2019 Reading Challenges: 2nd Quarter Update

Posted June 28, 2019 by Lillian in Challenges / 0 Comments

We have hit the half way mark for 2019! It doesn’t seem real to me how fast the year flies by. As a good friend always says about this season of life: “The days are long, but the years are short.” It is SO true! My reading mojo seems to be back, and I’m hoping it stays for a while. This quarter I finished 26 books, averaging 8 a month ūüôĆ Challenge wise I’m on track to completing all of my goals. If I do, it will be the first time since I started participating in reading challenges that I’ve completed the yearly challenges.

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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 7 audiobooks. Here are the books I listened to during the 2nd quarter:

  1. Twice Magic by Cressida Cowell
  2. The Siren by Kiera Cass
  3. Wildcard by Marie Lu
  4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  5. Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  7. In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

2019 Audiobook Challenge: 25/20

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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 10 backlist books. Here are the books I read this quarter:

  1. The Deer King by Ben Spencer
  2. The Siren by Kiera Cass
  3. Wildcard by Marie Lu
  4. Golden Curse by M. Lynn
  5. Shock of Fate by D.L. Armillei
  6. Brentwood’s Ward by Michelle Griep
  7. The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep
  8. Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
  9. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  10. In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

Beat the Backlist 2019: 39/30

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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‚Äôve already started or if the series isn‚Äôt 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 6 books and finished 3 series. Here are the books I read during this quarter:

  1. Trap by Scarlett Dawn
  2. Finale by Stephanie Garber
  3. Wildcard by Marie Lu
  4. Barefoot Beach by Debbie Mason
  5. Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
  6. In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

Here are the series I completed this quarter:

  1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  2. Warcross by Marie Lu
  3. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

2019 Finishing the Series Challenge: 12/15

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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 11 eARCs from Netgalley. Here are the books I read this quarter:

  1. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
  2. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  3. Finale by Stephanie Garber
  4. The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep
  5. The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep
  6. Barefoot Beach by Debbie Mason
  7. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  8. Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  9. Once Upon a Bad Boy by Melonie Johnson
  10. Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau
  11. Jackson by Emily March

#NGEW2019: 30/50

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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 15 new releases. Here are the books I read this quarter:

  1. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
  2. Trap by Scarlett Dawn
  3. The Genie Dagger by Bethany Wicker
  4. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  5. Finale by Stephanie Garber
  6. The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep
  7. Plague of Death by D.L. Armillei
  8. Barefoot Beach by Debbie Mason
  9. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  10. Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  11. Once Upon a Bad Boy by Melonie Johnson
  12. Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau
  13. Jackson by Emily March
  14. The Chosen One by Siobhan Davis
  15. Marvels and Misfits by Scarlett Dawn

2019 New Release Challenge: 37/50

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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

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