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2019 Reading Challenges

This challenge is being hosted by Corinne @ Everyday Gyaan.

I'm currently sitting at 144 books read which is my highest to date since I started keeping track. Here is the goal that I'm aiming for in 2019:

Getting My Heart Rate Up: read 1–5 more books (or 250–1,499 more pages)

This challenge is being hosted by Tina @ As Told By Tina.
#PrintOnlyRC19 

Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

41+ – Collector’s Edition


This challenge is being hosted by Melanie @ Hot Listens and Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.

I hit Marathoner level in 2018, so I'm going for it again!

Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+


This challenge is being hosted by Tina @ As Told By Tina.
#ForTheLoveOfBooks19

I actually HATE reading e-books, but of course I have them in my Kindle library. Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

  • Phase 1 – 1-10


This challenge is being hosted by Becky's Book Reviews.

Basics:
  • Middle Grade and Young Adult Novels over 450 pages -- 3 points
  • Middle Grade and Young Adult Novels over 700 pages -- 5 points
  • Adult Novels over 450 pages -- 5 points
  • Adult Novels over 825 pages -- 10 points
  • Nonfiction over 450 pages, any age audience -- 5 points
  • Anthologies (short stories, plays, essays, sermons, poetry) over 450 pages, any audience, 3 points*
  • Omnibus edition of an author's work over 450 pages, 3 points**
Bonuses:
  • If you complete an entire series and each of the books in the series qualifies as a chunkster, you earn an additional bonus point. 
  • If you read four or more (series OR non-series books) by the same author--each one qualifying as a chunkster--you earn an additional bonus point.
  • If you read a chunkster that has been translated into English, you earn an additional bonus point. 
  • If you read two or more new-to-you authors, you earn an additional bonus point.
  • For every chunkster classic you read that was published before 1800, you earn an extra two points.
  • For every chunkster classic you read that was published before 1900, you earn an extra one point. 
  • If you choose to make a list, you can give yourself an extra point every time you finish a book from the list. 

My goal is to read five chunksters.


This challenge is being hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block.

The Rules (excerpt):

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2019. No library books~. If you're looking for a library book challenge or one that counts books on your non-owned TBR list, then please see my new Virtual Mount TBR Challenge (click the link). 

    ~The ONLY exception to the library rule: If you own the book in any form and have a valid reason to check out a version from the library instead, then you may count it. I have, in the last couple years, allowed this when individuals have made requests. For example--if you own the hard copy, but are planning on taking a trip where listening to the audio version would be a great way to knock out a book while you drive, then by all means check out the audio version and have a wonderful trip! Please check with me if you wonder whether a library substitution is acceptable.


*REVISED REREAD RULE: Any reread may count, regardless of how long you've owned it prior to 2019, provided you have not read it in last five years (my arbitrary time limit) and have not counted it for a previous Mount TBR Challenge.
Here's the level that I'm aiming for:
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s


This challenge is being hosted by Adam @ Roof Beam Reader.
#TBR2019RBR

The Goal: To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile (within 12 months).
Specifics:
1. Each of these 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or “To Be Read” list for AT LEAST one full year. This means the book cannot have a publication date of 1/1/2018 or later (any book published in the year 2017 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile). Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the “can’t get through” pile.
Your complete and final list must be posted by January 15th, 2019.

My 2019 TBR Pile Challenge List:
(I'll come back to add it before the deadline)


This challenge is being hosted by Dora @ Swift Coffee.
#TheUntouchedBookshelfChallenge

  • the purpose of the challenge is to encourage its participants to read all the physical books they own
  • all participants have to make a list of the books they own but haven’t yet read
  • you can’t buy any physical books until you finish your list (that’s the challenge!)
  • books you get for free, win on a giveaway, get as a gift, get from NetGalley/Edelweiss or directly from the author don’t count (you can get and read them while doing the challenge)
  • if you slip and buy a book, it’s okay, but you have to add it to your list
I have waaaaaaay too many books to make a list! I have bookcases and BOXES of unread books, well over 1000. I don't have a lot of sit-down time to read, so my main source of reading comes through audiobooks. Unfortunately, those don't count for this challenge! So, my goal will be to tackle 24 physical books from my shelves.


This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.

Read for a good cause! Buy books at a charity shop, or, even a friends of the library book sale, or, donate a certain percentage of money for each book you read for the challenge. You can choose your own goal of how many books to read, what charity you'll be donating money towards, how much money, etc. (For example, you might want to donate $1 for each paperback you read, or, $3 for every hardback you read. You can work out the details yourself.)

When I buy printed books, I rarely buy them new. I normally buy them at either the local hospital book sale or the friends of the library book sale. My goal is to read a minimum of 24 books that I have bought at charity book sales.




This challenge is being hosted by KimberlyFaye Reads.
#TackleMyTBR2019


This is the level that I'm aiming for:

  • Blitz: read 13-24 TBR books

This challenge is being hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block.

This year, I decided to create a Virtual Mount TBR Reading Challenge Books for all those folks with mile-long "wish-list" of TBRs who would like a chance to climb as well. The strategy and general set-up is the same--except you don't have to own the books. Heard about a great book from a friend, took note of the title, and then never got around to reading it? Saw a book online that you thought sounded intriguing but you keep putting off ordering it up from the library? You borrowed a book from somebody and need an extra push to read it and return it? This is the place for you!

Here's the level that I'm aiming for:
Mount Crumpit: Read 24 books from your Virtual TBR/Wish List/Library


This challenge is being hosted by Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures.
#LibraryLoveChallenge 
Go here to enter your reviews & the giveaway: 2019 Library Love Challenge Review Link-ups.

My goal is to read more of my own books, but it's also important to support my local library so here's the level that I'm aiming for:

  • Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books




This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.

I have tons of "old" books on my TBR mountain, however, I do get excited about new releases and can't wait to read those! I want to keep my 2019 releases at 25% or less compared to backlist (2018 or earlier) books.




This challenge is being hosted by Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard.
#BacklistReader

Here are the details:

(1) To count for the challenge, books have to be published before 2018 AND already be on your TBR list or pile. In other words, you don’t have to own the book. If it was on your want-to-read list when you signed up for the challenge, and it came out in 2017 or earlier, it counts… regardless of format (ebook, print book, audiobook) and how you acquired it.
Last year, I was asked about rereads. You can only count a rereads if (a) you haven’t read the book in the last 10 years, and (b) you can’t remember any more of it than you would learn by reading the publisher’s blurb. In other words, it should feel new to you. I know this is subjective, but bear in mind, this isn’t a rereading challenge. (There are other challenges for that.)

My 2018 goal was to read 64 backlist books, and I'm currently at 74! Therefore, my goal for 2019 will be to beat that, so to read at least 75 backlist books.


This challenge is being hosted by Lexxie & Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms.

My goal is always to read more backlist books compared to new releases, so this shall be my goal:

1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie


This challenge is being hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup.

Basically, this is a way to cheekily catch up on review request copies that have been languishing on your review pile for at least 6 months and are way past due to the author or publisher.

My goal is to catch-up on a minimum of 12 review copies.


This challenge is being hosted by Tina @ As Told By Tina.
#LetsReadIndie19

I'm aiming for:
Rookie: 1-9

Here are some Indie books on my shelf:

1.     Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen (Fallen Star, Book #1)
2.     Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen (Shattered Promises, Book #1)
3.     Ember by Jessica Sorensen (Death Collectors, Book #1)
4.     Blood Hex by Erin Butler (The Adams' Witch, Book #1)
5.     Rebel Heart by Lizzy Ford 
6.     Katie's Hellion by Lizzy Ford (Rhyn Trilogy, Book #1)
7.     Air Awakens by Elise Kova (Air Awakens, Book #1)


This challenge is being hosted by Cuddle Up With A Cozy Mystery.

There are no levels, so I'm aiming to try a minimum of five 1sts in a Series.



This challenge is being hosted by Celebrity Readers.
#FinishingTheSeries2019

My goal last year was to finish 1-4 series, and I've finished seven series so this is my goal:







This challenge is being hosted by POPSUGAR.
You can find the Goodreads group HERE.

Read a book for each of the prompts.


  1. A book becoming a movie in 2019
  2. A book that makes you  nostalgic
  3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction)
  4. A book you think should be turned into a movie
  5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads
  6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover
  7. A reread of a favorite book
  8. A book about a hobby
  9. A book you meant to read in 2018
  10. A book with "pop," "sugar," or "challenge" in the title
  11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover
  12. A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore
  13. A book published posthumously
  14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie
  15. A retelling of a classic
  16. A book with a question in the title
  17. A book set on a college or university campus
  18. A book about someone with a superpower
  19. A book told from multiple character POVs
  20. A book set in space
  21. A book by two female authors
  22. A book with a title that contains "salty," "sweet," "bitter," or "spicy"
  23. A book set in Scandinavia
  24. A book that takes place in a single day
  25. A debut novel
  26. A book that's published in 2019
  27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature
  28. A book recommended to you by a celebrity you admire
  29. A book with  "love" in the title
  30. A book featuring an amateur detective
  31. A book about family
  32. A book written by an author from Asia, Africa, or South America
  33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the title
  34. A book that includes a wedding
  35. A book by an author whose first name and last names start with the same letter
  36. A ghost story
  37. A book with a two word title
  38. A novel based on a true story
  39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game
  40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR reading challenge
Advanced:


  1. A "cli-fi" (climate fiction) book
  2. A "choose-your-own-adventure" book
  3. An "own voices" book
  4. Read a book during the season it is set in
  5. A LitRPG book
  6. A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings/unconventionally numbered chapters
  7. Two books that share the same title (1)
  8. Two books that share the same title (2)
  9. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom (e.g. Big Brother from 1984)
  10. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent


This challenge is being hosted by HPOOTP-Flourish and Blotts FB group.

Here is the official Flourish and Blotts 2019 reading challenge!
Presenting, the 2019 Golden Trio Reading Challenge!
This year, Flourish and Blotts wants you to choose your own
reading challenge! Below is a list of 52 prompts! Complete as many as you like and see which golden trio member you are! A book can only be used for one prompt. A ‘book’ is anything that can be marked as read on goodreads. (This
includes audio, graphic novels, novellas, etc)
Ron: complete 12 prompts
Harry: complete 24 promts
Hermione: complete 52 prompts

Here is the goal that I am aiming for:
Ron: complete 12 prompts

Here are the prompts & both pretty & non-instant ink Graphics!
1. Harry: (re)Read a Harry Potter Book
2. Ron:Read a book under 200 pages
3. Hermione:Read a book over 500 pages
4. Ginny: Read a poetry book
5. Luna Lovegood: Read a book about creativity or something unusual
6. Fred & George: Read a book with twins in it
7. Fleur Delacour: Read a book translated from another language
8. Dumbledore's Army: Read a book about social justice or a current issue
9. Professor McGonagall: Read a book with a strong female lead
10. Dumbledore: Read a book involving a school or teacher
11. Gilderoy Lockhart: Read a book from a celebrity book club
12. Umbridge: Read a book with a pink cover
13. Snape: Read a book that includes page 394
14. Newt: Read a book containing a fantastic beast (Any beast that can be found in the Fantastic Beasts textbook)
15. Bathilda Bagshot: Read a book written by a woman
16. Godric: Read a book that represents Gryffindor's values
17. Helga: Read a book that represents Hufflepuff's values
18. Rowena: Read a book that represents Ravenclaw's values
19. Salazar: Read a book that represents Slytherin's values
20. The Chosen One: Read a book that mentions Harry Potter in it
21. He who must not be named: Read a book with a character that shares a name with a character from Harry Potter
22. Deathly Hallows: Read a book with a symbol on the cover
23. Gryffindor: Read a book recommended by a Gryffindor
24. Hufflepuff: Read a book recommended by a Hufflepuff
25. Ravenclaw: Read a book recommended by a Ravenclaw
26. Slytherin: Read a book recommended by a Slytherin
27. House cup: Read a book that has won an award
28. Quidditch: Read a book involving a sport
29. Wizarding Radio: Listen to an audiobook
30. Hogwarts Library: Read a book you checked out from the library or borrowed from a friend
31. Herbology: Read a book related to nature
32. Potions: Read a book with potions, alchemy, or chemistry in it
33. Astronomy: Read a book with a star on the cover or in the title
34. Defense Against the Dark Arts: Read a book about Good vs. Evil
35. Transfiguration: Read a book about a huge change
36. History of Magic: Read a historical fiction
37. Charms: Read a book with a charming cover
38. Care of Magical Creatures: Read a bookwith an animal on the cover
39. Arithmancy: Read a book with a number in the title
40. Ancient Runes: Read a book set before you were born
41. Flying: Read a book with a bird on the cover
42. Divination: Read a book that includes prophecy or fortune telling
43. Muggle Studies: Read a memoir or biography
44. Apparition: Read a book set somewhere you want to travel
45. Restricted Section: Read a banned book
46. Durmstrang: Read a book with a boat in it
47. Beaubatons: Read a book by a French author
48. Ilvermorny: Read a book by an American author
49. Gringotts: read a book with gold foiling
50. Flourish and Blotts: Read a 2019 release
51. The Dark Mark: Read a book with a dark cover
52. Hogwarts-A History: Read a book that intimidates you


This challenge is being hosted by A + K @ Reading Women.
#ReadingWomenChallenge
Join the Goodreads group HERE.

All books read for this challenge must be by or about women.
  1. All books read for this challenge must be by or about women.
    1. A mystery or thriller written by a woman of color
      • Check out our episode about mysteries and thrillers for some great options.
    2. A book about a woman with a mental illness
    3. A book by an author from Nigeria or New Zealand
    4. A book about or set in Appalachia
    5. A children's book
    6. A multigenerational family saga
    7. A book featuring a woman in science
    8. A play
    9. A novella
      • A novella is a text of written, fictional, narrative prose normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel, somewhere between 17,500 and 40,000 words.
    10. A book about a woman athlete
    11. A book featuring a religion other than your own
      • If you have no religion, then choose to read about whatever religion you like!
    12. A Lambda Literary Award winner
    13. A myth retelling
    14. A translated book published before 1945
    15. A book written by a South Asian author
      • The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), a contiguous block of countries, started in 1985 with seven countries—BangladeshBhutanIndia, the MaldivesNepalPakistan and Sri Lanka—and added Afghanistan as an eighth member in 2007.
    16. A book by an Indigenous woman
      • This includes Native, First Nations, and Indigenous women from anywhere in the world.
    17. A book from the 2018 Reading Women Award shortlist
      • 2018 RWA Fiction Shortlist
      • 2018 RWA Nonfiction Shortlist
    18. A romance or love story
    19. A book about nature
    20. A historical fiction book
    21. A book you bought or borrowed in 2019
    22. A book you picked up because of the cover
    23. Any book from a series
    24. A young adult book by a woman of color
    BONUS:
    • A book by Jesmyn Ward
    • A book by Jhumpa Lahiri

Other Resources

    Reading Women Podcast Episode Show Notes - Search the show notes of our past episodes (here's a secret, most of the categories are a variation on last year's episodes). They're organized by theme, so it should be pretty easy to zero in on the category you're looking to fill.
      Guest Blog Posts - A great resource for international fiction.
        Join the Reading Women Goodreads group for a wealth of recommendations and to chat with others about what you're reading.



        This challenge is being hosted by Liz @ Mommy Mannegren. There is a Facebook group HERE.

        Read a book for each prompt.


        This challenge is being hosted by Lindsey @ Linz The Bookworm.

        I'm going to skip around and try to complete as much as I can! I would like to complete at least four levels, so that's my goal.

        Level 1: Book of the Month Club

        1.) A book with a red cover
        2.) Read a YA fiction
        3.) A book under 300 pages
        4.) A book you got for free
        5.) Reread the first book of a series you love
        6.) Read a book that takes place during the summer
        7.) A book whose title starts with the letter M
        8.) Read a romance novel
        9.) A book that has been turned into a TV Show or Movie
        10.) A book with a title done in alliteration (example: Pride and Prejudice)
        11.) A New York Time's Best Seller (Past or Present)
        12.) Free Space- Pick any book!

        Level 2: Casual Reader Club

         13.) A book by John Grisham
         14.) Read a Fantasy novel
        15.) Read a book with a color in the title
        16.) Reread a book you have recommended to someone else
        17.) Read a detective novel
        18.) A book with a number in the title
        19.) Read a book about dragons
        20.) Read a book published by Penguin Random House
        21.) Read a book found on Project Gutenberg
        22.) A book about an artist (fictional or real)
        23.) A book that was published in 1999
        24.) Free Space- Pick any book!

        Level 3: Dedicated Reader Club

        25.) Read book 1 in a trilogy
        26.) Read book 2 in the same trilogy
        27.) Read book 3 in the same trilogy
        28.) Read a book recommended by a friend on Social Media
        29.) A book about a Librarian
        30.) A book about breaking a code or a treasure hunt
        31.) Read a book by Brandon Sanderson
        32.) Read a book that takes place in a large city
        33.) A book suggested by https://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/
        34.) A book for under $3.00
        35.) A book with exactly three words in the title
        36.) Free Space- Pick any book!

        Level 4: Speed-Reader Club

        37.) A book over 500 pages
        38.) A book about time travel
        39.) A book with a form of weather in the title
        40.) Read a book published in 1969
        41.) A book authored by a Catherine/Katherine or variant
        42.) A book by Anne Rice
        43.) A book from Time's All-time top 100 book list (find it here)
        44.) Read a coming of age novel
        45.) A book involving mythology
        46.) Read a self-published book
        47.) A book with the word dream in the title
        48.) Free Space- Pick any book!

        Level 5: Overachiever Club

        49.) Read a book on a banned book list
        50.) The most recent book in a series you haven't finished
        51.) A book that you judged by its cover (either positively or negatively)
        52.) A book that takes place in your home state
        53.) A book that takes place before 1965
        54.) Read a biography
        55.) Read a book you've previously abandoned
        56.) A book about a real or fictional politician
        57.) A book set in Asia
        58.) A book with a tree or forest on the cover
        59.) A book with the letter Z in the title
        60.) Free Space- Pick any book!


        This challenge is being hosted by Ramona Mead.

        I’ve created a Facebook Group and a Goodreads Group for participants to gather for discussion and brainstorming!

        Read a book for each prompt. Here are the categories:

        • A book with a curse word in the title.
        • A memoir or biography of a favorite celebrity.
        • An essay collection.
        • A book with a one word title.
        • A classic you’ve been meaning to get to.
        • A book written by a comedian.
        • A book set in a country you’d like to visit.
        • A  book by an author you’ve never read before.
        • A book recommended by someone you trust.
        • A book with your favorite animal on the cover or in the title.
        • A book mentioned in another book.
        • Read a book with “how to” in the title.

        This challenge is being hosted by Nicki J. Markus.
        #NJMBookChallenge2019


        This challenge is being hosted by Annemieke @ A Dance with Books.

        This reading challenge consists of 3 sections. Fantasy, Sci-Fi and General for a total of 52 prompts which comes down to about 1 book a week.
        1.  You can do 1, 2 or all 3 sections.
        2. With each section you are allowed 1 Double-Up. Double-Up means you can use 1 book for 2 prompts. Preferred is not to at all but if for some reason you are struggling with time or a prompt you can.
        3. In the general sections you can use both fantasy and sci-fi books but not other genres.
        4. Graphic novels, comics, audiobooks and novella’s are allowed. It is all reading in my book.
        My goal will be to complete one section, but I'll be working on all three and doing them out of order.


        This challenge is being hosted by Christine @ The Yellow Book Road.

        Join our 2019 Reading Challenge. We're keeping it super simple. Simply read a book a month from one of the twelve categories until you've read them all. You don't have to do #1 in January, #2 in February, but rather pick and choose at your will. As long as you do them all by the end of the year.
        Include #YBRCHALLENGE in all your posts.




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        This challenge is being hosted by Professional Book Nerds Podcast.
        #PBNRead2019


        This challenge is being hosted by Her Money Moves.



        This challenge is being hosted by Dance Dance, Ramble Ramble.
        #DDRRreadingchallenge

        My goal is to complete 12 of these prompts.




        This challenge is being hosted by Xepherus Reads.


        Book Challenge books read: (0/50)

        Books Read Not In a Category: (00)

        Total Books Read: (00)



         Xepherus Reads Challenge categories (in alphabetical order):

                                            Happy Reading!
        1. A book club book-
        2. A book featuring a circus-
        3. A book featuring a dangerous animal-
        4. A book featuring the paranormal- 
        5. A book featuring space travel-
        6. A book focusing on a family- 
        7. A book from the 2018 Great American Read Top 5-
        8. A book over 400 pages-
        9. A book over 50 years old-
        10. A book published in 2018-
        11. A book published in 2019-
        12. A book purchased at a book fair-
        13. A book read on vacation-
        14. A book set during Christmas-
        15. A book set during Summer-
        16. A book set in another country-
        17. A book that a popular movie was based on-
        18. A book under 300 pages-
        19. A book with a number in its title-
        20. A book with magic in it
        21. A book with monsters in it-
        22. A book written in the first-person narrative-
        23. A book you borrowed from the library-
        24. A book you chose based on its cover-
        25. A book with a favorite color on the cover-
        26. A children’s chapter book-
        27. A comic book-
        28. A contemporary novel-
        29. A crime novel-
        30.  A fairy tale retelling- 
        31. A fantasy novel-
        32. A favorite childhood book-
        33. A Goodreads Choice Award winner-
        34. A graphic novel or trade paperback-
        35. A horror novel-
        36. A memoir or biography-
        37. A middle grade novel-
        38. A movie adaptation-
        39. A mystery novel-
        40. A sequel to a popular book-
        41. A science fiction novel-
        42. A spy thriller-
        43. A young adult novel-
        44. An audio book-
        45. Book 1 in a trilogy-
        46. Book 2 in a trilogy-
        47. Book 3 in a trilogy- 
        48. The first book of a series-
        49. The latest book in a series you love-
        50. The latest release from your favorite author-



        This challenge is being hosted by HEA Novel Thoughts.



        This challenge is being hosted by Ivyclad Ideas.



        This challenge is being hosted by The Grand World of Books.


        This challenge is being hosted by Pink and Dizzy.
        #pinkanddizzy #2019readingchallenge



        This challenge is being hosted by Beyond the Bookends.




        This challenge is being hosted by Wendy @ The Misadventures of Super Librarian.
         #TBRChallenge


        Your mission, should you choose to accept it: once a month pull a dormant book out of your TBR pile and read it.  On the 3rd Wednesday of the month, talk about that book.

        Sound good?  Of course it does!  So what are the themes for 2019?  So glad you asked!

        January 16 - We Love Short Shorts! (shorter reads)
        February 20 - Series (book that is part of a series)
        March 20 - Favorite Trope
        April 17 - Something Different (unusual setting, sub genre you don't read all the time, etc.)
        May 15 - Backlist Glom (author with more than one book in your TBR)
        June 19 - Historical
        July 17 - Contemporary
        August 21 - Random Pick
        September 18 - Kicking It Old School (original publication 10+ years ago)
        October 16 - Paranormal or Romantic Suspense
        November 20 - Sugar or Spice (closed door "just kisses" or super steamy!)
        December 18 - Holiday (any holiday!)

        As always, the themes are optional.  Don't like 'em, don't have to use them.  See how easy this is?  I mean really, how could you not want to join in on the fun?


        This challenge is being hosted by GirlXOXO.
        #monthlymotifgxo

        our task is to read one book per month that fits in with the assigned motifs…

        2019 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge

        JANUARY – New to You Author
        Read a book by an author whose writing you’ve never read before.
        FEBRUARY – Cover Love
        Yes. We’re giving you permission to judge a book by its cover and read a book with a cover that really caught your eye.
        MARCH – Royalty, Kingdoms, Empires, Governments
        Read a book in which the character is involved in a ruling or governing body in some way.
        APRIL – Crack the Case
        Read a mystery, detective story, true crime, cozy mystery, or book involving a puzzle to solve.
        MAY – One Sitting Reads
        Read something that is short enough you could get through it in one sitting- try a graphic novel, comic book, short story, essay, or short collection of poetry.
        JUNE – Diversify Your Reading
        Read a book with a character (or written by an author) of a race, religion, or sexual orientation other than your own or read about a culture you want to learn more about.
        JULY – Through The Years
        Read a book involving time travel, a book with a ‘time’ setting such as The Great Gatsby (20s), read a historical fiction/nonfiction, or choose a book published in your birth year.
        AUGUST – Mode of Transportation
        Read a book where the mode of transportation plays a role in the story (ex. Murder on the Orient Express or The Boys in the Boat)
        SEPTEMBER – Animal, Number, Color, Name
        One of those things needs to be in the title of the book you choose (ex. Water for Elephants, Red Queen, Fahrenheit 451, Rebecca, Harry Potter)
        OCTOBER – Tricks and Trades
        Read a book set in a theater, an amusement park, a circus, or a book involving magic, illusions, or characters with special powers.
        NOVEMBER – Seasons, Elements, and Weather
        Embrace a winter wonderland setting, pick a beach read, or read about a natural disaster. As long as a season, element, or the weather plays a key role in the story or is part of the title, it counts. (ex. Little Fires Everywhere, The Snow Child, On The Island)
        DECEMBER – Last Chance
        Finally read that one book that you’ve been meaning to get to all year long.




        This challenge is being hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block.





        The Rules (excerpt)





        ~All books must be mysteries. Humor, romance, supernatural elements (etc.) are welcome, but the books must be mysteries/crime/detective novels first.





        ~ Twelve books, one representing each month, are required for a completed challenge and to be eligible for the end-of-year prize drawing. Each month comes with several categories (see chart above) that may be selected to fulfill the month's reading. If you would like the excel version of the chart to use or have any questions about fulfilling a category, please email me at phryne1969 AT gmail DOT com.





        ~To claim a book, it must fit one of the categories for the month you wish to fulfill. Unless otherwise specified, the category is fulfilled within the actual story. For instance, if you are claiming a book for December and you want to use "Christmas" as the category, then Christmas must figure in some way in the plot. Did someone poison the plum pudding? Did Great-Uncle Whozit invite all the family home for Christmas so he could tell them he plans to change his will? 





        ~The "wild card" book is exactly that. If July is your birth month (as mine is), then for category #9, you may read any mystery book you want. It does not have to connect with July in any way--other than a July baby chose it. The other eleven months, you must do the alternate category #9 if you want to fulfill that slot. 





        ~For the category that says "Book title contains a word that starts with the letter A," the following do not count: "A" and "An." 



        ~Books do not have to be read during the month for which they qualify. So--if you're feeling like a little "Christmas in July" (or May or...), then feel free to read your book for December whenever the mood strikes.






        This challenge is being hosted by Holly/Ruby @ Ragdoll Reads.

        Read a book for each prompt - 24 books total




        This challenge is being hosted by Kelly @ Mongan Moments.

        Read a book of your choice in 12 different genres, one for each month. Here's the line-up:




        Non-Fiction Book Bingo 2019 Challenge

        This challenge is being hosted by Kristilyn @ Reading in Winter.


        This challenge is being hosted by Because Challenges Make Reading More Fun.

        This year you'll be registering for classes that fit your reading goals. And the best part? You're only registering for a semester at a time! The spring semester is January - May 2019. You'll come back in May to register for your summer classes (June-August 2019). And again in August to register for your fall classes (September - December). You can register for the same classes all year if you want, but you can also switch it up, depending on your life and goals.

        Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

        Professor Mix-It-Up

        Professor Mix-It-Up wants you to have the freedom to mix-it-up. For her courses you'll commit to reading a certain number of books from a list that you create in the first month of the course. She's giving you a lot of freedom; The books can be any genre, any author, any format! But you have to have your list completed and posted by January 31, 2019 and you have to stick to it. Choose your level course to sign up for the number of books you'll read each month. 

        • Mix-It-Up Intermediate Class (credits: 2) - In the intermediate course your committing to reading two books a month from your list. You'll get an A if you read 2 books from the list all 5 months, a B if you read 2 books 4 of the months, a C if you read 2 books 3 of the months, and a D if you read 2 books 2 of the months. Professor Mix-It-Up will have to give you an F for anything less. 

        I'll post my list at a later date.


        This challenge is being hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block.

        Here are the rules:
        Once again the categories will be more open--the color may either be named in the title or it may appear as the dominant color for the cover of the book. For "implies color" the image implying cover should dominate the cover--for instance a large rainbow, a field of flowers, or the image of a painter. Get ready for a rainbow of reading in 2019. 

        ~Read nine books in the following categories:
        1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc.) in the title/on the cover.
        2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc.) in the title/on the cover.
        3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.) in the title/on the cover.
        4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc.) in the title/on the cover.
        5. A book with  "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Beige, Sand, etc.) in the title/on the cover.
        6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc.) in the title/on the cover.
        7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc.) in the title/on the cover.
        8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Magenta, Pink, etc.).
        9. A book with a word that implies color in the title/on the cover (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Shadow, Paint, Ink, etc.).

        This challenge is being hosted by Hotchpot Cafe.

        Here are some books from 1970 that are on my TBR:

        1.     Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
        2.     Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
        3.     The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
        4.     84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
        5.     One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman
        6.     Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie


        This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.

        Here are the birth years that I'll be reading from:
        1970 (me)
        2002 (daughter #1)
        2007 (daughter #2)

        Here are some books from 1970 that are on my TBR:

        1.     Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
        2.     Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
        3.     The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
        4.     84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
        5.     One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman
        6.     Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

        Here are some books from 2002 that are on my TBR:

        1.     Blink by Ted Dekker
        2.     Middlesex by Jeremy Eugenides
        3.     Coraline by Neil Gaiman
        4.     By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz
        5.     Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Hunter Legends, #1)
        6.     Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark-Hunter, #1)

        Here are some books from 2007 that are on my TBR:

        1.     City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
        2.     A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
        3.     Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
        4.     Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy, #1)
        5.     The Good Guy by Dean Koontz
        6.     Still Alice by Lisa Genova
        7.     Unwind by Neal Shusterman (Unwind, #1)
        8.     Betrayed by P.C. Cast (House of Night, #2)
        9.     The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
        10. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely, #1)
        11. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels, #1)
        12. Stray by Rachel Vincent (Shifters, #1)
        13. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen (Luxe, #1)
        14. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (Impulse, #1)
        15. Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead (Georgina Kincaid, #1)
        16. Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian (Midnight Breed, #1)
        17. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell, #1)


        This challenge is being hosted by Dollycas @ Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book.

        It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has an author whose first name or last name starts with every letter of the alphabet.



        A
        B
        C
        D
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        K
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        M
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        X
        Y
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        This challenge is being hosted by Dollycas @ Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book.

        You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below.

        The First Main Word Needs To Be
        The Letter You Are Counting 


        Except For those pesky Q, X, AND Z titles then the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.




        A

        B

        C

        D

        E

        F

        G

        H

        I

        J

        K

        L

        M

        N

        O

        P

        Q

        R

        S

        T

        U

        V

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        X

        Y

        Z

        This challenge is being hosted by Ginger Mom & The Kindle Quest.

        Read a book for each letter of the alphabet.
        There are some FAQ that you can read about HERE. I won't repeat them all there.

        Q1 – What about the tough letters (Q, X, Z)?This is a challenge and we don’t want to make it too easy. That being said, we understand that not everybody will find that perfect book for every letter. So, we’ve created the Freebie Letter. Think of it kinda like Bingo. You get a free space to work with 🙂 If you want more info on that, check out the AtoZ Challenge announcement!

        Q2 – Can I read manga or graphic novels for this challenge?Absolutely! At the same time, I am going to add that there is no minimum or maximum page length. No format restrictions (although I think it goes without saying that it has to be a book. No articles or magazines, please). You can read audio, comics, hardcover/paperback, kindle/nook, etc. In fact, we will be challenging you (through monthly mini challenges) to try other formats throughout the year!

        Q3 – Do “a”, “an”, or “the” count as the title?No, they do not. I use my own Review Index as an example – The Sky Throne by Chris Ledbetter is categorized as Sky Throne, The. So it falls under “S”. Make sense? But of course, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!


        A
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        C
        D
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        K
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        Y
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        This challenge is being hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book.

        I will keep track on my Google Map.



        • Alabama
          Alaska
          Arizona
          Arkansas
          California
          Colorado
          Connecticut
          Delaware
          District of Columbia
          Florida
          Georgia
          Hawaii
          Idaho
          Illinois
          Indiana
          Iowa
          Kansas
          Kentucky
          Louisiana
          Maine
          Maryland
          Massachusetts
          Michigan
          Minnesota
          Mississippi
          Missouri
          Montana
          Nebraska
          Nevada
          New Hampshire
          New Jersey
          New Mexico
          New York
          North Carolina
          North Dakota
          Ohio
          Oklahoma
          Oregon
          Pennsylvania
          Rhode Island
          South Carolina
          South Dakota
          Tennessee
          Texas
          Utah
          Vermont
          Virginia
          Washington
          West Virginia
          Wisconsin
          Wyoming
        This challenge is being hosted by Readeropolis.

        #SweetSouthernRC


        The overall goal of the reading challenge is to read written works of fiction primarily set in the southern United States (aka the American South or the South). 

        For this challenge, the South is defined as the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.* 


        Here is the goal that I am aiming for:

        One Glass of Sweet Tea: Read 1 - 3 Books



         This challenge is being hosted by Rose City Reader.

        WHAT COUNTS AS "EUROPE"?: We stick with the same list of 50 sovereign states that fall (at least partially) within the geographic territory of the continent of Europe and/or enjoy membership in international European organizations such as the Council of Europe. This list includes the obvious (the UK, France, Germany, and Italy), the really huge Russia, the tiny Vatican City, and the mixed bag of Baltic, Balkan, and former Soviet states.

        THE LIST: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vatican City.

        NOTE: Even after Brexit, the United Kingdom is still one country, in Europe, that includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. So one book from any one of these four counts as your one book for the United Kingdom. I'm not going to be a stickler about it because challenges should be about fun not about rules. However, when it comes to winning the Jet Setter prize, only one book from one of the UK countries will count.

        This is the level that I'm aiming for:

        • FIVE STAR (DELUXE ENTOURAGE): Read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.

        This challenge is being hosted by Karen @ Books and Chocolate.

        If you're new to the challenge, here's how it works:
        • Complete six categories, and you'll get one entry in the drawing; 
        • Complete nine categories, and you'll get two entries in the drawing; 
        • Complete all twelve categories, and you'll get three entries in the drawing
        THE CATEGORIES: 

        1. 19th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1800 and 1899.

        2. 20th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1900 and 1969. All books in this category must have been published at least 50 years ago. The only exceptions are books that were published posthumously but were written at least 50 years ago. 

        3. Classic by a Female Author.

        4. Classic in Translation. Any classic originally written in a novel other than your native language. You may read the book in your native language, or its original language (or a third language for all you polyglots!) Modern translations are acceptable, as long as the book was originally published at least 50 years ago. Books in translation are acceptable in all other categories as well.

        5. Classic Comedy. Any comedy or humorous work. Humor is very subjective, so if you think Crime and Punishment is hilarious, go ahead and use it, but if it's a work that's traditionally not considered humorous, please tell us why in your post. 

        6. Classic Tragedy. Tragedies traditionally have a sad ending, but just like the comedies, this is up for the reader to interpret. 

        7. Very Long Classic. Any classic single work 500 pages or longer, not including introductions or end notes. Omnibus editions of multiple works do not count. Since page counts can vary depending on the edition, average the page count of various editions to determine the length.

        8. Classic Novella. Any work of narrative fiction shorter than 250 pages. 

        9. Classic From the Americas (includes the Caribbean). Includes classic set in either continent or the Caribbean, or by an author originally from one of those countries. Examples include Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (United States); Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (Jamaica); or One Hundred Years of Solitude (Columbia/South America). 

        10. Classic From Africa, Asia, or Oceania (includes Australia). Any classic set in one of those contents or islands, or by an author from these countries. Examples include Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt); The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan); On the Beach by Nevile Shute (Australia); Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria). 

        11. Classic From a Place You've Lived. Read locally! Any classic set in a city, county, state or country in which you've lived. Choices for me include Giant by Edna Ferber (Texas); Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser (Chicago); and Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann (Germany). 

        12. Classic Play. Any play written or performed at least 50 years ago. Plays are eligible for this category only.

        • All books must have been written at least 50 years ago to qualify; therefore, books must have been published no later than 1969 for this challenge. The only exceptions to this rule are books which published posthumously but written before 1969. Recent translations of classic novels are acceptable. 
        My goal is to complete six categories.


        This challenge is being hosted by Julie @ Smiling Shelves.

        Each book you read is worth points. You get:
        • 3 points for a Newbery Medal Winner
        • 2 points for a Newbery Honor Book
        • 1 point for a Caldecott Book (Both Medal winners and Honor books are worth a point.)


        Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

        L'Engle: 15 - 29 points


        This challenge is hosted by Shari @ Delighted Reader.


         Qualifying books must be published (ARCs may be included),
        Be romance or have strong romance element.



        2019 Literary Pickers Challenge- Scavenger List

        Literary Pickers Scavenger Hunt 2019
        Around the House
        1. Coffee Table
        2. Throw Rug/Blanket
        3. Pet toys
        4. Phone or device charger
        5. Turn-style record player/stereo
        6. Photo Album
        7. Fireplace
        8. China Hutch/cabinet
        9. Toilet/commode/outhouse
        10. Built in pool
        11. Doorbell/ knocker
        12. Oven
        13. Headboard (bed)
        14. French doors/sliding glass door
        15. Flower pot/planter
        16. Chandelier/ Candelabra
        17. Tea tray/cart
        18. Home security/alarm
        19. Wine glass
        20. Remote control/clicker

        Around the World
        1. Canada
        2. South American Country
        3. South Seas Island
        4. African Country
        5. Russia

        It Goes Zoom Zoom
        1. Power boat
        2. Space cargo or transport ship
        3. Ski lift/ascending mountain cable car
        4. Motorcycle
        5. Limousine
        6. Steam Train
        7. Horse-drawn cart
        8. Segway/scooter
        9. Navy ship
        10. Rope swing/zipline
        11. Brand new automobile

        Elements to Factor
        1. Enemies to Lovers
        2. Threesome or Love Triangle
        3. Sweet Romance (no more than kisses)
        4. Dual or Multiple Narrators
        5. First Person Point of View
        6. Murder
        7. End of the world/Disaster
        8. Road Trip/ Personal Journey
        9. Same Sex
        10. A hated trope (DNF’d book ok)
        11. Favorite trope
        12. Over a Year on Your TBR
        13. Borrowed/Loaned to you
        14. Audio
        15. Graphics or Illustrations
        16. First time Author/Narrator
        17. BDSM/Kink
        18. Reunion/Second Chances
        19. Arranged or Forced Marriage
        20. Fake Mates
        21. Fated Mates/Instalove
        22. Known each other for years
        23. Couple 40 years old or older
        24. Alternate or fantasy world

        All Terrain
        1. On another planet
        2. Desert
        3. Big City
        4. Small Town
        5. Jungle
        Bon Appetit
        1. French cuisine
        2. Indian cuisine
        3. Black coffee
        4. Beer
        5. Bakery goods
        6. Apples or oranges
        7. Soup
        8. Picnic food
        9. Frozen Dinner/MREs/Food from a space ship galley
        10. Four course (or more) meal

        Tools of the Trade
        1. Lock picks
        2. White board/smart board
        3. Monitor/Screen
        4. Screwdriver
        5. Handcuffs
        6. Saddle
        7. Emergency vehicle siren or lights
        8. Diving suit/space suit
        9. Rifle

        Wear It
        1. Raincoat/Slicker
        2. Tiara/Crown
        3. Socks
        4. Piercing
        5. Bullet-proof vest/tactical gear
        6. Sports pads/protective gear (any sport)
        7. Ball Gown
        8. Tux/frock coat
        9. Belt buckle
        10. Bracelet

        Cover Clues
        1. Primarily yellow
        2. Weather term mentioned in the title
        3. One-word title
        4. No people
        5. Kiss or almost kiss
        6. Favorite Author gave the cover quote

        I'm aiming for:


        Level One – Treasure Hunter in Training- 10 items/10 places



        This challenge is being hosted by Addicted To Romance.

        This challenge is for sci fi romance only. Must have both sci fi elements and romantic elements.

        This is the level that I'm aiming for:
        5-10 Books -Beam Your Way Into Outer Space


        This challenge is being hosted by Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and Barb @ Booker T's Farm.
        #CloakDaggerChal
        Facebook group HERE.

        You can read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.

        Here is the level that I'm aiming for:
        26-35 books – Inspector




        This challenge is being hosted by Dollycas @ Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book.

        This is the level that I'm aiming for:
        Peckish – 1 – 25 Cozy Mysteries


        This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews.

        This is the level that I'm aiming for:

        Level 1: Snoop
        Read 10 cozy mysteries of your choice.


        This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews.
        It's very simple, this challenge is all about reading mysteries that have cats as the main characters. Here are a few examples...

        Joe Grey Mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
        Midnight Louie Mysteries by Carole Nelson Douglas
        A Cats In Trouble Mysteries by Leann Sweeney
        A Klepto Cat Mysteries by Patricia Fry
        Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries by Ali Brandon
        Cat Who Mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun
        Cat in the Stacks Mysteries by Miranda James
        Bookmobile Cat Mysteries by Laurie Cass
        Theda Krakow Mysteries by Clea Simon
        Black Cat Mysteries by Elaine Faber


        This is the level that I'm aiming for:
        Purring - Read 1-10 cat mysteries


        This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews.

        1. Any book read for this challenge has to have an animal that plays a major role in the book (which could be fiction or non-fiction.) It also counts if a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like). In the past, books would qualify if an animal is in the title or on the cover, but that alone no longer qualifies. This challenge is for books related to animals and just because they are in the title or on the cover, doesn't mean it's about an animal.


        2. The animal can be any type of animal (real or fictitious)--dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark...dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, werewolf...you get the idea...


        Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

        Level 4 - Read 21 or more

        This challenge is being hosted by Amy @ Passages to the Past.
        #2019HistFicReadingChallenge

        This is the level that I'm aiming for:

        Victorian Reader - 5 books




        The Royal Reading Challenge is a 2019 reading challenge where you read royal themed books. It is hosted @ She's Got Books On Her Mind.

        Examples: Books that center around anyone with a royal title (Prince, Princess, Queen, Duke, etc.), knights, castles, kingdoms, or heroic quests. 

        Here is the level that I'm aiming for:


        Knight: 1-3 books




        This challenge is being hosted by Andi @ Andi's ABCs.
        #ContRom2019 


        • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!

        This is not a genre that I ordinarily read, so here's the level that I'm aiming for:
        1st Base: read 1 – 5 books



        This challenge is being hosted by Shari @ Delighted Reader.

        * The minimum goal is 5 books.
        * The books have to be in the same series and by the same author(s).
        * Only romance series are accepted. Any sub-genre of romance accepted.

        I want to read more of Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. Here is the level that I'm aiming for:


        Level One – 5-9 books – Surviving the Book Tsunami



        This challenge is being hosted by Brittani @ Hope, Faith & Books.
        #2019DystopiaReads

        Here's the level that I'm aiming for:







        Read and review 6-10 dystopian books to receive the Rebel badge.


        DYSTOPIA BINGO

        Ok guys, I decided to bring back the bingo this year! It adds some extra fun. Bingo is completely optional for the challenge! But if you do decide to play bingo, you can earn extra giveaway entries for every row completed (that means up to 5 additional entries). As you get bingo and it gets close to either July or December, just tweet those boards to me (@hopefaithbooks or use the hashtag #2019DystopiaReads) and I'll keep track of those extra entries! 



        LISTS TO GET YOU STARTED:




        This challenge is being hosted by Jemima @ Jemima Pett.

        #spacetimereads

        You can read any book that is from the science fiction/time-travel genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.

        Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

        5 books: Planet hopper



        This challenge is being hosted by Tracy @ Cornerfolds.

        Here is the goal that I'm aiming for:

        Silent Assassin: 1-5 Retellings

        GOODREADS GROUP
        • The Goodreads group can be located HERE!
        • We will have monthly group reads (as long as they go well) and suggestion threads to help complete bingo categories. 


        RETELLINGS BINGO
        • Each block describes a book or type of retelling. For example, "Bronte or Austen" means that you can read a retelling of a book by one of the Bronte sisters or Jane Austen to complete that category. "Debut author" means that you can read any author's debut book. 
        • Getting BINGO (making a line vertically, horizontally, or diagonally on the card) will get you an additional 5 entries in the end of year giveaway!
        • If you get a Bingo blackout (filling the entire card), you get an additional 10 entries in the giveaway! 



        This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.

        Goal: Get at least one bingo! (more are welcome, of course!)

        For your convenience: 

        World War I 

        Most Popular Books Published in 1914 
        Most Popular Books Published in 1915
        Most Popular Books Published in 1916
        Most Popular Books Published in 1917
        Most Popular Books Published in 1918

        Between World Wars 

        Most Popular Books Published in 1919
        Most Popular Books Published in 1920
        Most Popular Books Published in 1921
        Most Popular Books Published in  1922
        Most Popular Books Published in 1923
        Most Popular Books Published in  1924
        Most Popular Books Published in 1925
        Most Popular Books Published in 1926
        Most Popular Books Published in  1927
        Most Popular Books Published in 1928
        Most Popular Books Published in  1929
        Most Popular Books Published in 1930
        Most Popular Books Published in  1931
        Most Popular Books Published in 1932
        Most Popular Books Published in  1933
        Most Popular Books Published in   1934
        Most Popular Books Published in  1935
        Most Popular Books Published in   1936
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        This challenge is being hosted by Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!

        To participate, you must read a minimum of five memoirs from any of the categories listed. One book can only count for one category. Re-reads are acceptable. You do not need a blog to participate. All book formats count. 

        Need some reading ideas? Here are some lists to get ideas for reading:
          1. _Mental Illness Memoir
          2. _Other Illness Memoir
          3. _Political Memoir
          4. _Food Memoir
          5. _Animal Memoir
          6. _Music Memoir
          7. _Travel Memoir
          8. _Written by a person of color
          9. _Written by a woman
          10. _Written by a person who identifies as LGBTQIA
          11. _Written by an actor or a comedian
          12. _Written by an author or journalist
          13. _Written by any other celebrity
          14. _Written by someone under 40
          15. _Written by someone over 40
          16. _Written by someone from a country different from your own
          17. _Memoir of high school or college events
          18. _One you find thought-provoking
          19. _Made into a movie
          20. _Graphic Novel memoir
          21. _Bestselling memoir
          22. _Humorous memoir
          23. _Fictional memoir
          24. _Published in 2019
          25. _Published in 2018 or earlier
          26. _Under 300 pages
          27. _One you want to re-read
          28. _Subject of your choice
          29. _Author of your choice
          30. _Free choice
          31. _Free choice
          32. _Free choice


          This challenge is being hosted by Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!

          There are no levels, so my goal is to read 2 epistolary novels.



          The challenge, then, will be to read books written in the form of letters, diaries, blogs, e-mails and such, either completely or partially written this way. Here are some links to get some reading ideas:



          This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.

          Goal: To have adults read more picture books. To celebrate the fact that picture books are for everyone! Families are, of course, welcome to join in!
          # of books: minimum of 6

          I read a ton of picture books to my younger daughter. I love them! I can quite easily meet the minimum requirement.


          This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.

          My middle grade fiction reading mainly comes from reading aloud to my younger daughter. Here's the level that I'm aiming for:

          Read six middle grade books of your choice.

            11 comments:

            1. Thanks for joining me on so many of my challenges! I hope you have a great reading year in 2019.

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            2. Thanks for joining my challenges. Hope you have fun!

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            3. Thank you for joining me again for #LetsReadindie!

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            4. Darlene, I'm in awe over how many challenges you are doing! I know a lot of books will count for more than one challenge, but still, that's a lot of challenges to keep track of—and a lot of books to read. Speaking of which, you did fantastically well on this year's Backlist Reader Challenge. Thanks for joining again for 2019, and may you make another good dent in your TBR pile/list!

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            5. I'm pretty sure I'd be doomed on the untouched bookshelf one if it extended to e-books. Thanks for joining me again. Best of luck with all of your reading <3

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            6. Aha, you must be the reading challenge Queen Darlene! I certainly want to do the library one!

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            7. Wow! So many reading challenges. Glad you decided to join the Royal Reading Challenge 👑😁

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            8. Yay for all the wonderful challenges, Darlene. Glad you could join us for our Series That Never Ends Challenge. :)

              I'll be with you on a few others, too. :)

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            9. Thanks for signing up for the European Reading Challenge again! I'll get the Review page up before January.

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            10. Wow, so many cool challenges! I am glad Cloak and Dagger made the cut! :)

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            11. Can't wait to have you along for the Diversify Your Reading Challenge! Thanks for joining :)

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