Reading Challenge: Netgalley and Edelweiss 2019

2019 Reading Challenge

The Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2019 is a new challenge for me this year. Tina at Reading Between the Pages hosts this challenge. I’m going for the Gold Level, which is for 50 books. I may up my goal level later, but, for now, I don’t plan to read as many ARCs as I did last year. I will update this list as I continue to work on the challenge.

STATS
4/50 as of January 31, 2019

EDELWEISS
1. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
2. Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson
3. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
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Reading Challenge: PopSugar 2019

2019 Reading Challenge

I’ve been doing the PopSugar reading challenge for several years now, and it’s one of my favorites to do. This year, the challenge has 40 standard prompts and 10 advanced prompts. My goal is to complete all 50 prompts. Below is the list of prompts. After each prompt is the book I read. I will update this list as I continue to work on the challenge.

STATS
15/50 as of February 13, 2019

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 – The Hunger by Alma Katsu
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 myth/legend/folklore – Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker
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 – Who Let the Dog Out? by David Rosenfelt
17. A book set on college or university campus – Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney
18. A book about someone with a superpower
19. A book told from multiple POVs – The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler
20. A book set in space
21. A book by two female authors
22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title
23. A book set in Scandinavia – The Bat by Jo Nesbo
24. A book that takes place in a single day – The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
25. A debut novel – The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
26. A book that’s published in 2019 – Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman
27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature
28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire
29. A book with LOVE in the title – Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
30. A book featuring an amateur detective – Murder at the Mill by M.B. Shaw
31. A book about a family – The Swan Keeper by Milana Marsenich
32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America
33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title
34. A book that includes a wedding – Something New by Lucy Knisley
35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter
36. A ghost story
37. A book with a two-word title – Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
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
41. A “cli-fi” (climate fiction) book
42. A “choose-your-own-adventure” book
43. An “own voices” book
44. Read a book during the season it is set in
45. A LitRPG book
46. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters
47. Two books that share the same title – The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor
48. Two books that share the same title
49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom
50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent

Reading Challenge: Colors 2019

2019 Reading Challenge

This challenge was listed in a Goodreads group that I participate in. The idea is to read books that have certain colors on their covers or in their titles. This challenge has 18 prompts, and I hope to complete all of them. Below is the list of prompts. After each prompt is the book I read. I will update this list as I continue to work on the challenge.

STATS
0/18 as of January 31, 2019

PROMPTS
1. White or any shade of white in the cover
2. Pink or any shade of pink in the cover
3. Red or any shade of red in the cover
4. Orange or any shade of orange in the cover
5. Yellow or any shade of yellow in the cover
6. Green or any shade of green in the cover
7. Light Blue or any shade of light blue in the cover
8. Dark Blue or any shade of dark blue in the cover
9. Purple or any shade of purple in the cover
10. Brown or any shade of brown in the cover
11. Black or any shade of black in the cover
12. A Metallic color in the cover
13. At least 5 colors on the cover
14. A geometric pattern on the cover
15. An ugly (to you) cover
16. Two or more color words in the title
17. The word “Color” in the title
18. A word describing color in the title

Reading Challenge: Read Harder 2019

2019 Reading Challenge

I did this challenge last year, and thought I would try it again this year. The Read Harder Challenge is created by Book Riot. This challenge has 24 prompts, and I hope to complete all of them. Below is the list of prompts. After each prompt is the book I read. I will update this list as I continue to work on the challenge.

STATS
5/24 as of February 13, 2019

PROMPTS
1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
2. An alternate history novel
3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018
4. A humor book
5. A book by a journalist or about journalism – The Suspect by Fiona Barton
6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads – Death in Shangri-La by Yigal Zur
10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
11. A book of manga
12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
14. A cozy mystery – Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly
15. A book of mythology or folklore
16. A historical romance by an AOC
17. A business book
18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
19. A book of nonviolent true crime
20. A book written in prison
21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator – Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
23. A self-published book – Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle
24. A collection of poetry published since 2014

Reading Challenge: Genre Bingo 2019

2019 Reading Challenge

This challenge was listed in a Goodreads group that I participate in. The goal is to read books to make as many “bingos” as you want. I generated my bingo card here, using the directions provided in the group challenge. This challenge has 24 prompts (genres), and I hope to complete all of them. Below is the list of prompts. After each prompt is the book I read. I will update this list as I continue to work on the challenge.

Genre Bingo Card - Update 1/31/2019

STATS
5/24 as of January 31, 2019

PROMPTS
1. Classics
2. Family Saga
3. Short Stories or Novella – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
4. Dystopian
5. Memoir
6. Magical Realism
7. General Nonfiction
8. Travel
9. Suspense
10. Chick-lit
11. Historical Nonfiction
12. Crime
13. Romance – Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
14. Self-Help
15. Satire
16. Mystery or Thriller – Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
17. Graphic Novel – The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
18. Paranormal
19. YA Fantasy – War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
20. Science Fiction
21. Western
22. Biography
23. Fantasy
24. Adventure

Reading Challenge: Goodreads 2019

2019 Reading Challenge

Every year I participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. This year I’m hoping to read 350 books. That number includes adult and YA books, ebooks, and audiobooks.

STATS
52/350 as of February 13, 2019

PRINT BOOKS, EBOOKS, & AUDIOBOOKS
1. On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (audiobook)
2. Dead Center by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)
3. Death in Shangri-La by Yigal Zur (ebook)
4. Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle (audiobook)
5. Song of Susannah by Stephen King (audiobook)
6. Play Dead by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)
7. New Tricks by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)
8. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (ebook)
9. Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle (audiobook)
10. The Main Line is Murder by Donna Huston Murray (ebook)
11. Lie Like a Rug by Donna Huston Murray (ebook)
12. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (audiobook)
13. Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston (audiobook)
14. Landline by Rainbow Rowell (audiobook)
15. Murder at the Mill by M.B. Shaw (print)
16. The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler (ebook)
17. Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter (print)
18. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King (audiobook)
19. The Suspect by Fiona Barton (ebook)
20. The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King (audiobook)
21. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley (ebook)
22. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (audiobook)
23. The Hunger by Alma Katsu (print)
24. Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)
25. Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly (ebook)
26. Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman (ebook)
27. Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker (print)
28. The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger (print)
29. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (audiobook)
30. The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle (print)
31. Only Child by Rhiannon Navin (print)
32. The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor (ebook)
33. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King (audiobook)
34. Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory (ebook)
35. Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo (audiobook)
36. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren (print)
37. The Swan Keeper by Milana Marsenich (ebook)
38. War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (audiobook)
39. One Dog Night by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)
40. Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney (ebook)
41. Leader of the Pack by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)
42. Broken Heart Attack by James J. Cudney (ebook)
43. Unleashed by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)
44. Hounded by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)
45. Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson (ebook)
46. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (print)
47. Who Let the Dog Out? by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)
48. Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle (ebook)
49. The Temp by Michelle Francis (print)
50. Outfoxed by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)
51. The Twelve Days of Christmas by David Rosenfelt (audiobook)
52. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray (ebook)
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Reading Challenge: Library Love 2019

2019 Reading Challenge

The Library Love Challenge is a new challenge for me this year. Angela at Angel’s Guilty Pleasures hosts this challenge. This one is great for those of us who love the library. I’m going for the Library Card on Fire, which is for 60+ books. I will update this list as I continue to work on the challenge. This challenge allows for any books, ebooks, or audiobooks borrowed from the library, but I’m limiting it to physical books only.

STATS
2/60 as of February 13, 2019

BOOKS
1. The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger
2. The Temp by Michelle Francis
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Reading Challenge: Modern Mrs. Darcy 2019

2019 Reading Challenge

I’ve done this challenge the last few years, and wanted to do it again this year. This reading challenge was created by Modern Mrs. Darcy. This year’s challenge has 10 prompts, and I hope to complete all of them. Below is the list of prompts. After each prompt is the book I read. I will update this list as I continue to work on the challenge.

STATS
3/10 as of February 13, 2019

PROMPTS
1. A book you’ve been meaning to read – Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
2. A book about a topic that fascinates you
3. A book in the backlist of a favorite author
4.A book recommended by someone with great taste
5. Three books by the same author – The Wind Through the Keyhole, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King
6. A book you chose for the cover
7. A book by an author who is new to you – A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory
8. A book in translation
9. A book outside your (genre) comfort zone
10. A book published before you were born

Reading Challenge: Audiobook 2019

2019 Reading Challenge

The 2019 Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer. This one is great for fans of audiobooks. I’m going for the Marathoner, which is for 50+ audiobooks. I will update this list as I continue to work on the challenge.

STATS
18/50 as of February 13, 2019

AUDIOBOOKS
1. On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle
2. Dead Center by David Rosenfelt
3. Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle
4. Song of Susannah by Stephen King
5. Play Dead by David Rosenfelt
6. New Tricks by David Rosenfelt
7. Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle
8. Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
9. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
10. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
11. Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt
12. Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo
13. One Dog Night by David Rosenfelt
14. Leader of the Pack by David Rosenfelt
15. Unleashed by David Rosenfelt
16. Hounded by David Rosenfelt
17. Outfoxed by David Rosenfelt
18. The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt
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2019 Reading Challenges

2019 Reading Challenge

I love reading challenges! I usually participate in several challenges each year. It’s a great way to tackle my ever-growing TBR, plus read lots of books I may not otherwise make time for. I plan to participate in more challenges than ever in 2019. Some of the challenges have specific prompts to follow (e.g., Modern Mrs. Darcy and Read Harder), while others focus on a specific source or book format (e.g., Library Love and Audiobook). There will be some crossover on the challenges, like if I read a library book to fulfill a specific prompt on the PopSugar challenge, then I’ll count it for both the PopSugar and the Library Love challenges. The reading challenges I’m particpating in are listed below.

2019 CHALLENGES

Audiobook Challenge
This challenge is hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer. This challenge is all about audiobooks. I’m trying for the Marathoner level, which is 50+ books.
What I’m reading is posted here.
My Stats 0/50

Colors
This challenge was listed in a Goodreads group that I participate in. The idea is to read books that have certain colors on their covers or in their titles.
What I’m reading is posted here.
My Stats 0/18

Genre Bingo
This challenge was listed in a Goodreads group that I participate in. The goal is to read books to make as many “bingos” as you want on your genre bingo card.
What I’m reading is posted here.
My Stats 0/24

Goodreads
This challenge is created by Goodreads, and one that I participate in each year. It’s a good way to keep track of the total number of books read. For this challenge, I count adult and young adult books, ebooks, and audiobooks.
What I’m reading is posted here.
My Stats 0/350

Library Love
This challenge is hosted by Angela at Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. I’m trying for the Library Card of Fire level, which is 60+ books.
What I’m reading is posted here.
My Stats 0/60

Modern Mrs. Darcy
This challenge was created by Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy. This year’s challenge has 10 prompts.
What I’m reading is posted here.
My Stats 0/10

Netgalley and Edelweiss
This challenge is hosted by Tina at Reading Between the Pages. I’m trying for the Gold level, which is 50 books.
What I’m reading is posted here.
My Stats 0/50

PopSugar
This challenge was created by PopSugar. This year’s challenge has 40 standard prompts plus 10 advanced prompts.
What I’m reading is posted here.
My Stats 0/50

Read Harder
This challenge was created by Book Riot. This year’s challenge has 24 prompts.
What I’m reading is posted here.
My Stats 0/24

Stats updated January 1, 2019.