2016 Reading Challenges!

December 21, 2015 Challenges 3

Hello everyone! Octavia and I are gearing up for the new year with some reading challenges! Here are the ones we’ve signed up for:

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

Sign Up: Contemporary Romance 2016 Reading Challenge!

The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge was originally created and hosted byPearl’s World of Romance, passed on to Fatin at Romance Book Maven, then passed on to Brianna at The Book Vixen, and is now hosted by Gone with the Words and Love at First Page.

This challenge basically entails reading contemporary romance! It can either be NA/YA/A and doesn’t have to be m/f. I tend to read a ton of romance anyway so I figure a reading challenge would be fun to keep track of it all! You can read more and sign up here!

Shelly’s Goal: 10

Octavia’s Goal: 5 excluding DNFs

The Backlist Books Reading Challenge hosted by Pretty Deadly Reviews





The goal of this challenge is to catch up on old books. Every book that you read that’s been published over a year ago counts towards the challenge! I do have tons of books that I’ve never gotten to but have been on my shelves for a while and I think this is the perfect way to catch up on my reading. Sign up links and more info on the challenge can be found via the banner above!

Shelly’s Goal: 10

Octavia’s Goal: 20

Also hosted by Pretty Deadly Reviews

LGBTQIA Books Reading Challenge



This really needs no explanation, LGBTQIA+ reading challenge is just my  thing (Shelly)! Click the above logo to sign up!

Shelly’s Goal: 10

Octavia’s Goal: 4

Prequel and Sequel Challenge hosted by Novel Heartbeat & Writer Grrl Reads

Prequel Sequel Challenge

This one I’m (Octavia) super excited about, because it gives me a good reason to binge read a few of the series sitting on my shelves. To view the full rules and to sign up click here!

Shelly’s Goal: 10

Octavia’s Goal: 20


Debut Author Challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl


This one doesn’t need an explanation either. YAY DEBUT’S!!!!!

Shelly’s Goal: 10

Octavia’s Goal: 10


The Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

This challenge is more “to do list” format. I’d do a horrible job of explaining it past that so please check out the link above! Shelly and I are really excited to see what books we read for this challenge since we’re sure it’s going to push us outside our comfort zone!

Shelly’s Goal: Complete the list

Octavia’s Goal: Complete the list


Re-Read Challenge hosted by Belle of The Literati


This one is really near and dear to my heart. Rereading is seriously one of my favorite things to do! It brings me to happy place and it makes me remember that I blog because I read not the other way around.

Shelly’s Goal: 10

Octavia’s Goal: 12


And, in case you missed it, I recently ran a twitter poll and it looks like in addition to a 2016 ARC August challenge there will be a 2016 ARC April! I promise to have more details for you by the end of February. Just know I’m ready for you lovelies!


3 Responses to “2016 Reading Challenges!”

  1. La La in the Library

    Thanks for your list because all this last year I have been talking about books I want to re-read, so I think I will join the re-read challenge. I have a mini-challenge I am doing for ereader clean up, of free and nearly free books, that only runs until the end of March, so I will be set up for ARC April! I also have the Rock My TBR Challenge on my list. Good luck ladies. 🙂
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  2. Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

    I had such a good time with reading challenges this year, that I cannot wait sign up for some for 2016. I’m still working out which ones I will sign-up for this year. But FOR SURE I’m signing up for the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. I did the Re-read challenge last year, and totally kicked butt at it. But I’m not sure I want to focus on that next year.

    But I am definitely interested in the Backlist challenge! I hadn’t heard of it so I’m glad you guys mentioned it here.
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