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2019 Reading Challenges

Here are a some challenges I’ve been focusing on this year, even though 2019 is almost over, I still wanted to post this and I’ve been a bit inactive this year, I haven’t done as much reading as I was hoping to do, as I’ve been busy, but let’s see how I’ve done. I will be updating this post as I read books and adding the reviews here too, so if you’d like to check out my Progress, come back to this post, which will be in the menu at the top of the blog. When I finish reading a book I’ll be linking the review here for each book, so if you click on the book cover it will take you to my review.

I am participating in the Goodreads Reading Challenge again this year! This is one that I do every year, I find that it encourages me to read more and I just really love this challenge. This year I decided that I will attempt to read 150 books in 2019. I’ve actually lowered it this year, last year I attempted 250 and didn’t quite reach my goal and I knew this year was going to be busy so I decided on 150.

Progress: 164/150


I’ve also joined Bookish’s 2019 Reading Challenge: 52 Ways to #KillYourTBR. This challenge has 52 Prompts or “ways to #KillYourTBR and Hopefully this will help me clear out some of those TBR Books.

  1. A book you bought for the cover – The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart
  2. A book by an author you’ve met – The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare
  3. A book you’re embarrassed you haven’t read yet – Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  4. A book that is under 220 pages – From this Window by Diana Jean
  5. A book that came out the year you were born – Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
  6. A book whose title uses alliteration – Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  7. A book in your best friend’s favorite genre – History is all you left me by Adam Silvera
  8. A book from an independent publisher – My Mate Jack by Garrett Leigh
  9. A book you borrowed from the library – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  10. A book featuring a fictional language – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  11. A novel that includes a recipe
  12. A book won in a BookishFirst raffle
  13. A book about going on a quest – In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
  14. A book set in a city you’ve visited – Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
  15. A book with a dust jacket – Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
  16. A book by two or more authors – The Golden Tower by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
  17. A book that is over 1000 pages – The Stand by Stephen King
  18. A book that’s been out for less than a month – The Nowhere by Chris Gill
  19. A book with a name in the title – Daring Duke by Anyta Sunday
  20. A book from a genre you want to read more of – Never Do a Wrong Thing by Marcus Herzig
  21. A book written by a Native American author – My Name is not Easy by Debby Dahl
  22. A book with an asexual character – The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats & Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
  23. A book you were given as a gift – Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare
  24. A book translated from Spanish – Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra,
  25. An award-winning graphic novel – This One Summer by MarikoTamaki & Jillian Tamaki
  26. A book featuring a false confession
  27. A book you meant to read in 2018 – What if it’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (Review)
  28. A book featuring a memorable cat – The Incredible Story by Sheila Burnford
  29. A book set in South America –
  30. A book with a cover you kind of hate (but a story you love) – The Story of Us by Barbara Elsborg
  31. A book by an author you’ve never heard of before – Harvest Moon by Tonya Coffey (Review)
  32. A book of short stories – Life According to Maps by Nash Summers
  33. A book featuring a nonbinary protagonist – Symptoms of being Human by Jeff Garvin
  34. A book you’ve been waiting for forever –
  35. A book about intersectional feminism
  36. A book with a place in the title – The End of Oz by Danielle Paige
  37. A book bought at your local bookstore – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  38. A book by an author you’re thankful for – Our Last Summer by Matthew J. Metzger
  39. A book with gorgeous descriptions – Fear the Wolf by Andrew Butcher
  40. A book signed by the author – Have Sword, Will Travel by Garth Nix & Sean Williams
  41. A book set in Africa – The Snow Angel by Lauren St. John
  42. A book about mental health –
  43. A book written by an immigrant
  44. A retelling –
  45. A book about incarceration
  46. A book recommended by an author – Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
  47. A book with a person of color on the cover –
  48. A book by an author who uses a pen name – Secrets of Artemis by C. K. Brooke
  49. A book whose title includes a verb –
  50. A book recommended by a librarian –
  51. A book being adapted in 2019 –
  52. A book you found in a Little Free Library – Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

To Be Read:

Currently Reading:

Books Read:

PROGRESS: 31/52


KANGAROO
Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 different genre.

To Be Read:

4 Male Authors

4 Female Authors

4 New to me Authors

Currently Reading:

Books Reads:

PROGRESS: 2/12


A low key challenge to read Jane Austen books throughout the year. You choose which ones and how many you want to read. I am yet to read anything by Austen so hopefully I can read some of her works by the end of the year! Any Suggestions on what I should read first?

To Be Read:

Currently Reading:

Books Read:

Progress: 0/4


What books were published the year you were born? This challenge encourages you to find out, and then read some of them. So I’ll be reading books published in 1998. Do you know of any published in 1998? I need Suggestions! I’m aiming for 5 books.

To Be Read:

Currently Reading:

Books Read:

Progress: 0/4


The Goal of this Challenge is to read books being made into movies or TV series There are different levels and I’ll be aiming for Level 3b: read 4+ books from any release year, watch 4+ movies from any release year. Do you know of any other Movie Adaptations that you think I should watch?

To Be Read:

Currently Reading:

Books Read:

Progress: 0/4


This Challenge is dedicated to reading Cozy Mysteries and has different levels, I don’t how much I’ll be able to read for this one so I’ll be starting at the bottom with Peckish – 1 – 25 Cozy Mysteries.

To Be Read:

Currently Reading:

Books Read:

Progress: 0/5


The 2019 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge is hosted by Celebrity Readers, ie us!  #FinishingTheSeries2019

There are 3 levels to the challenge:
1-4 Series C-List Series Finisher
5-8 Series B-List Series Finisher
9+ Series A-List Series Finisher

I’m going to go minimal on this one and declare C-list since I’m not sure yet what those series will be or how long. I have a few in mind though! Basically, they have to have been started by at least one book before 2019 begins. Series can be any length, books can be any format or length. Even a two-book series counts. This one should be fun and cross over into various other challenges as well. I have several that I’ve started and just never bothered to finish. Below I will list all the Books in the Series that I’ve started and hopefully I can get through some of them this year.

To Be Read:

Currently Reading:

Books Read:

Series Updates (Books read this year are underlined)

Dorothy Must Die Series by Danielle Paige – Dorothy Must Die Stories (Novella Bind Up, #0.5), Dorothy Must Die (#1), The Wicked Will Rise (#2), Yellow Brick War (#3), The End of Oz (#4)

Magisterium Series by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black – The Iron Trial (#1), The Copper Gauntlet (#2), The Bronze Key (#3), The Silver Mask (#4), The Golden Tower (#5)

Shadow & Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – Shadow & Bone (#1), Siege & Storm (#2), Ruin & Rising (#3)

Love & Family Series by Anyta Sunday – Taboo For You (#1), Made For You (#2), Happy For You (#3)

Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Daimon (#0.5), Half-Blood (#1), Pure (#2), Deity (#3), Elixir (#3.5), Apollyon (#4), One & Only (#4.5), Sentinel (#5)

Love and Family Series by Anyta Sunday – Taboo for You (#1), Made for You (#2), Happy for You (#3)

Better Than Nate Ever by Tim Federle – Better Nate Than Ever (#1), Five, Six, Seven, Nate (#2), Nate Expectations (#3)

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell – The Wizards of Once (#1), Twice Magic (#2), Knock Three Times (#3)

The Selection by Kiera Cass – The Selection (#1), The Elite (#2), The One (#3)

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (#1), P.S. I Still Love You (#2), Always and Forever Lara Jean (#3)

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – Philosopher’s Stone (#1), Chamber of Secrets (#2), Prisoner of Azkaban (#3), Goblet of Fire (#4), Order of the Phoenix (#5), Half-Blood Prince (#6), Deathly Hallows (#7), Cursed Child (#8)

Fairytale Retelling by Jackson Pearce – Sisters Red (#1), Sweetly (#2), Fathomless (#3), Cold Spell (#4)

The Inheritance Cycle Series by Christopher Paolini – Eragon (#1), Eldest (#2), Brisingr (#3), Inheritance (#4)

The Wicked Years by Gregory Maguire – Wicked (#1), Son of a Witch (#2), A Lie Among Men (#3), Out of Oz (#4)

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg – Openly Straight (#1), Honestly Ben (#2)

Teardrop by Lauren Kate – Teardrop (#1), Waterfall (#2)

Progress: 4/4


This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky’s Book Reviews. I enjoy reading Middle Grade Books and have a few that I would love to read this year so hopefully this challenge will help me get through some of those

Option 1: Read six middle grade books of your choice.
Option 2: Choose one author to focus on. Perhaps read through an entire author’s work. 
Option 3: Read as few as six, or as many as you like, from the checklist below

_1. Title beginning with A
_2. Author beginning with A
3. Title beginning with B – Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
_4. Author beginning with B
_5. Title beginning with C
_6. Author beginning with C
7. Title beginning with D – Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
8. Author beginning with D – The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived by Daniel Errico
9. Title beginning with E – The Echo of Castaways by M.G. Hennessey
_10. Author beginning with E
11. Title beginning with F – Far Away by Lisa Graff
_12. Author beginning with F
_13. Title beginning with G
_14. Author beginning with G
_15. Title beginning with H – Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
_16. Author beginning with H
_17. Title beginning with I
_18. Author beginning with I
_19. Title beginning with J
_20. Author beginning with J – Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
_21. Title beginning with K
_22. Author beginning with K
_23. Title beginning with L
24. Author beginning with L – Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
_25. Title beginning with M
_26. Author beginning with M
_27. Title beginning with N
_28. Author beginning with N
29. Title beginning with O – Only the Stars Know Her Name: Salem’s Lost Story of Tituba’s Daughter by Amanda Marrone
_30. Author beginning with O
_31. Title beginning with P
_32. Author beginning with P
_33. Title or Author beginning with Q
_34. Title beginning with R
35. Author beginning with R – Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Serafina, #3) by Robert Beatty
36. Title beginning with S – Song for the Whale by Lynne Kelly
_37. Author beginning with S – Where the River Runs Gold by Sita Brahmachari
_38. Title beginning with T
_39. Author beginning with T
_40. Title or Author beginning with U
41. Title or Author beginning with V or W – Changeling by William Ritter
_42. Title or Author beginning with X or “Ex”
_43. Title beginning with Y
_44. Author beginning with Y
_45. Title or Author beginning with Z
_ 46 children’s book published in the 1860s
_ 47. children’s book published in the 1870s
_ 48. children’s book published in the 1880s
_ 49. children’s book published in the 1890s
_ 50. children’s book published in the 1900s
_ 51. children’s book published in the 1910s
_ 52. children’s book published in the 1920s
_ 53. children’s book published in the 1930s
_ 54. children’s book published in the 1940s
_ 55. children’s book published in the 1950s
_ 56. children’s book published in the 1960s
_ 57. children’s book published in the 1970s
_ 58. children’s book published in the 1980s
_ 59. children’s book published in the 1990s
_ 60. children’s book published in the 2000s
_ 61. children’s book published in the 2010s
62. children’s book published in 2019 – The Starlight Watchmaker by Lauren James
_ 63. a Newbery Winner
_ 64. a Newbery Honor
_ 65. nonfiction
_ 66. poetry 
67. graphic novel – Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir
68. first in a series – Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina, #1) by Robert Beatty
69. any book in a series – Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina, #2) by Robert Beatty
70. last book in a series – Serafina and the Seven Stars (Serafina, #4) by Robert Beatty
71. Science fiction – The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis
_ 72. Fantasy – The Alamist Queen by J.S. Jaeger
73. Mystery – Hunt for the Horseman by Gita V Reddy
74. Animal Fantasy – The Chronicles of Narnia
75. Realistic/Contemporary – Nate Expectations (Better Nate than Ever, #3) by Tim Federle
_ 76. coming of age
_ 77. action, adventure
78. Historical Fiction – The Beat on Ruby’s Street by Jenna Zark
_ 79. historical fiction, world war I
_ 80. historical fiction, world war II
_ 81. historical fiction, civil rights
_ 82. historical fiction, civil war
_ 83. historical fiction, great depression
84. Reread – Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
85. library
86. Free Choice – The Bridge Home by Padma Venatraman
_ 87. Another Free Choice
_ 88. biography or autobiography
_ 89.written in first person
_ 90. written in third person
_ 91. verse novel
_ 92. illustrated “notebook” or diary
_ 93. out of print
_ 94. anniversary reprint of a children’s book
95. Favorite author – The Golden Tower (Magisterium #5) by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black
_ 96. new-to-you author
_ 97. YOUR pick for Newbery 2019
_ 98. multiple authors
_ 99. happy, happy
_ 100. oh the sads

To Be Read:

Currently Reading:

Books Read:

PROGRESS: 2/6


I will be participating in this Netgalley Challenge to hopefully get through more of my Netgalley ARC’s. This will also go hand in hand with the State of the ARC Meme I’m also doing this year to try to read more of my Backlisted Books.

The Levels…
Bronze – 10 Books
Silver – 25 Books
Gold – 50 Books
Platinum – 75 Books
Diamond – 100 Books

To Be Read:

Currently Reading:

Books Read:

PROGRESS: 12/25

These are all the Challenges I’m participating in this year. Are you Participating in any of these? Or are there any others that you’re Participating in? Let me know in the Comments!

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