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
45/50 as of July 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
4. The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets
5. Call Me Evie by J.P. Pomare
6. My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
7. The Better Sister by Alafair Burke
8. The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott
9. The Last Time I Saw You by Liz Constantine
10. Those People by Louise Candlish
11. Her Daughter’s Mother by Daniela Petrova
12. The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda
13. After the End by Clare Mackintosh
14. Layover by David Bell
15. Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger
16. The Other Mrs. Miller by Allison Dickson
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NETGALLEY
1. Lie Like a Rug by Donna Huston Murray
2. Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
3. Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward
4. Before the Lies by Michelle Adams
5. Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter
6. A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty
7. And Then You Were Gone by R.J. Jacobs
8. Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly
9. Nothing to Lose by Victoria Selman
10. The Loch Ness Papers by Paige Shelton
11. Murder at the Marina by Janet Finsilver
12. Foul Play on Words by Becky Clark
13. Catch Your Death by Kierney Scott
14. Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine
15. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth
16. The Dare by Carol Wyer
17. Read on Arrival by Nora Page
18. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
19. King of Fools by Amanda Foody
20. Murder by the Sea by Kathleen Bridge
21. The Women by S.E. Lynes
22. Something Borrowed, Something Mewed by Bethany Blake
23. The Sound of Echoes by Eric Bernt
24. I Know You by Annabel Kantaria
25. The First Mistake by Sandie Jones
26. Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle
27. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
28. The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan
29. Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham

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
43/50 as of July 2019

PROMPTS
1. A book becoming a movie in 2019 – A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron
2. A book that makes you nostalgic – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction)
4. A book you think should be turned into a movie – The Good Samaritan by John Marrs
5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads
6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover In the Vines by Shannon Kirk
7. A reread of a favorite book – White Fang by Jack London
8. A book about a hobby – Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt
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 – Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover – After Nightfall by A.J. Banner
12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore – Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker
13. A book published posthumously – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie – The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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 – Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
19. A book told from multiple POVs – The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler
20. A book set in space – Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
21. A book by two female authors – The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
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 – At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
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 – My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title – Variable Star by Spider Robinson
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 – Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle
36. A ghost story – Bag of Bones by Stephen King
37. A book with a two-word title – Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
38. A novel based on a true story – The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum
39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game – Legendary by Stephanie Garber
40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge – One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Advanced
41. A “cli-fi” (climate fiction) book – The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
42. A “choose-your-own-adventure” book – Can You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse? by Anthony Wacholtz
43. An “own voices” book
44. Read a book during the season it is set in – Deck the Hounds by David Rosenfelt
45. A LitRPG book – Warcross by Marie Lu
46. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters – I’ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie
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 – Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
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
18/18 – completed in June 2019

PROMPTS
1. White or any shade of white in the cover – Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
2. Pink or any shade of pink in the cover – The Body in the Wetlands by Judi Lynn
3. Red or any shade of red in the cover – Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
4. Orange or any shade of orange in the cover – World War Z by Max Brooks
5. Yellow or any shade of yellow in the cover – Her Last Day by T.R. Ragan
6. Green or any shade of green in the cover – Burying the Honeysuckle by Emily Carpenter
7. Light Blue or any shade of light blue in the cover – An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
8. Dark Blue or any shade of dark blue in the cover – All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire
9. Purple or any shade of purple in the cover – Death Overdue by Allison Brook
10. Brown or any shade of brown in the cover – The Secret History by Donna Tartt
11. Black or any shade of black in the cover – Malice by Jennifer Jaynes
12. A Metallic color in the cover – Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
13. At least 5 colors on the cover – I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán
14. A geometric pattern on the cover – The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein
15. An ugly (to you) cover – Hide and Seek by Jack Ketchum
16. Two or more color words in the title – Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes by Karin Slaughter
17. The word “Color” in the title – The Color of Water in July by Nora Carroll
18. A word describing color in the title – All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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
13/24 as of July 2019

PROMPTS
1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters – The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
2. An alternate history novel – The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
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 – The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
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 – The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse – Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause
14. A cozy mystery – Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly
15. A book of mythology or folklore – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
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 – Just in Case by Yuyi Morales
23. A self-published book – Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle
24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 – Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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 - Updated June 2019

STATS
23/24 as of June 2019

PROMPTS
1. Classics – The American by Henry James
2. Family Saga – The Overdue Life of Amy Bylar by Kelly Harms
3. Short Stories or Novella – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
4. Dystopian – The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
5. Memoir – Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
6. Magical Realism – Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
7. General Nonfiction – A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
8. Travel
9. Suspense – The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry
10. Chick-lit – The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
11. Historical Nonfiction – The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
12. Crime – Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
13. Romance – Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
14. Self-Help – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
15. Satire – Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
16. Mystery or Thriller – Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
17. Graphic Novel – The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
18. Paranormal – Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
19. YA Fantasy – War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
20. Science Fiction – Kill Code by Clive Fleury
21. Western – The Revenant by Michael Punke
22. Biography – Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
23. Fantasy – The Dark Tower by Stephen King
24. Adventure – The River by Peter Heller

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
235/350 as of July 2019

PRINT BOOKS, EBOOKS, & AUDIOBOOKS
1. On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (audio)
2. Dead Center by David Rosenfelt (audio)
3. Death in Shangri-La by Yigal Zur (ebook)
4. Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle (audio)
5. Song of Susannah by Stephen King (audio)
6. Play Dead by David Rosenfelt (audio)
7. New Tricks by David Rosenfelt (audio)
8. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (ebook)
9. Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle (audio)
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 (audio)
13. Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston (audio)
14. Landline by Rainbow Rowell (audio)
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 (audio)
19. The Suspect by Fiona Barton (ebook)
20. The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King (audio)
21. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley (ebook)
22. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (audio)
23. The Hunger by Alma Katsu (print)
24. Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt (audio)
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 (audio)
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 (audio)
34. Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory (ebook)
35. Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo (audio)
36. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren (print)
37. The Swan Keeper by Milana Marsenich (ebook)
38. War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (audio)
39. One Dog Night by David Rosenfelt (audio)
40. Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney (ebook)
41. Leader of the Pack by David Rosenfelt (audio)
42. Broken Heart Attack by James J. Cudney (ebook)
43. Unleashed by David Rosenfelt (audio)
44. Hounded by David Rosenfelt (audio)
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 (audio)
48. Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle (ebook)
49. The Temp by Michelle Francis (print)
50. Outfoxed by David Rosenfelt (audio)
51. The Twelve Days of Christmas by David Rosenfelt (audio)
52. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray (ebook)
53. Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke (ebook)
54. Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (print)
55. Between the Lies by Michelle Adams (ebook)
56. Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby (audio)
57. Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward (ebook)
58. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (print)
59. Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt (audio)
60. Nemesis by Jo Nesbo (audio)
61. The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets (ebook)
62. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (audio)
63. The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry (ebook)
64. Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak (print)
65. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (audio)
66. Collared by David Rosenfelt (audio)
67. Call Me Evie by J.P. Pomare (ebook)
68. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (audio)
69. In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire (print)
70. Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter (ebook)
71. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus (audio)
72. The Line Between by Tosca Lee (ebook)
73. The Woman Inside by E.G. Scott (print)
74. Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle (audio)
75. A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty (ebook)
76. And Then You Were Gone by R.J. Jacobs (ebook)
77. I Will Never Leave You by S.M. Thayer (ebook)
78. Decaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle (audio)
79. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (print)
80. Ugly Young Thing by Jennifer Jaynes (audio)
81. Don’t Say a Word by Jennifer Jaynes (audio)
82. Kill Code by Clive Fleury (ebook)
83. World War Z by Max Brooks (print)
84. Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly (ebook)
85. Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus (print)
86. The Dark Tower by Stephen King (audio)
87. Nothing to Lose by Victoria Selman (ebook)
88. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier (audio)
89. Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding (print)
90. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King (audio)
91. I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán (ebook)
92. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (audio)
93. A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron (audio)
94. The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke (audio)
95. My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (ebook)
96. The River by Peter Heller (ebook)
97. The Stranger Inside by Jennifer Jaynes (audio)
98. The Loch Ness Papers by Paige Shelton (ebook)
99. Verity by Colleen Hoover (print)
100. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (audio)
101. Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls (audio)
102. Murder at the Marina by Janet Finsilver (ebook)
103. The American by Henry James (audio)
104. Foul Play on Words by Becky Clark (ebook)
105. The Secret History by Donna Tartt (print)
106. It by Stephen King (audio)
107. Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King (print)
108. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (audio)
109. Midnight Bites by Rachel Caine (ebook)
110. Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell (audio)
111. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (print)
112. The Better Sister by Alafair Burke (ebook)
113. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (audio)
114. Catch Your Death by Kierney Scott (ebook)
115. In the Vines by Shannon Kirk (audio)
116. Her Last Day by T.R. Ragan (audio)
117. Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine (ebook)
118. Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica (audio)
119. Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter (audio)
120. Legendary by Stephanie Garber (audio)
121. The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott (ebook)
122. Off Season by Jack Ketchum (audio)
123. The 17th Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (audio)
124. The Body in the Attic by Judi Lynn (ebook)
125. Deadly Recall by T.R. Ragan (audio)
126. Deranged by T.R. Ragan (audio)
127. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte (print)
128. Malice by Jennifer Jaynes (audio)
129. Burying the Honeysuckle by Emily Carpenter (audio)
130. The Body in the Wetlands by Judi Lynn (ebook)
131. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth (ebook)
132. No Exit by Taylor Adams (print)
133. The Dare by Carol Wyer (ebook)
134. Witness by Caroline Mitchell (audio)
135. Buried Deep by T.R. Ragan (audio)
136. Girl Most Likely by Max Allan Collins (audio)
137. Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron (ebook)
138. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (print)
139. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (audio)
140. Cold Waters by Debbie Herbert (ebook)
141. Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell (audio)
142. Read on Arrival by Nora Page (ebook)
143. The Secret Child by Caroline Mitchell (audio)
144. Quiet by Susan Cain (print)
145. Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (print)
146. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (audio)
147. The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine (ebook)
148. Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke (print)
149. The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald (print)
150. Warcross by Marie Lu (audio)
151. Half Past by Victoria Helen Stone (audio)
152. Evelyn, After by by Victoria Helen Stone (audio)
153. At the Water’s Edge by Saea Gruen (audio)
154. The Revenant by Michael Punke (audio)
155. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (audio)
156. Death Overdue by Allison Brook (ebook)
157. All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire (audio)
158. Red by Jack Ketchum (audio)
159. Hide and Seek by Jack Ketchum (audio)
160. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (ebook)
161. The Good Samaritan by John Marrs (audio)
162. Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly (print)
163. Bag of Bones by Stephen King (audio)
164. Little Darlings by Melanie Golding (print)
165. King of Fools by Amanda Foody (ebook)
166. I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll (audio)
167. Murder by the Sea by Kathleen Bridge (ebook)
168. The Women by S.E. Lynes (ebook)
169. Something Borrowed, Something Mewed by Bethany Blake (ebook)
170. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (audio)
171. Deck the Hounds by David Rosenfelt (audio)
172. Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause (ebook)
173. Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle (print)
174. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (audio)
175. Finale by Stephanie Garber (print)
176. The Book Supremacy by Kate Carlisle (ebook)
177. The Color of Water in July by Nora Carroll (audio)
178. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (print)
179. The Sound of Echoes by Eric Bernt (ebook)
180. Variable Star by Spider Robinson (audio)
181. Those People by Louise Candlish (ebook)
182. Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke (print)
183. Peach Cobbler Murder by Joanne Fluke (print)
184. The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein (audio)
185. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown (audio)
186. Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler (audio)
187. After Nightfall by A.J. Banner (audio)
188. The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms (audio)
189. I Know You by Annabel Kantaria (ebook)
190. The Friend by Teresa Driscoll (audio)
191. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (print)
192. Her Daughter’s Mother by Daniela Petrova (ebook)
193. Damned by Chuck Palahniuk (audio)
194. The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda (ebook)
195. Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik (print)
196. Sugar and Spice by Fern Michaels, et al. (ebook)
197. The First Mistake by Sandie Jones (ebook)
198. False Step by Victoria Helen Stone (ebook)
199. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (audio)
200. When You Disappeared by John Marrs (audio)
201. Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle (ebook)
202. The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum (ebook)
203. After the End by Clare Mackintosh (ebook)
204. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (ebook)
205. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (audio)
206. Her Last Move by John Marrs (audio)
207. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll (audio)
208. A Criminal Defense by William L. Myers Jr. (audio)
209. I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella (print)
210. Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke (print)
211. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (audio)
212. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (audio)
213. Layover by David Bell (ebook)
214. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (audio)
215. The Passengers by John Marrs (ebook)
216. The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel (audio)
217. I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney (print)
218. Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger (ebook)
219. Miracle Creek by Angie Kim (print)
220. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (ebook)
221. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (audio)
222. The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan (ebook)
223. Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham (ebook)
224. The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan (print)
225. The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan (audio)
226. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald (print)
227. The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda (print)
228. The Other Mrs. Miller by Allison Dickson (ebook)
229. The Current by Tim Johnston (print)
230. I’ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie (ebook)
231. Recursion by Blake Crouch (print)
232. An Engineered Injustice by William L. Myers Jr. (audio)
233. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (audio)
234. Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks (print)
235. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (print)
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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
26/60 as of July 2019

BOOKS
1. The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger
2. The Temp by Michelle Francis
3. Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak
4. In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
5. The Woman Inside by E.G. Scott
6. Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
7. Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding
8. Verity by Colleen Hoover
9. Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King
10. Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
11. No Exit by Taylor Adams
12. Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron
13. The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
14. Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly
15. Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
16. Finale by Stephanie Garber
17. Sugar & Spice by Fern Michaels, Beverly Barton, Joanne Fluke, and Shirley Jump
18. Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik
19. I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
20. I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney
21. Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
22. The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan
23. The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda
24. The Current by Tim Johnston
25. Recursion by Blake Crouch
26. Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks
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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
10/10 – completed in May 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 – Quiet by Susan Cain
3. A book in the backlist of a favorite author – Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone
4.A book recommended by someone with great taste – The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
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 – Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
7. A book by an author who is new to you – A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory
8. A book in translation – The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman
9. A book outside your (genre) comfort zone – Off Season by Jeff Ketchum
10. A book published before you were born – The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

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
52/50 as of July 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
19. Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
20. Nemesis by Jo Nesbo
21. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
22. Collared by David Rosenfelt
23. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
24. Decaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle
25. Ugly Young Thing by Jennifer Jaynes
26. Don’t Say a Word by Jennifer Jaynes
27. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
28. The Stranger Inside by Jennifer Jaynes
29. It by Stephen King
30. Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell
31. Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
32. Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter
33. Deadly Recall by T.R. Ragan
34. Deranged by T.R. Ragan
35. Witness by Caroline Mitchell
36. Buried Deep by T.R. Ragan
37. Girl Most Likely by Max Allan Collins
38. Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell
39. The Secret Child by Caroline Mitchell
40. Half Past by Victoria Helen Stone
41. Red by Jack Ketchum
42. I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
43. The Friend by Teresa Driscoll
44. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
45. When You Disappeared by John Marrs
46. Her Last Move by John Marrs
47. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
48. A Criminal Defense by William L. Myers Jr.
49. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
50. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
51. The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
52. An Engineered Injustice by William L. Myers Jr.

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 51/50

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 18/18 – Completed in June 2019

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 23/24

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 226/350

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 22/60

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 10/10 – Completed in May 2019

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 44/50

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 41/50

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 11/24

Stats updated July 2019.