Another 2016 challenge announcement!

Yep. I’m back again. I can’t help the fact that I have seen some amazing 2016 challenges this past week, that are right up my alley. I do think that unless I see another challenge that really wows me, I’ll stick to this one, the Goodreads Award challenge I mentioned yesterday and my normal Goodreads reading challenge. But yes, let’s get into the details!

So, the challenge I want to partake in is the Backlist Books Reading Challenge, hosted by Bekka @ Pretty Deadly ReviewsI was told of this challenge by Paloma @ Pages and Pineapples (whose blog name I totally love). Thank you so much Paloma! I really love the challenge, and I’m so grateful that it made you think of my post on reading more “lesser-known” books. 

So here are the details of the challenge, which you can obviously also find on Bekka’s post I’ve linked above:

  • The challenge runs from January 1st, 2016 until December 31st, 2016
  • A backlist book is a book published a year or more before the date you read it. So if it’s January 1st, 2016, the book you’re reading must have been published in 2014. (or earlier) 
  • You have to read and review the book
  • There will also be giveaways which you can enter by reviewing a backlist book! 

So if this sounds like a challenge you want to take part in, go to Bekka’s blog and leave your blog link! That’s really all it takes. 

I am taking part in the Goodreads Award Challenge 2016!

So this is my announcement post. In 2016, I want to take part in the Goodreads Award Challenge Books of Amber is hosting!

Her explanation resonated so much with me. Every year, when it’s time to vote for the Goodreads Awards, I’m sitting there thinking: “Why haven’t I read any of these?” I’ll be lucky if I’ve read 4 or 5! How is that possible, when I do read quite a bit throughout one year? So in 2016, I’ll try and read more of the nominations and winners of 2015. I want to know why those books won. 

So how many am I aiming for? These are the tiers and categories I’ll be going for: 

  • Fantasy: Tier 2: 3-5 books.
    Fantasy is my favorite genre, so it’s shameful that I’ve read almost none of them. But a lot of these are sequels to series I haven’t started yet. 
  • Science Fiction: Tier 1: 1-2 books.
    I’m not a big science fiction fan, so I’ll be glad to read 1 or 2, so I can spread out my reading wings more!
  • Non-Fiction: Tier 2: 3-5 books.
    I really like the look of a lot of the nominees so I’m hoping to pick one of these up! 
  • YA Fantasy: Tier 2: 3-5 books.
    This is the category I have read the most books in I think. 
  • Historical Fiction: Tier 1: 1-2 books.
    I actually just read the winner of this category, and I loved it so much. So I really want to read more historical fiction, I always seem to forget about this genre. 
  • Fiction: Tier 1: 1-2 books.
    I want to read more adult fiction! 

So overall, I at least want to read 12 of them… That suddenly seems like a lot… 

Anyway, I’d highly recommend this challenge. Let’s all go over to the Books of Amber blog to join 😀