Reading Challenges 2019

Dear book-lovers,

I’m back with more information about the Reading Challenges that I have decided to partake in 2019. This is the first year I’m joining this kind of activity, so let’s see how it will go. As usual I have also set my Goodreads goal to 80 books (but still hoping to reach at least 100), however, let’s get to the business of this post and take a look at my reading challenges.

First off, as last year I started actually reading more contemporary romances, then I thought to myself – why not to tackle some more books in this genre and take a part in reading challenge oriented on contemporary romances… also, I have joint Taste of Romance group on Goodreads. So, here is my first reading challenge.

romance challenge

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2019

Hosted by Andi @ Andi’s ABCs. The goal is to read as many Contemporary Romance books as you’d like. No other genre except contemporary romance. So NO non-fiction, paranormal, historical, mystery / thriller / suspense,  fantasy or sci-fi. They can be adult, new adult and young adult books with F/M, M/M or F/F romance. Books can be in any format and at least about 100 pages long. Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed. There is also a monthly link-up and giveaway. Use the hashtag #ContRom2019 when posting your reviews/updates/re-caps/monthly topics on social media. Choose one of the levels, (remember, you can level up but not down), be careful and realistic from the very beginning.

GOAL: I will start with 2nd base – 10 books, and then let’s see how it goes, maybe I will get to 3rd base or even home run as well.

the bad boys


Hosted by Delighted Reader @ Delighted Reads. The minimum goal is 5 books, which feature a bad boy hero: Rock stars, MC members, streetfighters, assassins, mafia, loners, geeks, etc. However, only romance books are accepted including any sub-genre, like fantasy romance and etc.

GOAL: Level One – 5 books – Capturing the Bad Boy

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#Ampersand2019 reading challenge

Hosted by Sarah @ Commas and Ampersands. There are 52 prompts and you don’t have to do them all but I will try my best, as they all sound interesting and fun to do. There is a Goodreads group and a hashtag #Ampersand2019 can be used on social media sites.


GOAL: to tick of as many of these prompts as I can, lets start with 40 prompts / books.


The Backlist Reader Challenge 2019

Hosted @ The Bookwyrm’s Hoard. To count for the challenge, books have to be published before 2018 and already be on your TBR list or pile. Basically, re-reads don’t count. There is a giveaway at the end, and the hashtag for social media use is #BacklistReader.

GOAL: As I have in plans to read many books of 2018 then for this challenge I’ll go with 20 books that are from 2017 and older. I have plenty on my Goodreads want-to-read shelf and some books on my actual book pile on my bookshelves.


Beat The Backlist 2019 Reading Challenge

Hosted by  Austine  @ NovelKnight. Any genre, any format, any length and any book published in 2018 or earlier is counted for this challenge, also re-reads. There are also couple of BINGO challenges, in which I’m participating. There is also a book club on Goodreads, and some other activities as well. Official Challenge Tags are #BeatTheBacklist and #BeatTheBacklist2019. More about this challenge and my TBR can be found here.

GOAL: 50 books, I have to leave some space for the new releases to read this year as well 🙂


2019 New Release Challenge

Hosted by Lexxie & Brandee @ (un) Conventional Bookworms. The idea is to read and review new releases  of 2019 (ARCs included), which are at least 100 pages long. There is a giveaway, a Facebook Group and the hashtag #2019NewReleaseChallenge can be used on social media sites.

GOAL: 25 books – 1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie.



Hosted by Tina @ As Told by Tina. Basically for this challenge I just have to read any  type of physical books. The hashtag #printonlyRC2019 can be used.

GOAL: 43 books – Collector’s Edition – 41+ books



Hosted by Tina @ As Told by Tina. Basically for this challenge I just have to read any and all eBooks. The hashtag #ForTheLoveOfEbooks19 can be used.

GOAL: 23 books – Phase 3 – 21-30 books


NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2019

Hosted by Tina @ Reading Between the Pages. So this is simple just read and review books from NetGalley (in my case) and post review links on the monthly “link-ups”, also there is a hashtag for social media site use #NGEW2019. As I have just recently started requesting ARCs from NetGalley, then at the moment I don’t have more than 10 books, so I will start with the lowest level. However, if I decide to request more ARCs (and get them approved), I’ll try to level up, so let’s see where I’m going to land at the end. However, I don’t tend to request too many ARCs. Because I’m just being realistic on how much time I have on my hands for them, and I try to choose very carefully books that I actually want to read 🙂

GOAL: 10 books – Bronze level


2019 Library Love Challenge

Hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. Any book goes as long as it’s checked out from library. There is a giveaway and use #LibraryLoveChallenge when sharing reviews and some pictures from a library.

GOAL: Library Addict – 48 books

I guess, at the end, I’m signing up for a lot of challenges. Wow, 10 challenges. Oh, and I forgot about 2 more extra challenges.

hodderscape reading challenge


Hosted @ Hodderscape and they talk about it on their Twitter account as well. There are 12 prompts – one for each month, and you can share your progress with the #HodderscapeReadingChallenge hashtag. This challenge is perfect for me because fantasy and sci-fi is my favourite genre to read, also it gives me enough freedom with just one prompt a month. And before I even found out about this challenge, my first reads of this year were exactly what they asked for 🙂 The second one will be harder to do because I don’t read non-fiction, except those needed books for uni.


And the last but not the least is


Year of Epic Reads 2019

Hosted by Epic Reads on their Facebook group. They offer 3 different challenges: Quarterly: If you want to read a new book every season (4 prompts).
Monthly: If you want to read a new book every month (12 prompts).
Weekly: If you want to read a new book every week (52 prompts).

GOAL: I decided to go with Monthly challenge and 12 prompts / books.

good reads reading challenge

This is it, my 12 challenges and Goodreads Reading Challenge with goal of 80 books, which include 43 physical books and 23 eBooks, 25 new releases and 50 backlist books from year 2018 and older (at least 20 from 2017 and older), 48 library books and 10 NetGalley ARCs to read and review, 10 contemporary romances and 5 bad boy romances. Also a few challenges with prompts: 12 + 12 + 52 (not planning on doing them all but as many as I can), also couple of BINGO challenges in my backlist reads (24 + 80 prompts (not doing these all but maybe about half).

My progress and updates will be posted on the Reading Challenges page (link coming soon).

Have you sign up for 2019 Reading Challenges? How many challenges have you joined? What is your reading goal for this year?

Happy reading,
Lady of Bookland

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