2019 Book Challenge Discussion in Brown Ajah Posted January 2, 2019 · Edited January 2, 2019 by Songstress So MrsClov (Linzthebookworm) and I have made a new reading challenge for this year, with the same format as last year's but some tweaks due to lessons learned. We set it up again this year as a "choose your own challenge" with 5 levels of 12 books each, depending on how many books you want to read per month. I am putting my official goal out there to complete 3 challenge levels, but my Goodreads goal for the year is 48 books. So I might do 4 levels, or I might just binge reread another series on a whim that I can't count. This past year I read 31 books but completed no levels (just nearly completed the first two though). My total books read for the year was 52, with what the Wheel of Time reread and the Lightbringer reread, and all the other stuff. So the official challenge post is here: https://songstress7.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/announcing-the-new-and-improved-2019-reading-challenge/ Full category list is in the spoiler. Level 1: Book of the Month Club 1. A book with a red cover 2. Read a YA fiction novel 3. A book under 300 pages 4. A book you got for free 5. Reread the first book of a series you love 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 9. A book that has been turned into a TV show or movie 10. A book with a title done in alliteration (e.g. Pride and Prejudice) 11. A New York Times best seller (past or present) 12. Free space – pick any book! Level 2: Casual Reader Club 13. A book by John Grisham 14. Read a fantasy novel 15. A book with a color in the title 16. Reread a book you have recommended to someone else 17. Read a detective novel 18. A book with a number in the title 19. Read a book about dragons 20. Read a book published by Penguin Random House 21. Read a book found on Project Gutenberg 22. A book about an artist (fictional or real) 23. A book that was published in 1999 24. Free space – pick any book! Level 3: Dedicated Reader Club 25. Read the first book in a trilogy 26. Read the second book in the same trilogy 27. Read the third book in the same trilogy 28. Read a book recommended by a friend/on social media 29. A book about a librarian 30. A book about breaking a code or a treasure hunt 31. Read a book by Brandon Sanderson 32. Read a book that takes place in a large city 33. A book suggested by https://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/ 34. A book for under $3.00 35. A book with exactly three words in the title 36. Free space – pick any book! Level 4: Speed Reader Club 37. A book over 500 pages 38. A book about time travel 39. A book with a form of weather in the title 40. Read a book published in 1969 41. A book authored by a Catherine/Katherine or variant 42. A book by Anne Rice 43. A book from Time’s All-Time Top 100 Books list 44. Read a coming of age novel 45. A book involving mythology 46. Read a self-published book 47. A book with the word dream in the title 48. Free space – pick any book! Level 5: Overachiever Club 49. Read a book on a banned book list 50. The most recent book in a series you haven’t finished 51. A book that you judged by its cover (either positively or negatively) 52. A book that takes place in your home state 53. A book that takes place prior to 1965 54. Read a biography 55. Read a book you’ve previously abandoned 56. A book about a real or fictional politician 57. A book set in Asia 58. A book with a tree or forest on the cover 59. A book with the letter Z in the title 60. Free space – pick any book! I have a spreadsheet set up where I'm putting my ideas down, I've figured out 8 of the first level so far, and a smattering of levels 2 through 5 in case I get really on the ball and finish the whole thing. We shall see.