Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Reading Challenges ♥

2016 Reading Challenges ♥
I'm taking part in a few year round reading challenges in 2016. Including the 2016 Reading Assignment Challenge, 2016 Bookish Resolutions, I Love Libraries Challenge, I Love Picture Books Challenge, Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge, 2016 Horror Challenge, Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge, Craving for Cozies Challenge, Crafty Cozy Challenge, Blogger Shame Review Challenge, and Pervy Girl Reading Challenge.

It seems a lot to accomplish, but many can be cross over into other challenges and I am expanding my horizons this year into other genres. I used to be a huge fan of mystery and cozies, but lately I have found myself not reading as much. I am hoping with the Craving for Cozies, Crafty Cozies, and Cloak & Dagger challenges I will be able to regain my love for these genres. The I Love Picture Books Challenge is perfect for me as a mom since I read so many picture books with my son. We also spend every week at the library. 

With the Reading Assignment Challenge and Bookish Resolutions, I am hoping to cross off several books I have been wanting to read along with accomplishing several goals that I have been wanting to. 

All in all these challenges, along with COYER, will make for an interesting review year for me, I believe. 


The Rules 
  • The 2016 Reading Assignment Challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st 2016. You may sign up anytime between now and July 1st.
  •  You may only participate for the months AFTER you sign up (so if you sign up in February, January doesn’t count) 
  • Commit to reading 1, 2, 3, or 4 books a month and MAKE A LIST of the SPECIFIC books you will read in 2016. This is the point of the challenge: you’re committing to reading a set list of books and a certain number of them each month. It’s your chance to finally hold yourself accountable for those books you keep promising you’ll read! 
  • You may read any genre or any format (i.e., eBook, Audiobook, Paperback, Hardcover). But they must be published before January 1, 2016 and they must be at least 100 pages. 
  • Pick a level and make your list. REMEMBER: you’re committing to not just those books, but that number of books a month. You CANNOT read them all in one month. We’re doing away with the complicated and often confusing extra credit this year, but you’ll get a chance for a fresh start each quarter.


What I Plan On Reading 
1. The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
2. Consolation by Corrine Michaels
3. Fisher's Light by Tara Sivec
4. Conviction by Corinne Michaels
5. Pretty Girls by Karen Slaughter
6. Sasha's Dilemma by T.L. Smith
7. 18 by J A Huss
8. Devil You Know by Max Henry
9. You Loved Me At My Darkest by Evie Harper
10. The Summer Remains by Seth King
11. Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy Cherry
12. With A Twist by Staci Hart
13. Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan
14. Mayhem by Jamie Shaw
15. The Offer by Karina Halle
16. Tryst by Alex Rosa
17. Twisted Bond by Emma Hart
18. Diamonds by K.A. Linde
19. Bring Me You by Ryleigh Andrews
20. Within These Walls by J.L. Berg
21. Love, In English by Karina Halle
22. Hidden in Lies by Rachel Duncan
23. Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner
24. Empathy by Ker Dukey


The Rules 
  • This is a year long Challenge it starts January 1st 2016 and ends December 31, 2016 
  • You have 3 Main goals to choose from; Blogging Goal, Reading Goal or Personal Goal 
  • You must pick at least 2 Main goals and each main goal must have at least 1 to however many sub-goals (except Blogging Goals you need a minimum of 3) as you would like (see below for a list of examples) 
  • Create a sign up post and add it to the Linky on this post (sign up before March 1st) 
  • On the 30th of each month (and the 29th for February) create an update post about your goals and add the post to the Linky that will be on Laura’s or My blog 
  • This is a year long challenge once you do a sign up post you can add or take away goals as you would like BUT on Jan 1st you will no long be able change the list. 


My Bookish Resolutions
READING - 
1. Netgalley percentage up to 80%
2. Read all blog tour books at least 3 days before tour.
3. Participate AND complete 10+ challenges this year. 
4. Read one recommended book per month.
5. Read 100+ books.

BLOGGING -
1. Write THREE reviews per week.
2. Blog ahead two weeks in advance.
3. New layout.
4. Update social media more regularly. 
5. Visit & comment on at least 3 blogs per week.

PERSONAL -
1. Lose 40 pounds.
2. Exercise more (28 Day Jumpstart via FitGirlsGuide on Instagram, FitReaders, and Hogwarts Running Club)
3. Write every day (journaling, memory jar keeping, snail mail letters)
4. Go on a vacation.
5. Drink more water.


The Rules 
  • Any reading material that can be checked out of your library counts - print books, audio books, digital books, magazines, etc.
  • As part of your sign up post, briefly write why you like using your library - free books, internet access, a quiet place to work, etc.
  • Write a review - 2 sentences or an essay, whatever works for you, but there is a minimum of 2 sentences. Not sure what to write? How about something like, "The characters were a delight but the story was slow and confusing. It was disappointing." 


Levels:
  • board book - 3
  • picture book - 6
  • early reader - 9
  • chapter book - 12
  • middle grades - 18
  • Young adult - 24
  • adult - 36
  • just insert IV - 50
The level I am aiming for is Middle Grade, but I would love to accomplish Young Adult.

WHY I LIKE USING OUR LOCAL LIBRARY 
I love our local library because they offer so many wonderful programs for my toddler son. Since he was in diapers we have spent every week at the library participating in programs such as Baby Time, Music & Movement, Family Story Time, and holiday events. This week we rang in the New Year at a Noon Year's Eve party at our library complete with a balloon drop at noon, apple juice in champagne glasses, crafts and lots of books. 

At three years old, my son is in love with books and has quite the collection of his own. His joy with going to the library each week delights me. I grew up in the library and now he is. 


The Rules 

  • Challenge runs from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Sign up is now through December 1, 2016.
  • Read picture books.
  • Pick a number and go for it. Twelve too easy? Go for 20. Piece of cake? Go for 40.
  • Books you own and library check outs count. So do ebooks and re-reads.
  • Write a review - 2 sentences or an essay, whatever works for you, but there is a minimum of 2 sentences for your review. Not sure what to write? How about something like, "The characters were a delight but the artwork was dreary. It was disappointing." 

As the mom of a toddler, I am aiming for 30 books, but KNOW it will be a lot more than that once 2016 comes to a close!


The Rules 

  • You can read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.
  • You don’t need a blog to participate but you do need a place to post your reviews to link up. (blog, goodreads, booklikes, shelfari, etc.)
  • Make a goal post and link it back here with your goal for this challenge.
  • Books need to be novellas or novels, please no short stories. (At least 100 pages +)
  • Crossovers into other challenges is fine.
  • Challenge will  be from Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st. (Sign up ends April 15th)
My goal for this challenge is 11-20 books – Detective. I'm in a mystery kick lately so I think this challenge will be awesome for me. I really want to re-read my Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes book and also some good cozy mysteries.

The Rules 

  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.
  • You can join at anytime before October 15, 2016.
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2016.
  • Audiobooks, re-reads, short stories, and crossovers are fine.
  • You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc.
  • Sign up on the designated Linky below with your post, shelf, etc. and leave a comment letting us know what your personal goal is.
  • Link up your reviews each month via the provided linky!
I have NOT read a Horror book in years and since 2016 is all about trying new things for me, I want to read some. For right now I am aiming for the Brave Reader badge (6-10 horror books).

The Rules 
  • Runs January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016 (books read prior to 1/1/2016 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime you want, though the sign up linky will close Nov. 15, 2016. Sign up at Gone with the Words or Love at First Page.
  • The goal is to read as many Contemporary Romance books as you’d like. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down. Remember, the idea is to challenge yourself.
  • Books that qualify for this challenge can be young adult, new adult, or adult. Books can be M/F, M/M, or F/F. Books must be a work of fiction (sorry, nonfiction does not qualify for this challenge).
  • Romances with the following elements do not qualify for this reading challenge: paranormal, historical, time-travel, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery/suspense/thriller.
  • Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).
  • Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • Use the hashtag #ContRom2016 when posting your reviews/updates/re-caps/monthly topics on social media.
  • To join this challenge, grab the 2016 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge button below and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. This will be your “update post” when doing the monthly link up.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2016 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge (your designated “update post” for the monthly link up) and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.
My level goal for the Contemporary Romance challenge is HOME RUN (16-20 books).

The Rules 


1. Choose the level you wish to participate:
Levels
  • Famished – 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries
  • Starving – 11 – 20 Cozy Mysteries
  • Satisfied – 21 – 40 Cozy Mysteries
  • Almost Full – 41 – 60 Cozy Mysteries
  • Completely Stuffed – 61 or more
2. You can Feed Your Need To Read with print, digital or audio books.
3. You do not have to post a review but the authors would appreciate it if you did. If you need help just let me know. 
4. You do not need to have a blog to participate.
Just keep track any way you wish and enter a link below if available or sign up in the comment section. You can even set up a special shelf on Goodreads.com to help you keep track! Your can also participate via Facebook. You can find the Event here.

The Rules 


  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
  • Sign up for the challenge using the link below. Please help spread the word about this challenge by writing a post on your blog.  Please write and publish a post on your blog stating your intent to participate.  In your post please somewhere include the challenge graphic and a link back directly to this post.
  • Come back to the blog starting in January to post your reviews via a link in the post.  At the end of every month I will randomly choose 1 entry/review for a $5 Amazon gift voucher sent by email to the recipient.  There will be a new link for reviews posted every month.
  • Crossovers from other challenges are absolutely alright!!
  • Don’t stress . . . and have fun reading!




  • The Rules 

    • Challenge begins Jan 1, 2016 and ends Dec 31, 2016
    • All review books that have been on your review list for 6+ months count.
    • Any book format counts.
    • Crossovers with other challenges are okay.
    • You pick the number of books for your individual challenge.
    • Once a quarter there will be a wrap up post to show off progress!


    The Rules 

    Challenge Dates: Jan 1, 2016 and ends Dec 31, 2016

    Set your pervy girl goal then get to reading! Once you've read it...review it then link it up in the review linky. Reviews don't have to be long. Even a sentence or two is awesome.

    What Counts:
    • Books MUST be read in 2016
    • All book formats count!
    • Re-reads and Challenge cross overs count!
    • Books can count for only ONE checklist item each
    Anyone can join! If you don't have a blog you can use a dedicated shelf on Goodreads or similar.

    I'm setting my goal for Level 2 (Still blushin'): 12 books to begin with, but I'm hoping to move up to Level 3 (Is it getting hot in here?) which is 24 books.





    1 comment:

    1. I am glad to see you signed up for the Cloak and Dagger as well as the Horror challenge as I am cohosting them both! I also signed up for a few of them that you did and almost signed up for crafty cozy but I signed up for so many this year I passed...lol.

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