Full House Reading Challenge 2016

Challenge Guidelines:

  • Challenge will run from Jan 1st to December 31st 2016
  • Write and publish a post stating your intention to participate. In the post please include the Challenge graphic and a link back to this post. Then link your intention post at the bottom of this post.  Make sure it is the actual post and not just a generic link to your blog.
  • Add your reviews back here on the link in this post. At the end of every three months there will be a U.S. $12 prize with a book of your choice from the Book Depository or U.S. Amazon voucher, for the entries. There will be a new linky then for the next quarter and so on to the end of December.
  • Reviews are not mandatory and if you prefer to keep a list of the books read and the category they cross off the card, then you can still enter for the completion of a Full House by linking to that list on the final linky or in a comment.
  • Each review can only be linked up once in the year. However it doesn’t matter when you read the book in 2016 – which month, just link as you remember or have time. So if you read it in January you may not get around to linking it until say… May. That is fine.
  • Books may cross over from other challenges that you are doing. 
  • There will be a final post to link in a summary post for the challenge for those who have completed a full house. This will close on the 2nd January 2017  and a winner will be chosen using for a U.S. $30 prize which again can be used to buy books at the Book Depository or be received as an Amazon voucher.
Completion link is now live.

                                Link Full House post here

    • Complete the card below.  You can do it in any order you wish.  You are allowed “one free exchange“, if there is something on the square you really dislike you may change it to something of your choice. Once you have played this free choice that is it. Mention the exchange in the final summary post.

    Full House Reading Challenge Grid 2016
    * Self Challenge means setting a challenge for yourself for this square. For example I might set read a book my a male author, because I hardly ever do that. Or …
    * Setting beginning with B. This can be a country, a state, a place, a street. Or it could be a beach or the bush or a bookshop. Long as a good part of the book is set there, the whole book might be, but it doesn’t have to be.
    This is a challenge designed for fun rather than stress! Just keep reading and see how many just naturally check off a square. That’s how I play this kind of card. I don’t set out to do it – it just happens in my reading year. Mostly!
    If you have any questions, ask in the comments and I will add the answers in the post just above here.


    32 thoughts on “Full House Reading Challenge 2016”

    1. Hi Kathryn

      Had a ques abt Free Exchange. Do we change it with a choice provided by you or anything of our choice, say suppose I cannot find anything to read that is published in 2016, can I just make up a category like: published and set in my country?


    2. Hi, there! I have a question: Family Relationship Word in the Title. Do you mean like mother, father, brother, sister and the like? Or can it a word that describes a family relationship like “love”?


    3. Hazel, firstly reviews are not mandatory, but if you wish there will be an open link from Jan onwards for reviews, and a small giveaway to one random linker upper! So any book you read from the card can be linked. Hope that helps – if it doesn't let me know.


    4. Ooo this sounds really cool! I will be joining, but I didn't quite understand the “Add your reviews back here on the link in this post” rule. Does that mean add review for each book that qualifies for that block (like Memoir) as a link in on that time period post (April-June, if that's when it's done)?


    5. Thanks Angie. Yes I do submit there, however something a little strange there as no posting in the last 3 – 4 weeks and nothing on Twitter either. Someone may be ill or something.


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