Wendy’s 2016 Happy Holidays Round-Up
Happy holidays everyone! I hope you are enjoying some peaceful family time on this special day. I’m being sarcastic. My Christmas holidays are anything but peaceful, but if you get to enjoy a silent night, then power to you! If the holidays just aren’t your thing, or you don’t celebrate them at all, perhaps a stroll through my 2016 reads might inspire some additions to your to-read pile to keep you occupied while everyone else is hungover on eggnog and bright lights.
Worlds Without End
Worlds Without End houses all my challenge needs thanks to its Roll-Your-Own-Reading Challenge that people more diligent than I have put together a diverse collection of challenges to inspire readers. I particularly like these challenges as they help keep me focused on the books I already own, helping to curb the temptation to buy more (one of my resolutions next year is to stop impulse buying, but that doesn’t count for books, right?) . I am pleased with my results there year (I grabbed these images before I finished Star Wars: Bloodlines and Brown Girl In the Ring, so add those to the pretty — but I shamelessly admit to a few tweaks along the way to make sure my list is the best that it can be…).
Good old Goodreads never fails with its reading challenge. It’s a basic challenge — read X many books — but its simplicity is what makes it a constant for me. And now that they provide these fantastic summaries of the year, well, I’ll never leave you, Goodreads. Never. (I swear I only checked out Litsy for a few minutes.)
I keep my challenge goal at 100 books now to avoid over reaching. I usually don’t have a problem getting to 100, and the few that go over are a nice bonus. As I look forward to the new year, I’m already stacking my shelves for the next challenges. What will you be reading?