Every year I pick a few reading challenges to do and every year I generally fail at all of them. While I’m not expecting different results this year (that way I’m pleasantly surprised if I succeed), I’ve picked a few out that I want to try. This page will be updated with any new challenges as I find them and sign up!
Beat the Backlist
Considering this is my own reading challenge, it would be odd not to participate!
- Books must be published in 2018 or earlier.
- Books must be read start-to-finish in the year 2019
I’ve posted my potential TBR list on the blog already but I’m hoping to read way more books than the 24 I picked out. Everything read for BTB will be added to the table below and I’ll update periodically with review links and whatnot.
|Title||Author, First||Author, Last||Date Read||Review|
|The Brilliant Death||Amy Rose||Capetta|
|An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason||Virginia||Boecker|
|These Rebel Waves||Sara||Raasch|
|A Reaper at the Gates||Sabaa||Tahir|
|Onyx & Ivory||Mindee||Arnett|
|Children of Blood and Bone||Tomi||Adeyemi|
|Heart of Iron||Ashley||Poston|
|The Queen's Rising||Rebecca||Ross|
|A Conspiracy of Stars||Olivia A.||Cole|
|This Mortal Coil||Emily||Suvada|
|Devils & Thieves||Jennifer||Rush|
|Before She Ignites||Jodi||Meadows|
|The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue||Mackenzi||Lee|
|The Girl at Midnight||Melissa||Grey|
|The Iron Thorn||Caitlin||Kittredge|
A to Z Reading Challenge
There are variations of this challenge around the community so I don’t plan on signing up for a specific one. Instead, I’ll be keeping track here and in the 2019 Always Fully Booked planner from Little Inklings Design.
Guidelines (from the planner page)
- titles starting with “A” and “The” don’t count (for those letters)
- any book title containing “X” counts for X
★ counts for Beat the Backlist
✹ Beat the Backlist original TBR title
Potential titles listed, will cross off when complete
- A – An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker ✹
- B – The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta ✹
- C – A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole ✹
- D – Damsel by Elana K. Arnold ✹
- E – Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire ★
- F – Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh ★
- G – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee ✹
- H – Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston ✹
- I – The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge ✹
- J – Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan ★
- K – Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga ★
- L – Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman ★
- M – Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews ✹
- N – Nemesis by Brendan Reichs ★
- O – Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett ✹
- P – Passenger by Alexandra Bracken ★
- Q – The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross ✹
- R – A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir ✹
- S – Scythe by Neal Shusterman ✹
- T – Talon by Julie Kagawa ✹
- U – Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner ✹
- V – Vicious by V.E. Schwab ✹
- W – Wildcard by Marie Lu ✹
- X – Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins ★
- Y – The Young Elites by Marie Lu ★
- Z – Zodiac by Romina Russell ★
Are you participating in any reading challenges in 2019?
Have a book recommendation for any of the listed prompts above?
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