2019 Reading Challenges: Final Update

Posted December 30, 2019 by Lillian in Challenges / 2 Comments

It’s here….the final update to 2019’s reading challenges. This year I challenged myself in five different challenges. All overlapped and related in one way or another. I’m proud to say that I completed 4 of the 5 challenges. That’s my personal best record y’all! While I didn’t read as many books as I have in years past, I was intentional about my reading this year. Focusing on books I wanted to read instead of books I felt like I had to read. I added some new responsibilities and networked more this year than I have in year’s past. All in all I’m happy with my reading progress this year and look forward to what 2020 brings 😉

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The Audiobook Challenge 2019 was hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Hot Listens. For this challenge, you simply listened to audiobooks. My goal for 2019 was Binge Listener (20-30 audiobooks). This year I managed to listen to 29 audiobooks, completing this challenge and almost doubling my listening from 2018! Here are the books I listened to this year:

  1. The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross
  2. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
  3. Children’s Corner: Twice Magic by Cressida Cowell
  4. I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting
  5. The Siren by Kiera Cass
  6. Wildcard by Marie Lu
  7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  8. Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
  9. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  10. In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
  11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  12. The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
  13. The Wicked King by Holly Black
  14. The Cottage on Rose Lane by Hope Ramsay
  15. Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
  16. The Great Hunt (audio) by Wendy Higgins
  17. The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins
  18. Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol
  19. Intuition by Amy A. Bartol
  20. Indebted by Amy A. Bartol
  21. Sterling by Dannika Dark
  22. Incendiary by Amy A. Bartol
  23. Iniquity by Amy A. Bartol
  24. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  25. How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper
  26. Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper
  27. The Friend Zone by Sariah Wilson
  28. The Thorn Princess by Bekah Harris
  29. The Christmas Wishing Tree by Emily March

2019 Audiobook Challenge: 28/20

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The 2019 Beat the Backlist challenge was hosted by Novel Knight. For this challenge, books published in 2018 or earlier AND read and reviewed during 2019 count. My goal for this challenge was to read at least half of the books on my TBR shelf so I set it at 30 books. This year I managed to read 44 and review 42 books! Here are the books I read and reviewed during 2019:

  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. Children’s Corner: Twice Magic by Cressida Cowell
  6. I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting
  7. The Deer King by Ben Spencer
  8. The Siren by Kiera Cass
  9. Wildcard by Marie Lu
  10. Golden Curse by M. Lynn
  11. Shock of Fate by D.L. Armillei
  12. Brentwood’s Ward by Michelle Griep
  13. The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep
  14. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  15. Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
  16. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  17. Jack of Thieves by Ben Hale
  18. In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
  19. The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  20. The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
  21. Skipping Forward by Bethany Wicker
  22. After by S.K. Gregory
  23. The Cottage on Rose Lane by Hope Ramsay
  24. Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
  25. The Great Hunt (audio) by Wendy Higgins
  26. The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins
  27. The Fractured Empire by Robin D. Mahle
  28. Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol
  29. Intuition by Amy A. Bartol
  30. Indebted by Amy A. Bartol
  31. Sterling by Dannika Dark
  32. The Reader by M.K. Harkins
  33. Incendiary by Amy A. Bartol
  34. Pawns by Patrick Hodges
  35. Iniquity by Amy A. Bartol
  36. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  37. Radiance by Grace Draven
  38. How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper
  39. Eidolon by Grace Draven
  40. Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper
  41. Just Pretending by Leah and Kate Rooper
  42. The Christmas Wishing Tree by Emily March

Beat the Backlist 2019: 41/30

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The 2019 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge was hosted by the girls at Celebrity Readers. The point of this challenge was 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. My goal for this challenge was A-List Series Finisher (9+ series completed). Y’all I love this challenge because it gives me an excuse to binge read which I took full advantage of 😉 This year I completed 9 series, reading a total of 18 books.

  1. The Bargainer Series by Laura Thalassa
  2. The Immortal Dealers by Sarah Fine
  3. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  4. Warcross by Marie Lu
  5. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  6. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  7. Eurona Duology by Wendy Higgins
  8. The Chicago Falcons by Leah & Kate Rooper
  9. Harmony Harbor by Debbie Mason

2019 Finishing the Series Challenge: 14/15

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The Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2019 was hosted by Reading Between the Pages. Basically this challenge is for reviewers, and for me, those that need to get above 80%. I attempted the Gold (50 books) this year and, unfortunately, didn’t meet my goal. During 2019, I managed to read 37 books from my Netgalley and Edelweiss shelves, not quite wiping them clean. I’m determined to meet this goal next year! Here are the books I read for this challenge:

  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. The Dysasters by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  11. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
  12. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  13. I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting
  14. Finale by Stephanie Garber
  15. The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep
  16. The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep
  17. Barefoot Beach by Debbie Mason
  18. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  19. Storm and Fury by Jennifer L Armentrout
  20. Once Upon a Bad Boy by Melonie Johnson
  21. Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau
  22. The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
  23. The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  24. The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  25. Summer on Moonlight Bay by Hope Ramsay
  26. Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
  27. American Royals by Katherine McGee
  28. The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy
  29. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
  30. Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
  31. Just Pretending by Leah and Kate Rooper
  32. Christmas in Harmony Harbor by Debbie Mason
  33. An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow
  34. The Christmas Wishing Tree by Emily March
  35. Snowfall on Cedar Trail by Annie Rains
  36. All I Want For Christmas is You by Miranda Liasson
  37. Just a Boyfriend by Sariah Wilson

#NGEW2019: 34/50

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The 2019 New Release Challenge was hosted by the (un)Conventional Bookworms. Basically you read all those books released after January 1, 2019. My goal for this challenge was New Release Pro (31-60 books), and I did it! In 2019, I read 50 new releases. Here they are:

  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
  15. The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep
  16. Plague of Death by D.L. Armillei
  17. Barefoot Beach by Debbie Mason
  18. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  19. Storm and Fury by Jennifer L Armentrout
  20. The Chosen One by Siobhan Davis
  21. Marvels and Misfits by Scarlett Dawn
  22. The Gauntlet by Rebecca Ethington
  23. Once Upon a Bad Boy by Melonie Johnson
  24. Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau
  25. War by Laura Thalassa
  26. The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
  27. Undying by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
  28. The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  29. The Wicked King by Holly Black
  30. Summer on Moonlight Bay by Hope Ramsay
  31. American Royals by Katherine McGee
  32. The Fire Prophecy by Megan Linski, Alicia Rades
  33. Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter and Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal by Preeti Chhibber
  34. Scales & Skeletons by Scarlett Dawn
  35. The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy
  36. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
  37. The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  38. Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
  39. Girl at Heart by Kelly Oram
  40. The Trouble with Christmas by Robin Daniels
  41. Christmas in Harmony Harbor by Debbie Mason
  42. The Friend Zone by Sariah Wilson
  43. The Thorn Princess by Bekah Harris
  44. Snowfall on Cedar Trail by Annie Rains
  45. An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow
  46. Burning by Tamar Sloan and Heidi Catherine
  47. The Winter Witch by Karpov Kinrade and Heather Hildenbrand
  48. All I Want for Christmas is You by Miranda Liasson
  49. The Elements of the Crown by Kay L. Moody
  50. The Queen of Cursed Things by S.M. Gaither

2019 New Release Challenge: 44/50

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Your turn! Did you participate in any reading challenges this year? How did you do? Are you participating in any challenges in 2020? Share below  

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