I don't think I could survive without books. As I've said, I love challenging myself too, and I think this is a great idea to encourage yourself to step outside of your comfort zone and discover some new favourites to read!
Challenge yourself next year to read differently than you did this year. Your creativity & intellect will thank you ;).
Banned Books: The Nazis and the Catholic Church were and are not the only ones to ban books. Currently the State Board of Education bans several. Ray Bradbury's "Farenheit 451" is a tale of a society banning books. It and the books on this list are all worth reading. The ability to publish them is freedom of speech.