2016 Reading Challenge Book List

I decided to challenge myself this year with an official, mostly determined list of 40 books to read this year.  I normally read 75+ books a year, but many times they are just paperback novels that don’t take much brain power to process

So here is my current list which was derived from several sources including the 2016 Reading Challenge from popsugar.com  I found on Pinterest. Book titles in Blue have been read/completed already with the date finished. Purple titles are currently being read. books after #40 are additional books I’ve read and are marked in Orange.
I’ll be updating the list thru out the year!

  1. A book based on a Fairy Tale: Cinder by Marissa Meyer 3/21/16
  2. A National Book Award winner: Redeployment by Phil Klay
  3. A YA bestseller: Looking for Alaska by John Green 5/16/16
  4. A book you haven’t read since High School: The Shadow Riders by Louis L’Amour A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle 8/19/16
  5. A book set in your home state: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry The Shadow Riders by Louis L’Amour 8/19/16
  6. A book translated into English: The Nimrod Flipout: Stories by Etgar Keret
  7. A romance set in the future: Born of Legend by Sherrilyn Kenyon 6/25/16
  8. A book set in Europe: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah The Girl from Krakow by Alex Rosenberg 4/29/16
  9. A book under 150 pages: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery 10/23/16
  10. A New York Times Best Seller: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrow & Mary Ann Shaffer 10/18/16
  11. A book that is becoming a movie this year: How to be Single by Liz Tuccillo Miss Peregrine’s Home for Perculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 4/6/16
  12. A book recommended on Facebook: Soulless by Gail Carriger
  13. A Self Improvement Book: Men, Women & Worthiness by Brené Brown 3/22/16(turns out it’s not a book at all but a really great pod cast!!)
    1. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
  14. A book you can finish in a day: The Thief’s Daughter by Jeff Wheeler 10/29/16
  15. A book written by a celebrity/comedian: My French Whore by Gene Wilder Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris 5/3/16
  16. A political memoir: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali 1/10/16
  17. A book at least 100 year older than you: TBD
  18. A book with more than 600 pages: Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan The Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher 1/10/16
  19. A Sci-Fi novel: Marque & Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon To Ride Pegasus By Anne McCaffrey 4/4/16
  20. A book recommended by a family member: Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon 3/20/16
  21. A book published in 2016: Harmony Black by Craig Shaefer 2/17/16
  22. A book set in Summer: Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand 6/22/16
  23. A murder mystery: A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters 8/26/16
  24. A dystopian novel: The Beautiful Ones by Lori Brighton The Handmaiden’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 8/17/16
  25. A book with a blue cover: The Color of Heaven by Julianne MacLean 1/14/16
  26. A book of Poetry: The Poet’s Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family by John Lithgow 4/13/16
  27. A classic from the 20th Century: A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
  28. An Autobiography: Night by Elie Wiesel 12/20/16
  29. A book about a road trip: Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert 5/12/16
  30. A book about an unfamiliar culture: Flame Tree Road by Shona Patel 10/27/16
  31. A book about Faith/Religion/Belief: The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris 
  32. A book that might inspire you: Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber 2/20/16
  33. A book by an author you would rather not read: The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks 4/13/16
  34. Book #1 2 of a series: Pacific Vortex by Clive Cussler Acedem’s Fury by Jim Butcher 1/16/16
  35. Book #2 3 of a series: The Mediterranean Caper by Clive Cussler Cursor’s Fury by Jim Butcher
  36. Book #3 4 of a series: Iceburg by Clive Cussler Captain’s Fury by Jim Butcher 2/2/16
  37. A book you have read more than once: At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon 6/15/16
  38. Random Pick #1: Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross 1/24/16
  39. Random Pick #2: The Lumby Lines by Gail Fraser 2/18/16
  40. Random Pick #3: Pegasus in Flight by Anne McCaffrey 4/4/16
  41. Extra Reading: Princep’s Fury by Jim Butcher 2/17/16
  42. Extra Reading: Fear the Survivors by Stephen Moss 2/29/16
  43. Extra Reading: Pegasus in Space by Anne McCaffrey 4/5/16
  44. Extra Reading: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 3/28/16
  45. Extra Reading: Cress by Marissa Meyer 4/4/16
  46. Extra Reading: Winter by Marrisa Meyer 4/10/16
  47. Extra Reading: The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey 4/12/16
  48. Extra Reading: Damia by Anne McCaffrey 4/16/16
  49. Extra Reading: Damia’s Children by Anne McCaffrey 4/19/16
  50. Extra Reading: Lyon’s Pride by Anne McCaffrey 4/21/16
  51. Extra Reading: The Tower & The Hive by Anne McCaffrey 4/23/16
  52. Extra Reading: Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey 5/4/16
  53. Extra Reading: Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey 5/15/16
  54. Extra Reading:The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent by Larry Correia 6/15/16
  55. Extra Reading: Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia 6/20/16
  56. Extra Reading: Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia 6/30/16
  57. Extra Reading: Monster Hunter Alpha by Larry Correia 7/4/16
  58. Extra Reading: Monster Hunter Legion by Larry Correia 7/10/16
  59. Extra Reading: Monster Hunter Nemesis by Larry Correia 7/20/16
  60. Extra Reading: Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh 8/1/16
  61. Extra Reading: Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh 8/5/16
  62. Extra Reading: Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon 8/10/16
  63. Extra Reading: Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber 8/15/16
  64. Extra Reading: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 8/22/16
  65. Extra Reading: After You by Jojo Moyes 8/25/16
  66. Extra Reading: On Basilisk Station(Honor Harrington #1) by David Weber 9/10/16
  67. Extra Reading: The Honor of the Queen(Honor Harrington #2) by David Weber 9/22/16
  68. Extra Reading: The Short Victorious War (Honor Harrington, #3) by David Weber 9/27/16
  69. Extra Reading: Field of Dishonor (Honor Harrington, #4) by David Weber 10/4/16
  70. Extra Reading: Flag in Exile (Honor Harrington, #5) by David Weber 10/10/16
  71. Extra Reading: Honor Among Enemies (Honor Harrington, #6) by David Weber 10/18/16
  72. Extra Reading:The Promise of Provence by Patricia Sands 10/19/16
  73. Extra Reading: The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler 10/22/16
  74. Extra Reading: In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington #7) by David Weber 10/30/16
  75. Extra Reading: Echoes of Honor (Honor Harrington #8) by David Weber 11/4/16
  76. Extra Reading: Ashes of Victory (Honor Harrington #9) by David Weber 11/10/16
  77. Extra Reading: War of Honor (Honor Harrington #10) by David Weber 11/22/16
  78. Extra Reading: At All Costs (Honor Harrington #11) by David Weber 11/30/16
  79. Extra Reading: Crown of Slaves (Crown of Slaves – Honor Harrington universe Book 1) by David Weber & Eric Flint 12/22/16

As I read a book I’ll be offering up a mini book review and crossing it off the list.  As you will see there are several spots where I haven’t picked a book yet(To Be Decided)  If you have a suggestion please let me know!!  I tend to get stuck in a rut when it comes to books.