January 5, 2016

2016 Reading Challenge

Hello, everyone! As I've already told you, I've prepared a new Reading Challenge for 2016, in order to diversify my reading even more. You are all invited to participate. 

So, in 2016 read:

  1. a novel from Europe: Utopia, by Thomas More
  2. a novel from Middle-East
  3. a novel from East Asia: Ico: Castle in the Mist, by Miyuki Miyabe
  4. a novel from North America: 11/22/63, by Stephen King
  5. a novel from South America: Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel
  6. a novel from Oceania: The Hanging Garden, by Patrick White
  7. a novel from Africa
  8. a superhero comic: Deadpool v Gambit, by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Danilo Beyruth, and Kevin Wada
  9. a non-superhero comic: Paper Girls, by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
  10. a collection of poetry: A Guide Through A Woman's Mind: Women, It's Time to Say What You Mean... and Mean What You Say, by Rea Unique 
  11. a play: Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard
  12. a classicUtopia, by Thomas More
  13. a non-fiction book: The View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman
  14. a biography/memoir
  15. a collection of fairytales/folklore: Fairy Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen
  16. the last book of a series
  17. a manga: Orange, by Ichigo Takano
  18. a fan-fiction novel: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, by Amanda Grange
  19. a short-story collection: The Year of the Stolen Bicycle Tires and Other Stories, by Andrew Kozma
  20. a novel written by a Nobel Prize recipient: As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
  21. a novel that won the Man Booker Prize
  22. a self-published bookThe Boston Ranter: Slanted Vignettes from a Native New Englander, by Layden Robinson

This is basically it. It's an all-year-long challenge, so I believe that it's quite manageable. First of all, I wanted to read books from different regions, that's why the books from 1-6 must be from different parts of the world. The genre doesn't really matter, it can be whatever. The books also can be adult, or young adult, or even middle grade, there is no restriction. Every time I read something of one of the above categories, I'll add it to this post.

Happy Reading! 


  1. I like your reading challenge. Sorry I can't join you on this one as I am already involved with two. Good luck with your challenge and happy reading.
    Nadene@ Totally Addicted to Reading http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/

  2. Good luck with your challenge. You came up with some pretty tough categories. I can't wait to see your progress.

    1. Thank you! I'd like to add more diversity in my reading, so I thought that this is a good way :)

  3. This is a great reading challenge! I might join in partway, once I read all my other books. Good luck! :)
    ~Erika @ Books, Stars, and the Pages in Between.

    1. Thank you! The good thing about it is that it can work with other challenges, as well :)

  4. I am joining, this looks great-thank you~link to my post

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to see which books you'll choose for each category :D

  5. I really like your challenge and I might join you too. I will keep you updated on this. Wish you luck with this challenge :)

    1. That would be amazing! Please do when you decide to join :)

  6. I love your challenge! I want to do it too!

    Carrie @The Book Goddess

    1. That's awesome! I can't wait to see which books you'll choose for each category :D

  7. Best of luck with your challenge!

    Also, I was bored so spontaneously created a tag! I tagged you in it! :) Enjoy!


    1. Thank you!
      I'll check out the tag and I'll do it as soon as I get some extra time :)

  8. I'm always up for a challenge. I think I'll print this out and give it a try!

    1. This is great! Can't wait to see which books you'll read this year! :)

  9. This sounds like such a fun reading challenge! It's great that you want to read more diverse books, I have the same goal :)

    Myra @ I'm Loving Books


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