2016 Reading Challenge

Another year, another challenge. The 2016 Reading Challenge comprises 41 books in 40 categories, to be read and completed over the course of the year. Game on.

  1. A book based on a fairy tale
  2. A National Book Award winner
  3. A YA bestseller: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (8/10)
  4. A book you haven’t read since high school
  5. A book set in your home state: Foe by J.M.Coetzee (7/10)
  6. A book translated to English
  7. A romance set in the future: The 100 by Kass Morgan (8/10)
  8. A book set in Europe: Coriolanus by William Shakespeare (3/10)
  9. A book that’s under 150 pages: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (7/10)
  10. A New York Times bestseller: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (6/10)
  11. A book that’s becoming a movie: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (8/10)
  12. A book recommended by someone you just met
  13. A self-improvement book: Hello Life! by Marcus Butler (6/10)
  14. A book you can finish in a day: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (7/10)
  15. A book written by a celebrity
  16. A political memoir
  17. A book at least 100 years older than you: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (6/10)
  18. A book that’s more than 600 pages: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (9/10)
  19. A book from Oprah’s Book Club
  20. A science-fiction novel: Every Day by David Levithan (6/10)
  21. A book recommended by a family member
  22. A graphic novel: Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh (6/10)
  23. A book that is published in 2016: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (9/10)
  24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation
  25. A book that takes place during summer: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (8/10)
  26. A book and its prequel
  27. A murder mystery
  28. A book written by a comedian
  29. A dystopian novel: Legend by Marie Lu (7/10)
  30. A book with a blue cover: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (8/10)
  31. A book of poetry: One by Sarah Crossan (8/10)
  32. The first book you see in a bookstore
  33. A classic from the 20th century: Matilda by Roald Dahl (6/10)
  34. A book from the library
  35. An autobiography: How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran (6/10)
  36. A book about a road trip: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (6/10)
  37. A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (4/10)
  38. A satirical book
  39. A book that takes place on an island: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (5/10)
  40. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne (7/10)


41. A middle-grade book: George by Alex Gino (7/10)
42. A book written by a YouTuber: Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr (4/10)
43. A book about books: Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell (7/10)
44. An LGBT bookKeeping You A Secret by Julie Anne Peters (7/10)
45. A medical book: Confessions Of A GP by Dr. Benjamin Daniels (7/10)
46. A book by your favourite authorHogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling (7/10)
47. An eBookShort Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling (5/10)
48. A companion bookShort Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling (5/10)
49. A sequel: Day 21 by Kass Morgan (8/10)
50. A book for school: Paradise Lost by John Milton (3/10)
51. A debut novel: Cherry by Lindsey Rosin (6/10)
52. A book that took you more than six months to read: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (7/10)
53. An advanced reader copy: Dear Charlie by N.D. Gomes (6/10)
54. A book that features a crime other than a murder: Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman (7/10)
55. A book set in Asia: Kim by Rudyard Kipling (3/10)
56. A book with illustrations: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (7/10)
57. A book that made you cry: Unboxed by Non Pratt (7/10)
58. A memoir: Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe (5/10)