2019 Reading Challenges

All challenges listed link to the hosts and their sign-ups/rules for each. If you see a challenge you might want to join, just click on the challenge title under the graphic, as that's where I've linked the hosts sign-up/rules posts! :)

The 2019 Dystopia Reading Challenge is hosted here, by me, Brittani @ Hope, Faith & Books! This is my second year hosting it, but the challenge itself has been going on for years now. If you would like more information, or to sign up for the challenge, please visit the official sign up and information post! If you chose to join the challenge with me, I hope you enjoy it! #2019DystopiaReads

My Goal:
Read and review 16+ dystopian books to receive the Leader badge.

Some of the books I'm planning on reading:

Books Read:
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Bingo: 


The 2019 Beat The Backlist Challenge is hosted by Austine @ NovelKnight. This challenge is focused on getting to those older books (not published in 2019) that have just been sitting on your TBR for a while. I did so well with last years challenge and got SOOOO many backlist books read that it was definitely a no brainer to sign-up again. This challenge has been fantastic motivation! #BeatTheBacklist #BeatTheBacklist2019

My Goal: 
50 Books 

Yup, jumping in with the high number early cuz I severely underestimated myself last year and beat my original goal in like 4 months. LOL. 

My Hogwarts House:

Tenative Starting TBR (so not all the books by far):
1. The Chase (Isaac Bell #1) by Clive Cussler
2. Give The Dark My Love (Give The Dark My Love #1) by Beth Revis
3. And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga #1) by Kiersten White
4. Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) by Maureen Johnson
5. Honor Among Thieves (The Honors #1) by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre
6. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
7. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare
8. Infinite (Newsoul #3) by Jodi Meadows
9. Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
10. Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
11. A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab
12. The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1) by Katharine McGee
13. Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen
14. The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories #1) by Bernard Cornwell
15. Under The Dome by Stephen King

Books Read:
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The 2019 New Release Challenge is hosted by Lexxie & Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms! The 2019 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2019. Well I actually read a lot of New Releases in 2018 and plan to read a ton already in 2019, so I figured I'd actually sign up for the challenge this time! #2019NewReleaseChallenge

There are five levels in the 2019 New Release Challenge:

1. 1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie
2. 31-60 books per year – New Release Pro
3. 61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran
4. 101-200 books per year – New Release Enthusiast
5. 200+ books per year – New Release Obsessed

I think Level 2 will work good for me. Between ARCs & actually buying books, I think 31-60 should be easily reachable. While I'd like to attempt Veteran, I honestly don't know if I'd reach that. Who knows though. Maybe I'll surprise myself. 

Books Read:
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The 2019 Literary Escapes Challenge is hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book.

Challenge – Try to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia. (51 Points). If you complete the challenge you earn 50 Bonus Points. You also can earn Bonus Points for books set in Counties around the world. 1 Bonus Point for each country. (No repeats – only 1 point can be earned for each country.)

Your books can be fiction or non-fiction and can be in any format, print, digital, audio.

Ok guys, this year I might just try making a map. We'll see how that goes though. If I struggle with it, I'll just revert to listing the states like last year. Last year I visited 16 states + D.C. My aim is to visit more this year! For the fact I didn't read a lot of books in 2018 that were set in real world locations, I think hitting 16 was pretty good. 


The 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge is hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! It was created to encourage book bloggers to talk more and motivate us to actually get around to writing those discussion post ideas! #LetsDiscuss2019

The Levels:

1-10 – Discussion Dabbler
11-20 – Creative Conversationalist
21-30 – Chatty Kathy
31-40 – Terrifically Talkative
41+ – Gift of the Gab

Ok guys, since I'm actually starting this challenge at the beginning of the year this time, I'm gonna make my goal Terrifically Talkative! I actually already have some ideas for 2019 Discussion posts, so I'm hoping I'll post a lot more discussions than I did in 2018. I'm thinking my overall goal will be to post 3 discussion posts a month. If I can do that, I should end 2019 with 36 posts! 


The 2019 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge is hosted by Reading Between The Pages! It is a challenge to encourage everyone to get their review ratios up and catch up on the backlog of Netgalley/Edelweiss books they have! #NGEW2019

The Levels…

Bronze – 10 Books
Silver – 25 Books
Gold – 50 Books
Platinum – 75 Books
Diamond – 100 Books

So I did this last year to catch up on my 30+ backlog of NetGalley books. At the end of 2018, between more recent approvals and much older books, I managed to read about 20 and cut down the amount left to 11! And I raised my review ratio from about 40% to right around 80%! This challenge really helped encourage me to catch up and this year I plan to use it to keep my review ratio up at 80% or higher! :D

Books Read:
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The 2019 Retellings Reading Challenge is hosted by Tracy @ Cornerfolds! This challenge will include monthly group reads and retelling bingo! #2019RetellingChallenge

CHALLENGE LEVELS:

Silent Assassin: 1-5 Retellings
Warrior Princess: 6-10 Retellings
Elemental Witch: 11-15 Retellings
High Fae: 16-20 Retellings
Fairest of them All: 21-25+ Retellings

Ok guys, so I wasn't planning on doing this one or increasing my challenge load to 8, but I'm really intrigued by this one and I do know I already plan to read a number of retellings in 2019, so I figured I'd add this one. Also, despite it being high, I can't pass up the opportunity to make my goal High Fae with how much I love Fae! :D :D 

A Few Retellings I Already Plan To Read:
1. Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury (Anastasia based retelling)
2. Romanov by Nadine Brandes (Anastasia retelling)
3. Sherwood by Meagan Spooner (Robin Hood based retelling)
4. Hunted by Meagan Spooner (Beauty & the Beast retelling)
5. The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire #1) by C.J. Redwine (Snow White retelling)

Obviously that isn't all with my goal, but those are the ones that immediately popped in my head that I'm planning to read already. :)

Books Read:
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Bingo:


The 2019 Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens and Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.

Levels:

Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
Stenographer (can listen while multitasking) 10-15
Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+
Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+

So in 2018 I discovered I actually have come to enjoy audiobooks. I listened to more than I planned on last year so I figured I'd challenge myself this year! I figure between 20-30 equals out to like 2 audiobooks a month and that is pretty manageable for me. 

Books Read:
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4 comments

  1. Excited that you'll be joining us for the Discussion Challenge again this year!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Yes!!! I'm so excited and definitely want to do more than I did last year! LOL.

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  2. So glad to have you join us for the Audiobook Challenge. I hope you find some great listens. Good luck on all of your challenges. Happy New Year.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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