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: 5/120

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. – Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell
  3. – Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway
  4. – An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley
  5. – We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  6. – The Last 8 by Laura Pohl
  7. – The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler
  8. – The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees
  9. – Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale
  10. – You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
  11. – The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
  12. – The Beholder by Anna Bright
  13. – Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao
  14. – 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

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 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 purple!

  1. The Cerulean by Amy Ewing
  2. The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin