2016 Goals + Challenges

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With the exception of Bookish Bingo, this page is only updated at the end of each month.
Last update: 5/2/16

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  • Goodreads: 49/80 books read
  • Create a blogging planner
  • Develop a blogging schedule (and stick to it!)
  • Start posting reviews regularly
  • Comment on 100 blogs  Decided to participate in Nori’s Commenting 365 Challenge instead. Details below!

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Six Squared Challenge

Read six books from each of the six categories, for a total of 36 books by the end of 2016:

6 New Releases (Debut Authors)
1. Out of Bounds by A.R. Barley
2. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
3. Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw
4. Anything Could Happen by Will Walton

6 New Releases (Loved Authors)
1. Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

6 Books to Start a Series
1. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
2. Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
3. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
4. Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
5. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
6. Ashfall by Mike Mullin

6 Books to Complete a Series

6 Book to Movie Adaptations
1. The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
2. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
3. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

6 Goodreads Choice Awards Winners or Nominees
1. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
2. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel
3. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
4. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
5. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
6. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

20/36 total 

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Rock My TBR

Read a minimum of 1 book per month you already own (published book):

January: 7 owned and published books read

February: 2 owned and published books read

March: 3 owned and published books read

April: 5 owned and published books read

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LGBTQIA Books Reading Challenge

Read and review books with LGBTQIA main characters:

1. Out of Bounds by A.R. Barley || REVIEW
2. Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy || REVIEW
3. Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell || REVIEW
4.Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli || REVIEW
5. The Alpha and His Ace by Anna J. Phoenix || REVIEW
6. Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa || REVIEW
7. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn || REVIEW
8. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson || REVIEW
9. How to Be a Normal Person by T.J. Klune || REVIEW
10. My Alpha and His Ace by Ana J. Phoenix || REVIEW
11.Anything Could Happen by Will Walton || REVIEW

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Finish a Series

Finishing the Series Challenge

Complete your started series. Books that are part of a continuing series qualify. Write at least a 2 sentence review for each book you complete. 

Goal: Level 4 (Expert series reader) – Complete 7 or more series.

Series I Plan to Finish:

  1. The Grisha (Books 2 & 3)
  2. The Wolves of Mercy Falls (Book 3)
  3. The Winner’s Curse (Books 1, 2, and 3)
  4. Reluctant Hearts (Books 2 & 3)
  5. Death Note (Vols. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
  6. Minnesota Christmas (Books 2 & 3)
  7. Find Me (Books 2 & 3)
  8. The Book of Ivy (Book 2)
  9. Under the Never Sky (Books 2 & 3)
  10. Anna and the French Kiss (Book 3)
  11. Mistborn (Books 2 & 3)
  12. Throne of Glass (Books 4 & 5)
  13. Heather Wells (Book 5)
  14. The Lunar Chronicles (Books 3, 3.5, & 4)
  15. Lux (Books 4 & 5)
  16. The 5th Wave (Books 2 & 3)
  17. Magisterium (Books 2 & 3)

2/7+ series completed

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2016 eBook Reading Challenge

Any genre or length of book counts, as long as it is in ebook format.

Goal Level: Megabytes – 25 ebooks

eBooks I Own and Plan to Read:

  1. Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan
  2. Winter Wonderland by Heidi Cullinan
  3. Him by by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
  4. The Deal by Elle Kennedy
  5. Paige in Progress by Brighton Walsh (eARC)
  6. Silence by Deborah Lytton (eARC)
  7. Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie
  8. Hey Sunshine by Tia Giacalone
  9. The Lessons by Elizabeth Brown
  10. The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott
  11. Out of Bounds by A.R. Barley (eARC)
  12. For Real by Alexis Hall
  13. Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell
  14. Ashfall by Mike Mullin
  15. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
  16. The Alpha and His Ace by Ana J. Phoenix
  17. My Alpha and His Cake by Ana J. Phoenix
  18. How to Be a Normal Person by T.J. Klune
  19. Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout
  20. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

11/25 eBooks read

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Bookish Bingo

The object of Bookish Bingo is to get as many bingos as possible. That is, five across, up and down, or diagonally.

SPRING March – May 2016 Card:


Under 200 Pages:
 The Alpha and His Ace
Criminals: A Darker Shade of Magic
Metallic Lettering: The Eye of Minds
Rec’d by more than one friend: Fans of the Impossible Life
MC Shares Your 1st Initial: Archer’s Voice
End of the World: Ashfall
Non-fiction: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
Standalone: Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Second Chance: Death Note Vol. 8
March, April, May Release: Shrill
Book Towards Another Challenge: Bad Feminist (6 Squared Challenge)
Green Cover: Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here
Set in More Than One Country: Genius: The Game
Characters Are Not Human: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters
Flowers on Cover: A Kiss in Time
More Than One Author: Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List

WINTER Dec 2015-February 2016 Completed Card:


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2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge

This challenge is to help get us discussing books and book blogging, so talk about whatever you want as long as it’s relevant to book blogging. Discussions can be book related or book blogging related (or generally blogging related – no discussions about things that are completely off-topic like travel or fashion, etc). Discussions can also be about you personally if it’s a get-to-know-you type post.

My goal is: 49+ Posts– Gift of the Gab

1. Let’s Talk: Do you read non-fiction or only fiction?
2. Let’s Talk: Why I lowered my Goodreads goal
3. Let’s Talk: How do you keep track of your blogging ideas/schedule?
4. Let’s Talk: Do you buy used books?
5. Let’s Talk: Where do you buy used books?
6. Tips for 24 Hour Readathons

6/49+ discussion posts

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Commenting 365 Challenge

Visit and comment on 365 blogs. 

150/365 blogs visited and commented

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