Reading Challenge 2019



This year, I found a fantastic reading challenge from Linz the Bookworm that I’ve decided to follow. I liked this one because some of the categories were so quirky. To keep with my pledge to read women authors and authors of color (plus some quirks of my own), I have made a couple of alterations. Where I have strayed from Linz’s original challenge, I’ve marked with an asterisk. Titles and authors will be filled in as I complete the books in question. Check back to see how I’m doing!

Level 1 – Book of the Month Club

  1. A book with a red cover – Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
  2. Read a YA fiction – #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil
  3. A book under 300 pages –
  4. A book you got for free –
  5. Reread the first book of a series you love – Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
  6. Read a book that takes place during the summer –
  7. A book whose title starts with the letter M –
  8. Read a romance novel – Born to be Wilde by Eloisa James
  9. A book that has been turned into a TV show/movie – Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  10. A book with a title done in alliteration –
  11. A New York Times bestseller – You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
  12. Free space (pick any book) –

Level 2 – Casual Reader Club

  1. A book by Lisa Scottoline* –
  2. Read a fantasy novel – The White Dragonby Anne McCaffrey
  3. Read a book with a color in the title – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  4. Reread a book you have recommended to someone else – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  5. Read a detective novel – The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  6. A book with a number in the title – Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
  7. Read a book about dragons – Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey
  8. Read a book by an author different from you in race/gender/orientation* –
  9. Read a book found on Project Gutenberg
  10. A book about an artist (fictional or real) – The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg
  11. A book that was published in 1999 –
  12. Free space (pick any book) –

Level 3 – Dedicated Reader Club

  1. Read Book 1 in a trilogy – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  2. Read Book 2 in the same trilogy – China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
  3. Read Book 3 in the same trilogy –
  4. Read a book recommended by a friend on social media –
  5. A book about a librarian – The Secret, Book, and Scone Society by Ellery Adams
  6. A book about breaking a code or a treasure hunt – A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
  7. Read a book by N.K. Jemisin* –
  8. Read a book that takes place in a large city –
  9. A book suggested by What Should I Read Next
  10. A book for under $3.00 – Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder
  11. A book with exactly three words in the title –
  12. Free Space (pick any book) –

Level 4 – Speed Reader Club

  1. A book over 500 pages –
  2. A book about time travel –
  3. A book with a form of weather in the title –
  4. Read a book published in 1964* –
  5. A book authored by Catherine/Katherine or a variant –
  6. A Southern Gothic book* –
  7. A book from Time‘s All-Time Top 100 book list –
  8. Read a coming of age novel (memoir*) – Educated by Tara Westover
  9. A book involving mythology –
  10. Read a self-published book – Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan
  11. A book with the word dream in the title – The All You Can Dream Buffet by Barbara O’Neal
  12. Free Space (pick any book) –

Level 5 – Overachiever Club

  1. Read a book on a banned book list –
  2. The most recent book in a series you haven’t finished – A Fortunate Arrangement by Nancy Robards Thompson
  3. A book that you judged by its cover (positive or negative) –
  4. A book that takes place in your home state –
  5. A book that takes place prior to 1965 –
  6. Read a biography – Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas
  7. Read a book you’ve previously abandoned – Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  8. A book about a real or fictional politician – Becoming by Michelle Obama
  9. A book set in Asia –
  10. A book with a tree or forest on the cover – An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  11. A book with the letter Z in the title –
  12. Free Space (pick any book) –