2019 Reading Challenges

Goodreads Reading Challenge

This year, with college coming at the end and my senior year closing, I’m actually cutting my reading challenge in half to make it no stress! I’m almost certain I can hit this goal, but I like seeing myself go over goal, haha!

Current Progress: 39/120

Debut Author Challenge 2019

Focusing on the reading and supporting 2019 YA/MG debuts of authors, the Debut Author Challenge lets you pick your reading goal for the year (though, the encouraged is at least 12). 

I’m setting my goal for 30 this year because I’m probably going to read less in 2019, and below are some of the books I’m hoping to read!

2019 Debuts

  1. The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin
  2. Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
  3. Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway
  4. Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
  5. Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell
  6. An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley
  7. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
  8. Immoral Code by Lillian Clark
  9. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  10. Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan
  11. The Last 8 by Laura Pohl
  12. The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler
  13. The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees
  14. – Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale
  15. – You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
  16. – The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
  17. – The Beholder by Anna Bright
  18. – Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao
  19. – Wilder Girls by Rory Power

2019 Debut Author Goodreads Challenge

Hosted by the Class of 2k19 Books, the 2019 Debut Author Goodreads Challenge focuses on reading the YA + MG debuts of the authors who are part of the Class of 2k19! Not only are there a bunch of awesome prizes, but I love supporting debut authors, so this is a win-win for everyone!

  1. Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith
  2. The Fever King by Victoria Lee
  3. Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell
  4. Immoral Code by Lillian Clark
  5. When the Truth Unravels by RuthAnne Snow
  6. If You’re Out There by Katy Loutzenheiser
  7. The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess
  8. We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett
  9. All Our Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton
  10. The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
  11. The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu
  12. Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart
  13. Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon
  14. Wild Life by Keena Roberts
  15. The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

Backlist Reading Challenge

I always think it’s important to not get too caught up in new-books, and I try to read a decent number of backlist books each year! My goal is to get to 30 non-school-related backlist reads, so fingers crossed! There are a bunch of 2018 books I still need to catch up on.

  1. We Regret to Inform You by Ariel Kaplan
  2. Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  3. The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee
  4. Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
  5. The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
  6. And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
  7. This Is Kind of An Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender
  8. Uprooted by Naomi Novak
  9. Jade City by Fonda Lee

School-Related Backlist

  1. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  2. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Diverse Books (A Personal Challenge)

In 2018, only approximately 30% of the books I read were books I consider diverse books. So in 2019, my goal is to bring that percentage up to 40-50% of the books I read (voluntarily) being diverse books! And I want at least 15% to be #OwnVoices.

I’ll be tracking them below and highlighting the ones that are #OwnVoices in bold!

  1. The Cerulean by Amy Ewing
  2. Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
  3. Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
  4. The Wicker King by K. Ancrum by K. Ancrum
  5. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  6. The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons
  7. Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
  8. This Is Not An Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender
  9. Immoral Code by Lillian Clark
  10. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  11. The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
  12. Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan
  13. The Last 8 by Laura Pohl
  14. Jade City by Fonda Lee
  15. Ruse by Cindy Pon
  16. Internment by Samira Ahmed
  17. – 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz

Percents, as of March 17th, 2019:
16/36 = 44% diverse books
13/26 = 36% OwnVoices books

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