Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge Check-In (6 of 6) FINAL

I did it! I actually did it! Even after I foolishly saved the biggest book of my challenge until the last week of the year. Thank God for a long Christmas break and no significant engagements!

pokemon celebration

Here’s a summary of the final books from my 2019 reading challenges:

#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge


52/52 books

Lowest Goodreads rating: A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A Villareal

A book by an Australian author: Clariel by Garth Nix

Highest Goodreads rating: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Longest-standing TBR book: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

A book with mental health rep: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

This was a close one. If I hadn’t had such a long Christmas break, I never would have got to the end of The Way of Kings this decade!

Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-Fi – A 2019 Reading Challenge

dancing with fantasy and sci fi

52/52 books

Classic Fantasy: The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany

Ghosts: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Maternal Heritage: Dragonflight by Anne McCafferty

Thief: Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Portal Fantasy: Child of a Hidden Sea by A. M. Dellamonica

Time Travel: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Proto Sci-Fi: The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish

Hive: The City of Broken Magic by Mirah Bolender

Science: World War Z by Max Brooks

Replicate: The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

Space Western: Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach

Library: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

By a Woman of Colour: The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala

Another close one. Note to self, don’t put your biggest CROWS book of the year at the end of the year.

Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge

171/150 books

Yep, just about achieved that one!


This was an excellent year for reading. Reading challenges have been really good for me to diversify my reading and give me a little kick up the backside when I need it. Like, when I had two books with over 700 pages each to read in about two weeks before the end of the year!

I hope I can be as delighted with my progress at the end of 2020 as I am at the end of 2019!

I hope to see you again very soon.

2 thoughts on “2019 Reading Challenge Check-In (6 of 6) FINAL”

  1. Wow you did amazing! And haha yeah I also made a close call with some big books i’d picked out and left until the end and then replaced with novella’s and the like haha.


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