2019 Reading Challenges: 1st Quarter Update

Posted March 29, 2019 by Lillian in Challenges / 1 Comment

2019 is flying by! How is it already time for the 1st quarter update?! Before you know it will be Summer and then Christmas again and I’ll be writing the final update ūüėÖ So far 2019 has been better than 2018. No sickness, no seizures, just lots of rain and a stubborn dog. Despite that I haven’t read all that much. I’ve read 17 (maybe 18 by the time this post goes live) books this quarter, averaging 6 books a month. That’s almost half my normal reading speed. I don’t know if it’s that I’m reading longer books or have just been so busy I haven’t noticed. Oh well. Read on below to find out how I’m doing in each individual challenge.

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The Audiobook Challenge 2019 is hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Hot Listens. For this challenge, you simply listen to audiobooks. You can sign up anytime between now and December 31, 2019. My goal this year is Binge Listener (20-30 audiobooks). During this quarter, I managed to listen to 3 audiobooks. Here are the books I listened to during the 1st quarter:

  1. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
  2. The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross
  3. I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting (review to come)

2019 Audiobook Challenge: 5/20

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The 2019 Beat the Backlist challenge is hosted by Novel Knight. For this challenge, books published in 2018 or earlier AND read and reviewed during 2019 count. You can sign up anytime between now and December 31, 2019. My goal for this challenge is to read at least half of the books on my TBR shelf so I set it at 30 books. During this quarter, I managed to read 5 backlist books. Here are the books I read during the 1st quarter:

  1. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  2. Then There Was You by Miranda Liasson
  3. Dark Harmony by Laura Thalassa
  4. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
  5. I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting (review to come)

Beat the Backlist 2019: 8/30

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The 2019 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge is hosted by the girls at Celebrity Readers. The point of this challenge is to finish those series you’ve already started or if the series isn’t completely published yet to catch up to the most current book. You can join me on this challenge by signing up hereanytime between now and December 1, 2019. My goal for this challenge is A-List Series Finisher (9+ series completed). During this quarter, I read 3 books and finished 2 series. Here are the books I read during the 1st quarter:

  1. Dark Harmony by Laura Thalassa
  2. Wild Country by Anne Bishop
  3. The Warrior by Sarah Fine
  4. Trap by Scarlett Dawn
  5. Finale by Stephanie Garber
  6. Wildcard by Marie Lu

Here are the series I’ve completed so far this year:

  1. The Bargainer Series by Laura Thalassa
  2. The Immortal Dealers by Sarah Fine

2019 Finishing the Series Challenge: 5/15

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The¬†Netgalley¬†and¬†Edelweiss¬†Reading¬†Challenge¬†2019¬†is hosted by¬†Reading Between the Pages. Basically this challenge is for reviewers, and for me, those that need to get above 80%. You can¬†sign up¬†for this challenge until December 31, 2019. I’m going for Gold (50 books) and hoping to clean off my Netgalley shelf this year. ūü§ě During this quarter, I read 10 eARCs from Netgalley. Here are the books I read during the 1st quarter:

  1. White Stag by Kara Barbieri
  2. Then There Was You by Miranda Liasson
  3. The Way You Love Me by Miranda Liasson
  4. The Military Wife by Laura Trentham
  5. The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross
  6. Wild Country by Anne Bishop
  7. Second Star by J.M. Sullivan
  8. To Best the Boys by Mary Weber
  9. The Warrior by Sarah Fine
  10. I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting (review to come)

#NGEW2019: 13/50

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The 2019 New Release Challenge is hosted by the (un)Conventional Bookworms. Basically you read all those books released after January 1, 2019. You can sign up anytime until September 1, 2019. My goal for this challenge is New Release Pro (31-60 books). During this quarter, I read 8 new releases. Here are the books I read during the 1st quarter:

  1. White Stag by Kara Barbieri
  2. The Way You Love Me by Miranda Liasson
  3. The Military Wife by Laura Trentham
  4. The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross
  5. Wild Country by Anne Bishop
  6. Second Star by J.M. Sullivan
  7. To Best the Boys by Mary Weber
  8. The Warrior by Sarah Fine
  9. The Dysasters by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  10. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
  11. Trap by Scarlett Dawn
  12. The Genie Dagger by Bethany Wicker
  13. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  14. Finale by Stephanie Garber

2019 New Release Challenge: 13/50

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Your turn! Are you participating in any reading challenges this year? How are you doing so far? Share your progress below ūüíč

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