2016 Challenges

It's that time again. Time to start thinking about next year's challenges. I've already posted the sign-up pages for those that I will be sponsoring in 2016. And I've given some thought to my challenge-aholic ways. I've decided to put myself on a "challenge diet." After all, I think forty-two challenges (my current total for 2015) is a bit much. We'll see if I stick to a resolution to tone it down any better than all those New Year's Resolutions made in January. My intentions are to do mystery-related and challenges based on books read and fewer challenges that would require me to read books I don't already have on the TBR piles.

Here is where I'll keep track of the challenges I do sign up for. I will enter the completion dates in the brackets as they come along.

1. Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt (Completed 4/27/16)
2. Mount TBR  (Commitment Met 9/13/16--still reading)
3. Travel the World in Books  (Year four goal completed 5/23/16)) [was Around the World]
4. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (5 book goal completed )
5. Non-Fiction Adventure (2016 Goal Completed 12/27/16 
6. Read One Million Pages [perpetual] (2016 goal completed ) 
7. A Century of Books (Year 3 goal completed 12/14/16)
8. Vintage SciFi Month [January only] (Completed 1/31/16)
9. What's in a Name (completed 2/17/16)
10. What an Animal IX (completed 5/9/16)
11. Cruisin' Thru the Cozies (Completed 4/30/16)
12. 2016 Sci-Fi Experience (Completed 1/31/16)
13. Goodreads Challenge (Completed 12/31/16)
14. Cloak & Dagger (Completed 4/1/16)
15. Charity Reading Challenge (Completed 3/15/16)
16. Color Coded Challenge (Completed 6/6/16)
17. Outdo Yourself (Completed 12/31/16)
18. 100+ Book Challenge (Completed 8/30/16)
19. Monthly Keywords (Completed 12/18/16)
20. Reading Challenge Addict (16+ Challenges Completed 6/6/16)
21. TBR Triple Dog Dare (Completed 4/1/16)
22. European Reading Challenge (Completed 5/10/16)
23. A-Z Mystery Author (Completed 3/15/16)
24. Mystery Reporter Challenge (Completed 7/17/16) 
25. Women Challenge (Completed 4/28/16)
26. Lady Detective Challenge (Completed 4/27/16) 
27. 52 Books in 52 Weeks (Completed 12/27/16) 
28. My Kind of Mystery (Completed 5/23/16) 
29. Title Fight Reading Challenge (Completed 3/20/16)
30. Mad Reviewer Reading Challenge (Completed 9/3/16)
31. Semi-Charmed Summer 2016 (Completed 7/20/16)
32. 20 Books of Summer (Completed 7/29/16) 
33. R.I.P. Event (Completed 10/31/16) 
34. Semi-Charmed Winter 2016-17 (Completed 1/31/17)
35. Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge (Completed 12/30/16) 



Jamie Ghione said...

Hi, I saw this on Novel Challenges. I think it's one that's up your alley:

Bev Hankins said...

Jamie: You're absolutely right. Thanks for pointing it out! Off to sign up. :-)

J.G. said...

Bev, you're the Challenge Queen so I'd love to get your feedback about some challenge ideas I have for next year, when and if you have time. I will be ever so grateful!

Here's the post: http://hotchpotcafe.blogspot.com/2016/08/challenge-ideas-if-you-please.html

Jamie Ghione said...

The Semi Charmed Winter Challenge is now up:

Bev Hankins said...

Ooooh! Thanks, Jamie!

Jamie Ghione said...

Hi, are you going to be doing any of your challenges next year? I always love doing the Color-Coded one. I have four planned for next year and have submitted them to a Novel Challenge, but they haven't been posted yet. I was ahead of the game by posting them on my blog last month.

Bev Hankins said...


I've re-upped the Vintage Scavenger Hunt & Mount TBR and I've added the Follow the Clues Challenge. I've posted a poll about the Color Coded & Read It Again, Sam challenges and it looks like those will be a go as well. Plan to post the new sign-ups for those soon.