Reading Challenge for 2016 and what I’m currently reading

Everyone has challenges in the new year. Lose weight, find love of life, clean your room regularly, etc. While I completely share these dedications, I would also like to declare my dedications to my reading addiction this year. Below is a challenge I am going to take, and following that is the books I currently have that I want to finish. Comment, please!

readin list 2016

  1. A book published this year: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
  2. A book you can finish in a day: (still looking for one)
  3. A Book you’ve been meaning to read: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
  4. A book recommended by a local librarian or bookseller: Brida by Paulo Coelho
  5. A book chosen by your BFF: BFF, tell me!
  6. A book published before you were born: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  7. A book that was banned at some point: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossini
  8. A book you previously abandoned: Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes
  9. A Book you own but have never read: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  10. A book that intimidates you: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  11. A book you’ve read at least once: Emma by Jane Austen

Currently on my bookshelf waiting to be read:

  1. Currently reading: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I have so much love for this writer and the book at this point. Really having a fantastic time. I can’t read too much at a time, because the book simply has such big ideas.
  2. Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy by Helen Fielding. I really do love the original Bridget Jones, so quite interested to see what this is about.
  3. Brida by Paulo Coelho. Coelho is such an obscure, strange author. I’m never really sure what to make of his work.
  4. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. Oh, because I need cheese in my life.
  5. Live in Dreams by Josephine Cox. Started it and put it down again, but I will finish it just to be scathing.
  6. Indelible by Karin Slaughter. To continue the series.
  7. The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead. Because it was a mad hunt to get a copy and I want to be able to say that I’m done with the series.

What are your reading plans for the year?

14 thoughts on “Reading Challenge for 2016 and what I’m currently reading

  1. That’s a nice challenge. And about Mad about the Boy…don’t get your hopes up. It was sooo disappointing. Sad, because I really love Bridget Jones.

  2. This is a nice manageable reading challenge. I’ve set my own of reading 52 books in a year, one a week, so far I’m on track but it’s only the third week ha!

    • thanks James. I chose a very simple one because I’m going to be really busy with studies and don’ want to not finish the challenge. Also chose War and Peace, and I’m sure I was mad when I wrote that down!

      Wow haha. Best of luck! I’m sure you will get through it! You going to blog about them?

      • Well apart from War and Peace (you mad?!) they all looks great. To be honest I don’t think I’ll have time to blog about them as well as films so we’ll see, haven’t made up my mind just yet

  3. Oh gosh… I actually wanted to send you this reading challenge but I see you already have it. Well I’m on my last book of the Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout! Love the series. I’ll do a piece on her in the near future. I want to read Jonah Lomu and Dan Carter’s biographies and most definitely Louie Giglio’s The Comeback

  4. Oh, I like this idea! Looks like you’ll be reading some interesting stuff this year, Natasha! 🙂 I’m going to do a sort of reading challenge type thing too but don’t think I can top the 14 I read in 2015 (a lot for me!) but I’ll do my best. I’m waiting to receive several books I ordered from Amazon then was thinking I may do a poll asking people what I should read first. Could be fun! I am NOT putting War And Peace on my list, though. 😉

    • What are you planning to read? Sounds like a great idea! I think I might have been enthusiastic when I said War and Peace is happening. Will see…

      • Well, I’ve bought a Neil Gaiman & a Terry Pratchett book – never read either of them before so am looking forward to checking them out. Also got two more Joe Hill books since I liked the two I’ve read so far. And some other books I’ve had lying around the house for a while – think I’ll dig some of those out & see what I fancy. 🙂

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