2019 Challenges

All of my ongoing 2019 reading challenges


Children's Books
30-40 books

Early Reader Books
30-40 books


Graphic Novel - COMPLETE
25 books

Audio Book Challenge - COMPLETE
50 books - (Caffinated Reader hosted)
1. Nightchaser
2. The Poppy War
3. Spinning Silver
4.  Who in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
5. Uprooted
6. The Thief
7. The Queen of Attolia
8. The Cruel Prince
9. Conspiracy of Kings
10. Thick as Thieves
11. The One and Only Ivan
12. Homer's Odyssey
13. The Crossover
14. Swindle
15. The Last
16. Artificial Condition
17. Warrior of the Wild
18. Queen's Shadow
19. The Wicked King
20. Hello Universe
21. City of Ghosts
22. Malice
23. A Court of Thorns and Roses
24. Foundryside
25. The Princess and the Fangirl
26. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
27. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World
28. Trail of Lightning
29. In an Absent Dream
30. A Long Walk to Water
31. Beyond a Darkened Shore
32. Her Royal Highness
33. Proud: Living My American Dream
34. Once & Future
35. Crazy Rich Asians
36. Midsummer's Mahyem
37. Till There Was You
38. The Kingdom
39. Lost Boy
40. Queen of Ruin
41. Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Pirates
42. Treasure Island
43. The Storyteller
44. Stepsister
45. Holy Sister
46. A Monster Calls
47. The Princess, The Scoundrel & the Farm Boy
48. Kingdom of Exiles
49. Turning Darkness into Light
50. A Hero Born
51. Annihilation


Classic Books
5 books
1. Treasure Island

Big Books
10 books over 500 pages

RI Authors
20 books


Borrowed Books
30-40 books

Re-Reads 
15 books

Beat the Backlist
75 books - (Novelknight hosted) - only using books I already own
1. The Poppy War
2. My Lady's Choosing
3. I'd Rather Be Reading
4. Spinning Silver
5. Even the Darkest Stars
6. Uprooted
7. The Thief
8. The Queen of Attolia
9. The King of Attolia
10. A Conspiracy of Kings
11. Homer's Odyssey
12. Refugee
13. Animal Adventures
14. School Days
15. Laura & Nellie
16. Malice
17. Beyond a Darkened Shore
18. Nate the Great and the Missing Key
19. Pagan the Black
20. Five Years Gone
21. The Storm Crow (counting this because I received it last year)
22. The Storyteller
23. Treasure Island




The Never Ending Series
Warland Chronicles: Book1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4,



Recently Added to Shelves
Limited purchases (must total less than 200) and read soon
1. Dragon of Ash & Stars - (Jan./ Jan.) DNF
2. The Snow Gypsy (Jan./ ) - UNHAUL
3. Book Nerds & Boyfriends (Jan./Feb. ) *
4. WarDance (Jan/ )
5. Warsong (Jan./ )
6. The Only Harmless Great Thing (Jan/Jan.)
7. Who in the World is Carmen Sandiego (Jan./ Jan.)
8. Lost Boy (Jan/July)
9. Year One (Jan/ )
10. Girl Who Drank the Moon (Jan/ )
11. King of Scars (Jan/ )
12. Dactyl Hill Squad (Feb./)
13. The Darkdeep  (Feb./)
14. Voices (Feb./Feb.) 
15. Wicked King (Feb./March) 
16. Lord of the Fading Lands (Feb./)
17. Crown of Feathers (Feb./)
18. Argos: The Story of Odysseus as told by his Loyal Dog (Feb./)
19. 100 Hugs (Feb./ Feb.) 
20. Binti 2: Home (Feb./March)
23. Binti 3: Night Masquerade (Feb./March) 
24. Artificial Condition (Feb./March)
25. Rogue Protocol (Feb./March)
26. Trial of Lightening  (Feb./ May) 
27. The Last (Endling) (Feb./March)
28. Aquicorn Cove (Feb./Feb.) 
29. Thick as Thieves (Feb./ Feb.)
30. Aru Shah and the End of Time (March/) - DNF
31. Foundryside (March/ April)
32. Wundersmith (March/) - UNHAUL 
33. City of Ghosts (March/March) 
34. Saga Vol. 8 (March/ April)
35. Saga Vol. 9 (March/April)
36. Warrior of the Wild (March/March)
37. Book Love (March/March)
38. Queen's Shadow (March/March) 
39. A Curse So Dark and Lonely (March/May) 
40. Shadow of Doubt (March/)
41. Gates of Stone (March/)
42. In Her Sights (March/April)
43. Nevermoor (March/May)  
44. A Conspiracy of Truths 
(March/)
45. The Wild Robot (March/March)  
46. The Resurrectionist (March/) 
47. Viper (April/)
48. Vortex Visions (April/) 
49. Through the White Wood (April/)
50. Descendant of the Crane (April/)
51. The Princess and the Fangirl (April/April)
52. Holy Sister (April/September)
53. Rhapsodic (April/May) 
54. A Strange Hymn (April/May) 
55. The Emperor of Evening Stars (April/June)
56. Dark Harmony (April/)
57. The Black Bull of Norroway (April/May) 
58. We Rule the Night (April/) - UNHAUL
59. The Unbound Empire (April/)
60. The Opposite of Always (May/) - UNHAUL
61. The Sea Queen(May/)
62. The Mountain of Kept Memory(May/)
63. Metamorphica (May/)
64. Misfits of Avalon Vol. 1 (May/)
65. Misfits of Avalon Vol. 2 (May/)
66. The Sea King (May/)
67. Ride Hard (May/)
68. Ride Rough (May/)
69. Ride Wild (May/)
70. Irresistible Force (May/June)
71. Force of Attraction (May/)
72. Primal Force (May/)
73. Rival Forces (May/)
74. A Rogue by Any Other Name (May/)
75. A Scot in the Dark (May/)
76. The Day of the Duchess (May/)
77. The Pirate Bride (May/)
78. Pirate Stories (May/July) 
79. Man Made Boy (May/)
80. This Monstrous Thing (May/)
81. The Case of the Missing Moonstone (May/June) 
82. Dear Santa (May/)
83. An Endless Christmas (May/)
84. Christmas Magic (May/)
85. Falling Softly (May/)
86. Christmas Town (May/)
87. The Christmas Star (May/) 
88. Crazy Rich Asians (May/June) 
89 Once and Future (May/June)
90. Highland Crown (May/) - DNF/UNHAUL
91. Her Royal Highness (May/May) 
92. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World (May/May) 
93. Seal's Honor (May/May) 
94. Gris Grimly's Frankenstein (June/)
95. The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals (June/) - UNHAUL
96. The Case of the Perilous Palace (June/) - UNHAUL
97. The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter (June/)
98. The Beholder (June/) - UNHAUL
99. Lovestruck (June/) - UNHAUL
100. We Hunt the Flame (June/)
101. Romanov (June/)
102. Dark Shores (June/ June)
103. Dreaming the Bear (June/)
104. A New Hope (June/September)
105. The Trial of Joan of Arc (June/) - DNF
106. Midsummer's Mayhem (June/July)
107. Monsters (June/)
108. The Monsters We Deserve (June/)
109. Strange Star (June/September) *
110. Hephaistos: God of Fire (June/July)
111. Ghostly Tales from the Lost Summer of 1816 (June/)
112. Till There was You (June/July)
113. Sea Sirens (June/June)
114. The Bride Test (June/August)
115. The Kingdom (June/July)
116. Storm and Fury (July/)
117. Queen of Ruin (July/July)
118. Stepsister (July/August)
119. The Lost Vintage (July/) - UNHAUL
120. Becoming the Dark Prince (July/July)
121. Kingdom of Exiles (July/September)
122. The Beckoning Shadow (July/) - UNHAUL
123. The Thankful Unicorn (July/September)
124. Star Wars: Pirate Price (July/August)
125. Spin the Dawn (July/July)
126. Clue by Clue (August/August)
127. Honeybees and Frenemies (August/)
128 The Sticky Rice Caper (August/August)
129. Lando's Luck (August/August) 
130. Turning Darkness into Light (August/September)
131. A Monster Calls (August/September)
132. Master & Apprentice (August/) 
134. The Chosen (August/)
135. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (August/)
136. Mortal Engines (August/)
137. Evvie Drake Starts Over (August/)
138. Merciful Crow (August/)
139. The Bridge Kingdom (August/)
140. Girl From the Other Side Vol. 2 (August/September)
141. The Girl from the Other Side Vol. 1 (September/September)
142. Darkdawn (September/)
143. The Girl the Sea Gave Back (September/ August)
144. A Crash of Fate (September/)
145. Black Spire (September/)
146. Capturing the Devil (September/)
147. The Testaments (September/)
148. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World (September/September)
149. Plum Crazy Vol. 1 (September/September) *
150. The Missing Bookshop (September/)
151. Tea Dragon Festival (September/September) *
152. The Warrior Moon (September/)
153. A Thousand Roads Home (September/)
154. The Sasquatch Escape (September/)

155. The Lonely Lake Monster (September/)




Limited Pre-orders
3 per month
January - Wicked King (Faecrate Recovery Kit), King of Scars (pre-order goodies), Who in the World is Carmen Sandiego (Audible Pre-order)
February - Crown of Feathers (Audible Pre-Order), Warrior of the Wild (Shelflove Crate)
March - Queen of Shadows (Amazon Pre-order), Return of the Thief (Audible Pre-order), In Her Sights (Amazon Pre-Order), Voices (Pre-Ordered Signed)
April - Princess & The Fangirl (Books of Wonder - signed), Holy Sister (Audible), The Descendant of the Crane (The Strand - Signed), Through the White Wood (Indi - Signed), Wicked Saints (Shelflove Crate)
May - Her Royal Highness (Amazon)
June -  Midsummer's Mayhem (Indi bookstore- pre-order goodies), Till There Was You (Audible)
July - Queen of Ruin (Waterstones), 
August -  Dog Man for Whom the Ball Rolls (Amazon)
September - Darkdawn (Waterstones/Boxes), The Girl The Sea Gave Back (Audible/Keplers), Capturing the Devil (Faecrate/Beacon Box/Shelflove/Keplers), Warrior Moon (Amazon)
October - 
November - Guinevere Deception (Mystic Books)
December - 



Book Balance 
Goal to have 5 less books on my Physical TBR each month - Beginning balance 317
JanuaryStarting Balance: 317   - Goal: 312
Purchased/Added: +11
Read off TBR: -8
DNF/ Uhaul: -6
End of Month Total: 314  (2 books short of goal)

February - Starting Balance: 314 - Goal: 307
Purchased/Added: +18
Read off TBR: -11
DNF/Unhaul: -11
End of Month Total: 310 (3 books short of goal)

March - Starting Balance: 310 - Goal: 302
Purchased/Added:  +16
Read off TBR: -18
DNF/ Unhaul: -6
End of Month Total: 302 (Back on Track!)

April - Starting Balance: 302 - Goal: 297
Purchased/Added:  +13
Read off TBR: -12
DNF/ Unhaul: -6
End of Month Total: 297 (Still on Track!)

May -  Starting Balance: 297 - Goal: 292
Purchased/ Added: +34
Read off TBR: -10
DNF/Unhaul: -11
End of Month Total: 310 (Oops! Better get to reading!)

June -  Starting Balance: 310 - Goal - 287
Purchased/ Added: +22
Read off TBR: -9
DNF/Unhaul: -8
End of Month Total: 315 (I am still going up again!)

July - Starting Balance: 315 - Goal - 282
Purchased/ Added: +10
Read off TBR: -12
DNF/Unhaul: -32
End of Month Total: 281 (I MADE IT! Thanks to a massive unhaul)

August - Starting Balance: 281 - Goal - 277
Purchased/ Added: +14
Read off TBR: -11
DNF/Unhaul: -3
End of Month Total: 281 (I think I need to get to reading more of my own books again)

September -Starting Balance: 281 - Goal - 272
Purchased/ Added: +15
Read off TBR: -13
DNF/Unhaul: -17
End of Month Total: 266 (woohoo! Back on track and then some!)

October - Starting Balance: 266 - Goal - 267

November - 
December - 


Requested Reviews
No more than 25 new acceptances (& catch up on old requests)
1. Nightchaser (2018 Request)
2. White Stag (2018 Request)
3. Ruin of Kings Sampler (2018 Request) - DNF
4. Princess Puffybottom and Darryl - (Netgalley)
5. The Dysasters (Direct Request)
6. The Panda Problem (Direct Request)
7. Wicked Saints (Direct Request)
8. The Unicorn Anthology (Netgalley)
9. Her Royal Highness Sampler (Netgalley)
10. Printed Letter Bookshop (Netgalley)
11. Untitled (Netgalley)
12. Sniper's Pride (Penguin First to Read)
13. The Iliad (Netgalley)
14. My Corner of the Ring (Blog Tour- Direct Request)
15. Manticore's Vow (Netgalley)
16. Sea Sirens (Direct from Publisher- Unsolicited)
17. Spin the Dawn (Netgalley)
18. Window on the Bay (Netgalley)
19. Unbreak Me (Penguin First to Read)
20. One Year Home ( Direct Request)
21. Don't Let the Beasties Escape this Book (Netgalley)
22. Red Dove, Listen to the Wind (Netgalley
23. The Book Charmer (Netgalley) - DNF
24. Girl the Sea Gave Back (Netgalley)
25. Truth About Cowboys (Netgalley)
26. Thankful Unicorn (Pump Up Your Book)
27. A Hero Born (Netgalley)
28. Dragons in the Clouds (Pump Up YouR Book)
29. Clueless Cabot (Netgalley)

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