2016 Reading Challenge | 50 books, 50 categories

I’ve decided to set myself a little challenge for 2016. To read 50 books from of a diverse range of genres, themes and authors. I’ve made a list of 50 categories to help achieve this which features possibilities for both modern and classic fiction. My aim is have read every one by the end of 2016. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the same predictable boy-meets-girl cliches and movie tie-ins. It’s been a long time since I read a book that evoked any kind of emotion in me. I haven’t truly been invested into a character or transported into an authors world for a very long time. I thought putting together a reading challenge would be a fun way for this self-confessed bookworm to read a more diverse selection of titles and I’d love if you’d join me!

The Beautiful Bluebird: 2016 Reading Challenge - 50 books, 50 categories

  1. A book you haven’t read since high school
  2. A travel book
  3. A book about sibling rivalry 
  4. A book set in the roaring 20s
  5. A book based on a fairy tale
  6. A book by Terry Pratchett 
  7. A 19th century classic
  8. A book about spirituality or/and religion
  9. A book set during a war
  10. A coming-of-age book
  11. A book about life after death
  12. A book from the year you were born
  13. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book
  14. A book written by one of the Bronte sisters
  15. A science-fiction book
  16. A book you started but never finished
  17. A book that intimidates you
  18. A banned book
  19. A book written in the form of diary entries
  20. A classic children’s book
  21. A book recommend by someone on Twitter 
  22. A book written by a controversial author 
  23. A book by Stephen King
  24. A book with an apocalyptic theme
  25. A book about overcoming adversity
  26. A book about heartbreak or betrayal 
  27. A book about a doomed love affair
  28. A memoir of a criminal
  29. A book about time travel
  30. A book about conspiracy theories 
  31. A book with nonhuman characters
  32. The first book you pick up in a bookshop
  33. A book about a road trip
  34. An America classic
  35. A true crime book
  36. A book containing mythical creatures
  37. A book based solely on it’s cover
  38. The current NY Times Bestseller
  39. A celebrity memoir 
  40. A graphic novel – The Killing Game
  41. A book about a desert island
  42. A book about magic/witchcraft – The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg
  43. A book about revenge
  44. A collection of poems
  45. A book set in the future
  46. A book about greed and corruption
  47. A book translated from another language into English
  48. A self-help book – Calm by Michael Acton Smith
  49. A book you’d be embarrassed to read in public
  50. A book set at Christmas.

I’ve already started on my first title ‘The Mermaid’s Sister’ by Carrie Anne Nobel and can’t wait to share my thoughts with you. I’ll let you know which category it falls under in my review coming shortly, although it’s pretty obvious from the title! I hope you join me on my reading challenge and I’d love to here your book recommendations.

Happy Reading fellow book worms!