2016 Reading Challenge (Around the Web)

(Note: I’ve stopped looking for challenges as of 01 Jan 2016. Happy New Year everybody!)

I wanted to create a master list for those surfing the web for 2016 reading challenges. Hope this helps! Updates are included in bold.

Unless otherwise stated, these challenges run from 1 Jan 2016 through 31 Dec 2016. I did not list challenges that run for multiple years unless they start in 2016. A few challenges are listed twice (ex. a genre specific challenge that’s also a scavenger hunt). I kept these at a minimum. I have not scoured through goodreads for 2016 challenges.

Around the World

A to Z

Award/List Based

Bingo/Scavenger Hunt

Checklist Style

Format Specific


  • Audiobook Challenge hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens (No sign up restrictions, biyearly giveaway)


  • Clean Your Reader hosted by Entomology of a Bookworm (no sign up restrictions)
  • COYER’s Clean Out Your E-Reads Challenge, hosted by Fantasy is More Fun, Because Reading, Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! (3 month challenge, includes Audiobooks, books must be free and/or no more than $5 for e-book/$16 for audiobook, reviews must be linked on host site for giveaways)
  • EBook Reading Challenge hosted by Annette’s Book Spot (no sign up restrictions)



Genre Specific




Graphic Novels/Manga

Historical Fictions


  • Horror Reading Challenge, hosted by Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and Cornerfolds (sign up by 15 Oct 2016, reviews must be linked for giveaways)


  • LGBTQIA Reading Challenge hosted by Pretty Deadly Reviews (No sign up restrictions, sign up to enter giveaway at end of year)




  • Operation Deepen Faith hosted by Operation Actually Read Bible (multiple God-centered challenges including Bingo, A – Z, Christian Nonfiction, etc., meant for ongoing commitment to the faith, no sign ups)


Science Fiction

  • Sci-Fi Experience (read/watch/play sci-fi books/tv/movies/games and link your reviews)


  • Contemporary Challenge hosted by The Book Belles and Jillian’s Books (no sign up restrictions, link reviews for giveaway entries,there is a scavenger hunt)
  • Debut Author Challenge hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl (Middle Grade, Young Adult, or New Adult, no sign up restrictions)

Genre of Your Choice


Monthly Challenges

Number of… Challenges


Review/Blog Based


  • Hard Core Re-Reading Challenge hosted by You, Me, and A Cup of Tea (no sign up restrictions, link up for giveaways)
  • Read It Again, Sam hosted by My Reader’s Block (sign up before 01 Nov 2016)
  • Re-Read Challenge hosted by Bell of the Literati (no sign up restrictions, can enter giveaways without signing up (but what’s the fun in that?))
  • Re-Read Challenge hosted by Tea & Tiles (monthly, no sign up restrictions)

Series/Author Specific

Site Specific

TBRs/The books we should have read


28 thoughts on “2016 Reading Challenge (Around the Web)

    • Thanks Corinne. I know many probably have theirs picked out already, but for those who don’t, it’s more complete than googling it. (and, I would have never have found yours if I hadn’t have started this 😉 Thanks for hosting!)


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  2. I love your list. I spotted a few more challenges I didn’t know about that have appeal. Thank you so much for including our Delighted Reader Challenges.. Appreciate the work you put in to create the list and set up the links.

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