Reading Challenges

2019 Reading Challenges Wrap-Up

2019 reading challenges

Hello readers! It’s almost the end of 2019 and it’s time to look back on things and write all the wrap-up posts. Most importantly for now though, is to look back at how I fared in my reading challenges this year. I was doing well in the middle of the year with my reading progress.

2019 Aussie Author Challenge

I completed this around July or August but took a while to pen the reviews.

4 Female authors

4 Male authors

4 Authors new to me

2019 Australian Women Writers Challenge

I finished this easily! I love reading Australian Women Writers and have read more than I have included here in the challenge.

  • The tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 
  • Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
  • Yellow by Megan Jacobsen
  • Cloudwish by Fiona Wood
  • What I like about me by Jenna Guillaume
  • Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales
  • The World was whole by Fiona Wright
  • The Memories we hide by Jodi Gibson
  • The Lost Man by Jane Harper
  • Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell

2019 Write Tribe Reading Challenge

I finished all the books in this one too by about September/October. It just took a while to review them.

2019 Goodreads Challenge

My goal for this year’s Goodreads challenge was to read 45 books. I surpassed that goal in October. At the time of this post, I have read 61 books! I am stoked because that’s more than a book a week and it’s not something I’ve ever done before.

2019 Outdo yourself challenge

As this is similar to the Goodreads challenge, I have well and truly outdone myself.

Erin’s Book Challenge 11.0

I successfully completed Erin’s challenge for the second half of the year but this time, I didn’t attempt the bonus round.

  • Freebie (5) – The Rip by Mark Brandi
  • Book that starts with “F” (10) – The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
  • Book with one of the following words in the title: rain(s), thunder, lightning, or monsoon (10) – Shouting at the rain by Linda Mullaly Hunt
  • Book with a picture of a building (i.e. a house, a castle, a school, a hospital, etc.) on the cover (15) – The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta
  • Book that the published author uses an initial in his/her name (20) – The Silent Ones by K L Slater
  • Book with an article of clothing or accessory in the title (20) – A cat, a hat and a piece of string by Joanne Harris
  • Book set in India (25) – Em And the big hoom by Jerry Pinto
  • Book that has won or been short-listed for the Booker Prize (30) – Milkman by Anna Burns
  • Book about a human with superpowers or supernatural powers (30) – Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend
  • Book that has the same title as another book in a different genre (35) – The lies we told by Camilla Way

It has been a pretty amazing reading year. Of course, there are several books I’ve read that I haven’t reviewed but I usually talk about them on Instagram or else, on Goodreads so if you’re keen, do follow me there. I will also be writing a round-up of my favourite reads this year. And in the coming month, plan for some reading challenges in 2020.

How did you go with reading in 2019? Did you set any goals or take up any challenges?

Do share!

***Linking with Min, Jo and the others for the Lovin Life Linky***

Until next time,

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  • Rajlakshmi
    5 December 2019 at 8:33 pm

    You got so much reading done. Impressed by your list and love that you support Aussie authors too. I haven’t read any of the authors above. About time I get some variety in my reading.
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  • Joanne Tracey
    6 December 2019 at 9:19 am

    You did amazingly well on your reading challenges. I tend not to do the challenges as such but maybe should just to push my boundaries a tad. Thanks for linking up! #teamlovinlife
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  • Shalzmojo
    9 December 2019 at 12:44 am

    61 books!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wowza Sanch thats so damned impressive and look at the variety you have been reading. Its just stupendous. I am so envious of your reading speed and the amazing books you seem to be reading. Will peek into these reviews and pick some up for myself soonest.

    Loved Tin man on your review and have now forwarded it to a friend to relish too 🙂
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