Is there a reading challenge for 2019?
I am doing this one: Read a book… • A friend or family member recommended • Based on a true story • That has won an award • Set in your home state or province • With a blue cover • With a one word title • Written by a male author • Originally published in a different language • With a number in the title • That is an author’s debut novel • That has at least 500 pages • Written by a new-to-you author • Independently or self-published • Chosen strictly due to the appeal of the cover • Set during WWII • Written by an author with the same initials as you (middle initial not included) • That you can finish in a day • With a protagonist with the same occupation as you (if you never worked, choose an occupation that you would have liked to have had, or wish to have) • Outside of your comfort zone • That has been made into, or is in the process of becoming, a movie • With a coming of age story • With either, north, south, east, or west in the title • Published this year • Set in the mountains or wilderness • That is humorous
@Kriste thank you. I might copy.
@Angie – 🙂 I think it will be fun
@Kriste I am on my bus ride home and already looking up ideas..
Stealing this 😃
Love this! I’m going to steal it, too!
BookRiot is doing a reading challenge with 24 books from different categories.
I like the Read Harder challenges
Okay … here’s the link to Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge for 2019 – https://bookriot.com/2018/12/12/2019-read-harder-challenge/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=In+the+Club+Dec+19&utm_term=BookRiot_InTheClub_DormantSuppress
@Sandy wow!!! That’s great Sandy!!!!
@Dina Thank you@
@Sandy that’s how many books you want to read in 2019???
Modern Mrs Darcy just released hers on her blog.
Yes, yes! Following!
I’m doing the Popsugar Reading challenge with some friends 😊
My challenge is to read books authors consider their greatest work. I’m not sure which authors is yet.
I do something weird: I buy books with authors who share my first name, my last name, or my initials. Kinda fun. Read some gems.
@Sylvia interesting concept!!! Maybe, I will suggest this to my book club.
I am also doing the PopSugar challenge again next year, though I don’t like the categories as well as I did this year. My secondary challenge is to select as many of them as possible from the books I already own.
Anne Bogel has one on her site modern Mrs Darcy.
My challenge for 2018 was to read half my TBR shelf. I almost made it. I will probably do it again this year. I will never actually finish because I keep buying books. 😄😍
@Lynn me too.
@Lynn same here…can’t resist buying books, too little time😂
Goodreads has one!
As a YA school librarian, we get a list of 15 books to read each school year. https://www.floridamediaed.org/florida-teens-read.html
@Lori do you know if there’s a 2019 list?
@Nora oh well not sure
I just want to read one more book than I did this year…
Pop sugar has one also
If you go on Pinterest and type in 2019 reading challenge it brings up several lists for you to look at
You can craft your own using Goodreads….
I love Goodreads!
Thank you all for the recommendations.
It would be fun to create one! Like, read a non-fiction book, a self help, memior, hard science fiction, so forth. Or even just a read out of your go to genre, read a book about the civil war from a female perspective? such and so.
@Leianne great idea!
@Leianne my library (King County Library System near seattle) has a reading challenge just like that called “Ten to Try.” They’ve announced the categories for 2019 but I only remember a few of them – a history book (can be fiction or non-fiction), a crime book (also can be fiction or non-fiction), a book about a difficult topic (homelessness was one suggestion), a book by an immigrant author, a book by an LGBT author, a book of poetry, a children’s book. I don’t remember the other 4. I plan to participate.
@Brenda love this idea!
Create you own on Goodreads…… A really neat summary comes up at the end of each year that gives you the number of pages you read, the number of books you read, the longest book you read, the shortest book you read, the most and least popular books, and covers of all your books
I’m hosting twelve…so far…. https://blbooks.blogspot.com/p/2019-reading-challenges-i-host.html
I need one!
A massive listing of 2019 reading challenges can be found here: https://readingchallengeaddict.blogspot.com/p/2018-reading-challenges-to-help-feed_28.html
Wow…thanks everyone! !!
I like the Popsugar ones.
I don’t need a challenge—I will read no matter what!!!
I will read cereal boxes if nothing else is available. I DO recommend Madeleine Albright’s “Fascism – A Warning.”
@Melissa Good Book.
I also think of doing that when I can’t find a good read and the library is closed
i use http://goodreads.com/ and set a goal for myself every year
I also use goodreads
I love setting my own challenges on Goodreads!
I use the pop sugar reading challenge. 🙂
@KR my kind of challenge!
So people are just sooo clever!! Love this tree!
Goodreads had a reading challenge every year
Join my group! Yearly Popsugar Reading Challenge https://www.facebook.com/groups/1255092724554308/
Pop sugar has one every year
Such a great idea! AND quite a clever final book to pick!
For me? Just to get caught up!
No such thing! 😀
@Linda, that has been my goal since I could read. LOL
Following… great question!
@Book always has a great read harder challenge.
Try http://goodreads.com/ Many groups with reading Challenges. Some of my favorite groups there: PLAY BOOK TAG / CRAZY CHALLENGE CONNECTION / THE SEASONAL READING CHALLENGE.
@Emma Love your choice of last book!!
I was going to write that my reading challenge is to read the books on my bookshelves, but then you inspired me and I decided to actually make a list. My challenge is to read as many of these books as I can. You’re welcome to join 🙄 To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The whole 5 feet by Christopher Beha Fool on the hill by Matt Ruff The night trilogy by Elie Wiesel The happiness project by Gretchen Rubin How to think like Sherlock by Daniel Smith The pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett Lily and the octopus by Steven Rowley The night watch by Sarah Waters The Eyre affair by Jasper Fforde Elephant company by Vicky Constantine Croke Anything is possible by Elizabeth Strout Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell The madonna of Leningrad by Debra Dean A street cat named Bob by James Bowen How to get filthy rich in rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid I was a child of Holocaust survivors by Bernice Eisenstein The Shiksa syndrome by Laurie Graff Celebrity Chekhov by Ben Greenman Love in the world of sorrow by Fania Gottesfeld Heller Anne Frank remembered by Miep Gies Memories of my melancholy whores by Gabrielle Garcia Marquez 100 years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Lady Q by room Raymundo Sanchez and Sonia Rodriguez Today I wrote nothing by Daniil Kharms Finding your North Star by Martha Beck Pilgrims by Elizabeth Gilbert A mountain of crumbs by Elena Gorokhova The invisible wall by Harry Bernstein Fugitive pieces by Anne Michaels Sula by Toni Morrison Raise high the roof beam, carpenters by JD Salinger Rising strong by Brene Brown Out of Egypt by Andre Aciman Amok and other stories by Stefan Zweig From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas Friedman Left neglected by Lisa Genova My Russian grandmother and her American vacuum cleaner by Meir Shalev UnOrthodox by Deborah Feldman
I read Night by Elie Weisel about 4 years ago. So sad! I have seen the other books in the trilogy, but have not picked them up yet.
My challenge is to read an Author from a differ country every month.
@Mariana this is a 2018 list, but it may be helpful. https://pin.it/x2cws466f2dehw
@Nora thank you!
I’ve read seven.
I hope so.
I almost doubled my reading challenge this year simply because of the GAR! I’ve added so many books to my list that members have enjoyed or suggested, have no idea what to strive for. So, yes.. I’m also looking forward to the yearly reading challenge!
Popsugar has a challenge.
I love BookRiots!! And popsugar is good. Also planning on doing the reading women podcast one.
Not setting one for 2019, just going to read whatever suits me at the time and ENJOY the experience! Have set goals in the past and sometimes it’s unrealistic because you never know what may come up and distract you 🙂
I tend to switch off, I’ll do a challenge book then read something that has caught my eye. But I don’t ever feel like I have to stick to a challenge, I want to enjoy what i read too!
The Real Mrs. Darcy – go to her website.
Modern Mrs Darcy?
Her podcast What Should I Read next is a great resource.
Book Riot sponsors an annual reading challenge called Read Harder. The Modern Mrs.Darcy site also does an annual reading challenge. I get a lot of my ideas from the podcast What Should I Read Next?
@Lori love love love MMD!
I love the Modern Mrs. Darcy challenge!
I want to thank everyone for their wonderful response to my Reading Challenge on my blog. So many of you have said that you plan to participate. I hope you all have fun. I just posted my tentative selections for my Reading Challenge.
@T.L. do you have a link to a printable version?
@Nora here is the blank version of my Reading Challenge. You should be able to print a copy from this.
POPSUGAR does a reading challenge every year that I enjoy.
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