READING CHALLENGE 2019

BTBBanner_TransparentBG.png

Beat the Backlist 2019 is hosted by Novelnight.

And what do I have to do to participate in this challenge?
Well I only need to start tackling down my way too long TBR list! And to be more specific, finally read the books that have been hanging on there for waaay too long. Of course those books has to be published in 2018 or earlier than that. Which is not a problem for me since almost all the books on my TBR have been published like before 2015.

There also is some extra fun in this challenge but the only other thing that I’m participating is:

HOGWARTS HOUSE MINI CHALLENGE!

This doesn’t really affect this challenge other than I have to put all my read books to this list there is and every read book gains points for my house’s point stack. And at the end of the year we can see which house has beat the most backlist books!
So what is my house that I’m “competing” in?

BTBIcon_Hufflepuff.png

BOOKS THAT HAVE BEEN SITTING ON MY TBR

OKAY, there’s over 100 books on my TBR so here’s just couple examples of what’s sitting there. These have all been there since 2015 and more. πŸ˜€ So I think 2019 is the year when I finally have to stop neglecting my TBR books and finally start to read them!

BACKLIST BOOKS READ 28/30


prc.png

The ones who have been following my little blog from the start, knows that I’ve been taking part of Popsugar Reading Challenge every year. Not once have I completed it but every year I’ve done a little better than the one before! So maybe this will be the year when I can actually finish even half of the prompts, right?

One can always hope.

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 POSTHUMOUSLYΒ 
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
WitherΒ 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)
–Β  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: 26/50


Ivys-Library-Card-2019-ultimate-homemade-reading-challenge

Ivy @Ivy’s Well Used Library CardΒ made her own reading challenge for 2019. And like I haven’t taken enough challenges already, I had to participate in this one too! It had way too many good prompts in it that I just couldn’t pass it.
But with a “twist”. I’m not going to complete every prompt she has (there’s a total of 50), I’ve chosen some of those that I think I can actually complete during this year and will also work for my other challenges. So let’s see, shall we?

√ 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 DISORDERΒ 
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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
–Β  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: 8/18


And then there’s of course the Goodreads reading challenge. For this year I’m going to set it up to 30 at first. Then change it over the year if it looks like I’ll get more books read than that.