Friday, 21 December 2018

My new 2019 Reading Challenges

New 2019 Challenges

I posted about my completed 2018 Challenges recently (in this post here) and there were rather a lot of them! Now I want to talk about the 2019 reading challenges I have signed up for. I've tried to keep to ones that won't be too restrictive by genre etc because I do love being able to jump around to as wide a range of books as possible. Regular visitors might already have noticed this!



My 2018-2019 Decade Challenge is, of course, already underway as this runs from the beginning of September to the end of August. Also underway and ongoing are my WorldReads and Classics Club challenges. I am not sure what my next Classics Club books will be, but I know that my WorldReads posts will be highlighting books from Argentina on the 5th January and Northern Ireland on the 5th February. I'm delighted that a couple of other bloggers are considering WorldReads for 2019 too. Let's go global!


The 2019 New Release Challenge is hosted at Unconventional Bookworms. The idea is to read as many 2019 published books as possible within the year. More info on my sign-up post here or click through to Unconventional Bookworms.


The 2019 Review Writing Challenge is hosted at Delighted Reader. Shari's target is 75 reviews which sounds attainable. My target, like for this year, is to try to review every book I read.

I'm going to restart my Alphabet Soup Challenge because that was a fun one - and I already have a Z suggestion thanks to Avalinah's Books reviewing Zeru! Alphabet Soup is hosted at Escape With Dollycas.

I think I'll set my Goodreads goal at 180 again when they restart the widgets. I've actually read over 200 books in 2018, but setting my goal at 200 for 2017 meant it was touch and go as to whether I would meet my target and that got a tad stressful. I don't need stress in reading!

I discovered the Mount TBR Challenge at My Reader's Block which will hopefully help me clear a lot of my owned-but-as-yet-unread books. There's more information and a list of my planned reads on my sign-up post here.



So eight challenges with which to start the year, and I will probably pick up a few of the month-long challenges as the year progresses. I will have up-to-date lists running on Literary Flits (scroll to the very bottom of the pages) with links to each book I have reviewed.


Finally, and non-bookishly, I am going to do my best for Veganuary - a challenge to eat only vegan food for the first month of the year and beyond. As a rabid bookworm though I'm wondering if I can make it bookish anyway. Can anyone recommend a book or two with vegan characters?


8 comments:

  1. Good luck with your challenges! I am going to decide if I am going to sign up for any this week. I can't think of any Vegan characters but that would be great to incorporate in your reading if possible.

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    1. I'm planning to get back into posting books from the backlog too because I think this will be helpful for the Mount TBR challenge :-)

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  2. I can't think of any Vegan characters off the top of my head though I know I've seen them in a few books. I'll be taking part in Alphabet Soup this year and will also see you on your World Reads!

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    1. Looking forward to your WorldReads choices, and to racing you through the Alphabet!!

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  3. I hope you will be able to do Veganuary! The main character in Reverend Alma Lee Mysteries Series is vegan!

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    1. Reverend Alma is on my TBR, thank you! Looks a fun read :-)

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  4. I'm trying to get more committed to a plant based lifestyle as well! And even though I realized I mayorly suck at challenges I'm starting a new series of posts on my blog that will make me ready books from all over the world. And this is my favorite place to get inspo!

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    1. Yay, another WorldReader!! I look forward to discovering your choices :-)

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