These are my reading goals and challenges for the year as a whole. I’ve decided not to set a Goodreads goal for this year and focus on some more specific challenges I want to join or have set for myself. I’d also like to see if I can find an IRL bookclub in my area (that reads things I might actually like), so I might being doing that too. Some of these will overlap and some will overlap with the Devour Your TBR Group or shorter readathons.
I’ve no idea if this is realistic or possible since I’d like to write more too, but I figure January is the best time for over-inflated expectations.
I’m not going for the whole series this year, but I’d like to maybe reread The Witches, The Watch and Death series’ this year and then I could do the rest in 2020.
October Daye a Month
I’ve been meaning to read this series FOREVER and I’ve yet to read a Seanan McGuire/ Mira Grant book I didn’t like. The 13th book come out late 2019, so this would pretty much catch me up.
Read 5 Classics
I’ve read so few ‘classics’ over the past few years but I spotted loads during Victober I’d love to give a try, along with some more scattered releases.
Finish 12 Series
I’m basically going to combine Dani’s A Series A Month from last year and the Finishing the Series challenge as I think doing 12 new series from scratch would be a bit much with the other challenges I want to try. So, I’ll aim to finish or catch up with 12 series, whether or not I’ve already started them.
Cornerfolds’ 2019 Retelling Bingo
I’ve no TBR for this one yet, but I’m putting together a recommendation and TBR suggestions post for sometime in January.
Ultimate Popsugar Reading Challenge
This is my first time taking part in the Popsugar challenge, but it looks such fun! This is definitely more of a list of ideas rather than an actual TBR so if you’ve any suggestion you think I’d like, please let me know! The Goodreads group was great for finding a lot of these. I’m going to try and post updates for this challenge every 3-4 months.
A book becoming a movie in 2019
A book that makes you nostalgic
Any of the discworld books I’ll be rereading for my own goals above.
A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction)
Anything by Seanan MacGuire or Leigh Bardugo.
A book you think should be turned into a movie
A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads
A book with a plant in the title or on the cover
A reread of a favorite book
Any Discworld book.
A book about a hobby
Most cozy mysteries would work for this, I think I’ve got a few already on my TBR or shelf.
A book you meant to read in 2018
Any of my current TBR? Or maybe any 2018 release from my TBR.
A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title
A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover
I might spot something else as I go.
A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore
Anything from my Mythothon Ideas post from this year, or if I make another list for 2019.
A book published posthumously
A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, The Jane Austen Book Club
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Gilmore Girls
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, Gilmore Girls
A retelling of a classic
A book with a question in the title
A book set on college or university campus
Maybe…? I’m not sure about what I fancy for this one…
A book about someone with a superpower
A book told from multiple POVs
A book set in space
A book by two female authors
The Novice’s Tale (Sister Frevisse #1) by Margaret Frazer (aka Gail Frazer & Monica Ferris)
A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title
A book set in Scandinavia
A book that takes place in a single day
… I still need ideas for this one.
A debut novel
I’ll pick this out as I go.
A book that’s published in 2019.
Again, I’ll pick this as I go.
A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature
A book recommended by a celebrity you admire
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (J K Rowling)
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (David Bowie)
A book with LOVE in the title
I thought this would be an easy one, but I’m actually really struggling to find something that appeals to me.
A book featuring an amateur detective
Any cozy-mystery novel should count for this one.
A book about a family
A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America
A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title
A book that includes a wedding
Erm… maybe a book about a wedding planner or one of the classics like P&P? Help?
A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter
A ghost story
A paranormal cozy-mystery.
A book with a two-word title
A novel based on a true story
A book revolving around a puzzle or game
Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge
2017: (First book in a series) should be pretty easy.
A “cli-fi” (climate fiction) book
A “choose-your-own-adventure” book
An “own voices” book
Read a book during the season it is set in
Pretty much anything at Halloween or Christmas.
A LitRPG book
A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters
Any Discworld book.
Two books that share the same title
A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom
A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent