2019 Challenges I am going to do

December 14, 2018 Challenges 12

So besides my own challenge (Cloak and Dagger) that I host with Barb from Booker T’s Farm I have decided to do a few others this year. I kind of took off some time from doing lots of challenges but I am going for it this year…lol. Though I am being reasonable with the amount of books for each and making sure they fit with what I want to read (I know not so challenging…lol).

This challenge was created by Emily@Falling for YA, then moved to Katrina@Bookish Things & More(site no longer available) and now it resides here at Reading Between the Pages.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the number of NetGalley/Edelweiss books sitting on your shelf to be read?
Have you lost your 80% rating and would love to get it back?
Do you want to challenge yourself to read more NetGalley/Edelweiss books?

If the answer is “YES” to any of these questions then this is the challenge for you!

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I am going to be laid back with my goal and going with Silver which is 25, though if I go over this I can up it to the Gold. I just don’t want to stress myself out.

My Reader’s Block is pleased to present the brand-new Calendar of Crime Reading Challenge. Like the soon-to-be retired Follow the Clues, this is another reading challenge that will allow mystery readers to include any mystery regardless of publication date. If it falls in a mystery category (crime fiction/detective novel/police procedural/suspense/thriller/spy & espionage/hard-boiled/cozy etc.), then it counts and it does not matter if it was published in 1892 or 2019.

So each month I have to read a book that goes with one of the items listed for that month. So I will have a total of 12 books for this challenge.

Pick-a-Theme is a 2019 Reading Challenge where you choose a theme each month and read books that fit that theme. It is hosted @ She’s Got Books On Her Mind.
Pick a theme every month. Any theme will do. The theme can be a topic (ex. Witches, Time Travel, or ARCs), a genre (ex. Romance, Sci-Fi, or Horror), based on age (ex. YA, Middle Grade, or Adult), or it can be a literal theme (ex. Family, Betrayal, or Revenge). Choose how many books you want to read per month, per theme. Read. For more on this challenge visit the host site.
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So I have to choose a theme for each month and since my own personal goal for next year is to work on my cozy mystery series that I have started and not caught up on (there are a ton!) I am going to pick a cozy theme for each month. (ex. foodie, paranormal, crafting, pets, etc).
I am going with a novice level of reading 2-3 books from my theme a month. Most likely 2 for a total of 24 books read for this challenge.

 

1) Food/drinks
2) Pets
3) Paranormal
4) Bookstore/librarian
5) Gardening
6) Crafting
7) Historical
8) Writer
9) Bed & Breakfast/Inn
10) Business/Career
11) Takes place in another country
12) Antique/Collectable/Vintage Shops

 

So these are the different types of themes I found I have the most cozies of so hopefully I can keep to this….lol That will be the real challenge!
This year the Reading Assignment Challenge has really evolved into something different and we’re so excited to share it with y’all. It’s like you we’ve grown up and have graduated high school. That’s right y’all! We’re off to college, which means a lot more choice and freedom! Hosted by the lovely ladies at Because Challenges. Lots of rules so go check out their post!

 

I am taking Professor Genre’s class and doing the intermediate level of reading two books from my chosen genre per month. (Though I will probably be reading more from that genre I am not going to make this hard on myself…lol.) I am just going to be a part-time student and take one class. 🙂
My chosen Genre of course is Mysteries!!!

 

I think the challenge of all these challenges will be that I stick with them and not fall off somewhere in the middle of the year!! 🙂 To actually link up my reviews as I don’t do that much at all…lol. 
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12 Responses to “2019 Challenges I am going to do”

  1. Davida Chazan

    Interesting. I’m going to do the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge (I’ve been doing that for a couple years now), and I’ve just decided to also do the New Releases Reading Challenge. Since I only read about 30-35 books a year, that’s about all I can handle!

    Davida Chazan recently posted: The Rise and Fall of Ragtime
    • Stormi

      Thanks! I just filled out my list for the Calender of Crime challenge so I know exactly what book I am reading for that challenge. 🙂

  2. Greg

    These look fun- good luck with them! I didn’t do any challenges in 2018 and now I’m trying to decide what to do for the new year! I’m running out of time haha.

  3. Adriana @ BooksOnHerMind

    Yay! I love your list of yearly themes. They seem more imaginative than mine, haha. I’m trying to keep them secret in order to reveal them every month. I only thought cozy reads had to do with bakeries. Am I missing something? I’m curious about the crating theme the most! Good luck 😀

    Thanks for joining the challenge!

    Adriana @ BooksOnHerMind recently posted: 2019 Yearly Reading Challenges
    • Stormi

      Oh my! Cozies are so much more than just bakeries! There are crafting ones, bookstore, libraries, antique shops and ones with ghost or witches. So many different themed cozies! And they are all great! One of my favorite Crafting one is the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries by Molly MacRae.

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