2019 Reading Challenges


GoodReads Challenge: read 50 books in 2019 – DONE!!

  1. Terrestrial Magic by Marina Ermakova
  2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  4. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  5. Crow Flight by Susan Cunningham
  6. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  7. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  10. Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter
  11. Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey
  12. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  13. The Shadow Watch by S.A. Klopfenstein
  14. The Rage of Saints by S.A. Klopfenstein
  15. The Wrythe and the Reckoning by Yvonthia Leland
  16. The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters
  17. The Circle: Taken by Sage Sask
  18. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
  19. What We Do For Love by Anne Pfeffer
  20. The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields
  21. Art of Death by Becca Vincenza
  22. Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton
  23. Becoming the Witch by J.M. Davies
  24. The Circle by David Eggers
  25. Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
  26. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  27. It’s Our Time by Diane Krauss
  28. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
  29. Stranger Rituals by Kali Rose Schmidt
  30. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
  31. Silken Scales by Alex Hayes
  32. You Were Here by Cori McCarthy
  33. Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsay
  34. Perfect Pitch by Alex Hayes
  35. How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman
  36. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  37. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
  38. Pawn by Aimee Carter
  39. Pharaoh’s Star by Olivia Hardy Ray
  40. The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot
  41. Altered by Vicki Stiefel
  42. Stain by A.G. Howard
  43. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  44. Captive by Aimee Carter
  45. Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict edited by Max Brooks et al.
  46. ISAN by Mary Ting
  47. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  48. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
  49. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  50. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
  51. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  52. Helix by Mary Ting
  53. Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
  54. Queen by Aimee Carter
  55. Eve 2.0 by Winter Lawrence
  56. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
  57. Shantallow by Cara Martin
  58. The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy
  59. The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith
  60. The Athena Protocol by Shamim Sarif
  61. The Smallest Thing by Lisa Manterfield
  62. Siren Song by Alex Hayes
  63. Angel Mage by Garth Nix
  64. The How & the Why by Cynthia Hand
  65. Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds by Carissa Andrews
  66. The Spectral City by Leanna Renee Hieber
  67. The Piper’s Pursuit by Melanie Dickerson


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Reading colors your life

Goal: To finish three of the series below in 2019: COMPLETED AS OF 9/10/19!!

  1. Phedre’s Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey – COMPLETED 6/20/19!!!!!
  2. Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson
  3. The Blackcoat Rebellion series by Aimee Carter – COMPLETED 9/11/19!!!!
  4. The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
  5. Hellsbane series by Paige Cuccaro
  6. Book of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau
  7. Exalted series by Tara Elizabeth
  8. The Rules of Disappearing series by Ashley Elston
  9. Otherworld series by Yasmine Galenorn
  10. Scarlet series by A.C. Gaughen
  11. Grimm series by Adam Gidwitz
  12. Legends of Dimmingwood series by C. Greenwood
  13. Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins COMPLETED 9/10/19!!!!!!
  14. Rain Wild Chronicles by Robin Hob
  15. Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin
  16. Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson
  17. Scarlett series by Maureen Johnson
  18. Arrows trilogy by Mercedes Lackey
  19. Five Hundred Kingdoms series by Mercedes Lackey
  20. Starbound series by Amie Kauffman & Meagan Spooner
  21. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas – COMPLETED 8/6/19!!!!
  22. Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliet Marillier
  23. The Marked series by March McCarron
  24. Angelfire series by Courtney Allison Moulton
  25. Abhorsen series by Garth Nix
  26. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
  27. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
  28. The Plantation series by Stella Samiotou-Fitzsimons
  29. Books of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater (keeping this on the list, even though book 3 is on hold with no release date yet)
  30. Bartimaeus series by Jonathan Stroud
  31. Between series by April Genevieve Tulcholke
  32. Program series by Suzanne Young

Also, finish any new series started in 2019:

  1. An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir
  2. Curse Breakers series by Becca Vincenza

Series started in 2019 awaiting next book to be published:

  1. The Shadow Watch series by S.A. Klopfenstein – no new book listed on GoodReads
  2. The Bone Charmer duology by Breeana Shields – book 2 to be released May 2020
  3. Stranger Rituals by Kali Rose Schmidt – no release date for book 2
  4. Chameleon Effect series by Alex Hayes – book 4 to be released December 2019
  5. ISAN series by Mary Ting – book 3 to be released April 2020


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The Beat the Backlist challenge is hosted by NovelKnight. This challenge is to help whittle away at my TBR pile. I pledge to read the following 20 books that I currently own, half physical books and half e-books.


Physical Books:

  1. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir READ 8/5/19
  2. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  3. Legend by Marie Lu
  4. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein
  5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman  READ 9/5/19
  6. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  7. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
  8. Wicked Lovely by Marissa Marr
  9. The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
  10. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand


  1. Echoes of Old Souls by Nika Harper
  2. The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepard
  3. All the Blue-Eyed Angels by Jen Blood
  4. The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski
  5. The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
  6. The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes
  7. The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders
  8. The Breeders by Katie French
  9. Sleepers by Megg Jensen
  10. Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie
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