On the top of the list, as always, a TBR challenge:
Read Your Own Damn Books hosted by Estella's Revenge
I have an entire bookcase of books waiting to be read! Last year, I managed to read 24 TBR books off my own shelves, so this year, I will aim to beat that and read at least 25 of My Own Damn Books.
2016 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge hosted by Girlxoxo
I was glad to see a new challenge hosted by one of my favorite blogs! The idea is to read one book a month from each motif. This will be fun!
JANUARY- Who Dunnit?
Crack the case and solve the mystery with your first book of the year.
FEBRUARY- New Releases
Read a book released in the last year.
MARCH- Take a Trip
Time Travel or read a book set in a country different than where you live
APRIL- Best of the Best
Read a book that has won recognition or a literary award
MAY- Story of Survival
Make it out alive, beat the odds, save yourself stories. Try thinking beyond the typical wilderness survival. Surviving high school? Surviving a family road trip? Yep- those count too! PS. Dystopians would work great in this motif too.
JUNE- Girlxoxo Recommends
We’ve read a lot of great books. Check out our archives and pick one of our recommendations off our book lists.
Hilarious memoirs, silly chick lit, comedic scifi. Pick a book that is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.
AUGUST- Genre Jumble
Read from a genre that you don’t normally read from
SEPTEMBER- Steampunk, Science Fiction, and Fantasy
Pretty self explanatory and loads of great books to pick from in this motif.
OCTOBER- Things That Go Bump in The Night
Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, murder mystery- it’s up to you!
NOVEMBER- Fiction Takes A Break
It’s all about Nonfiction November this month!
DEC- That’s a Wrap
Finish a series you’ve been meaning to finish or read the next book in a series you started but never finished.
I'm signing up for the Explorer level (6 - 10) & hoping to read more than the 8 nonfiction books I read last year!
The classics challenge I tried last year turned out to be a bit too limiting for me (no re-reads, nothing published after 1965), but this one sounds very flexible. The challenge is to read one classic a month, which I know I can't do (it is already the end of February, after all!), but I think I will give it my best shot - I'm hoping it will motivate me to get to some of those classics I have been wanting to read but never have time for and some of the books my son is reading for school.
Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge hosted by Mom's Small Victories, another of my favorite blogs. I signed up for this one back in 2014, so this is a continuation - I can't wait to see what places I visit in books in 2016!