations
- the first book in a new to you series
- a "between the numbers" book of a series (0.5, 1.5, etc)
- a book everyone is talking about
- a book by an author who writes under more than one name
- an historical fiction book
- the 16th book on your tbr list
- a book about mental illness
- a book that you've seen the movie but haven't read
- a book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
- a book you're embarrassed to read in public
- a book related to a hobby or passion of yours
- a book with a type of food or drink in the title
- a short story by a well-known author

message 2: by Nailil (new)

Nailil (nellah) My 2 cents:
- a book from a genre you never/rarely read
- a book published on the year you were born
- an award-winning book
- a self-published book

message 3: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 195 comments Mod
I like these, especially the self-published :) the one from the year you were born is one of the 2015 prompts which is why I didn't include it originally, but it's a great one for people who didn't do the 2015 challenge!

message 4: by Clare (new)

Clare (-clare-) I think the only prompt i'm adding will be Epistolary Fiction. I have 9 books on my TBR list that fit into this category and it's about time I read some.

-Epistolary Fiction Fictional tales told through letters, emails, diary entries, etc.

message 5: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 195 comments Mod
I like that, it's different :)

message 6: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth check out this: its the link to Around The Year in 52 Books list of suggestions that didn't win: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
there's a lot of different ones someone might like.

message 7: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 195 comments Mod
Thanks for posting this on this thread :)

message 8: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Tara wrote: "Thanks for posting this on this thread :)"

your welcome

message 9: by Nadine (new)

Nadine Jones I'm planning to read a book from an author from each continent - I'm trying to add even more diversity to my reading and I think this will help!

message 10: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 195 comments Mod
I was thinking about doing one like "2 books with the same noun in the title" like the girl on the train and the orphan train or orange is the new black and a clockwork orange. I just think it would be a fun one :)

message 11: by Leanne (new)

Leanne | 9 comments I just found this great list!

message 12: by Joellen (new)

Joellen (jojoellen) | 2 comments i am going to try again. i made it to 31 books this year. I had a goal of two books a month. So now I think I will go for a book a week, but not if it stresses me out. Sometimes a book is just too good to try and finish super fast, where others take two days. joellen

message 13: by Nadine (new)

Nadine Jones Last year at this time I was so excited to read The Girl on the Train; why am I not seeing articles about exciting books due in 2016, like I must have been seeing last year, if I was excited about a book due in the next year?

message 14: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 195 comments Mod
I'm adding one to my challenge "give an author a second chance" so a book by an author I've read but didn't like :) I think I'll go with the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy because I read the second in the series and I don't think skipping the first is really fair lol

message 15: by Nadine (new)

Nadine Jones Tara that's a great category idea - there are so many authors I read once and disliked, but everyone else loves them

message 16: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (shannoneke) | 1 comments I plan to pick a lot of books I know nothing about this year. I get a lot of my books in thrift shops and such, so it's easy to find books you've never even heard of. I did that a lot for 2015 and ended up loving a lot of my picks and discovering that I really enjoy memoirs! I'm bound to find some crappy one, but when they are only 1.50$ a book or less, it doesn't sting as much!

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