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!

Last updated January 22, 2019

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Goodreads Reading Challenge

Goal: 17/100 books

GR Reading Progress

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Beat the Backlist

Goal: 14/50 books

Official Challenge Page

Considering this is my own reading challenge, it would be odd not to participate!

Guidelines

  • 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 list below and I’ll update periodically with review links and whatnot.

Finished Books

  1. Lady in Disguise by Wendy Vella (Jan. 1)
  2. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Jan. 5, re-read)
  3. The Disasters by M.K. England (Jan. 6)
  4. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Jan. 6)
  5. Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke (Jan. 7)
  6. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (Jan. 7)
  7. The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer (Jan. 8, re-read)
  8. The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer (Jan. 8, re-read)
  9. The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer (Jan. 10, re-read)
  10. The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer (Jan. 12, re-read)
  11. Air Awakens by Elise Kova (Jan. 15, re-read)
  12. Fire Falling by Elise Kova (Jan. 16, re-read)
  13. Tales from the Front by Elise Kova (Jan. 16, re-read)
  14. The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer (Jan. 21, re-read)
  15. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (Jan. 22)
  16. Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody (Jan. 24)
  17. The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer (Jan. 25, re-read)
  18. Earth’s End by Elise Kova (Jan. 26, re-read)
  19. Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova (Jan. 27, re-read)
  20. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (Jan. 27)
  21. Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas (Feb. 2)
  22. Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas (Feb. 3)
  23. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Feb. 8)
  24. Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas (Feb. 8)
  25. Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas (Feb. 10)
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A to Z Reading Challenge

Goal: 9/26

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

  • titles starting with “A” and “The” don’t count (for those letters)
  • any book title containing “X” counts for X

 


Titles

Potential titles listed in italics, completed books in bold, linked to reviews as posted

A

B

  • The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta
C

  • Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas
  • The Cold is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale
  • A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
  • A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole
D

E

  • Earth’s End by Elise Kova
  • The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
F

G

  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
H

  • Hellp Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
  • Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
I

  • Imprison the Sky by A.C. Gaughen
  • The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
J

  • Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan
K

  • Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga
L

M

  • Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas
  • Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
N

  • Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
O

  • The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
  • Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett
P

  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Q

  • The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
R

  • Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
  • Romanov by Nadine Brandes
  • A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
S

  • Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody
  • Slayer by Kiersten White
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
T

U

  • Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
V

  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab
W

  • Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova
  • Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
X

  • Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Y

  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Z

  • Zodiac by Romina Russell
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Fox & Wit Reading Challenge

Goal: 36/72 total

January (6/6)  //  February (0/6)

This challenge is hosted by Fox & Wit over on instagram! There will be 6 prompts each month and every participant is sorted onto a team.

This one’s a bit more complicated than the others I’m participating in but it’s only 6 books a month and I figured I could merge it with the other two challenges!

Guidelines

  • Share the monthly photo prompt photo on your instagram feed (main photo or slide)
  • Read a book for each prompt and share a photo of it on your feed (tag @foxandwit + #fnwreadchallenge)
  • Submit the link to your instagram post through the Google form to earn points for your team
  • If you complete all 6 prompts, post a photo of all 6 books and tag @foxandwit in the comments
Monthly Prompts (Team Dragon Den)

Prompts will be added as they’re announced along with potential titles for each one (mostly for my reference).

January
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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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