2019 Bookshelf

A friend of mine has a blog called Raz Reads. Their blog made me realise that things like challenges are really fun! I’ve been doing the Goodreads challenge for a few years now, where you set a goal for the year and I’ve been rubbish. Near the end of last year I set myself a goal that I would try to finish series that I started in all aspects of my life. So anime, manga, books, comics, tv shows. You name it. I’m no longer allowed to leave them unfinished if I start it, unless I hate it. So here I am attempting to take a leaf out or Raz’s book (blog) and complete a reading challenge. I will be participating in Beat the Backlist run by NovelKnight and some other form of challenge to make life interesting.

As such, I’m making a challenge bookshelf on this page, and you can also find my beatthebacklist challenge page here.

As such I’ll be participating in the Goodread’s Around the Year in 52 books. My actual goal for this year is 50…and it’s also June when I’m starting this so we’ll see if I can complete any of these at all!

The 2019 List 

1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy 
2. A book with one of the 5 W’s in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why)
3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y 
4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)
*The False Prince

5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare
6. A book with a dual timeline 
*The Kingdom – review here
7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1
8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2

9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror) 
10. A book featuring a historical figure 
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject) 
*How to Train Your Dragon
12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer

13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list
14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term 
15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country 
16. A book told from multiple perspectives 
17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia)

18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements 
19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country
21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes

22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover
23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old
24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New
25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed

26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue
27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.)
29. A book published before 1950
30. A book featuring an elderly character 

31. A children’s classic you’ve never read 
32. A book with more than 500 pages 
33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet
34. A book with a person’s name in the title 

35. A psychological thriller 
36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list
37. A book set in a school or university
38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc)

39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
40. A book you stumbled upon 
41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards
42. A book with a monster or “monstrous” character
* The Coldest Girl in Coldtown – Review here
43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction]

44. A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed (same topic, same era, book appeared in the show/movie, etc.)
45. A multi-generational saga 
46. A book with a (mostly) black cover
47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.) 

48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year 
49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country 
*Wrath and the Dawn
50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual) *We Hunt The Flame
51. A book published in 2019
*The Storm Crow
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title