2016 Reading Challenge from Bethany House

Tomorrow is a brand new year, and what better way to celebrate than by making some reading goals? This list we created for you might even stretch you to pick up a book you might not have noticed otherwise. Join us and make 2016 a year for reading!

Note that, while this is obviously just for fun and there are no “rules,” we recommend that you try reading books that you’ve never read before (except, of course, for the category that specifies that you’ve read the book before).


Of course, you’re not limited to Bethany House novels by any means. (The 100-year-old book might make that a bit tricky.) But since those are the ones I’m most familiar with, I can give you a few recommendations. The Shunning by Beverly Lewis (and the other books in the series) is a Hallmark Channel movie, as is When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke. A few series-enders from 2015 include Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey, Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy, and Love Everlasting by Tracie Peterson.

If you want a book that lets you travel to another place, take a look at this setting list for 2014 and 2015 titles, and you can also search those titles for your favorite things. (My list included Until the Dawn, because sunrises are the best, but yours will obviously be different.)

For an easily-scannable list of main character names, here’s a post from the archives with some names to choose from…maybe you’ll find your best friend among them.

Now it’s your turn to make a recommendation! Readers, do you know of any books you enjoyed that would fit one of these categories? Authors, do these categories fit any of your books? (Or you can just list your main characters for anyone who needs to find their best friend’s name!)

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