At the beginning of the year I wrote a post talking about all of the reading challenges that I will be participating in in 2019. I thought it might be fun to update you every month to let you know how it is or is not going!
I set my goal to fifty-two books, as I do every year, and I read fourteen books this month!
Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge
I am surprised by how many books I have read for this challenge already! There are twenty four prompts and I read books that fit five of them this month. I am going to use this opportunity to not only tell you the books I read for each of the five prompts, but also share a few recommendations (if I have any) for them with you!
A Humour Book
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
Calypso by David Sedaris
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
A Book by a Journalist or about Journalism
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
A Translated Book Written by and/or Translated by a Woman
Disoriental by Negar Djavadi
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaki Murata
The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
A Book of Nonviolent True Crime
The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou (also fits for the journalist prompt)
Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
A Collection of Poetry Published Since 2014
Love Her Wild by Atticus
The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace
2019 Beat the Backlist
Of the fourteen books I read this month twelve were backlist.
2017 or earlier: 7/14
Backlist Total: 12/14
16 thoughts on “Monthly Reading Challenge Check In”
I’ve only read two for Read Harder so far. One of those was The Greatest Love Story Ever Told. Thanks for the suggestions!
Did you enjoy it? You’re welcome!
I’m so glad you were able to read a lot last month. Wishing you an even more awesome reading month this February!
Thank you! Same to you!
You’re doing great with the Beat the Backlist challenge!
Thank you! It is so satisfying to tackle my TBR!
A monthly update is a good idea! I’ve been wondering about this too. Last year, I made a post and kept updating it but I don’t think it was one that people could see, when I was finished!
Thank you! I was trying to think of different ways to keep track of how my challenges were going and this just seemed like the best option. It also hold me accountable!
Very true! Great idea though! I might do every couple of months.
Damn girl that’s a lot of books read for the month!! Good job<3 !
WOW this is so impressive how many books you’ve managed to get to for the challenge already! Off to a great start 😀 I haven’t read any of these books, but they look wonderful! Good luck continuing!
Thank you! I am not sure I will do quite as well in February but we will see!
That’s an impressive start! I need to up my reading haha xD keep up the good work. great idea keeping your followers updated 😉
Thanks so much! I am hoping committing to this post each month will keep me motivated to stay committed to the challenges as well!
that makes sense 🙂 iv only just got the motivation to start reading again after a long break haha I have to say iv missed it for sure 🙂