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These Violent Delights (Robin) | 1221 comments Mod
What are all the 2016 Reading Challenges outside of this group that you're participating in?

Here are a few:

2016 Debut Author Challenge

Hosted By: That Artsy Reader Girl

Challenge Rules:

•You must post your thoughts on each debut book you read in order for it to count towards the challenge. You can post anywhere: your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc.
•You can join the challenge whenever you want.
•The debuts must have a publishing date in 2016 and must have been read between January 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017 (this extra month allows readers adequate time to read December debuts) in order to count.
•Each review gives you an entry into the monthly prize pack drawings. Make sure you post the links to my monthly link-ups. I always post these link-ups on the first day of the month.
•This challenge is open internationally, as are the monthly prize packs.
•I don’t care what language you write your reviews in, I just need to know which book you have reviewed so I can verify your entry. When you post your link, please include the title in English.
•Use the hashtag #2016DebAuthC so we can all see what everyone’s up to!

2016 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

Host: Corinne Rodrigues

Challenge Rules:

Runs January 1, 2016– December 31, 2016 (books read prior to 1/1/2016 do not count towards the challenge).

You can join anytime before September 30, 2016. Sign up in the linky at the bottom of this post.

The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more in 2016 than you did in 2015. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down. Remember, the idea is to challenge yourself.

Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).

Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, mystery, etc.).

Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.

Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.

To join the challenge, grab the 2016 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge button below and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too.

You do not have to be a blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2016 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.


Getting My Heart Rate Up: read 1–5 more books (or 250–1,499 more pages)
Out of Breath: read 6–10 more books (or 1,500–2,749 more pages)
Breaking a Sweat: read 11–15 more books (or 2,750–3,999 more pages)
I’m on Fire!: read 16+ more books (or 4,000+ more pages)

These Violent Delights (Robin) | 1221 comments Mod
2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Hosted By: Bookish Lifestyle

Challenge Rules/Guidelines:

1.The challenged will run from January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016. The sign up link below will remain open until November 30, 2016 at 12:00pm.
2.Anyone can enter! You don't have to be a blogger, just as long as you review the book you've read. You can review on your book on your blog, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, etc.
3.Any genre, length, or format of book counts as long as it is a book that's been sitting on your self for some time. Short stories and novellas do count! The only stipulations that the book must have been released in 2015 or earlier. No 2016 ARCs or 2016 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed.
4.On the last Monday of every other month (see schedule below), we will post a wrap-up for the previous two months. These posts will be done by one our bloggers and will contain new linky for you to add your own wrap-up posts or reviews.
5.You don't have to follow Bookish to join the challenge, but you do have to follow us to be entered in the giveaways.
6.Use #2016TBRPile to keep in contact with fellow challenge participants, to encourage each other on, and make new friends!

How many books are you planning to read for this challenge?


1-10 A Firm Handshake

11-20 A Friendly Hug

21-30 First Kiss

31-40 Sweet Summer Fling

41-50 Could This Be Love?

50+ Married with Children

These Violent Delights (Robin) | 1221 comments Mod
2016 Popsugar Reading Challenge

Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

This year, Popsugar has come out with a new Ultimate Reading Challenge for 2016. We know that a lot of our members had fun with last year's challenge, so we decided to make it an official group challenge this year.

The goal is to check off all of the tasks in a year, but if that's too much, feel free to set a smaller goal.

NOTE: Several of these tasks are fairly United States-specific. Feel free to adjust them as you see fit for your country or language.

1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe
9. A book that's under 150 pages
10. A New York Times bestseller
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day
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
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel
21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel
23. A book that is published in 2016
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
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
34. A book from the library
35. An autobiography
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
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy

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Emily Donnellan (fallingforya)

Have you ever logged on to Edelweiss or Netgalley with the intention of "just looking" and logged off having requested 5 new titles even though your TBR is a mile long? Joining the third annual Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge will (hopefully) give you the incentive to tackle your review books, stumble upon new ones, and get your Netgalley percentage to the desired 80%!

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Janessa | 388 comments Mod
I'm doing the popsugar challenge. I already have some of my books picked out for it.

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Carolyn (englishbrkfstt) I am going for the outdo yourself challenge and the PopSugar challenge! :)

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Katie (Readerrewind) (readerrewind) So is there going to be a board for the popsugar one like there is for A to Z and E book?

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Daisy | 471 comments Mod
I'm thinking about doing the Books and Chocolate Back To Classics Challenge this year. I didn't really want to do any challenges in 2016 but I do love me some classics and I'd like to see if I can do all 12, so I thought why not. I kind of prefer the 2015 list though so I might just do that or a combination of the two. Haven't entirely worked it out yet! :)

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