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 13, 2019
Goodreads Reading Challenge
Goal: 12/100 books
Beat the Backlist
Goal: 10/50 books
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 list below and I’ll update periodically with review links and whatnot.
- Lady in Disguise by Wendy Vella (Jan. 1)
- Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Jan. 5, re-read)
- The Disasters by M.K. England (Jan. 6)
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Jan. 6)
- Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke (Jan. 7)
- A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (Jan. 7)
- The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer (Jan. 8, re-read)
- The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer (Jan. 8, re-read)
- The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer (Jan. 10, re-read)
- The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer (Jan. 12, re-read)
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.
- titles starting with “A” and “The” don’t count (for those letters)
- any book title containing “X” counts for X
Potential titles listed in italics, completed books in bold, linked to reviews as posted
- Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
- The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
- The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta
- A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
- A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole
- The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer
- Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
- Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
- Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
- Imprison the Sky by A.C. Gaughen
- The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
- Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan
- Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga
- Lady in Disguise by Wendy Vella
- The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
- Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
- Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
- The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
- Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett
- Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
- The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
- A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
- Talon by Julie Kagawa
- Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
- Vicious by V.E. Schwab
- Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
- Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu
- Zodiac by Romina Russell
Fox & Wit Reading Challenge
Goal: 2/6 for January; 2/72 total
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!
- 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).
- A book with 2 words in the title (Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer)
- A book about a prince (TBD)
- A book inspired by Russian myth or lore (TBD)
- A debut novel (The Disasters by M.K. England)
- A book with sword(s) on the cover (TBD)
- A book about an empire (Air Awakens by Elise Kova)
Are you participating in any reading challenges in 2019?
Have a book recommendation for any of the listed prompts above?
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