2019 Reading Challenges

Mount TBR Reading Challenge: Goal Mt. Ararat (read 48 books)

Family Tree Reading Challenge (Goal 3+):

1996 (G) – The Thief/Fight Club/Push

1999 (G) – Keeping the Moon/Battle Royale

2002 (C) – Son of the Mob/Coraline (graphic novel)

2003 (A) – Blankets/The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time/Death Note/A Northern Light

2005 (B) – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

2007 (G) – The Spellman Files/Incarceron

2013 (C) – Pivot Point/Unremembered/Rush/The Year of Shadows/Tandem/Blythewood

2016 (P) – Beyond the Red

Balancing the Books (Goal -10 books per month):

Jan: -7 (+9, -16); 3 carryover

Feb: -0 (+13, -13); 10 carryover

March: +1 (+13, -12); 11 carryover










Let’s Read Indie Challenge (Goal Semi-Pro – 10+ books):

  1. Cinder Ella
  2. In the Hope Of Memories
  3. Soft on Soft
  4. Pirates of Mars
  5. Neverland
  6. Stargazer/Trailblazer
  7. A History of Glitter and Blood
  8. My Crunchy Life

Monthly Keyword Challenge:

January: A Shiver of Snow and Sky

February: Beyond the Red

March: What I Lost

April: A-Force Vol. 1: Hypertime

May: The Memory Key/So Close to You/Far From You/Signs of You/The Way Back to You/738 Days/The Last Good Day of the Year/The Shadow of the Wind/Toward a Secret Sky/Even if the Sky Falls/You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone

June: The Spellman Files/Symptoms of Being Human/Someday, Somewhere/How to Save a Life/How to Make a Wish/How to Hang a Witch

July: Wicked Like a Wildfire/Girls of Paper and Fire/Duel of Fire/Rapture Practice/The Bear and the Nightingale/Because You Love to Hate Me/Because I Was a Girl

August: There Will Be Lies/I’ll Meet You There/There You’ll Find Me/And Then There Were None/The Names They Gave Us/Smart Girls Get What They Want

September: Spellbook of the Lost and Found/The Book of Ivy/Enter Title Here/Here We Are/Hold Back the Stars/The Way Back to You/School of Deaths/Paperweight

October: Falling Under/Even if the Sky Falls/After the Fall/How to Hang a Witch/Nevernight/The Night Circus/Wink Poppy Midnight

November: Rapture Practice/Dreamology/Brown Girl Dreaming/Dreamstrider/The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August/I Will Always Write Back/The First Time She Drowned

December: All Four Stars/Beneath Wandering Stars/Hold Back the Stars/Girl Made of Stars/Nevernight/The Night Circus/Traitor Angels/It’s Not Like It’s a Secret

Nonfiction Book Bingo 2019:

Movie adaptation: Brain on Fire

Self-help title: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Indigenous author: A Moon Made of Copper

Biography: Teen Trailblazers

Canadian author: I’m Afraid of Men

Baillie Gifford award winner: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

Public figure memoir: Brown Girl Dreaming

True crime: The Library Book

Book by a person of color: How Dare the Sun Rise

Book about science/technology: The Radium Girls

Book about feminism: Here We Are

Book about the nature/environment: Dead Mountain

Free space: Assuming Names

2019 release: Code Name Lise (or Brave Face)

Book about parenting/relationships: Funny in Farsi

Book on religion/spirituality: Heaven is For Real

Pre-2000 title: A Child Called It

Medical book: Stiff

Five-star read for a friend: Endurance

Book about travel: The Best We Could Do

Essay collection: Hope Nation

Book about food/cooking: Eating Animals?

Set outside of North America: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Goodreads winner: Educated

Translated book: Diary of a Young Girl?

Personal Goals:

Read all currently unreviewed ARCs:

  • Finding Jade
  • Puck
  • Bluff
  • Maud
  • Mary Poser
  • Rise
  • Fly by Night
  • In the Hope of Memories
  • The Suffering Tree
  • Sucktown Alaska
  • Bookishly Ever After
  • Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe
  • Tiny Infinities
  • The Sea Beast Takes a Lover
  • A Kiss in the Dark
  • The Beauty that Remains
  • My Real Name is Hanna
  • Pulp
  • Enchantee
  • You Asked For Perfect
  • Belly Up

Read at least one continuation of a series per month:

Jan: Paper Girls Vol. 5

Feb: Spider-Gwen Vol. 1

March: Shadow Scale

April: In an Absent Dream