2016 Reading Challenge

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I love reading, that’s no secret. But I have never really been part of any serious reading challenges. Thus, I decided that this year I should be part of a proper reading challenge. I signed up to my Goodreads account and set a personal goal of reading 25 books in the year 2016. Given the fact that we have 12 months, I calculated 2 books a month and 1 bonus.

What I needed next was an idea or some sort of recommendation that I could follow. After searching the internet for a while I found one reading challenge that seemed to fit into my requirements scale.

A challenge is always fun when you have other people taking part in it along with you. So I am tagging all you book lovers to join me on this reading journey for this year.

The Reading Challenge is called 25 Books for 2016, here is the list I will be following.


Are you part of challenges this year?  Let me know.

90 thoughts on “2016 Reading Challenge

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  2. I’d love to join the blogger’s forum, thank you.
    I did sign up on Goodreads, they have it mixed up, every time I tried to enter I can’t get through, I’m not sure what to do.


  3. Hi Ranu, I am so glad to know that you enjoyed The Great Gatsby, it’s a tragedy buy very well written.
    Angels and Demons is a good one too, although it’s a little slow and sometimes you might have to push yourself to get through some of the chapters.
    I just finished my 7th book yesterday. Will be starting my 8th book for the year ‘The 5th Wave’ today. Picking up a sci-fi book for a change.
    Are you on Goodreads? We could continue our discussion there, it will be easier to talk books there than having to come to this post everytime.
    You should also join our forum, it’s called Blogger’s World. if interested, I can send you an invite for the forum. Let me know.
    Regards, Rashmi


  4. Dear Rashmi,
    After reading Lolita, I needed a break, I picked up, “The Great Gatsby,” I realized why you liked it so much. I loved the book,but found it sad, I liked Gatsby and Nick the narrator’s character in the book, they were delightful.
    Yesterday, I started reading , “Angels and Demons,” I’m finding it interesting. Thank you for your suggestion. 🙂

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  5. Hello Rashmi,
    I hope you had a wonderful birthday party for your son. All the best to you both.
    I’ve finished reading 9 books, Lolita was the ninth book. Now I’m ready to read ,’The great Gatsby.’ What do you think, is it a good choice? 🙂

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  6. Thank you Rashmi, I started reading it before I picked up “The End of the Affair,” after reading a few pages I could not go on, so I read the book I just finished and picked up “Lolita,” again. I have other books I can read it seems according to my friends it’s a must read book.
    Also your comment makes me want to read it. Thank you so much for your help. 🙂

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  7. Hi Ranu,
    You seem to be in a roll! Are you planning to read Lolita next? I have read the book and must say that the content is on the darker side, but the book is very well written! It is definitely worth a read, it is one of the best sellers for obvious reasons although it was controversial.
    However, If you have difficulty with reading content involving incest and physical relationships, then I suggest you proceed with caution. Hope this helps.


  8. Hi Rashmi ,
    I finished reading, “The End of the Affair by Graham Greene,” on Tuesday 23rd of this month. I have started reading the next one, it’s a book I’m reading out of curiosity. While reading Lolita in Tehran , I wondered what was Lolita about, why was there so much dialogue about this book in particular? After starting it I’ve realized , it is not the kind of book,one picks up for reading pleasure. It shows a dangerous side of some humans, which most of us are not aware of, yet it is good to know. I Would appreciate to know your feeling. Thank you.

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  9. Dear Rashmi,
    I’m pleased to let you know I finished reading my seventh book, “Reading Lolita in Tehran- A memoir in books by Azar Nafisi.
    Once again thank you for your encouragement, if it weren’t for you I probably wouldn’t seriously think of reading twenty-five books. 🙂

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  10. Dear Rashmi,
    I’ve finished reading ,”Far From The Madding Crowd,” I’m so glad. My seventh book is, “Reading Lolita in Tehran.” Its author is Azar Nafisi. I’ve already started reading it about half an hour ago. It’s # 1 New York Times Best Seller. 🙂

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  11. In the reading book challenge, I have read four books ,they are the following:
    1.Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh, translated by Mobi Ho
    2. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
    3. Eleven minutes by Paolo Coelho
    4. The time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    5. My Next Book is, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
    Book number 5 is quite interesting.

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  14. I have started reading novels since I was 7/8. Thanks to my mother. Nowadays I read slowly hence only 20 books is my target. I have read Indian writers’ book in Hindi and Bengali, some translations also. I’ll try to recall some.

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