2016 Goodreads Challenge

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This is my fourth year participating in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. The aim is to read a chosen number of books over 12 consecutive months. Last year I copied my goal from the year before: read one book per week, for a total of 52 books.

I more than DOUBLED my goal and read over 130 books! I got kind of close to tripling my goal. I only needed about 20 more books…

With that being said, I pushed myself last year even when I didn’t want to. I felt like I read more in 2014, so it kind of made me feel less successful, but I actually read more books in 2015. Many of them were children’s books for my features in March and April.

I am setting my goal the same as it has been. My goal is 52 books, and I want to see if I can triple it. I want to know if I have it in me.

Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge

  1. The Sound of the Stones by Beth Hammond
  2. The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer
  3. Broken Things to Mend by Karey White
  4. Feast of Fates by Christian A. Brown
  5. Not Always Happenstance by Rachael Anderson
  6. Dog Goner by Cynthia Port
  7. Zach Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth by Jeff Anderson
  8. Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
  9. Brain Camp by Susan Kim, et al.
  10. Night of the Purple Moon by Scott Cramer
  11. If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram
  12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  13. Colony East by Scott Cramer
  14. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  15. A Buss from Lafayette by Dorthea Jensen
  16. The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
  17. Liberty Frye and the Sails of Fate by J.L. Mccready
  18. The Siren by Elicia Hyder
  19. Doing It Over by Catherine Bybee
  20. The Untamed Earl by Valerie Bowman
  21. Noble Secrets by Cecilia Dominic
  22. Aether Spirit by Cecilia Dominic
  23. 27 Days to Midnight by Krista Kruppa
  24. Dragons Are Real by Valarie Budayr
  25. Love is Come by Heather B. Moore
  26. Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
  27. Four Chambers by Julie Wright
  28. The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer
  29. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  30. It’s In His Smile by Shelly Alexander
  31. Caught Bread Handed by Ellie Alexander
  32. The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse
  33. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  34. Heart Like Mine by Maggie McGinnis
  35. Study Hall of Justice by Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen
  36. Awkward by  Svetlana Chmakova
  37. The Money Tree by Helen Yeomans
  38. The Earl’s New Bride by Frances Fowlkes
  39. The SockKids Say NO to Bullying by Michael John Sullivan
  40. A Love That Never Tires by Allyson Jeleyne
  41. Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee
  42. Regarding Anna by Florence Osmund
  43. Dodger by Terry Pratchett
  44. Gertrude and Toby’s Friday Adventure by Shari Tharp
  45. O’er the River Liffey by Heidi Ashworth
  46. Between Heaven and Earth by Michele Paige Holmes
  47. Trouble River by Betsy Byars
  48. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  49. Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch by Shana Gorian
  50. Parallel Roads by Mel Teshco
  51. Wish Upon a Bear by Harmony Raines
  52. Oklahoma Christmas Blues by Maggie Shayne
  53. Adventurous Proposal by Laura Barnard
  54. Mistletow at Moonglow by Deborah Garner
  55. Faith in Every Footstep by Wesley Banks