Read a book you should have read in high school or university, but didn’t. (It’s Moby Dick for me.)
Read a book that wins a major literary award during the year.
Read a book that you started but never finished; begin again and read it to the very end.
Read a classic children’s book. (I’ve never read Alice in Wonderland.)
Read a book from a different genre than you normally read.
Read a classic from pre-1900.
Read a book that has always intimidated you. (Finnegan’s Wake?)
Read a book that was banned at some time. (http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top100 has a comprehensive list.)
Read a book originally written in a language other than English.
Read a book chosen for you by an adult close to you – spouse, partner, best friend, sibling.
Read a book which uses characters from a classic. (Many authors have taken a beloved fictional work and written a sequel – or sometimes a prequel – based on their imaginings of what might have happened outside the pages of the original. See http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/2012/0203/10-sequels-based-on-a-classic-book/Scarlett-by-Alexandra-Ripley or http://flavorwire.com/297039/10-contemporary-novels-based-on-classic-lit-that-are-actually-worth-your-time/ or http://www.readitforward.com/bookshelf/21-books-based-classics/ for some suggestions.)
Read a work of non-fiction by a favourite fiction author.
Read a novel that has a non-human main character or narrator. (See my blog entry of November 25, 2015 for some suggestions.)
Read a novel written in the year in which you were born.