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Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2016



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.
Levels:
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)


I'm choosing: GETTING MY HEART RATE UP (1-5 more books)

I love this challenge. I do it every year, though I usually fail miserably. Still I try. This year I am taking a more realistic stab at it, since my goal is 100, that means I need to read 101-105. I should be able to do that since I did this year. Wish me luck anyways... lol.

  1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. Pop Sonnets - Erik Didriksen
  3. The Shamrock Case - Linda Weaver Clarke
  4. Since You've Been Gone - Morgan Matson
  5. Just Don't Call Me Ma'am - Anna Mitchael
  6. Killer Pursuit - Jeff Gunhus
  7. The Newsmakers - Liz Wiehl
  8. Moon At Nine - Deborah Ellis
  9. Grumpy Cat Volume 1
  10. The Missing Heir - Linda Weaver Clarke
  11. Slip Of The Knife - Denise Mina
  12. CSFTS O Canada: The Wonders of Winter
  13. Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
  14. The Iron Warrior - Julie Kagawa
  15. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  16. The Literature Book
  17. If I Run - Terri Blackstock
  18. Appalachian Serenade - Sarah Loudin Thomas
  19. The Movie Book
  20. Corked - Kathryn Borel JR
  21. Nimona - Noelle Stevenson
  22. Stars Above - Marissa Meyer
  23. My Mother's Kitchen - Meera Ekkanath Klein
  24. Bittersweet - Sarah Ockler
  25. Reinventing Rachel - Alison Strobel
  26. Dragon's Lair - Chantal Fernando
  27. Revenge Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger
  28. The Dragon of the Month Club - Iain Reading
  29. The Perfect Ruin - Lauren DeStefano
  30. The Treatment - Suzanne Young
  31. The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
  32. The Martian - Andy Weir
  33. The No Time To Cook! Book - Elena Rosemund Hoerr
  34. The Remedy - Suzanne Young
  35. Planted With Hope - Tricia Goyer & Sherry Gore
  36. The Mysterious Doll - Linda Weaver Clarke
  37. Amish Firefighter - Laura V. Hilton
  38. Pretty Girls - Karin Slaughter
  39. When I Was The Greatest - Jason Reynolds
  40. Soldier - Julie Kagawa
  41. Detectives Don't Wear Seat Belts - Cici McNair
  42. The Fourteen Day Soul Detox - Rita Stradling
  43. Centuries of June - Keith Donohue
  44. Zeroes - Scott Westerfeld
  45. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce
  46. The Sunlight Pilgrims - Jenni Fagan
  47. The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest - Melanie Dickerson
  48. After Alice - Gregory Maguire
  49. Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir - Stan Lee
  50. Armoires and Arsenic - Cassie Page
  51. The Summer That Melted Everything - Tiffany McDaniel
  52. Winter Chill - Joanne Fluke
  53. The Midas Tree - Lesley Phillips
  54. The Deathday Letter - Shaun David Hutchinson
  55. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  56. Fractured - Catherine McKenzie
  57. Hotel of the Lost (Hotel Ruby) - Suzanne Young
  58. The Happiness Project - Gretchin Rubin
  59. The Midnight Games - David Neil Lee
  60. Based On A True Story - Norm Macdonald
  61. Never Let You Go - Chevy Stevens
  62. The Candidate - Lis Wiehl
  63. Christmas In Venice - Meadow Taylor
  64. Wake Up To The Word - Joyce Meyer
  65. A Court Of Mist And Fury - Sarah J. Maas
  66. The Kept Woman - Karin Slaughter
  67. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Deborah Moggach
  68. Hollow City - Ransom Riggs
  69. Isle of the Lost - Melissa De La Cruz
  70. Delilah - Angela Hunt
  71. Heartless - Marissa Meyer
  72. Stardust - Neil Gaiman


**No compensation was received for posting. This post is part of an annual reading challenge.


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  1. This is a challenge that makes sense to me. So many challenges have you reading things you may not want to or pushing yourself too hard. I read for enjoyment and it needs to be that. I've actually been reducing my reading goals. I still tend to over reach them but I don't do well with the pressure. I hope you are successful.

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