Updated June 18, 2016: Included the list of books read this year that fit the prompts.
Last year I set a personal reading challenge goal of 24 books. I did pretty good. I managed to read 22 and am halfway through #23. If you’re interested, check out the books I read in 2015 on my Books Read Pinterest board.
And yes, I only just read the Game of Thrones series this year. I resisted for so so long, and then just gobbled them up. (I still haven’t watched the series yet though!)
Even though I didn’t quite meet my goal for 2015, I decided to up my goal slightly to 25 books for 2016. AND to make it even more fun (ie. challenging) for me, I decided to create a reading challenge of sorts.
Download the plain PDF version here. There’s enough space under each prompt so you can write down the titles as you go through the list.
I think the hardest prompt will be to find an author with my same initials. Anyone know an author with the initials U.P.? I think I may have set myself up to fail at this, ha.
I will be even sharing on Instagram. I even created a hashtag that I’ll use on Instagram: #25booksfor2016, so if you follow any of the prompts and want to share use the hashtag so I can check out what you’re reading!
I’ve added the names of the books using the prompts below. If the title is clickable I’ve posted a review of the book.
- A book that became a movie: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- A book from your childhood: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
- A book with a number in the title: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
- A book set in the future: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
- A book written by someone under 30
- A book with a colour in the title
- A mystery or thriller: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
- A book with magic
- A book with a one-word title: Gemini by Mark Burnell
- A book you own but have never read: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
- A nonfiction book: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
- A book that has been translated
- A popular author’s first book
- A book written by an author with your same initials
- A Pulitzer Prize winning book: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
- A book set in the spring
- A book based on a true story
- A book with a female heroine: The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
- A book with antonyms in the title: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
- A book with a green cover: Nuclear Jellyfish by Tim Dorsey
- A book that came out the year you were born:
- A book set somewhere you want to visit: The True History of Paradise by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
- A book that was published this year
- A book with pictures: Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
- A book with bad reviews
Other books I read that didn’t fit a prompt:
- MaddAdam by Margaret Atwood
- Atomic Lobster by Tim Dorsey
- Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson
- A Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
- The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
Have a safe and happy New Year! See you in 2016! Happy reading!