2019 Reading Challenges: 3rd Quarter Update

Posted September 30, 2019 by Lillian in Challenges / 0 Comments

We are in the home stretch of 2019! It seems like only yesterday I was making my signup posts for this year’s challenges. This quarter is always busy as two of the three months are spent with back to school activities, birthdays, and school fundraisers. Honestly I’m exhausted even thinking about it. I managed to finish 33 books this quarter, averaging 11 a month ūüôĆ I can safely say that mojo is back! I’m hoping to keep the momentum going through to the end of the year. Challenge wise, I’ve completed 2 of my 5 challenges so far and believe that I can complete the other three before the end of the year ūü§ě At least I hope so!

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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 16 audiobooks, completing this challenge! Here are the books I listened to during the 3rd quarter:

  1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  2. The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
  3. The Wicked King by Holly Black
  4. The Cottage on Rose Lane by Hope Ramsay
  5. Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
  6. The Great Hunt (audio) by Wendy Higgins
  7. The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins
  8. Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol
  9. Intuition by Amy A. Bartol
  10. Indebted by Amy A. Bartol
  11. Incendiary by Amy A. Bartol
  12. Iniquity by Amy A. Bartol
  13. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  14. How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper
  15. Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper
  16. Sterling by Dannika Dark

2019 Audiobook Challenge: 22/20

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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 22 backlist books, completing my goal for this challenge! Here are the books I read this quarter:

  1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  2. Jack of Thieves by Ben Hale
  3. The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  4. The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
  5. Skipping Forward by Bethany Wicker
  6. After by S.K. Gregory
  7. The Cottage on Rose Lane by Hope Ramsay
  8. Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
  9. The Great Hunt (audio) by Wendy Higgins
  10. The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins
  11. The Fractured Empire by Robin D. Mahle
  12. Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol
  13. Intuition by Amy A. Bartol
  14. Indebted by Amy A. Bartol
  15. Incendiary by Amy A. Bartol
  16. Iniquity by Amy A. Bartol
  17. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  18. The Reader by M.K. Harkins
  19. How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper
  20. Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper
  21. Pawns by Patrick Hodges
  22. Sterling by Dannika Dark

Beat the Backlist 2019: 32/30

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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. I only have 2 more series to complete my goal for this challenge! Here are the books I read during this quarter:

  1. War by Laura Thalassa
  2. Undying by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
  3. The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins

Here are the series I completed this quarter:

  1. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  2. Eurona Duology by Wendy Higgins

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 6 eARCs from Netgalley. I’m a little behind here, but hoping to catch up and beat this goal! Here are the books I read this quarter:

  1. The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
  2. The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  3. The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  4. Summer on Moonlight Bay by Hope Ramsay
  5. Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
  6. American Royals by Katherine McGee

#NGEW2019: 28/50

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

  1. The Gauntlet by Rebecca Ethington
  2. War by Laura Thalassa
  3. The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
  4. Undying by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
  5. The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  6. The Wicked King by Holly Black
  7. Summer on Moonlight Bay by Hope Ramsay
  8. American Royals by Katherine McGee
  9. The Fire Prophecy by Megan Linski, Alicia Rades
  10. Spider-Man Far From Home: Peter and Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal by Preeti Chhibber

2019 New Release Challenge: 34/50

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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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