2019 (Netgalley) ARCS: The Complete List #NGEW2019

I joined this challenge in 2017 and 2018 and both years it turned out to be a big success. I managed to read no less than 108! NG ARCs last year and 16 other ARCs; way more than I planned and in a way I’m hoping I’ll be less successful in 2019. Why? I want to finally read more backlist titles as well… Let’s see if I can find a healthy balance in 2019. This yearly challenge is currently hosted at Reading Between The Pages.

I’ll be aiming for GOLD – 50 books.

The list below is a list of ALL the ARCs I’ve been able to read in 2019. This includes other ARCs that won’t count for the Netgalley And Edelweiss challenge; those are marked in orange while the Netgalley ARCs are marked in green.

>>> Last updated September 22nd 2019 <<<

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2019 Beat The Backlist: Epic BTB Bingo #BeatTheBacklist

As you may already know, I have signed up for the Beat The Backlist challenge again this year and so far things have been going great. I wasn’t going to because I’m trying to avoid the pressure, but the Epic BTB Bingo card was just too much temptation for me and I ended up giving in. So this will be the official BTB Bingo update post!

A little reminder: my goal is to read a total of 80 books published before 2019, with at least 30 of them published 2016 or before.

Aaaaand I’m on team RAVENCLAW this year!!

Let’s continue with the empty EPIC BTB BINGO card first… I’ll be updating the second bingo card at the end of each month with the titles I managed to read and you can find a full list of prompts and titles below that one.

Below the books I (will) read for each prompt! Books I have read and posted on the challenge page are in blue.

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2019 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge #NGEW2019


I joined this challenge in 2017 and 2018 and both years it turned out to be a big success. I managed to read no less than 108! NG ARCs last year and 16 other ARCs; way more than I planned and in a way I’m hoping I’ll be less successful in 2019. Why? I want to finally read more backlist titles as well… Let’s see if I can find a healthy balance in 2019. This yearly challenge is currently hosted at Reading Between The Pages.

Challenge Guidelines

  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. There is no deadline to signup.
  • Everyone is welcome to participate – you do not need to have a blog.
  • Any genre, release date, length, etc. counts, it just needs to be a book from NetGalley or Edelweiss.
  • Books can count for more than one challenge that you are participating in.
  • If you want to move up or down a level – go for it!
  • The first day of each month I will post a monthly “link-up” for you to link your reviews. If you forget one month, no worries, just catch up the next month.
  • Questions: Feel free to leave a comment below or use the contact page at the top of this post.
  • Hashtag: #NGEW2019

The Levels

Bronze – 10 Books

Silver – 25 Books

Gold – 50 Books

Platinum – 75 Books

Diamond – 100 Books

I will be going for 50 books, which I hope will be doable. I currently have a whopping 17 NG books pending (plus a bunch of other ARCs) and a 94% ratio, so we’ll see how things go I guess.

Have you joined this challenge? What are your goals? Feel free to comment. 🙂


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2019 When Are You Reading? Challenge

I had a lot of fun during the previous four years (click to see lists for 2015 , 2016, 2017 and 2018), so of course I couldn’t resist signing up again for next year. This challenge is hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about reading books either published or set in different time periods… The perfect way of reading books of different eras!

She made a slight change to the early eras for 2019, which suits me perfectly because I’ve always had trouble to find titles for the pesky 1600s era. The complete challenge will include 12 books from the eras. Below I will be adding the titles I have managed to read for each era, and again I will do things differently and not add every book to the list, just one or two for each era depending on the color each title has. I have divided my reads into two categories: books by publish date and books by setting. When the setting is not specified or is roughly the same as the publish date, I will use this color.

>> Last updated August 1st 2019 <<

  • Pre 1300
    # Song Of Sacrifice – by Janell Rhiannon (1295-1251 BCE)
    # Circe – by Madeline Miller (before 8th century BCE)
  • 1300-1499
    # Bright We Burn – by Kiersten White (1454)
    # The Pumilio Child – by Judy McInerney (1457-1459)
  • 1500-1699
    # The Familiars – by Stacey Halls (1612)
  • 1700-1799
    # Dragonfly In Amber – by Diane Gabaldon (1744-1745)
  • 1800-1899
    # House Of Furies – by Madeleine Roux (1810)
    # Smoke And Key – by Kelsey Sutton (1895/1910)
  • 1900-1919
    # The Murmur Of Bees – by Sofia Segovia (1910-1930)
    # Romanov – by Nadine Brandes (1918)
  • 1920-1939
    # The Murder On The Links – by Agatha Christie (1923)
    # The Painted Veil – by W. Somerset Maugham (1925)
    # We Are Of Dust – by Clare Coombes (1938-1939)
    # The Big Sleep – by Raymond Chandler (1939)
  • 1940-1959
    # The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society – by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (1946)
    # Navigating Early – by Clare Vanderpool (1946)
  • 1960-1979
    # A Wrinkle In Time – by Madeleine D’Engle (1962)
    # The Insect Farm – by Stuart Prebble (1959-1972)
    # Daisy Jones & The Six – by Taylor Jenkins Reid (1966-1979)
  • 1980-1999
    # The BFG – by Roald Dahl (1982)
    # Tell The Wolves I’m Home – by Carol Rifka Brunt (1987)
    # The Fourth Courier – by Timothy Jay Smith (1992)
  • 2000-Present
    # The Travelling Cat Chronicles – by Hiro Arikawa (2012)
    # Finding Grace – by K.L. Slater (2019)
    # What The Wind Knows – by Amy Harmon (2019)
  • The Future
    # The Fever King – by Victoria Lee (2074/2122)
    # Here And Now And Then – by Mike Chen (2142)

Currently 12 out of 12 time periods read.


Have you joined this challenge this year? Do you tend to read a lot of books set or published in different eras? Feel free to comment! 🙂


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2018 When Are You Reading? Challenge: DONE!!

It was getting a close call, but I finally managed to finish the fifth edition (and my fourth) of the WHEN ARE YOU READING? challenge! I had a lot of fun during the previous three years (click to see lists for 2015 , 2016 and 2017), and this year was no different… This challenge is hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about reading books either published or set in twelve different time periods… The perfect way of reading books of different eras!

Below a list of titles I read for each era (only one or two this time; including all read titles was just too much to keep up with). I have divided my reads into two categories: books by publish date and books by setting. When the setting is not specified or is roughly the same as the publish date, I will use this color.

This is what I read for the following eras:

  • Pre 1500
    # The Year Of The Snake – by M.J. Trow (1st century)
    # Jilliand – by Clare Gutierrez (800s)
  • 1500-1599
    # A Castle In Romagna – by Igor Stiks (1535/1948/1995)
  • 1600-1699
    # Girl With A Pearl Earring – by Tracy Chevalier (1660s)
  • 1700-1799
    # The Unbinding Of Mary Reade – by Miriam McNamara (1704-1720) 
    # The Poison Plot – by Elaine Forman Crane (1738-1739) DNF
  • 1800-1899
    # The Elephant Keeper’s Daughter – by Julia Drosten (1803-1822)
  • 1900-1919
    # All Things Bright And Strange – by James Markert (1917-1920)
  • 1920-1939
    # Murder On The Orient Express – by Agatha Christie (1926)
    # What Blooms From Dust – by James Markert (1935)
  • 1940-1959
    # Salt To The Sea – by Ruta Sepetys (1945)
  • 1960-1979
    # The Letter For The King – by Tonke Dragt (1962)
    # The Silent Kookaburra – by Liza Perrat (1970s)
  • 1980-1999
    # Born a Crime – by Trevor Noah (1990s)
  • 2000-Present
    # Barbed Wire Heart – by Tess Sharpe (2018)
  • The Future:
    # Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2044-2045)
    # Prodigy/Champion by Marie Lu (2132)

Have you read any of these titles yourself? Do you tend to read a lot of books set or published in different eras? Feel free to comment! 🙂


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Magical Readathon: #CharmsExtraCredit: THE RESULTS

Remember I joined the Magical Readathon: Charms Extra Credit Readathon last week? Guess what, it’s already over and it’s time to see how things went. This readathon ran from October 8th to October 14th and was about earning extra credits for the Hogwarts subject Charms. A bonus: if you are joining the O.W.L.s next year, you were granted an extra day for each prompt you finished to start reading your book for Charms early next year.

So how well did I? It wasn’t easy, but I managed to complete all five spells! So that means an extra five days to read my book for the Charms prompt in the O.W.L. Readathon next April… Fingers crossed I’ll be able to join since it’s still miles away haha.

  • Alohamora (read a book that’s first in a series) REBOOT BY AMY TINTERA
  • Accio (book that’s top of your TBR) THE DARKNESS BY RAGNAR JONASSON
  • Incendio (words ‘fire’ or ‘flame’ in the title/series name, or flame picture on the cover) ONE DARK NIGHT BY TOM BALE
  • Rictusempra (book that ‘tickles you the right way’ (exciting trope/theme/genre)) CLOSER BY K.L. SLATER
  • Lumos (book with a light cover) LOVE & GELATO BY JENNA EVANS WELCH

 

Did you join this readathon? Have you read any of the titles above yourself?


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