2016 Challenges

Here are the challenges I have chosen to participate in this year. 
Check back often to follow the progress I make towards my goals.





2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
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I have challenged myself to read an average of one book per week in 2016, and then do a teeny bit more. My goal is to read at least 55 books this year.
I will try to keep this list up to date, with links to my reviews, but you can also click on the widget below to track my progress.

  1. The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
  2. Noah’s Wife by Lindsay Starck (DNF)
  3. The Witch of Lime Street by David Jahir
  4. My Sweet Vidalia by Deborah Mantella
  5. The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie
  6. Orphan Trains To Missouri by Michael D. Patrick
  7. Headstrong by Rachel Swaby
  8. The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton
  9. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  10. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  11. Circling The Sun by Paula McClain
  12. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
  13. Clarina Nichols by Dianne Eickhoff



This year I am again participating at the Medieval level, or 15 books read, reviewed and linked back to the host blog. THAT will be the challenge; remembering to link my reviews. Wish me luck!

  1. The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie
  2. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  3. Circling The Sun by Paula McClain


Nonfiction Reading Challenge hosted at The Introverted Reader

This is a new-to-me challenge that I hope will encourage me to read more nonfiction. I am starting slow, at the Explorer level which require me to read, review, and link the review for 6-10 nonfiction books in 2016.

  1. The Witch of Lime Street by David Jahir
  2. Orphan Trains To Missouri by Michael D. Patrick
  3. Headstrong by Rachel Swaby
  4. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
  5. Clarina Nichols by Dianne Eickhoff



This is another new-to-me challenge I am participating in with the hope that I will reduce the number of books on my shelves. I have no specific number I need to reach, but I will track books here.

  1. The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
  2. Noah’s Wife by Lindsay Starck (DNF)
  3. The Witch of Lime Street by David Jahir
    My Sweet Vidalia by Deborah Mantella
    Circling The Sun by Paula McClain







I am participating at the Pike’s Peak level, attempting to read 12 books from my own shelves that were acquired prior to the start of 2016.

  1. The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
  2. The Witch of Lime Street by David Jahir
  3. Circling The Sun by Paula McClain
  4. My Sweet Vidalia by Deborah Mantella





I have challenged myself to read a wider variety of genres this year. I hope to read  from at least ten different categories.

  1. HISTORICAL FICTION: The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy
  2. NONFICTION - HISTORY: The Witch of Lime Street by David Jahir
  3. NONFICTION - CRIME: Missoula by Jon Krakauer
  4. FICTION - THRILLER/SUSPENSE: The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton
  5. NONFICTION - BIOGRAPHY: Clarina Nichols by Diane Eickhoff
  6. FICTION - CLASSICS: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison






I am challenging myself to read and review each of the eleven selections my book club chooses to read in 2016. I will add to the list as we select books, and provide links to reviews.

January: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
February: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrisey
March: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
April: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan
May: Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
June: Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December: Holiday Brunch






Here are my bookish resolutions. I will be linking to update posts below.

  1. Keep up with cross-posting my reviews on Goodreads and Library Thing, as well as pinning to Pinterest.
  2. Use my online reading journal more efficiently, taking notes on each book I read, even if I opt not to review it, and adding to my vocabulary journal.
  3. Participate in Wondrous Words Wednesday at least twice each month.
  4. Have all hot-linked images removed from my blog by the end of the year (and preferably by the end of the first quarter).
  5. Participate in at least 2 Bloggiestas in 2016..
  6. Complete at least 3 of the 7 challenges I have committed to.
  7. Do quarterly check-ins updating progress on these goals.

Quarterly Updates
  • 1st Quarter
  • 2nd Quarter
  • 3rd Quarter
  • 4th Quarter


To see my challenge participation for previous years, click on the links below.