2019 Challenges

All of my ongoing 2019 reading challenges


Children's Books
30-40 books
1. Rocket Writes a Story
2. Aine's Winter Walk
3. Pete the Cat's Got Class
4. Where Horses Run Free
5. How Many Tow Trucks can a Tow Truck Tow
6. The Panda Problem
7. Zen Shorts
8. P is for Pterodactyl
9. Aliens Love Underpants
10. The Magic is in You
11. Everyone Loves Bacon
12. Silence Slips In
13. The Rabbit Listened
14. Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map
15. Pirasaurs!
16. Give Me Back My Bones!
17. The Pirate Queen
18. Pirates in Pajamas
19. Thunder Horse
20. The Word Collector
21. I will Fight Monsters for You
22. Crankenstein
23. Frankenstein A Parody
24. In November
25. Does Frankenstein Get Hungry?
26. Construction Site on Christmas Night
27. The Berenstain Bears Think of Those in Need
28. A Christmas Advent Story
29. Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever


Early Reader Books
30-40 books


Graphic Novel - COMPLETE
25 books
1. Birthright Vol. 1: Homecoming
2. Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFFs
3. Jim Hensen's The Storyteller
4. Aquicorn Cove
5. 100 Hugs
6. The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
7. Book Love
8. Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea
9. Saga Vol. 8
10. Saga Vol. 9
11. Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2
12. Roller Girl
13. The Black Bull of Norroway
14. The Iliad
15. Sea Sirens
16. Princeless Vol. 2: Get Over Yourself
17. Hephaistos: God of Fire
18. Princeless Vol. 3: Pirate Princess
19. Compass South
20. To Build a Fire
21. The Sticky Rice Caper
22. Red Thorn: Glasgow Kiss
23. Girl from the Other Side Vol. 1
24. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World
25. Girl from the Other Side Vol. 2
26. Tea Dragon Festival
27. Plum Crazy Vol. 1
28. Gris Grimly's Frankenstein
29. Lore of Olympus
30. Pumpkinheads
31. Klaus Vol. 2
32. A Walk One Winter Night



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
52. The Picture of Dorian Gray
53. The Blacksmith Queen
54. Capturing the Devil
55. The Sasquatch Escape
56. The Lonely Lake Monster
57. Mrs. Miracle Christmas
58. Christmas Angels
59. The Sandcastle Empire
60. Boots on the Ground
61. You Can Thank Me Later
62. Catching Christmas
63. Loving My Actual Christmas
64. Winterhouse
65. Christmas Town


Classic Books
5 books
1. Treasure Island
2. The Picture of Dorian Gray


Big Books
10 books over 500 pages

RI Authors
20 books


Borrowed Books - COMPLETE
30-40 books
1. Odd and the Frost Giants
2. Crenshaw
3. Shadows from the Past
4. Deadly Identity
5. Boo's Dinosaur
6. Love That Dog
7. Be Mine
8. The World According to Humphrey
9. The Crossover
10. The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
11. Hello Universe
12. Exit Strategy
13. Craving Her Mates
14. Roller Girl
15. In an Absent Dream
16. A Long Walk to Water
17. Saving Winslow
18. Proud: Living My American Dream
19. Princeless Vol. 2: Get Over Yourself
20. Pirate Puppies: Stowaway
21. Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Pirates
22. X Marks the Spot
23. To Build a Fire
24. Escape the Sea
25. Love the Sea
26. Princeless Vol. 3: Pirate Princess
27. Compass South
28. Save the Sea
29. Annihilation
30. Poisoned Apples
31. Pumpkin Heads
32. Lore of Olympus
33. Catching Christmas
34. Winterhouse


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
24. Odd and the Frost Giants
25. Crenshaw
26. Shadows from the Past
27. Cruel Prince
28. Love that Dog
29. The One and Only Ivan
30. Deadly Identity
31. Hello Universe
32. The Crossover
33. The World According to Humphrey
34. The Last
35. Artificial Condition
36. The Night Masquerade
37. Home
38. Rogue Protocol
39. Exit Strategy
40. The Wild Robot
41. Swindle
42. Foundryside
43. Rhapsodic
44. Trials of Morrigan Crow
45. Seals Honor
46. Trail of Lightning
47. A Long Walk to Water
48. A Strange Hymn
49. Saving Winslow
50. Necessary Force
51. Proud: Living My American Dream
52. Irresistible Force
53. Emperor of the Evening Stars
54. Crazy Rich Asians
55. Strange Case of the Missing Moonstone
56. Pirate Stories
57. Lost Boy
58. Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Pirates
59. A Monster Calls
60. A New Hope
61. Annihilation
62. Strange Star
63. The Resurrectionist
64. The Picture of Dorian Gray
65. The Lonely Lake Monster
66. Poisoned Apples
67. The Sasquatch Escape
68. Secret Hunger
69. The Sandcastle Empire
70. Boots on the Ground
71. Nocturnal
72. Catching Christmas
73. Loving My Actual Christmas
74. Winterhouse
75. Valor
76. Christmas Town



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/October) 
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/) DNF
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/November) *
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/October)
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/) - DNF
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/October)
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/October)
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/October)
151. Tea Dragon Festival (September/September) 
152. The Warrior Moon (September/)
153. A Thousand Roads Home (September/October)
154. The Sasquatch Escape (September/ October)
155. The Lonely Lake Monster (September/October)
156. Ink (October/)
157. The Blacksmith Queen (October/October)
158. Klaus Vol. 2 (October/ November)
159. Molly and the Cat Cafe (October/)
160. Plum Crazy Vol. 2 (October/)
161. Plum Crazy Vol. 3 (October/)
162. Plum Crazy Vol. 4 (October/)
163. A Walk One Winter Night (October/November)
164. Loving My Actual Christmas (October/November)
165. A Family Under the Christmas Tree (October/) 
166. The White Christmas Inn (October/)
167. There Will Come a Darkness (October/)
168. Shadow Frost (October/)
169. How to Love a Duke in 10 Days (October/)
170. How to Catch a Wicked Viscount (October/)
171. Faker (October/)
172. Three Days on a Train (October/)
173. Destiny of the Wolf (October/)
174. Leave the Lights On (October/)
175. Marshmallows and Mistletoe (October/)
176. Cocoa & Carols (October/)
177. The Prince's Son (October/)
178. At Last (October/)
179. The Last Huntsman (October/)
180. Forgotten Love (October/)
181. Mae's Cafe (October/)
182. Within the Captain's Hold (October/)
183. Elusive Dreams (October/)
184. Christmas & Cannolis (October/)
185. Fated Mates (October/)
186. Take My Breath Away (October/)
187. Stolen by the Viking (October/)
188. Destroyed by Magic (October/)
189. Abducted by Magic (October/)
190. Rise Like a Goddess (October/)
191. Out Like a Goddess (October/)
192. Finding Her Dragons (October/)
193. Freeing Her Dragons (October/)
194. When the Lady Lies (November/)
195. Nocturnal (November/November) 
196. The Guinevere Deception (November/November)
197. You Can Thank Me Later (November/November)
198. The Bromance Book Club  (November/)




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), Bromance Book Club (Beacrate)
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
Purchased/ Added: +42
Read off TBR: -14
DNF/Unhaul: -2
End of Month Total: 292  Oops, things got out of control again

November - Starting Balance: 292 - Goal - 262
Purchased/ Added: +5 
Read off TBR: -9
DNF/Unhaul: -6
End of Month Total: 282  A little better this month, I really need to once again take a critical look at my shelves.

December - Starting Balance: 282 - Goal - 257


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)
30. It's a Christmas Thing (Netgalley)
31. Postcards From a War (Netgalley)
32. A Mrs. Miracle Christmas (Netgalley)
33. Christmas Angels (Netgalley)
34. Christmas Calendar Girls (Netgalley) - DNF
35. The Scrooge of Loon Lake (Netgalley)
36. The Guinevere Deception (Netgalley)
37. 'Twas the Night (Pump Up Your Book)
38. Let it Snow (Netgalley)


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