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2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge


Welcome to 2016! To celebrate, we have decided to do a reading challenge – one book a week for a year.

Below is a list of topics and genres we will be covering week to week – feel free to join in and read your own. Let us know what you are reading on our Facebook page.


  1. A 20th century classic

  2. A book at least 100 years older than you

  3. A book about a road trip

  4. A book about an immigrant or refugee to Australia

  5. A book about women in war

  6. A book based on a fairy tale

  7. A book under 150 pages

  8. A book becoming a movie in 2016

  9. A book featuring an indigenous culture

  10. A book from Oprah’s Book Club

  11. A book from the library

  12. A book in which the protagonist is in the same profession as you

  13. A book of essays

  14. A book of more than 600 pages

  15. A book of non-fiction regarding feminism

  16. A book published in 2016

  17. A book published in the decade of your birth

  18. A book recommended by a family member

  19. A book set in Africa, written by an African author

  20. A book set in your home state

  21. A book that takes place on an island

  22. A book with a blue cover

  23. A book with the main character who has a mental illness

  24. A book written by a celebrity

  25. A book written by a woman under 25

  26. A book written by an author from South-East Asia

  27. A childhood favourite

  28. A dystopian novel

  29. A feminist sci-fi novel

  30. A fiction/non-fiction book about religion

  31. A graphic novel by a woman

  32. A historical fiction novel set before 1900

  33. A horror novel

  34. A book set in Europe

  35. A memoir by someone identifying as LGBTQIA

  36. A Miles Franklin Award winner

  37. A murder mystery novel

  38. A non-fiction book based in science

  39. A political memoir

  40. A post-apocalyptic book by a woman

  41. A romance novel set in the future

  42. A self-improvement book

  43. A translated book

  44. A book set in the Middle East

  45. A YA bestseller

  46. An autobiography

  47. One of your favourite authors’ favourite books

  48. Read a children’s book aloud

  49. The first book in a series you have never read before

  50. The first book you see in the bookstore

  51. YA book by an author of colour

  52. Facebook choice


To begin, I am going to read The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – most definitely a 20th century classic!

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

11 thoughts on “2016 Reading Challenge

  1. great challenge. it reminds me of some courses I did in university. there won’t be any essay questions we have to answer in 5 sentences will there? also, are you looking for recommendations?

    • Heather, there won’t be any pop quizzes or essay questions to answer.
      If you would like to make recommendations as we go along, please feel free to do so. We would love to hear what you come up with.

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