The year is nearing to an end, and with that it’s time to think about new 2019 reading goals. Since I always seem to be having a huge pile of pending backlist titles no matter how much I read, I’m always looking for a way to make myself free more time to finally read them. I loved participating in the last two Beat The Backlist yearly challenges, so of course I had to sign up straight away for the 2019 edition.
This challenge is hosted by Novelknight and in 2019 will be all about reading once more… No extra complications or extra points for reviews, just getting those backlist titles read and earning brownie points for that. This challenge is all about reading all those poor neglected books on your shelves instead of just new releases. We all love our new releases, but those older books deserve our attention too right? 😉 Books have to be published before 2019 to count, and you can set your own goals as you see fit.
And even better, the Harry Potter themed teams and mini challenge are back! I will be looking forward to read all the backlist books along with my fellow RAVENCLAWS!!
I’m not making a TBR yet since there is still a month left before 2019 begins and I’m not sure what I will end up reading before then… But I have established myself a goal:
I’ve decided to set my goal at a total of 50 books published before 2019 next year, with at least 20 of them published 2016 or before.
I’m excited to be joining this year-long challenge again. Anyone else signing up?
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I joined this challenge hosted by Bookish Things & More in 2017 and it was a huge success, so I decided to sign up again. Huge success would you say? I aimed for 25 books in 2017 and managed to read a whopping 99!! Netgalley ARCs and 26 other ARCs instead in 2017 (complete list here). There is no way I will be able to beat these numbers; partly because I want to start reading my own books, partly because it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get approved for ARCs as an International blogger, but that’s a whole different matter I don’t even want to think about.
- The challenge will run from Jan 1, 201 – Dec 31, 2018.
- Anyone is welcome to join. You do not need to be a blogger, just post your reviews and come back every month to link them up.
- Any genre, release date, request date, length, etc. counts so long as it came from Edelweiss or Netgalley.
- At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews.
- If you forget to link up one month it’s not a problem just add your reviews next month.
- If you would like to move up or down levels that is completely fine and at your discretion.
- If you have any questions tweet me @BookishThings or e-mail email@example.com!
- Hashtag: #NGEW2018
Bronze – 10 Books
Silver – 25 Books
Gold – 50 Books
Platinum – 75 Books
Diamond – 100 Books
I will be going for 25 books, which I hope will be doable. I currently ‘only’ have 4 books pending and a 97% 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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Yesssss!! It’s almost time for another Bout Of Books read-a-thon!! I loved participating in the previous read-a-thons, so when I saw that they are going to host another one from May 9th till May 15th, I just knew I HAD to sign up. And there is still plenty of time left to join Bout Of Books 16.0 as well if you’re interested!
This is just my sign up post; I will post my read-a-thon TBR and goals closer to May 9th. I’m so excited about participating in another read-a-thon!
Are you joining the Bout Of Books fun as well?
I loved participating in the Bookish Bingo Challenge hosted at The Girly Geek Blog last year, and I still can’t believe this year’s challenge post has escaped me until now. As soon as I saw her post of The 2016 Bookish Bingo Challenge, I knew I had to join. This is such a fun challenge and the perfect way of reading a wide variety of books! 😀
Check out the original post for full instructions, but the basic instructions are on the bingo card as well:
I’m looking forward to discover lots of new books with this challenge!
Yesssss!! It’s almost time for another Bout Of Books read-a-thon!! I loved participating in their read-a-thons in the past, so when I saw that they are going to host another one from January 4th till January 10th, I just knew I HAD to sign up. Bout Of Books 15 is simply the perfect way to start 2016! 😀
This is just my sign up post; I will post my read-a-thon TBR and goals closer to January 4th. I’m so excited about participating in another read-a-thon!
Are you joining the Bout Of Books fun as well? Have a great week everyone! ❤
It’s almost time for another Bout Of Books read-a-thon! I loved participating in their previous read-a-thons, so when I saw the sign up post I just knew I had to sign up for this one too. Bout Of Books 14 is due to start August 17th, so there is still plenty time to sign up if you want to join as well! 😀
I will probably make a TBR closer to the start of this read-a-thon… Since I don’t have a clue what I will be reading before haha. Let me know if you are joining Bout Of Books 14 as well!
Have a great week everyone! ❤
I know I probably shouldn’t with my Review-A-Thon goals collecting dust and everything, but I just couldn’t help myself. It’s time for my Bout Of Books 13 Sign Up!! 😀 😀 😀
I probably won’t be able to read or blog much on Monday or Tuesday, so I basically have only five days for this challenge… I’ve decided to keep my TBR pretty short and mostly concentrate on having fun! 😀
- Angelfall by Susan Ee
(in case I can’t finish it before the read-a-thon starts)
- A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray
- Don’t Tell Mummy by Toni Maguire
- The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
- Unwind by Neil Shusterman
Are you joining this fun read-a-thon as well next week? Let me know below! 😀
Great Imaginations is hosting the Bookish Bingo: Ready For Spring! Challenge, and I couldn’t help participating! I had a blast during the Bookish Bingo: Holiday Edition last year, so I jumped right in when I saw they were hosting another one. I know I am already participating in the Bookish Bingo 2015 :The Girly Geek Book Blog Version as well, but since both challenges have quite different charts and the Bookish Bingo hosted by Maddie @ The Girly Geek Blog is actually a yearly challenge, I don’t think they will interfer with each other.
The Bookish Bingo: Ready For Spring! challenge will run throughout the months of April, May and June, and I will check my progress in my Month In Review posts. Check out this post if you want to sign up as well!
Murder Mystery: Backfire by Catherine Coulter
- Classic: A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- Parental Relationships: ?
- Horror: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
- Illustrated Cover: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Forgotten Fridays Pick: ?
- Yellow Cover: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
- Bullying: Tease by Amanda Maciel
- Thieves, Assassins, Pirates: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
- Part Of A Trilogy: Ruin And Rising by Leigh Bardugo
- Aussie Author: ?
- April, May Or June Release: ?
- Parallel Universes: A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray
- Non Fiction Or Memoir: Long Walk To Freedom by Nelson Mandela
- Reread: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
- Rain Or Storm In Title: ?
- Anthology or Collection: My True Love Gave To Me by Stephanie Perkins
Green Cover: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
- Historical: ?
- Dark Contemporary: ?
- High Fantasy: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- WWII: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
- #We Need Diverse Books: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
- Plants On Cover: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
I’ve always enjoyed reading books written or set in different eras, but somehow I never seem to read enough of them. The 2015 When Are You Reading? Challenge hosted by Sam is the perfect excuse to start reading more books that travel to different eras. Make sure to check out her post and sign up if you are interested!
To complete the challenge you have to read books from the twelve eras mentioned. They can be either written or set in the era, so I don’t think it will be that difficult to complete this challenge before the end of 2015… I will be using this post to update my process monthly. I’ve made a TimeToast timeline as well; also to be updated monthly (most likely).
I will divide 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 December 13th 2015 <<<
- Pre 1500
# The Time Keeper – by Mitch Albom (6000 years ago / now)
# My Name Is Memory – by Ann Brashares (541 –> 2009)
# My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century – by Rachel Harris (1505)
# Hamlet – by William Shakespeare (1602)
# Masquerade – by Kylie Fornasier (1750)
# Frankenstein – by Mary Shelley (1818)
# Beautiful Creatures – by Kami Garcia (1864 / 2009)
# Clockwork Princess – by Cassandra Clare (1878)
# Clockwork Prince – by Cassandra Clare (1878)
# Treasure Island – by Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)
# The Valentine Circle – by Reinaldo DelValle (1885)
# The Cold Wife – by Ruth Ann Nordin (1894)
# The Night Circus – by Erin Morgenstern (late 19th century)
# The Paper Magician – by Charlie N. Holmberg (1901)
# The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared – by Jonas Jonasson (1905-2005)
# The Secret Garden – by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1910)
# The Metamorphosis – by Franz Kafka (1915)
# The Diviners – by Libba Bray (1926)
# And Then There Were None – by Agatha Christie (1939)
# Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – by Ransom Riggs (1940)
# The Storyteller – by Jodi Picoult (1939-1945)
# You Are My Sunshine – by Roberta Kagan (1937-1945)
# Between Shades Of Gray – by Ruta Sepetys (1941)
# I, Robot – by Isaac Asimov (1950)
# Don’t Tell Mummy – Toni Maguire (1950s)
# The Catcher In The Rye – by J.D. Salinger (1951)
# And The Mountains Echoed – by Khaled Hosseini (1949 /1952 /1974 /2003 /2009 /2010)
# I Am Legend – by Richard Matheson (1954)
# The Kings Of Cool – by Don Winslow (1960s-1970s)
# Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – by Roald Dahl (1964)
# Beautiful Ruins – by Jess Walter (1962)
# Joyland – by Stephen King (1973)
# I Am Legend – by Richard Matheson (1976)
# The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – by Douglas Adams (1979)
# A Twist In The Tale – by Jeffrey Archer (1988)
# Into The Wild – by Jon Krakauer (1990-1992)
# The Perfect Storm – by Sebastian Junger (1991)
# Flux – by Orson Scott Card (1992)
# The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – by Stephen Chbosky (1991-1992)
# Naked In Death – by J.D. Robb (1995)
# Reel To Real: The Video Store Murders – by Joyce Nance (1996)
# 314 – by A.R. Wise (1996)
# Ella Enchanted – by Gail Carson Levine (1997)
# The Perfect Storm – by Sebastian Junger (1997)
# Into The Wild – by Jon Krakauer (1997)
# The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – by Stephen Chbosky (1999)
# Tucker Peak – by Archer Mayor (2001)
# Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix – by J.K. Rowling (2003)
# Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince – by J.K. Rowling (2005)
# Don’t Tell Mummy – by Toni Maguire (2006)
# An Abundance Of Katherines – by John Green (2006)
# On The Jellicoe Road – by Melina Marchetta (2006)
# The Husband’s Secret – by Liane Moriarty (2007)
# Vampire Academy – by Richelle Mead (2007)
# Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – by J.K. Rowling (2007)
# Unwind – by Neal Shusterman (2007)
# Thirteen Reasons Why – by Jay Asher (2007)
# Paper Towns – by John Green (2008)
# City Of Ashes – by Cassandra Clare (2008)
# The Knife Of Never Letting Go – by Patrick Ness (2008)
# The Tales Of Beedle The Bard – by J.K. Rowling (2008)
# Takeover – by Lisa Black (2008)
# The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared – by Jonas Jonasson (2009)
# Beautiful Creatures – by Kami Garcia (2009)
# Shiver – by Maggie Stiefvater (2009)
# I Am Not A Serial Killer – by Dan Wells (2009)
# The Cold Wife – by Ruth Ann Nordin (2010)
# The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend – by Kody Keplinger (2010)
# Warm Bodies – by Isaac Marion (2010)
# Linger – by Maggie Stiefvater (2010)
# The Scorch Trials – by James Dashner (2010)
# Dash & Lily’s Book Of Dares – by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (2010)
# The Mind Readers – by Lori Brighton (2010)
# My Name Is Memory – by Ann Brashares (2010)
# Clockwork Prince – by Cassandra Clare (2011)
# Angelfall – by Susan Ee (2011)
# Glitches – by Marissa Meyer (2011)
# Everblue – by Brenda Pandos (2011)
# Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – by Ransom Riggs (2011)
# Forever – by Maggie Stiefvater (2011)
# The Death Cure – by James Dashner (2011)
# Legend – by Marie Lu (2011)
# The Night Circus – by Erin Morgenstern (2011)
#The Girl Of Fire And Thorns – by Rae Carson (2011)
# Anna Dressed In Blood – by Kendare Blake (2011)
# Between Shades Of Gray – by Ruta Sepetys (2011)
# Gone Girl – by Gillian Flynn (2012)
# Beautiful Ruins – by Jess Walter (2012)
# Backfire – by Catherine Coulter (2012)
# Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore – by Robin Sloan (2012)
# Hide ‘N Seek – by Yvonne Harriott (2012)
# A Midsummer’s Nightmare – by Kody Keplinger (2012)
# The Diviners – by Libba Bray (2012)
# Cinder – by Marissa Meyer (2012)
# The Queen’s Army – by Marissa Meyer (2012)
# I Hunt Killers – by Barry Lyga (2012)
# Wonder – by R.J. Palacio (2012)
# 314 – by A.R. Wise (2012)
# The Kings of Cool – by Don Winslow (2012)
# Rarity From The Hollow – by Robert Eggleton (2012)
# Me And Earl And The Dying Girl – by Jesse Andrews (2012)
# The Kill Order – by James Dashner (2012)
# The Time Keeper – by Mitch Albom (2012)
# The Night She Disappeared – by April Henry (2012)
# Girl Of Nightmares – by Kendare Blake (2012)
# Where’d You Go, Bernadette – by Maria Semple (2012)
# My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century – by Rachel Harris (2012)
# And The Mountains Echoed – by Khaled Hosseini (2013)
# Clockwork Princess – by Cassandra Clare (2013)
# Allegiant – by Veronica Roth (2013)
# The Ocean At The End Of The Lane – by Neil Gaiman (2013)
# Doctor Sleep – by Stephen King (2013)
# Crown Of Midnight – by Sarah J. Maas (2013)
# Inferno – by Dan Brown (2013)
# Siege And Storm – by Leigh Bardugo (2013)
# The Shock Of The Fall – by Nathan Filer (2013)
# The Storyteller – by Jodi Picoult (2013)
# Fangirl – by Rainbow Rowell (2013)
# World After – by Susan Ee (2013)
# No Place Like Oz – by Danielle Paige (2013)
# The 100 – by Kass Morgan (2013)
# Scarlet – by Marissa Meyer (2013)
# The 5th Wave – by Rick Yancey (2013)
# Game – by Barry Lyga (2013)
# Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock – by Matthew Quick (2013)
# Dangerous Girls – by Abigail Haas (2013)
# Joyland – by Stephen King (2013)
# The Girl On The Train – by Paula Hawkins (2012-2013)
# The Goldfinch – by Donna Tartt (2013)
# Asylum – by Madeleine Roux (2013)
# Firebolt – by Adrienne Woods (2013)
# Under Dark Skies – by A.J. Scudiere (2014)
# Heir Of Fire – by Sarah J. Maas (2014)
# We Were Liars – by E. Lockhart (2014)
# Ruin and Rising – by Leigh Bardugo (2014)
# Evensong – by Krista Walsh (2014)
# I’ll Give You The Sun – by Jandy Nelson (2014)
# Dorothy Must Die – by Danielle Paige (2014)
# Reel To Real: The Video Store Murders – by Joyce Nance (2014)
# The Story Of Awkward – by R.K. Ryals (2014)
# Falling Into Place – by Amy Zhang (2014)
# Tease – by Amanda Maciel (2014)
# A Thousand Pieces Of You – by Claudia Gray (2014)
# The Witch Must Burn – by Danielle Paige (2014)
# The Assassin’s Blade – by Sarah J. Maas (2014)
# Trust Me, I’m Lying – by Mary Elizabeth Summer (2014)
# The Little Android – by Marissa Meyer (2014)
# Claudia Must Die – by T.B. Markinson (2014)
# Four – by Veronica Roth (2014)
# The Truth About Alice – by Jennifer Mathieu (2014)
# Lucky Day – by Barry Lyga (2014)
# Masquerade – by Kylie Fornasier (2014)
# Cress – by Marissa Meyer (2014)
# Blood Of My Blood – by Barry Lyga (2014)
# You Are My Sunshine – by Roberta Kagan (2014)
# Landline – by Rainbow Rowell (2014)
# The Martian – by Andy Weir (2014)
# The Geography Of You And Me – by Jennifer E. Smith (2014)
# Anatomy Of A Misfit – by Andrea Portes (2014)
# Five Weeks In The Amazon – by Sean Michael Hayes (2014)
# The Winner’s Curse – by Marie Rutkoski (2014)
# Through The Woods – by Emily Carroll (2014)
# The Murder Complex – by Lindsay Cummings (2014)
# The Paper Magician – by Charlie N. Holmberg (2014)
# The Fear Trials – by Lindsay Cummings (2014)
# The Infinite Sea – by Rick Yancey (2014)
# The Valentine Circle – by Reinaldo DelValle (2014)
# The One Plus One – by Jojo Moyes (2014)
# Love And Other Foreign Words – by Erin McCahan (2014)
# Funereal – by Giacomo Lee (2015)
# Red Queen – by Victoria Aveyard (2015)
# The Last Time We Say Goodbye – by Cynthia Hand (2015)
# The Wicked Will Rise – by Danielle Paige (2015)
# A Court Of Thorns And Roses – by Sarah J. Maas (2015)
# All The Bright Places – by Jennifer Niven (2015)
# The Wizard Returns – by Danielle Paige (2015)
# The Death Of Danny Daggers – by Haydn Wilks (2015)
# What Lies Within – by James Morris (2015)
# Made You Up – by Francesca Zappia (2015)
# Americosis Vol. 1 – by Haydn Wilks (2015)
# Magonia – by Maria Dahvana Headley (2015)
# Seriously Wicked – by Tina Connolly (2015)
# The Wrath And The Dawn – by Renee Ahdieh (2015)
# Never Never – by Colleen Hoover (2015)
# My Heart And Other Black Holes – by Jasmine Warga (2015)
# Fairest – by Marissa Meyer (2015)
# Never Never Part Two – by Colleen Hoover (2015)
# All Fall Down – by Ally Carter (2015)
# The Girl On The Train – by Paula Hawkins (2015)
# I Was Here – by Gayle Forman (2015)
# None Of The Above – by I.W. Gregorio (2015)
# End Of Days – by Susan Ee (2015)
# Breakfast At Cannibal Joe’s – by Jay Spencer Green (2015)
# Queen Of Shadows – by Sarah J. Maas (2015)
# Americosis Vol. 2 – by Haydn Wilks (2015)
# Ochoco Reach – by Jim Stewart (2015)
# Vanishing Girls – by Lauren Oliver (2015)
# Carry On – by Rainbow Rowell (2015)
# Why Not Me? – by Mindy Kaling (2015)
# Six Of Crows – by Leigh Bardugo (2015)
# George – by Alex Gino (2015)
# Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – by Becky Albertalli (2015)
# Winter – by Marissa Meyer (2015)
# Liars, Inc. – by Paula Stokes (2015)
# Melophobia – by James Morris (2015)
# Paperweight – by Meg Haston (2015)
# November 9 – by Colleen Hoover (2015)
- The Future
# I, Robot – by Isaac Asimov (2057)
# Naked In Death – by J.D. Robb (2058)
After seeing this variation on the Bookish Bingo challenge I’ve completed last December, I knew I just HAD to join. I really enjoyed the version hosted by Great Imaginations, but I like the fact that Maddie @ The Girly Geek Book Blog made it into a yearly challenge. I don’t always have that much reading time available, and a yearly challenge will give me more time to actually complete the challenge. Plus, I love the tasks she picked for the different squares!
How it works:
Fulfill the task within the box to be able to mark it off. There are three levels of participation: beginner, intermediate and expert.
Beginner: Try and complete one line of BINGO.
Intermediate: Complete the entire outside box.
Expert: Fill every single square!
I will be going for filling at least 30 out of the 45 squares. I’m sure the rule that ‘if a book applies to more than one square, you can check up to THREE of them off’ will actually make it easier to reach that goal! Check out Maddie’s post at The Girly Geek Book Blog for more information and to sign up for this challenge! Sign ups are open until November 2015 so there is plenty of time to decide if you want to join this fun challenge. 😉