BLOGMAS 2019 : READING CHALLENGE SUMMARY

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Hello! Christmas came and went and I didn’t post a thing. But, there was so much work before, during and after Christmas eve that I honestly haven’t even thought it would drain me so completely. Plus, I had work every day this week and today I start my holiday leave.

Anyway, I’m going to push out three posts during this day so I can catch up a little with all the posts I want to put out. That way the schedule, I had made for myself, won’t be messed up for the rest of the year!

Today we are going to take a look at my reading challenges for 2019 and how I did. Hopefully I got at least something finished.

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Beat the Backlist 2019 is hosted by Novelnight.

GOAL : 30
BACKLIST BOOKS READ : 33


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REGULAR PROMPTS

√ A BOOK BECOMING A MOVIE IN 2019
– Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

A BOOK THAT MAKES YOU NOSTALGIC
– Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

A BOOK WRITTEN BY A MUSICIAN
– Carrie by Stephen King

√ A BOOK YOU THINK SHOULD BE TURNED INTO A MOVIE
– Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (the whole series)

A BOOK WITH AT LEAST ONE MILLION RATINGS ON GOODREADS
– Animal Farm by George Orwell

√  A BOOK WITH A PLANT IN THE TITLE OR ON THE COVER
– Wintersong by S. Jae.Jones

A REREAD OF A FAVORITE BOOK
– Any Harry Potter

√ A BOOK ABOUT A HOBBY
– The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin

√ A BOOK YOU MEANT TO READ IN 2018
– This I Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

A BOOK WITH “POP”, “SUGAR” OR “CHALLENGE” IN THE TITLE
– The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

√ A BOOK WITH AN ITEM OF CLOTHING OR ACCESSORY ON THE COVER
– The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

A BOOK INSPIRED BY MYTHOLOGY, LEGEND OR FOLKLORE
– Circe by Madeline Miller or The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

A BOOK PUBLISHED POSTHUMOUSLY 
– Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

A BOOK YOU SEE SOMEONE READING ON TV OR IN A MOVIE
– Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie (Friends)

√ A RETELLING OF A CLASSIC
– Coral by Sara Ella

A BOOK WITH A QUESTION IN THE TITLE
– What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

√ A BOOK SET ON A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
– I Was Here by Gayle Forman

√ A BOOK ABOUT SOMEONE WITH A SUPERPOWER
– Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

√ A BOOK TOLD FROM MULTIPLE CHARACTER POVs
– Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

A BOOK SET IN SPACE
– Red Rising by Pierce Brown

A BOOK BY TWO FEMALE AUTHORS
– Unearthed by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman

A BOOK WITH A TITLE THAT CONTAINS “SALTY”, “SWEET”, “BITTER” OR “SPICY”
– Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

√ A BOOK SET IN SCANDINAVIA
– A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman (I NEED TO FINALLY READ THIS!)

√ A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN A SINGLE DAY
– Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

√ A DEBUT NOVEL
– The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler

√ A BOOK THAT’S PUBLISHED IN 2019
– Romanov by Nadine Brandes

√ A BOOK FEATURING AN EXTINCT OR IMAGINARY CREATURE
– The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman

A BOOK RECOMMENDED BY A CELEBRITY YOU ADMIRE
– The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton or Warcross by Marie Lu

A BOOK WITH “LOVE” IN THE TITLE
– How We Love by Michael Ryan Webb

A BOOK FEATURING AN AMATEUR DETECTIVE
– Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

√ A BOOK ABOUT A FAMILY
– I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

√ A BOOK WRITTEN BY AN AUTHOR FROM ASIA, AFRICA OR SOUTH AMERICA
– We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A BOOK WITH A ZODIAC SIGN OR ASTROLOGY TERM IN THE TITLE
– Zodiac by Romina Russell

A BOOK THAT INCLUDES A WEDDING
– Save the Date by Morgan Matson

√ A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR WHOSE FIRST AND LAST NAMES START WITH THE SAME LETTER
– Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts by Karen Kleiman

√ A GHOST STORY
– A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

√ A BOOK WITH A TWO-WORD TITLE
– Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

√ A NOVEL BASED ON A TRUE STORY
– Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

A BOOK REVOLVING AROUND A PUZZLE OR GAME
– Warcross by Marie Lu

YOUR FAVORITE PROMPT FROM A PAST POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE
– Wither by Lauren DeStefano (A book I was meant to read in 2017)

ADVANCED PROMPTS

A “CLI-FI” (CLIMATE FICTION) BOOK
– Legend by Marie Lu

A “CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE” BOOK
– My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran

√ AN “OWN VOICES” BOOK
– American Panda by Gloria Chao

√ READ A BOOK DURING THE SEASON IT IS SET IN
– Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

A LITRPG BOOK

√ A BOOK WITH NO CHAPTERS / UNUSUAL CHAPTER HEADINGS / UNCONVENTIONALLY NUMBERED CHAPTERS
– Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

√ TWO BOOKS THAT SHARE THE SAME TITLE (1)
– The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong

√ TWO BOOKS THAT SHARE THE SAME TITLE (2)
– The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

A BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED A COMMON PHRASE OR IDIOM (E.G. BIG BROTHER FROM 1984)
–  Harry Potter (He Who Shall Not Be Named)

A BOOK SET IN AN ABBEY, CLOISTER, MONASTERY, VICARAGE OR CONVENT
– Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

PROMPTS FINISHED: 27/50


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√ A BOOK ABOUT FEMINISM
– We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

√ A BOOK ABOUT RACISM / RACIAL ISSUE
– Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennet and Dave Zirin (Does this work)

A BOOK FEATURING A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE RELATING TO A MOOD DISORDER 
The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong

A BOOK BY AN LGBT+ AUTHOR
– What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

√ A BOOK FEATURING OR WRITTEN BY AN A-SEXUAL PERSON
– Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

A FANTASY BOOK WITH AN LGBT+ MC
–  The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

FINISH A SERIES WITH MORE THAN 3 BOOKS IN IT
– PERFECT! I need to finish TOG and this year I’m gonna do it.

FINISH A SERIES I STARTED IN 2015
– Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children (like this would happen, but I try. These are part of my backlist books)

FINISH A SERIES I STARTED IN 2016
– TOG and The Selection! (Also all part of my backlist books)

√ A BOOK SET AT SEA
– Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

A BOOK ABOUT BOOKS / LIBRARIES
– A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

√ A BOOK BASED ON A REAL PERSON
– I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

A BOOK ABOUT A VILLAIN
– The Young Elites by Marie Lu

√ READ A NEW-TO-ME AUTHOR
– The Nightmare by Lars Kepler

√ A NON-FICTION BOOK
– Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts by Karen Kleiman

√ A GRAPHIC NOVEL
– The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman

A BOOK FROM NON-HUMAN PERSPECTIVE
– Animal Farm by George Orwell

A BOOK THAT WON A 2018 GOODREADS AWARD
– The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

PROMPTS FINISHED: 9/18


And then there’s of course the Goodreads reading challenge. For this year my goal was to read 30 books and I read 43!!

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