Goodreads 2019 Challenge – April Update


To challenge myself (literally) this year, I want to complete the Goodreads 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge.  While I have already read 73 books (and it’s only April), I wanted to try to read new types of books that I might not have picked up on my own.  I thought the challenge would be a good way to expand my horizons.

Here is the progress I have made so far:

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 Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Antsey
4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc) Hunter’s Truce by Elle Beaumont

5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare
6. A book with a dual timeline Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye
7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1 The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2 The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror) The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill
10. A book featuring an historical figure Game of Secrets by Kim Foster
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject) Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

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 Beasts of the Frozen Sun by Jill Criswell
15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country The Prince by Jillian Dodd
16. A book told from multiple perspectives The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen
17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia) Rook by Sharon Cameron

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 Duels and Deception by Cindy Antsey
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
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 Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
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.) Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle
29. A book published before 1950
30. A book featuring an elderly character Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill

31. A children’s classic you’ve never read
32. A book with more than 500 pages Dance of Thievesby Mary E. Pearson
33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet Everless by Sara Holland
34. A book with a person’s name in the title A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

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 The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc) Royal’s Vow by Elle Beaumont

39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
40. A book you stumbled upon Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble
41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards
42. A book with a monster or “monstrous” character A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction] To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

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 Furyborn by Claire Legrand
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 Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual) Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
51. A book published in 2019 Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title Caraval by Stephanie Garber

I am open to any suggestions for the unaddressed topics.  Please leave them in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

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