Monthly Reading Challenge Check In

Series I Have Started andHope to Finish (1)

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!

Goodreads Challenge

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I set my goal to fifty-two books, as I do every year, and I read fourteen books this month!

Total: 14/52

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


My recommendations:

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


My recommendations:

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


My recommendations:

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


My recommendations:

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

My recommendations:

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.

2019: 2/14

2018: 5/14

2017 or earlier: 7/14

Backlist Total: 12/14


16 thoughts on “Monthly Reading Challenge Check In

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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