December 14, 2015

Flights of Fantasy: Reading Challenge 2016

The turnout for the Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge far exceeded my expectations! Especially considering Alexa and I originally put this together last minute. We just knew we wanted to share our love of fantasy with others – whether it was connecting with them over the books we'd read or encouraging newbies to fall in love with genre. The whole experience has been super fun and I can't wait for next year.

And in case you were wondering, I totally met my goal and surpassed it. I set out to read 25 but ended up reading over 30! (Hopefully by the last day of this month, I'll hit 40 in total. *fingers crossed*)


Next year, Alexa of Alexa Loves Books & I will be hosting the Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge again in 2016! We're excited to be reading more fantasies (and there are a ton coming out next year!), not to mention a ton of fun plans in store! We hope all fantasy readers - whether you're a newbie or a veteran - will be joining us again, and we promise that, as with last year, things will be real simple.

  • The challenge will run from January 1-December 31, 2016.
  • We're welcoming all readers to join us for this challenge! In order to sign up, readers just need to link to their blogs or their Goodreads profile or their Twitter / YouTube / Instagram account in the Linky below. That way, we can see where you'll be sharing your thoughts on all your fantasy reads (and we can come and visit you)!
  • You can read as many fantasy novels as you'd like to. No levels for this challenge!
  • There will be two giveaways, one at 6 months and one at the end of the year. More details will be provided closer to those dates.
  • Help us spread the word! Feel free to tweet about the challenge using our official hashtag #flightsoffantasy, grab the button to link to the challenge in your blog sidebar, share the image on Pinterest / Instagram or even write your own post about it. We love talking with fellow fantasy fans and want to reach as many of them as possible!


We're also started the Flights of Fantasy Book Club, FOF Book Club for short. Rachel & I are planning to read some new-to-us fantasy authors next year, and we wanted to invite you guys to join us. Whether you've read these books before, or you're reading them as a newbie too, we'd love to have you join us in discussing them every other month!

    Now, for my personal goal, I'm making it a point to read 35 fantasy books next year and a fantasy series recommended to me by Alexa (she chose Eon!). It's a goal I can definitely reach but as always, I'll try to surpass it. 

    And that's really all you need to know about the Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge. Simple, right? We certainly hope you'll be joining us in indulging your love of fantasy reads in 2016! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section or tweet either of us directly.

    If you have a blog, here's a button you can include in the sidebar and we hope to see your name in the Linky below!


  1. I'm so excited to be co-hosting this challenge with you again, R! It's going to be really fun, and I love all the new additions we've added into it ;)

  2. Do short stories count? I have a huge collection of Fantasy short stories I've been wanting to read.....

  3. I was wondering how the FOF Book Club is going to work? I'm about to start reading the the Hero and the Crown!

    Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess

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    2. I found the post about the book club!

  4. Are signups already closed? I'm unable to add my link because it says "registration/trial expired".

  5. All signed up! This is going to be a lot of fun.