Introducing the Title Fight Reading Challenge 2016!

Title Fight Button 2016

Ding, Ding, Ding! Pull on your gloves and shiny shorts and step into the ring for the Title Fight Reading Challenge 2016!

Think you’ve got what it takes to slam seven books over the course of the year? Easy, right? But what if they had to have something…special…about their titles?

Still game?

Then read on for the basics and to sign up using the linky!

The Basics

* The Challenge will run from January 1st to December 31, 2016.

* Challengees must read at least one book from each category (listed below). Challengees must read a DIFFERENT book for each category – even if your book title might fit a number of categories, it will only count towards a single category. Challengees are free to choose which category best suits.

* Books selected can be from any genre and aimed at any age group. Picture books, anthologies, nonfiction, graphic novels and audiobooks are all okay to include.

* The categories listed are a loose guide and creative interpretation of the categories is not only encouraged, but applauded.

* Challengees should link their reviews/progress under the relevant linky lists on this page. If you don’t have a blog, you could link to your Goodreads shelf/reviews, or simply comment on this page as you go.

*Feel free to display the challenge button (html for which is in the sidebar) and share about the challenge wherever you like!

The Categories

1. A book with something related to fighting in the title (eg: Battle Bunny, The Great Snape Debate, The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons)

2. A book with someone’s title in the title: (eg: Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, Dr Jekkyl and Mr Hyde, To Sir with Love)

3. A book with onomatopoeia in the title (eg: Kung Pow Chicken, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Cloud Busting)

4. A book with an object you might find in a boxing gym in the title (eg: The Cat on the Mat is Flat, Bag of Bones, Smoke and Mirrors)

5. A book with an injury (or a word related to or implying an injury) in the title (eg: Heart-Shaped Bruise, These Broken Stars, Scarface Claw)

6. A book with an emotion in the title (eg: Bear Feels Scared, Road Rage, Pride and Prejudice)

7. A book with a word or phrase implying victory in the title (eg: How to Win Friends and Influence People, Danny the Champion of the World, Curious George Gets a Medal)

Can we sign you up for this epic challenge? Yes? Wonderful! Just click the link below:

COMING SOON: Linky lists for each individual category will be posted in January 2016!

 I really hope you join me in the ring for the Title Fight Reading Challenge.  Don’t forget to grab the challenge badge from the sidebar to let everyone know just how seriously you take your reading.

Until next time,

25 thoughts on “Introducing the Title Fight Reading Challenge 2016!

  1. I love your creativity. How do you come up with this stuff??! These categories! I’m thinking about whether I can do this or not and will get back to you…

    Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday this week! It’s great to have you back and to see your witty comments on other people’s linked posts as I hop around! I hope you have a lovely Christmas Eve followed by the merriest of Christmases!

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  4. It’s hard for me to resist challenges. So, I just rifled through my TBR list…and, amazingly enough, found titles that will work for every category. I had my doubts–I’m determined to read entirely from my own stacks (they’re taking over the house…) this year. But it works! I’ll be posting a sign-up soon.


      • Glad you enjoyed it – thanks for joining in 😀 I will definitely endeavour to set up another one next year. Last year I hosted a levels-based challenge, and the year before that I did a categories challenge like this one but for books aimed at younger readers. I will have to start thinking of a theme for next year early!


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