2016 Reading Challenges

I had so much fun participating in reading challenges in 2015, so I decided to sign up for some again this year. Some I’ve done before, and some are new.

2016 Audiobook Challenge

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This challenge is hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens.

The goal, obviously, to to listen to lots of audiobooks. I did this challenge last year and LOVED it. I fall more and more in love with audiobooks every year. My goal last year was the My Precious Level (30-50 audios) but I actually listened to 54! I totally kicked butt.

Since I did so well last year, I’m upping my goal, and am aiming for the Marathoner Level (50+ audios). I think I can accomplish this.

2016 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge


This challenge is hosted by Jess @ Gone With the Words and Danielle @ Love at First Page.

This challenge focuses on reading Contemporary Romance Novels. They can be Young Adult, New Adult and Adult, but must be contemporary, obviously. As a MAJOR lover of contemporary romance, I just had to sign up for this one.

My goal is the highest level: Gram Slam (21+ novels). Last year alone I read 60+. What can I say, I love contemporary.

2016 Pick Your Genre Reading Challenge

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This challenge is hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup.

This is super fun, because participants can choose which genre they want to focus on this year. I want to focus on HISTORICAL ROMANCE. I love historical romance so much, but I don’t read as much as I should. So hopefully I will be able to focus on this a bit in 2016.

Last year I read 32 historical romance novels, but a lot of them were re-reads. My goal for 2016 is Level 3: Wading In (25 books). That’s not a ton, but with the Contemporary Romance Challenge, I don’t want to get overwhelmed. And if I read more, that’s awesome!

The Re-Read Challenge: 2016


This challenge is hosted at Belle of the Literati.

The goal is to re-read books. I participated in this challenge last year, and more than met my goal. Last year my goal was 12 books, and I re-read 14! I think I’m going to lower my goal a little bit this year since I re-read so much last year. I would like to re-read 8 books in 2016.

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2016

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This is the fourth year I’m participating in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I love that every participant can choose their own goal. Last year my goal was 150, and I read 155 books. I’m pretty consistent each year reading approximately 150 books. I’m pushing myself a bit, though, and aiming for 160 books. Hopefully I can make that goal.

Are you participating in any reading challenges this year?

I would love some suggestions for the genre-specific challenges. Let me know in the comments.

9 Responses to “2016 Reading Challenges”

  1. April Books & Wine

    For the contemporary romance challenge – you’ve probably already read her – but Jennifer Crusie, she is the actual best!

    Yay for these amazing challenges — I think I may want to sign up for the audiobook challenge. 🙂

  2. Amanda @ On a Book Bender

    I usually just participate in the Goodreads challenge, since I stop updating everything else less than halfway through the year. Ha. My goal is 150 books this year. Tried for it last year and didn’t quite make it, but I’ll try again this year! 🙂

  3. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    So many amazing challenges this year! I was sad that I didn’t sign up for any last year, so this year I signed up for three. I’m doing the Contemporary Romance, Diverse Reads and Rock my TBR Challenges!! 🙂 Best of luck to you on your challenges this year! 🙂

  4. Samantha

    Good luck with your challenges for this year! I’ve signed up for the Pick Your Genre one too. Keeping my fingers cross that I’ll be able to complete all my challenges for 2016. 😀

  5. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Great challenges! This is the first year I’m tracking audio books so I can’t wait to see how many I read! I want to read more historical romances this year. I only read 3 last year and 2 were rereads (both were completely your fault) and I really miss the genre. I want to do a Quinn reread and catch up on old favorites who I’ve been neglecting. Good luck with your challenges!

  6. Lori

    I love reading challenges! I’m still deciding on mine for the year but I think I’m doing a Backlist Book Challenge, a Finishing the Series challenge, and a NetGalley and Edelweiss challenge. I’m trying to focus on catching up with past books that I’ve missed and ones I own and haven’t read yet. But I’ve been seeing the Contemporary romance challenge all over the place and I love those books so I might sign up for that as well! Good luck!

  7. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

    Good luck with all of your challenges this year! I’m especially excited that you are doing the Pick Your Genre challenge with Anna. I went a bit overboard in signing up for 2016 challenges and I’m debating signing up for the Re-read challenge now. LOL!

  8. Sophia Rose

    Those are good ones. I did a Contemporary challenge a while back because I never read them and it pushed me to give them a try. I’ll be doing the audio challenge and the GoodReads challenge with you. I’m doing a similar one to the Pick It -Historical challenge you chose, but mine is called Romance Roundabout.

    Best of luck, Quinn!

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