2019 Reading Challenges

Level:

  • Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+
  1. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) by Mackenzi Lee
  2. Every Heart a Doorway(Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire
  3. Morning Star (Red Rising, #3) by Pierce Brown
  4. Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1) by Kelley Armstrong
  5. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  6. Santa Olivia (Santa Olivia, #1) by Jacqueline Carey
  7. Anna and the French Kiss(Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins
  8. Sea Witch (Sea Witch, #1) by Sarah Henning
  9. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  10. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  11. Frogkisser! by Garth Nix
  12. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  13. Black Magic Sanction (Hollows #8) by Kim Harrison
  14. The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty
  15. Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire, #1) by Natasha Ngan
  16. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
  17. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  18. The Losers Club by Andrew Clements
  19. Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9) by Kim Harrison
  20. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  21. A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3) by Sabaa Tahir
  22. A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10) by Kim Harrison
  23. American Gods (American Gods #1) by Neil Gaiman
  24. Empire of Night (Age of Legends, #2) by Kelley Armstrong
  25. Nightmares! (Nightmares!, #1) by Jason Segel
  26. Ensnared (Splintered, #3) by A.G. Howard
  27. The Last Star (The 5th Wave, #3) by Rick Yancey
  28. The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O’Malley
  29. Ever After (The Hollows, #11) by Kim Harrison
  30. A Question of Holmes(Charlotte Holmes, #4) by Brittany Cavallaro
  31. Wishes and Wellingtons by Julie Berry
  32. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  33. The Undead Pool (The Hollows, #12) by Kim Harrison
  34. The Shack by William Paul Young
  35. Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
  36. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
  37. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  38. Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith
  39. Black Crow, White Snow by Michael Livingston
  40. Dodge & Twist by Tony Lee
  41. Sovereign by Jeff Hirsch

 

 

 

Professor AuthorLuv

AuthorLuv Beginner Class (credits: 1) 

In the beginner’s course your committing to reading one book a month by your chosen author.

I choose Kim Harrison. 

  1. The Undead Pool (The Hollows, #12) by Kim Harrison

Professor Genre

Genre Advanced Class (credits: 3) 

In the advanced course your committing to reading three books a month in your chosen genre/theme.

I choose fantasy. 

  1. Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
  2. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
  3. Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

Professor Mix-It-Up

Mix-It-Up Advanced Class (credits: 3) 

In the advanced course your committing to reading three books a month from your list.

My list:

  1. Winterspell by Claire Legrand
  2. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
  3. The Eye of the North by Sinead O’Hart June
  4. Catwoman Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
  5. Calling on Dragons by Patricia Wrede
  6. Lifelike by Jay Kristoff
  7. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banchart June
  8. The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
  9. The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
  10. Traitor to the Throne by Alywn Hamilton
  11. Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter June
  12. Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
  13. Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
  14. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  15. In Darkness by Nick Lake

Hosted by Because Challenges

 

Professor AuthorLuv

AuthorLuv Beginner Class (credits: 1) 

In the beginner’s course your committing to reading one book a month by your chosen author. You’ll get an A if you read 1 book by that author all 5 months, a B if you read 1 book 4 of the months, a C if you read 1 book 3 of the months, and a D if you read 1 book 2 of the months. Professor AuthorLuv will have to give you an F for anything less.

I choose Kim Harrison. 

  1. White Witch, Black Curse(The Hollows, #7) by Kim Harrison (January)
  2. Black Magic Sanction (Hollows #8) by Kim Harrison
  3. Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9) by Kim Harrison
  4. A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10) by Kim Harrison
  5. Ever After (The Hollows, #11) by Kim Harrison

Professor Genre

Genre Advanced Class (credits: 3) 

In the advanced course your committing to reading three books a month in your chosen genre/theme  You’ll get an A if you read 3 books in that genre all 5 months, a B if you read 3 books 4 of the months, a C if you read 3 books 3 of the months, and a D if you read 3 books 2 of the months. Professor Genre will have to give you an F for anything less.

I choose fantasy. 

January:

  1. Kings of the Wyld (The Band, #1) by Nicolas Eames
  2. A Curse So Dark and Lonely  by Brigid Kemmerer
  3. King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

February

  1. Frogkisser! by Garth Nix
  2. Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
  3. Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

March

  1. The Last of the High Kings(New Policeman, #2) by Kate Thompson
  2. The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty
  3. The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library, #5) by Genevieve Cogman

April

  1. Searching for Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles #2) by Patricia Wrede
  2. Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch by Serena Valentino
  3. The Fourth Horseman by Kate Thompson

May

  1. Ensnared (Splintered, #3) by A.G. Howard
  2. The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O’Malley
  3. The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Professor Mix-It-Up

Mix-It-Up Advanced Class (credits: 3) 

In the advanced course your committing to reading three books a month from your list. You’ll get an A if you read 3 books from the list all 5 months, a B if you read 3 books 4 of the months, a C if you read 3 books 3 of the months, and a D if you read 3 books 2 of the months. Professor Mix-It-Up will have to give you an F for anything less.

My list:

  1. The Last Star by Rick Yancey May
  2. Kings of the Wyld by Nicolas Eames January
  3. Ensnared by A.G. Howard May
  4. Archenemies by Marissa Meyer February
  5. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor March
  6. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
  7. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black February
  8. The Eye of the North by Sinead O’Hart
  9. Catwoman Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
  10. Searching for Dragons by Patricia Wrede April
  11. Calling on Dragons by Patricia Wrede
  12. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith March
  13. Lifelike by Jay Kristoff
  14. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banchart
  15. Sea Witch by Sarah Henning February
  16. The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
  17. The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
  18. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green January
  19. Sea of Shadow by Kelly Armstrong January
  20. The Fourth Horseman by Kate Thompson April
  21. Traitor to the Throne by Alywn Hamilton
  22. Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter
  23. Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
  24. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie January
  25. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire January
  26. Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
  27. The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White April
  28. All In by Jennifer Barnes March
  29. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  30. A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro May

Hosted by Because Challenges

My bookish resolutions:

*Read 300 books

*Blog more than once a week consistently

*Read 50+ books I already own

  1. White Witch, Black Curse(The Hollows, #7) by Kim Harrison
  2. Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1) by Kelley Armstrong
  3. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  4. Love in the Time of Global Warming  by Francesca Lia Block
  5. Anna and the French Kiss(Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins
  6. Sea Witch (Sea Witch, #1) by Sarah Henning
  7. The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) by Holly Black
  8. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  9. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  10. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  11. Archenemies (Renegades, #2) by Marissa Meyer
  12. Who Is AC? by Hope Larson
  13. Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
  14. Big Fat Little Lit by Art Spiegelman
  15. Runaways, Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell
  16. The Lost House by B.B. Cronin
  17. Princess Ugg Vol. 1 by Ted Naifeh
  18. The Storm Keeper’s Island(Storm Keeper, #1) by Catherine Doyle
  19. Black Magic Sanction (Hollows #8) by Kim Harrison
  20. Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2) by Laini Taylor
  21. The Island of Excess Love(Love in the Time of Global Warming, #2) by Francesca Lia Block
  22. The Last of the High Kings(New Policeman, #2) by Kate Thompson
  23. Cogheart (The Cogheart Adventures, #1) by Peter Bunzl
  24. Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire, #1) by Natasha Ngan
  25. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
  26. The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library, #5) by Genevieve Cogman
  27. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  28. All In (The Naturals, #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  29. Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1) by Rachel Caine
  30. Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9) by Kim Harrison
  31. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  32. Searching for Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles #2) by Patricia Wrede
  33. Monument 14 (Monument 14, #1) by Emmy Laybourne
  34. Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch by Serena Valentino
  35. The Fourth Horseman by Kate Thompson
  36. The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
  37. A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
  38. A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3) by Sabaa Tahir
  39. A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10) by Kim Harrison
  40. American Gods (American Gods #1) by Neil Gaiman
  41. The Illustrated Fairytale Princess Collection by Shiei
  42. Nightmares! (Nightmares!, #1) by Jason Segel
  43. Ensnared (Splintered, #3) by A.G. Howard
  44. The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O’Malley
  45. Ever After (The Hollows, #11) by Kim Harrison
  46. The Undead Pool (The Hollows, #12) by Kim Harrison
  47. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
  48. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  49. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
  50. The Midnight Queen (Noctis Magicae, #1) by Sylvia Izzo Hunter
  51. Entangled (Entangled, #1) by Amy Rose Capetta
  52. The Eye of the North by Sinead O’Hart
  53. Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst
  54. Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury, #1) by Tracy Banghart
  55. Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse by Jane Yolen

*Read at least 10 ebooks

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Hosted by The Book Date

Let’s look at connections for books… what books link for some reason or another.

When you have five that connect in whatever way you are able to group them then link up. How might you do this?

  • Write and link up a blog post
  • Share the five books on Instagram and link up
  • Have a Goodreads shelf and link that up – this may be a little different but maybe use it in combination with a comment.
  • Or… if you belong to none of these places, share five books in a comment.

What’s the Challenge?

To look for connections between books you read. There will be  many connections that just float over our awareness. Let’s see can we raise that a bit, whether its fairly surface level or something deeper.

When?

Each month I will post a link up on the last Wednesday of the month. The link up will be open until the  Tuesday before the last Wednesday of the next month. The first link will go up in January 30th 2019.  Link up at any time during that following month. And then we will roll on with each month.

#connect5books2019

First Connect Five:

5 Debut Books

Sea Witch Kings of the Wyld (The Band, #1) Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin Dear Martin

 

5 New to Me Fantasy Authors

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely, #1) The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire, #1)

 

Hosted by KimberlyFaye Reads

Challenge Details

  • The 2019 Tackle My TBR Challenge runs January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. You can join at any time.
  • The goal is to read at least ONE book from your TBR every month. It can be an ARC, ebook, audiobook or print – your choice. Any reading is good reading!
  • If one TBR book a month isn’t enough, set your goal higher! Do you think you can read five a month? Ten? Go big or go home! Just for fun, I’ve added some levels below.

My levels:

  • Touchdown: read 61+ TBR books
  • Extra Point: review half of the TBR books you read
  1. A Curse So Dark and Lonely  by Brigid Kemmerer
  2. White Witch, Black Curse(The Hollows, #7) by Kim Harrison
  3. The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall by Drew Weing
  4. Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1) by Kelley Armstrong
  5. The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu
  6. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  7. King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1) by Leigh Bardugo
  8. Love in the Time of Global Warming  by Francesca Lia Block
  9. Anna and the French Kiss(Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins
  10. Sea Witch (Sea Witch, #1) by Sarah Henning
  11. The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) by Holly Black
  12. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  13. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  14. Archenemies (Renegades, #2) by Marissa Meyer
  15. Frogkisser! by Garth Nix
  16. Who Is AC? by Hope Larson
  17. Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
  18. Big Fat Little Lit by Art Spiegelman
  19. Runaways, Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell
  20. The Lost House by B.B. Cronin
  21. Princess Ugg Vol. 1 by Ted Naifeh
  22. Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
  23. The Storm Keeper’s Island(Storm Keeper, #1) by Catherine Doyle
  24. Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2) by Laini Taylor
  25. The Island of Excess Love(Love in the Time of Global Warming, #2) by Francesca Lia Block
  26. The Last of the High Kings(New Policeman, #2) by Kate Thompson
  27. Cogheart (The Cogheart Adventures, #1) by Peter Bunzl
  28. Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire, #1) by Natasha Ngan
  29. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
  30. The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library, #5) by Genevieve Cogman
  31. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  32. All In (The Naturals, #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  33. Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1) by Rachel Caine
  34. Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9) by Kim Harrison
  35. Searching for Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles #2) by Patricia Wrede
  36. Monument 14 (Monument 14, #1) by Emmy Laybourne
  37. Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch by Serena Valentino
  38. The Fourth Horseman by Kate Thompson
  39. The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
  40. A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
  41. A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3) by Sabaa Tahir
  42. A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10) by Kim Harrison
  43. Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
  44. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  45. American Gods (American Gods #1) by Neil Gaiman
  46. The Illustrated Fairytale Princess Collection by Shiei
  47. Nightmares! (Nightmares!, #1) by Jason Segel
  48. Ensnared (Splintered, #3) by A.G. Howard
  49. Finding Orion by John David Anderson
  50. Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury
  51. The Clockwork Ghost (York, #2) by Laura Ruby
  52. The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O’Malley
  53. Ever After (The Hollows, #11) by Kim Harrison
  54. The Undead Pool (The Hollows, #12) by Kim Harrison
  55. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
  56. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  57. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
  58. The Midnight Queen (Noctis Magicae, #1) by Sylvia Izzo Hunter
  59. Entangled (Entangled, #1) by Amy Rose Capetta
  60. The Eye of the North by Sinead O’Hart
  61. Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst
  62. Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury, #1) by Tracy Banghart
  63. Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse by Jane Yolen

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Kristen is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. Kristen is an Elementary School Library Media Specialist in the Chicago suburbs who loves reading. Why else would she be a librarian?

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