2016 Classics Challenge

File_003A new reading year is here. You made your New Year’s resolutions, probably broke a couple of them already, betted on Goodreads about the amount of books you’ll read this year. It’s time for the 2016 Classics Challenge.

How many classics have you already read? If you accept this challenge, you will read twelve more this year, one each month. So that you’ll still have time to catch up on the amazing new books that are coming out this year. After you read a book (or during your reading, as I will be doing) you post about it on your blog, or TwitterInstagram, YouTube channel, and discuss it with other people who have read it or what to read it. This year there’s a huge number taking the challenge, more than 350 bookworms so far.

While reading a book, post about it and tag your posts with #2016ClassicsChallenge and join the conversation. You might also want to include some information on your posts about your experience, like answering these question (completely up to you if you want to do it, of course):

  1. When did you discover the classic?

  2. Why did you choose to read it?

  3. What makes it a classic?

  4. Will it stay a classic?

  5. Would you recommend it?

Also, it’s up to you to decide which books can be called classics. If you don’t know where to start, we will be posting a three parter classics (so keep an eye out for those). I personally find that a good starting point is just going to a book store and check out what’s under Penguin Classics or Vintage Classics, as well as Modern Classics.


I’ll be starting the year with Aldous Huxley’s classic, Brave New World, and you can check out my progress on Midnight Corner. So far, it’s been an amazing read.

If you’re up for the challenge, click here to sign up and add your name to the list of the other bookworms and check out what everyone is reading.

Credits to Pretty Books for the challenge, general info, the questions, and the signup list. You can check out the original post here.


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