The 2016 Reading Challenge
I have never really been one for resolutions (I’m still working on the ones I set for myself three years ago) but when a friend told me that she was going to try and complete the 2016 Reading Challenge I thought, why not?
I initially expected it to be a pretty standard task, read so many books during this year, but this challenge is smarter than that and instead requires you to push your boundaries a little. The challenge consists of twelve different tasks including reading a book you can finish in a day, a book that was banned at some point, or a book you own but have never actually read.
I am currently working on a book I previously abandoned, task nine in the list. Last time I started to read it, about six years ago, I got to page eight. I can see the pattern already forming – beginning this challenge so optimistically like doing all of your course readings the first week of university, but come March I will have forgotten all about it. But I am going to try my hardest to persevere and attempt to keep you updated on my progress. In the meantime, why not give it a go yourself?
The 2016 Reading Challenge – try it for yourself!
- A book published this year.
- A book you can finish in a day.
- A book you’ve been meaning to read.
- A book recommended by your local librarian or bookseller.
- A book you should have read in school.
- A book chosen for you by your spouse, partner, sibling, child or BFF.
- A book published before you were born.
- A book that was banned at some point.
- A book you previously abandoned.
- A book you own but have never read.
- A book that intimidates you.
- A book you’ve already read at least once.
Have you ever completed a reading challenge, or have you set yourself your own reading goals for this year? Let us know in the comments!