Katsyxo 2016 Reading Challenge

katsyxo 2016 reading challenge

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! If you are anything like me, you like to start the New Year with  new reading goals, and like me you might have turned to a reading challenge or 2 in previous years to help motivate you to stick to your reading  goals.

If you’re anything like me, that reading challenge probably did not work.

After giving it some thought, I think the main reason these challenges have not worked well for me is because in order to complete them you essentially have to make sure every book you read fits one of the reading challenge requirements, and that is simply impractical. There are always going to be books that you really want to read, but that do not count towards the challenge you chose, and when the challenge is a list 50 books long, you might not have enough time to read both the books you really want to read and the ones you need to read to meet the challenge requirements.

To solve this little dilemma, I decided to create a reading challenge of my own this year. Instead of including 50 different challenge books, I only included 12; one for every month. That means that I can read one challenge book per month, and still have plenty of time to read all of the many other books on my ever growing TBR list.

My theme for 2016 is discovery, so it was only fitting that the Katsyxo Reading Challenge fit that concept as well.

Katsyxo 2016 Reading Challenge

  1. Read a book based solely on the cover
  2. Read a book in a genre you normally avoid
  3. Read an author debut novel from 2016
  4. Read a book you’ve owned for ages but have never read
  5. Read a book you started but never finished
  6. Read a classic you’ve never read before
  7. Read a memoir by someone with very different experiences than your own
  8. Read a book set in a (real) place you’ve never been to
  9. Read a book you’ve already seen the movie of
  10. Read a book by an author you’ve never heard of
  11. Read a nonfiction book about something you wish you knew more about
  12. Read a book that is a retelling of an old story you love

You are of course free to read the books in any order that you choose- I doubt I will even be going in the order of the list. I hope this challenge encourages you to seek out books you might not have read otherwise, and to discover new stories, places, and experiences, both real and fictional.

If you are interested in following my progress with this reading challenge follow me on Goodreads, and follow Katsyxo on bloglovin – I will post updates at the end of every month! If you do choose to take the Katsyxo Reading Challenge, I hope you’ll check back in here, on Goodreads, or even on Twitter and tell me how its going throughout the year!