2016 Reading Challenge

(One of many, I’m sure).

This is the reading challenge currently popping up in my social media feeds and blogs:

MMD-2016-Reading-ChallengeThis is still a list in progress, but here are my first thoughts:

A book published this year: The Raven King. This won’t be the only book published this year, but it’s definitely one of the ones I’m looking forward to the most. Because this series is amazing and I want it to end and don’t want it to end all at the same time.

A book you can finish in a day: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Read it. Drank the juice. Clean all the things!

A book you’ve been meaning to read: Scary Close. I know I need to read it. But, it’s going to make me think, and evaluate, and process and…

A book recommended by your local librarian or bookseller: still need this one. I’ll ask at my Friends meeting later in January 🙂

A book you should have read in school: Oh, so many. I avoided most of the classics because I just didn’t enjoy them. So, I’m going to say…. Crime and Punishment. I think I started it once and didn’t hate it.

A book chosen for you by your spouse, partner, sibling, child or BFF: Finishing the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms series recommended by Victoria!

A book published before you were born: The High King. 1969 Newbery Winner.

A book that was banned at some point: Pillars of the Earth. I’ve heard great things about this book. Time to read it.

A book you previously abandoned: A Clash of Kings. I really need to read these books. But then again, the next one may never actually be written, so…

A book you own but never have read: This is a lot of the books on my bookshelf right now. So many books. This one needs to be narrowed down still.

A book that intimidates you: Atlas Shrugged. It’s been on the list forever. But it’s huge. And the print is TINY.

A book you’ve already read at least once: To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s been a long time. It’s time to read it again.

What about you? What are you going to read in 2016?