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Thinking About 2016

That’s right, it’s that awful time of year again. We need our New Year’s resolutions, we need to work out what we want to read (and how much we want to read). School will be starting up again soon in New Zealand, so I need to start working out how to manage all of that. It’s hard work! But, I’ll be way more mad if I leave this for too long, and don’t have a solid plan for what I’m doing. SO, without further ado, my 2016 reading challenges:

  1. The E Book Challenge. This one is incredibly simple. Read as many e books as you can! I have so many that I leave unread, it’s getting insane… So I’m aiming for at least one a month on this challenge
  2. Flights of Fantasy. Again, pretty simple. Read as many fantasy books as you can! I’m aiming for ten minimum, but I plan to revisit all these challenges in the middle of the year, so my number might change then
  3. Rock My TBR. This is the one I’m most excited about! Reading books that we own, but haven’t read yet. These can be ones we own now, or ones we buy at any point in the year. I have so many of these it’s not funny… The challenge is to read at least one a month, and I’m going to stick with thatRock My TBR
  4. Finishing the Series. Finish as many series as you can. This can be starting completely new ones, or finishing ones you only have one book left to read. I want to finish three series – which ones they are is yet to be decided…
  5. Popsugar 2016. Honestly, this is the one I’m dreading the most… This one challenges us to read really specific books, to “broaden our horizons”. I’m a reader who likes to stick with what I know. HOWEVER, if I fail at this, I don’t mind! I’ll do my best, but I’m not going to pick something up that I know I’ll hate just so I can complete a challenge, or ignore books I’m really excited about reading to read one of these books. I will do my best though. When I do the mid-year check in I mentioned, I’ll probably plan out what I haven’t read yet

Popsugar 2016

I know, I’m being incredibly ambitious this year! But in a lot of cases, I could read one book that will count for all my challenges (and that’s completely within my rules).

If you have any recommendations that fit any of these challenges, please let me know! There are some that I’m going to really struggle with, so if you know something you think I’d enjoy, I will love you FOREVER. Also, tell me what you’ve challenged yourself to do!




I was a book blogger for a while, and I now blog about every little thing in life I can think of. Bear with me while I try all these new posts out... I'm a New Zealand teen who gets angry about the world (but not angry enough for tumblr). I like to capture the world through photos and words, and read in all the moments in nz-squadbetween. I have an overwhelming desire to see every corner of the world I possibly can, and hug the people I love in all those corners. I can't do make up to save myself, and you're more likely to find me buying matching stationary than matching clothes. My nerd hobbies include a new found love of the Avengers, reading YA, watching Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, and every vlogger I can find, and being the last person on the music bandwagons. I have big plans for the rest of my life, including university, teaching, travelling, and having an army of puppies. I plan to blog every second of it!

21 thoughts on “Thinking About 2016

  1. That is a fun challenge, and pretty comprehensive too! Hopefully it won’t be too hard for you to find a book to accomplish each goal. πŸ˜›

    I just came back from vacation and didn’t have time yet to sit down and think about what I want to do in 2016, but I definitely will pretty soon.

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  2. Here for moral support! I’ll be doing the Finishing the Series and the Popsugar challenge. Totally agree that I’m dreading the Popsugar one… especially the 100 years older than you. I am just terrible at reading classics and such XD

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      1. Would love to do that! I was thinking of maybe reading through Pride and Prejudice because I’ve never picked up anything by Jane Austen. Maybe The Great Gatsby for the 20th Century classic? I bought it promising myself I’d read it… you can probably guess how that turned out πŸ˜€

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  3. Here’s hoping you can get all the reading you want done! πŸ™‚
    I started to finish all the series I started, but never finished a couple months ago, it’s hard! I’m still trying to get through all these series that I started but then just dropped, and I can’t even remember the reason I dropped it!

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