Saturday, January 2, 2016

My Reading Goal for 2016

Every year I set a goal for myself - just a little something to keep me focused.  Every year, I do the Goodreads challenge - if you aren't my friend on goodreads look me up! ( )  

 This year my goal on Goodreads is 135 books.    I also am part of the PopSugar Reading challenge group on facebook.  This year, we selected our own tasks, which I am really excited about.   Part of my personal goal is to encourage more diversity  in my own reading - more male authors, more authors from different cultures, more genre variety, etc   I think this list is going to help me accomplish that.  Check it out!

1.            Newbury Award winner – Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
2.       Nebula/ Hugo Award Winner- Red Shirts by John Scalzi
3.       Man Booker Prize Winner – Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
4.       Russian Classic – In the First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
5.       Book of Poetry – A Bit of Tickle for the Mind by Melinda McIntosh
6.       A Self help book – Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist
7.       A YA book – Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway
8.       Sports Themed Book – The Gipper: George Gipp, Knute Rockne and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football by Jack Cavanaugh
9.       Biography of a person you admire – JRR Tolkien: A Biography
10.   Fantasy – The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
11.   Science Fiction – Morning Star by Pierce Brown
12.   Dystopian – Not on Fire but Burning by Greg Hrbek
13.   American Literature – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
14.   NonFiction – The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
15.   Historical Fiction
16.   Best Seller
17.   Debut Novel – The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford
18.   Book with Alliteration in the Title – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Clare.
19.   A book because of it’s cover – You, Me, Him by Kris Dinnison
20.   A book with Summer in the Title – Summer House with Swimming Pool  by Herman Koch
21.   A book with Winter in the title – The Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong
22.   A book with a yellow cover – Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
23.   Author Shares my first name – The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halsie Anderson
24.   New Author from 2015 challenge – The Men We Reaped by Jessmyn Ward
25.   A book set in Asia – The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry
26.   A book set in the state where you were born:  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
27.   A book about your heritage
28.   A book about a state you would like to visit – We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
29.   Main character has the same profession – The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell
30.   A book about music – The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto by Mitch Albom
31.   A book your father loves
32.   A book about an Island – The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
33.   The Main character  is an animal – The Humans by Matt Haig
34.   Book dealing with social issues – Crazy Love by Leslie Morgan Steiner
35.   Opposing Political Point of View
36.   A book bout time travel – All our Yesterdays by Cristinn Terrill
37.   A book about books – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
38.   A book about pirates
39.   A Retelling – Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen
40.   Published in 2016 – All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
41.   A book over 100 – Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
42.   A book outside my comfort zone –
43.   A free book – The Oddfits by Tiffany Tsao
44.   Inspirational Story – Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway by Peter Zheutin
45.   Book a friend recommended
46.   A Guilty Pleasure – The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
47.   A book that doesn’t fit anywhere else
48.   A book that will make you smarter – Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull
49.   Bit Lit – Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
50.   A book that promotes women’s rights
51.   Erotica – The Woodsman by Belle Scarlette
52.   Adventure Novel – To Kill the Potemkin by Mark Joseph
53.   A book everyone’s read but me – Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
54.   A book about heroes – The Right Stuff by Thomas Wolfe
A book where the protagonist is a different gender

1 comment:

  1. That's quite a goal! Good luck, I'm sure you'll kill it!