2016 Reading Challenges – Classics and Genre

I’ll be participating in two Reading Challenges at the Goodreads group RMFAO in 2016.


RMFAO 2016 Classics Challenge


I’m signing up for the top level of the Classics Catchup again this year:

Level 5: Professor – 12 or more books

This is a casual approach with a cut-off date of 1940 and everyone chooses their own books; there is no set list.



It’s back and with a new and improved version including twenty-four genres!

In this favorite Challenge, a different genre is offered monthly. For 2016 there were be two genres from which to choose each month. Books may be chosen from either or, for the ambitious, both. Participants make their own choices and many books cross genres to make it even easier.

Here is the monthly line-up for 2016.

January: Science-Fiction + New Adult
February: Mystery-Thriller + Speculative-Fiction
March: Romance + Literary Fiction
April: Young Adult + Apocalyptic-Post Apocalyptic
May: Classics + Steampunk
June: Non-Fiction + Mythological/Regional
July: Dystopian + Graphic Novels
August: Contemporary + Historical
September: Humour + Retellings (Mythological or Fairytales)
October: Horror + Paranormal
November: Fantasy + Gothic
December: Action + Adventure

Join us if you dare!

Just click on the link at the top.



9 comments on “2016 Reading Challenges – Classics and Genre

  1. Good luck on your challenges! I haven’t done a challenge, other than the Goodreads one, in a couple of years…but this year, I’ll be doing The Book Date’s Reading the Books You Buy Challenge. Let’s have fun!

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    • Dagny says:

      Thanks! Good luck to you too. I also do the Goodreads ones. I only just discovered all these Challenges a couple of years ago. Goodreads was the only one I did in 2014. I think I did about seven for this year – many of the books overlap, thankfully.


  2. pennma05 says:

    Good luck! This sounds like a really interesting challenge!

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    • Dagny says:

      Thanks, Maren. If you like the genre list, come on over and join. Only one book per month is necessary – and some months it will be a book you’d read anyway.


  3. Liz Dexter says:

    Wow, they sound interesting, although I’m sticking with Heaven-Ali’s Woolfalong and reading Dorothy Richardson’s “Pilgrimage” novels over the next 13 months. Happy reading!

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  4. Hey Dagny, Merry Christmas!!!! ❤ I hope that you had an amazing Christmas eve!!!
    I'm really excited for next year's challenges… it's going to be a fun ride! And your company always makes it such a pleasure to read and share about all the books.

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    • Dagny says:

      Christmas was wet, wet, wet here. Record amounts of rain. It didn’t really affect me much but I felt sorry for those that had to travel, even if it was just driving a few miles. Actually gave me extra time with my nephew. He had planned to leave late yesterday afternoon, but there were so many reports of flooded roads and it gets dark so early these days, that he decided to wait until this morning.


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