Reading Challenge Progress: January, 2019

I’m participating in two reading challenges in 2019. First, I have dedicated myself to reading 100 books this year on Goodreads. Last year I only made it to 70, so I am hoping that this year I can make it all the way to 100. See my current progress here.

Since 100 books is quite a lot, I have challenged myself to read 52 Books in 52 Weeks, in accordance with the following categories. This will challenge me to step outside my normal comfort zone and explore books that I otherwise would not read. See my current progress below.

Category

Book Chosen

Date

1. Book published in 2019
2. Author you’ve never heard of The Moor by Sam Haysom. See my review here. Jan. 26 2019
3. A book you’ve read before
4. Book with a strong female lead
5. A play
6. A book set in Southern USA
7. A memoir on someone you admire Becoming by Michelle Obama. See my review here. Jan. 27 2019
8. Set in the Victorian Era
9. Character with career you wish you had
10. A plant on the cover
11. Published the year you graduated school
12. A graphic novel
13. Featuring music
14. An ugly cover

Category

Book Chosen

Date

15. A teen as the main character
16. The re-telling of a well-known story
17. Set during a holiday
18. Book picked out by someone else
19. Gothic Fiction novel
20. A book about time-travel
21. A title starting with the letter “J”
22. Fantasy novel
23. True crime novel
24. A self-published book
25. The name of a color in the title Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. See my review here. Jan. 31 2019
26. A one word title
27. A book that makes you mad
28. A book that discusses mental health
29. A book published by HarperCollins

Category

Book Chosen

Date

30. An author who uses initials
31. A book that everyone’s talking about
32. A western
33. A book about a cult
34. Nominated for (but didn’t win) the 2018 Goodreads choice awards
35. A sports related book
36. A humorous novel
37. Set in South America
38. An allegorical book
39. Military Related: fiction or non-fiction
40. A character that is an immigrant
41. A book suggested by someone else in the challenge
42. A family member’s favourite book
43. A children’s book
44. An author who uses a pseudonym

Category

Book Chosen

Date

45. A “beach read”
46. The first book you see in a bookstore / library
47. Set in a country you’ve visited
48. Set in a post-apocalyptic world
49. A speed read
50. A fairy tale
51. A book about organized crime / the mob
52. An audiobook Educated by Tara Westover. See my review here. Jan. 14 2019

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