Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2016
At the start of 2015, I pledged to read 200 books during the year. I’m glad to say, I’m almost there with a month to spare. I had signed up for the reading challenge on Goodreads and the Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge by The Book Vixen.
When Brianna (The Book Vixen) announced that she was quitting blogging and was looking for someone to take over this challenge, I knew I had to give it a shot.
I’m happy to be taking over the Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge from The Book Vixen. Thanks, Brianna.
If your goal for 2016 is to read more, then this is the reading challenge for you! Are you up for the challenge?
Reading Challenge Details:
Runs January 1, 2016– December 31, 2016 (books read prior to 1/1/2016 do not count towards the challenge).
You can join anytime before September 30, 2016. Sign up in the linky at the bottom of this post.
The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more in 2016 than you did in 2015. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down. Remember, the idea is to challenge yourself.
Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).
Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, mystery, etc.).
Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
To join the challenge, grab the 2016 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge button below and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too.
You do not have to be a blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2016 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.
Getting My Heart Rate Up: read 1–5 more books (or 250–1,499 more pages)
Out of Breath: read 6–10 more books (or 1,500–2,749 more pages)
Breaking a Sweat: read 11–15 more books (or 2,750–3,999 more pages)
I’m on Fire!: read 16+ more books (or 4,000+ more pages)
Sign Up Here
Please include your name & the name of your blog (e.g. Corinne @ CorinneRodrigues.com) with the direct URL link to your blog post or dedicated shelf (on Goodreads/LibraryThing/BookLikes). Any links to a blog’s home page or main profile will be deleted.
You can find a whole list of reading challenges here. You might want to sign up for the Contemporary Romance Challenge which was previously hosted by The Book Vixen and can now be found on Love At First Page.
23 thoughts on “Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2016”
I may have to try this
Think on it, you have time! 🙂
I always enjoy a list of books recommended??????
Hi Haralee – Wondering what genre you like? 🙂
My usual number of books in a year is around 5 to 6. Let me think if I should take up the challenge or not. 🙂 All the best, Corinne. 🙂
Vinitha that falls in the first category, so you can definitely take up the challenge.
Looking forward to a great reading year.
Thanks for hosting this challenge.
Have a great day!
Me too, Sherrie! And it’s a pleasure hosting this!
Hey , I am so glad I discovered your page and this reading challenge.
There was a time when I always had a book in my hand and I read more than 2 a month.
I have barely touched one in ages other than those quick reads one can finish off during a flight .
I am surely taking this challenge up to rediscover the world of reading via crisp fresh pages of a wholesome page turner!
Here’s to endless nights full of good reads 🙂
I’m so happy you’re keeping up this challenge! I haven’t done it before, but am looking forward to it. Sign up post pending 😉
Aww, you’re a sweetheart for linking to my challenge list <3 <3 <3
Well, I have to try it. Best wishes Corinne!!!
Left the link to my ‘Ushering the New year’ post . One of the key tasks I plan to take next year is 2016 Reading Challenge ! Already have 2 books in hand and a huge reading list to pursue.
Yet to figure out the Goodreads widget but we have time on our hands dont we .. an entire year to learn new things.
Wish you a fabulous new year Corrine 🙂
As last year, I have signed up for a lot of challenges, so I’m trying to space my sign-up posts out a little so as not to overwhelm my readers. I’ve got a post scheduled for this challenge for tomorrow and will come back with the link. Excellent of you to take over this challenge for Brianna, Corinne!
I am in for this challenge! Looking forward to read lots of books this year!
Is there a linky for reviews in this challenge?
Love this! Totally adding this to my challenge list!
I like the idea of doing this, but I’ve cut my reading target this year – mainly to write more books. I must remember to do it next year, though!
Checking in. My three month goal is 48.
Excited to be nine books away from goal with nine days left!
Hello, I did this reading challenge the last 3 years with the book Vixen. I know i’m a bit late to the party, but your post says we can join before September, but it says the Linksy is closed for this, so I can’t join in.
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Although this specific reading challenge is over, this is something anyone could repeat at any time! I love to read and have a bookshelf full of books, some of which I’ve never read. I think life gets busy, especially if you have children, or full-time jobs, or other priorities, finding the time to be able to sit and read is HARD. I like the idea of looking at it as a “challenge” or something to accomplish, that for me would push me to read more because I am a goal-oriented person. This article made me decide that I’m going to do my own reading challenge starting the first of the year and read all the books on my shelf I haven’t read!