2019 Reading Challenge

Have you ever done a READING CHALLENGE?

Goodreads is one place you can set a goal of how many books you will read in 2019. You can keep track of the books you read on their website.

Another reading challenge is to read 1 book each month in different genres and categories — like this one from author Carla Laureano.  I’m going to try this challenge (#carlasreadingchallenge2019) as part of my Goodreads challenge for 2019.

Here are the categories for her 1 book/month  reading challenge, and I’ll update the list below with the titles I read for this challenge.

  • JANUARY – Read a children’s book.
  • FEBRUARY – Read a book that you already own.
    • Again, easy. Just have to pick one of the titles on my nightstand!
    • OK, I just read & reviewed Courtney Walsh’s book, Things Left Unsaid — it was published in Oct. 2018, but I only now got around to reading and reviewing it.
    • Next on my list, A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden, also published last year (2018). Now to read the new release in that series: A Desperate Hope.
    • I also read Imagine: The Fall of Jericho (Imagine, book 3) by Matt Koceich (a children’s book), and Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly (last year’s Newbery winner, 2018, also a children’s book).
  • MARCH – Read a book written in a historical time period.
  • APRIL – Read a book written by someone of a different faith.
    • I will probably read I Am Malala by M. Yousafzai OR The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, and a Jew by S. Oliver, P. Warner, and  Ranya Tabari Idliby — maybe I’ll read both!
    • And I’ll be busy with Spring Break I’m a teacher), finishing reviews I promised, and planning the end of the school year activities.
  • MAY – Read a book written before 1969.
    • Possibly read Sounder by William Armstrong, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
    • School ends in May, so I’ll be busy with that.
  • JUNE – Read a book released this year.
    • Easy! Probably one of the new titles from the spring: The Number of Love by Roseanna White.
  • JULY – Read a book you chose solely for the cover.
    • Probably No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky.
  • AUGUST – Read a book you chose solely for the title.
  • SEPTEMBER – Read a book with an illustrated cover. 
    • Maybe The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Blyer Yount, if I don’t read it before the fall.
  • OCTOBER – Read a bestseller that you’ve avoided or missed.
    • Probably one of the Christy or Carol Award winners.
  • NOVEMBER – Read a book set in a country other than your own.
  • DECEMBER – Read a book that takes place during a holiday.

Want to join me in a reading challenge? Go to Goodreads, use the monthly list above, or come up with your own!

Whatever you choose, enjoy more reading this year . . . I certainly plan to do so!



Filed under Adult Reviews, BOOK REVIEWS, Children's Book Reviews, GENERAL INFORMATION, General Reviews, Young Adult Reviews

3 responses to “2019 Reading Challenge

  1. I have set my Goodreads Challenge to my usual 101 and spend the rest of the year just reading what grabs my fancy, but working in a planned book has merit.


  2. Last year I didn’t even keep track in Goodreads — I just read & then reviewed whatever I wanted to review. This year I want to be more intentional, so I decided I’d try a a planned reading challenge.

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  3. I’m lost without Goodreads to tell me what I’ve read. I read a book over the weekend only to discover I had read it. Didn’t like it the first time either🤨Moral: check Goodreads first…