My daughter posted a link to this blog on Facebook, and I think it's as nifty a challenge as any.
The 2016 Reading Challenge
Basically, you have to read one different book from each of 12 categories during 2016.
Mine are (or might be):
Book published this year: The Caine Prize for African Fiction anthology, due out in July
Book I can finish in a day: I'm tempted to dig out an old Judy Blume middle grade title that I never read, such as Blubber or Are you there God? It's me, Margaret
Book I've been meaning to read: City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg.
Book recommended by local librarian or bookseller: Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
Book I should have read in school: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Book chosen for me by a loved one: Hmmm, I'll have to leave that one pending for now
Book banned at some point: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Book I previously abandoned: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Book I own but have never read: 1000 Acres by Jane Smiley
Book that intimidates me: Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving (just because it's long)
Book I've read already at least once: The Once and Future King by T.H. White
Pretty tall order, as I'm a slow reader and I have a busy year ahead of me.
How about you?
ETA: Throughout the year, feel free to post your progress and discuss your books here.