I’m kind of (totally) stealing the idea to do a check in with you all from Arin, but honestly, she has good ideas. Also, it’s a really good time to see for myself how far I’m coming along with my challenges and whatnot so far in 2019. So yeah, check out her check in, and keep reading for mine!
As you can see here, I am participating in three reading challenges this year:
Goodreads Reading Challenge
As shown, my goal for this year is to read 85 total books. I’m not going to list the 29 I’ve read so far because that seems really tedious right at this particular moment, but so far I am 34% done with this challenge! I’ve been doing a lot of rereading and series reading and I’ve really enjoyed a majority of the novels I’ve checked out so far this year.
2019 ABC Reading Challenge
This challenge is pretty simple. If you participate, you simply have to read one book for each letter of the alphabet. At the end of the year, you should have read at least 26 books to finish this challenge! There are several different ways you can participate. They are:
A. Title: The first letter in the title of the books (not the title of the series) should correspond to the letter in the alphabet. Letters Q, X, and Z can be positioned anywhere in the title.
B. Author: The first letter in the author’s name (first or last) should correspond to the letter in the alphabet. Letters Q, X, and Z can be positioned anywhere in the author’s name.
C. Character: The first letter in the main character’s name (first or last) should correspond to the letter in the alphabet. Letters Q, X, and Z can be positioned anywhere in the character’s name.
D. Series: The first letter in the title of the series should correspond to the letter in the alphabet. Letters Q, X, and Z can be positioned anywhere in the series title.
E. Cover: Use cover items to complete this challenge. For letters Q, X, Y, and Z, use any cover you like.
F. Friend: Use your GR friends’ first names to complete this challenge. Read the books from their shelves (TBR is preferred, but any shelves will do). Letters Q, X, and Z can be positioned any way in their names.
G. Location: Use the location where the story takes place to complete this challenge. It can be a town, city, or country. Letters Q, X, and Z can be positioned any way in the setting.
This year, I am doing Option B: Author. So far, I’ve completed 9.
A. André Aciman: Call Me By Your Name ✓ (01/01/19) 2.5 stars
C. Carola Lovering: Tell Me Lies: A Novel ✓ (04/04/19) 4 stars
G. Glen Sobey: The War Blog ✓ (01/11/19) 1 star
J. Josie Jaffrey: The Blood Prince ✓ (01/18/19) 5 stars
L. Lauren Oliver: Broken Things ✓ (01/31/19) 4.25 stars
M. Mawson Bear: It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In ✓ (03/05/19) 4 stars
R. Rick Riordan: The Lightning Thief ✓ (02/06/19) 4.75 stars
S. Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games ✓ (01/04/19) 4.5 stars
T. Ted Myers: Fluffy’s Revolution ✓ (03/05/19) 3.25 stars
I’ve still got a long ways to go but it’s a bit harder this year because even though I’ve read 29 books, a lot of the authors have names that start with the same letters. We’re only a quarter of the way through though, so I’m not worried!
2019 Genre Challenge
This challenge is even more simple than the ABC one. Each month, the moderator posts a new genre. The goal is simply to read one book that month that falls under the said genre. Since this is only a 12 book challenge, I’ve only got four so far:
January [Dystopia]: The Hunger Games ✓
February [Romance]: This Lullaby ✓
March [Mystery]: The Stillwater Girls ✓
April [Paranormal]: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ✓
But as you can see, I’ve kept up with the challenge each month. I actually think that this is my favorite reading challenge that I’ve participated in since I joined Goodreads because it requires me to go out of my comfort zone a bit and read novels I might’ve otherwise never opened.
So, we’re four months into the year and I think I’m doing pretty good! I know that there are definitely people way ahead of me in some of these challenges, but I feel comfortable with the pace I’ve been going at. I can’t wait to see how much progress I’ve made at the halfway point!
Are you participating in any reading challenges? Which ones? How much have you accomplished? Talk to me (: