What’s Coming in 2016


I am super excited about 2016! I’ve joined some reading/listening challenges, continuing some favorite weekly features, and will be co-hosting #FitReaders with The Geeky Blogger. Here’s more about what’s in store for 2016…

GoodReads Reading Challenge

This year I’ll be participating in the GoodReads reading challenge once again. I count all books – novels and novellas (as long as published as a separate book), and all formats – audiobooks, paperbacks, hardcovers, and ebooks! I’m going to challenge myself to 135 books, which is 5 more than my 2015 goal and equal to the number I finished in 2015.

Where you’ll find it: Once it is available, I’ll post the 2016 GoodReads widget on my sidebar. You can also find me on GoodReads.

2016 Audiobook Challenge

This will be my second year joining the audiobook challenge. Now that I’m a big fan of audiobooks, I’ve joined the 2016 Audiobook Challenge hosted by The Book Nympho & Hot Listens. I’ve signed up at the Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+, with my personal goal being 50 audiobooks (I completed 52 in 2015). I’ll be posting quarterly updates, if not more frequently.

The Book Nympho

Where you’ll find it: Posts will be here at the blog and will have this awesome button, which I’ve also included on my sidebar, so you too can sign up! Also, you’ll see there is a new link for Audiobook Challenge Updates. Those will be posted at least quarterly.

Listen Up!

In 2015, I started a new blog feature entitled Listen Up!. The weekly feature comes to you every Thursday and focuses on audiobook reviews, narrator interviews, guest posts from other audiobook listeners, etc.


Where you’ll find it: I’ll have fresh posts every Thursday right here at the blog. Plus, I’ve got a menu option in the top menu and a button on the sidebar.


I had such a fun year co-hosting #FitReaders with Felicia the Geeky Blogger! She and I will continue to host the fitness-centric group and will alternate hosting duties each quarter, with Felicia taking January – March 2016. We have added a new 5k and 10k virtual race series to the program. Check out my #FitReaders posts for more info.


Where you’ll find it: I will be posting weekly updates on each Friday under the #FitReader category, and I’ll be linking my posts to Felicia’s posts. There is a new menu option up top and look for the awesome button on my sidebar.

Sunday Snippets

This is a returning favorite of ours here at That’s What I’m Talking About. Thanks to reviewer Una, we have excerpts from books each and every Sunday. This is a great option for authors who are looking to get their book out to the readers. It’s a great option for readers to learn about new books! For more information about how to sign up for a Sunday Snippet, see our review policy.


Where you’ll find it: You can see new Sunday Snippets each Sunday here at the blog. There is also a selection up in the menu to see old snippets.

Mistletoe Madness

I think this is my favorite event of the year. In 2015, I got two new co-hosts: Blogging By Liza and Books Make Me Happy, and they’ve agreed to come back during 2016! Mistletoe Madness lasted two weeks in December, and authors with winter releases (November — January) took over our blogs with guest posts written from one of their character’s POV with a holiday theme (Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, New Years, Solstice, etc.). There are always great posts and awesome prizes.


Where you’ll find it: Mistletoe Madness will make its appearance in December 2016. Look for the button on the sidebar later in 2016! Thanks to Jennifer from Books Make Me Happy for the great button!

So are you totally excited for 2016!! What are you looking forward to in 2016? Have you set any goals? Here’s wishing you a year full of wonderful books and getting fit!


  • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

    Hope you have a great 2016!

    • Thanks! Same to you! I’ve already got my first audiobook under my belt!!

  • stormi34

    Happy New Year, I hope it’s a great one!

  • Happy New Year! Here’s to a great 2016.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • Woo hoo! And here’s to many wonderful reads and listens in 2016!

  • Your blog is always so exciting and I love your plans for the new year 🙂

    Tanya Patrice

    • Thanks so much! I’m very excited for another great year!

  • Rummanah Aasi

    Good luck on all of your challenges, Jen!

    • Thanks, Rum! I don’t do many – but enjoy the couple I do!

  • You have some fun plans for 2016. I’ll have to stop by on your Listen Up posts to get new recommendations for audiobooks. Hope you have a great 2016!

    • Yes! Please! And leave some recs for me! Happy New Year!

  • Sounds like a lot of awesome stuff for 2016!

    • Thanks! I hope it’s just as fun for my readers as it is for me!

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