2016 Reading Challenge

I love reading challenges. Toward the end of 2015, I seriously contemplated searching for a couple of challenges but never found the time to wade through hundreds of websites. So I created my own!

Here’s what I’m reading this year:


(The brown books are The Count of Monte Cristo).

Fortunately (unfortunately?) I’ve already finished a number of these books in the first two months of the year. So far I have finished:

The entire Anne series
The first five Narnia books
The Hobbit
The Fellowship of the Ring

Frankly, I am shocked that I have already read so many books in just two months. My daughter loves to read so we often read during meals. We visit the library several times per week and will just sit and read. So she and I are both plowing through books.


Recently, we started reading the same books. Mine are in English and hers are in Chinese. She’s been reading Narnia and today started reading The Fellowship of the Ring. Baba is currently reading The Hobbit! When we’ve finished reading the books, we will watch the movies. I’m so grateful that our entire family has an interest in books.

Tonight I’m going to start reading the sixth Narnia book. If I continue reading books as quickly as I have been, I’ll have to add to my 2016 reading list. Jane Austen? Yes!

5 Thoughts on “2016 Reading Challenge

  1. Jim R on March 4, 2016 at 2:35 pm said:

    I really enjoy the Count of Monte Cristo. And, of course, The Three Musketeers.

  2. What an awesome list of books to read!

    While I was tempted to gather a list of reading challenges (and went so far as to search for some), I ultimately decided against giving myself any challenges this year (apart from a general goal of developing a system for diversifying and balancing my reading). I knew that between moving (done now!) and expecting another baby and raising a toddler, life was likely to take some twists this year. And it certainly has – I’ve only just in the past couple of weeks started to read again (in anything like the quantities I had been used to) and blogging (and commenting) has taken a huge hit.

  3. And I forgot the most important part! I’m so excited that you have found such a wonderful way to connect with DoubleShot! God was indeed gracious to allow you to share this hobby (if hobby it can be called.)

  4. Lovely to hear from you, and wonderful that you’ve found common ground with your daughter.

  5. margaret stedman on March 11, 2016 at 1:17 am said:

    I am so pleased to hear of the joy you have in this shared interest. Lovely to hear from you again.

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