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2016 Reading Challenges

Hello bookwyrms!

The time is upon us once again to decide what challenges to participate in during 2016. Last year (2015) I participated in PopSugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge, BOOKRIOT’s Read Harder Challenge, and I had set up my own reading challenge to keep track of the books I read during the year to coincide with GoodRead’s 2015 Reading Challenge.

This year I have decided to participate in a few more challenges. I made sure to pick ones that would coincide with the challenges I normally participate in. You can find them all listed below along with the links in case any of my readers want to participate as well.


PopSugar’s 2016 Ultimate Reading Challenge

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Book Riot’s  2016 Read Harder Challenge

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A note from Bekka at Pretty Deadly Reviews:

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to finally be posting the sign-ups for the Backlist Books Reading Challenge! I’ve wanted a challenge like this for some time and I am so proud to finally be taking the reins and doing it myself. It’s so easy to get swept up in ARCs or new releases, but when I first started blogging and reviewing, I was posting about books that had been out for a little while, books that I read before I started blogging, and whatever my library may have had available. There are so many amazing and wondrous books that came before 2015 and I think we need to get back to those! Don’t let those gems you may have missed go overlooked any longer.

The deets

  • This is a 2016 challenge, running from January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2016
  • For these purposes, I’m counting backlist books as anything published a year or more before the day you read it. So if it’s January 1st, 2016, the book you’re reading must have been published in 2014 or earlier
  • Books must be read and reviewed. You do not need a blog to enter, but a tumblr, a Goodreads account, just some place to put a little blurb after you’re done reading. A review can be a traditional review, a booktube video, a few sentences on GR. It’s up to you
  • I’m not going to have any levels or anything like that. Read as much or as little as you want!

The giveaways

  • There will be two giveaways – one at the end of June, and one at the end of December
  • The giveaways will be international, but you must be signed up in order to enter
  • Every backlist review is another entry
  • The giveaways will be for 2 backlist titles, for one winner

To enter


A note from Tracy at Cornerfolds:
Challenge Guidelines
  • 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 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!

Challenge Levels

  • Recruit– Read and review 1-5 dystopian books to receive the Recruit badge.
  • Rebel– Read and review 6-10 dystopian books to receive the Rebel badge.
  • Revolutionist– Read and review 11-15 dystopian books to receive the Revolutionist badge.
  • Leader– Read and review 16+ dystopian books to receive the Leader badge.

Lists to Get You Started

How to Sign Up

  • Enter your information in the Linky as follows: Your name @ Your blog name (i.e. Tracy @ Cornerfolds).
  • If you are a blogger, grab the button below, create a blog post or page letting us know you are participating in this challenge and what your personal goal is ― be sure to link back to this post!
  • If you are not a blogger, you can use Goodreads (or any other book tracking site) and create a shelf for the challenge and link to that
  • Lastly, Tweet about the reading challenge!

My personal goal for this challenge is to read at least 3-4 dystopian novels


 

A note from Tracy at Cornerfolds:

Challenge Guidelines
  • 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 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!

Challenge Levels

  • Running Scared– Read and review 1-5 horror books to receive the Running Scared badge and receive an entry into a giveaway to win a $5 gift card!
  • Brave Reader– Read and review 6-10 horror books to receive the Brave Reader badge and receive an entry into a giveaway to win a $10 gift card!
  • Fearless– Read and review 11-15 horror books to receive the Fearless badge and receive an entry into a giveaway to win a $15 gift card!
  • Horror Hound-Read and review 16+ horror books to receive the Horror Hound badge and receive an entry into a giveaway to win a $20 gift card!

Lists to Get You Started

How to Sign Up

  • Enter your information in the Linky tool below as follows: Your name @ Your blog name (i.e. Tracy @ Cornerfolds).
  • If you are a blogger, grab the button below, create a blog post or page letting us know you are participating in this challenge and what your personal goal is ― be sure to link back to this post!
  • If you are not a blogger, you can use Goodreads (or any other book tracking site) and create a shelf for the challenge and link to that
  • Lastly, Tweet about the reading challenge using #2016HorrorChallenge!

For this challenge my goal is to read at least 2-3 horror novels. I am hoping, however, to be able to read more. 


 

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A note from Emily at Falling For YA:
Welcome to the third annual Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge!

Have you ever logged on to Edelweiss or Netgalley with the intention of “Just Looking” and then logged off having requested 5 new titles even though your TBR is a mile long? This challenge will (hopefully) give you the incentive to tackle your review books, stumble upon new ones, and get your Netgalley percentage to the desired 80%!

Challenge Guidelines

  • The challenge will run from Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015.
  • Anyone is welcome to join. You do not need to be a blogger, just post your reviews and come back every month to link them up.
  • Any genre, release date, request date, length, etc. counts so long as it came from Edelweiss or Netgalley.
  • At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews.
  • If you forget to link up one month it’s not a problem just add your reviews next month.
  • If you would like to move up or down levels that is completely fine and at your discretion.
  • If you have any questions tweet me @FallingForYA or e-mail Emisbookblog@aol.com!

Levels

  • Bronze – 10 Books
  • Silver – 25 Books
  • Gold – 50 Books
  • Platinum – 75 Books
  • Diamond – 100 Books

 

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A note from Kelly at Belle of the Literati:

The Re-Read Challenge Details

1. This challenge will run from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016. The sign-up linky will remain open until the mid January, but you can join at any time by adding your intro post to any monthly re-read recap links.
2. Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it’s a re-read.
3. There will have two giveaways – one at the six-month point and one at the end of the year. Giveaway details posted closer to the halfway point!
4. You don’t have to follow my blog to participate or be entered in the giveaways, although it’d be nice! Especially tweet at me @xoxokellynina because I’d love to keep in the loop about re-reading and what you guys are up to!

How You Sign Up

1. Write a post about joining The 2016 Re-Read Challenge on your blog. In the post, include the banner, a link back to our sign-up page, the number of books you’d like to re-read and list some books you’re hoping to re-read for the challenge.
2. Add the direct link to your sign-up post in the linky.
3. Optional: Put the challenge button in your sidebar (grab link available at the bottom of the post).
4. DONE. It’s as easy as that to get started.

How You Participate

1. Re-read some books!
2. In the first week of each month, I will post a re-read recap on here on Belle of the Literati that includes a linky that will be open all month. Write a post detailing what you re-read the last month, and add the direct link to our linky to be entered in our giveaways.
3. If you write any re-read reviews (it’s totally optional!), add those to the monthly linky for additional entries (one per post) in our giveways.
4. If you miss a monthly post, just link up your reviews and/or recap in the linky during the next month.
For this challenge I am hoping to re-read between 5-10 books, more if I have the time.

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A note from Mel at The Daily Prophecy:

This year I will be hosting the Fairytale challenge for the second time. Let’s go through the details:

  • The challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st 2016.
  • You can sign up on your blog, Goodreads, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter: whatever suits you. Make sure you link to a specific post/tweet/photo/etc, instead of a regular link to your account. (Or have some proof by posting the banner in your sidebar!)
  • The goal is to read fairytale retellings, but if you want you can also pick other retellings. Think about mythology, myths, legends and folk tales. It’s all up to you!
    Here are a couple of books you can pick from:
    my bookshelf with fairytale retellings.
    Listopia best books of mythology.
    Listopia mythologies and retellings of fairytales & classics.
    Listopia mythology/folklore.
    Listopia myths/legends/folktales.
  • You can read Middle Grade, Young Adult and Adult books for this challenge.
  • Obviously, the book doesn’t have to be published in 2016 and re-reads count.
  • Physical, e-books, Audio books and novella’s all count.
  • Cross-linking your books from/with other challenges count.
  • There are 6 different levels you can aim for:-Enchanted Moura: 1 – 4 books.
    -Goose Girl: 5 – 9 books.
    -Evil Queen: 10 – 15 books.
    -Wise princess: 16 – 20 books.
    -Kuma Lisa: 21 – 25 books.
    -Cheshire cat: 26+ books
    .
  • Every beginning of the month I will make a link-up post where you put all your reviews and update posts. These link-up posts will have informative/fun introductions, just like last year. I will also focus more on other retellings and there will be a giveaway in December. You can win extra entries throughout the entire challenge.
  • Format for the link-up:
    UPDATE  @ your name/blog name.
    REVIEW – book title @ your name/blog name.
  • Use the hash tag #fairytaleRC on Twitter and Instagram.

For this challenge I am aiming for the first level: between 1-4 books.

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