2019 Reading Challenges

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

OFFICIAL Challenge Page

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.

TitleAuthor, FirstAuthor, LastDate ReadReview
The Brilliant DeathAmy RoseCapetta
An Assassin's Guide to Love and TreasonVirginiaBoecker
DamselElana K.Arnold
These Rebel WavesSaraRaasch
A Reaper at the GatesSabaaTahir
Onyx & IvoryMindeeArnett
Children of Blood and BoneTomiAdeyemi
Heart of IronAshleyPoston
The Queen's RisingRebeccaRoss
A Conspiracy of StarsOlivia A.Cole
This Mortal CoilEmilySuvada
Devils & ThievesJenniferRush
Before She IgnitesJodiMeadows
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and VirtueMackenziLee
The Girl at MidnightMelissaGrey
The Iron ThornCaitlinKittredge
The SummoningKelleyArmstrong
Magic BitesIlonaAndrews


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 ★

Let’s Chat!

Are you participating in any reading challenges in 2019?


Have a book recommendation for any of the listed prompts above?


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