This Is Gonna Be Very Unpredictable aka my 2019 Reading Challenges Sign Up

Though I’m a HUGE mood reader, I do like participating in reading challenges, and not gonna lie, my lil nerd self loves recording all the books I read for that! However, I want to choose the challenges I pick carefully since I don’t want to abandon it mid-way through, which I did with one or two of these in 2018. I am going to be doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge in 2019, but since that widget isn’t set yet, I will link my Goodreads for reference. I’m going to aim for 100 books, but might aim for higher depending on my schedule? We’ll see.

I also need more Goodreads friends oof.

Audiobook Challenge


I love audiobooks (and yes, they do count as reading, fight me), and my audiobook reading has really gone up. In all honesty, I’m mostly using this challenge to track the audiobooks I will listen to in 2019, rather than to push myself to listen to more audiobooks, if that makes sense? I’m not going to set a number for this because I have no idea on what is and isn’t realistic, and I’m just going to make it really chill.

This challenge is hosted by Kimberley @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Hot Listens, click this link to find out more about the challenge.

New Releases Challenge

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A huge bulk of what I read is New Releases, and I don’t really plan to change that. I did this challenge this year, and I want to do it again. This year, I aim to achieve the pro level, which is 31-60 books. If I achieve that early, I can always aim for the veteran level, which is reading 61-100 new releases. This challenge is hosted by Lexxie and Brandee @ (un) Conventional Bookworms, with all the necessary information included here.

Beat the Backlist

Though my go-tos and much of what I’m reading are new releases, I do want to make space for backlist books. I did this challenge last year, and though I was motivated at first, I stopped tracking it so it didn’t really motivate me that much? I do want to be more interactive with the challenge next year and am going to fix my goal for 45 backlist books.

I will also be participating in the optional Hogwarts House Challenge, representing Ravenclaw because how could I not?

Back to the Classics

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I need to read Jane Austen and Jane Eyre next year, can someone help keep me accountable for that. I need great classic recommendations so if you guys could give me some of your favorite classics to read, I will be very thankful. I did very well for about the first half of the year and then crashed and burned. I don’t think classics are really for me, but I do want to get myself to read more classics, so hopefully, this will work? If it doesn’t, I’ll just skip it next year. This challenge is quite strict and has a lot of rules, but we’ll work with it.

But I’m kind of excited too so there’s that.

This challenge is hosted by Karen @ Books and Chocolate, and the appropriate information is here (make sure to read the rules).



This is a new challenge, hosted by Fabia @ Fabiary. I actually tried a book review challenge that I reviewed everything, but I completely crashed and burned. The aim of this reading challenge is to read AND review 52 books, the reviewing aspect will be what I’m focusing on. There are lots of little prizes throughout the year, and it seems really fun!

Library Love Challenge

I really need to use my library more, so the main purpose of this challenge is for me to track the books I’m reading from my library. I’m not sure what is a realistic number for me to set, but I guess I’ll try to read as many as I can? This is hosted by Angel @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures, and I’ll attach her original post here.

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What reading challenges are YOU planning, if at all, participating in 2019? How did your reading challenges go for you in 2018? (if applicable) What books do you recommend that I read for any of these challenges? Be sure to let me know down below.

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9 thoughts on “This Is Gonna Be Very Unpredictable aka my 2019 Reading Challenges Sign Up

  1. OH this is such a great list of challenges, thank you for sharing them, I didn’t know a lot of these! 🙂 I’m not usually a book challenge kind of person and, aside from the goodreads one, I never participate in reading challenges because they stress me out. I did try to sign up for the beat the backlist one last year and… I think I did okay? But I didn’t put a very high goal either hahaha 🙂
    Best of luck!! ❤

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    1. Ah that’s great! I know that reading challenges are definitely not for everybody, since it can totally get stressful – honestly, some of the challenges I did this year stressed me out as well! I really hope that they work out well in 2019, fingers crossed. But thank you for the luck, will definitely need it!

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  2. Wow, Taasia, seems like you’re going to be taking part in a lot of challenges this year. I love that! I’m not sure if I’ll be taking part in any myself, since the year of 2018 was very slow for me in terms of reading, and I kinda want to ease-in for 2019. I still want to read a loooot more than I did this year (hopefully, I’ll achieve my Goodreads goal to read 40 books), but I don’t feel like commiting to specific genres or formats.
    If I was to take part in any of the challenges you mentioned, I’d really love the back-list one. Firstly, I love the fact you can take part in your own Hogwarts house and support fellow Ravenclaws. It sounds amazing! It would also work for me very well, because I’m awfully behind and never keep up with new-releases anyway.
    A personal goal of mine – maybe there’s a group challenge for that? – is to read more in English, which is not actually my first language. I owe very few books in English, but there are a lot more in my 2019 TBR than in any previous year, so hopefully I’ll be able to really immerse myself in the language.
    Wishing you luck on all your challenges for the new year! (And I apologize for the long-ass coment, I get carried away sometimes, hahah).

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    1. I actually took part in more challenges this year but I couldn’t really handle it 😅 Do take your time and ease back into reading, there’s absolutely no need to rush into it! I think what you’re doing is great 🙂 I also really do like the idea of Beat the Backlist, since I actually do read a LOT of new releases. You should try it on your own time, whenever you want, as it could be really fun! Besides, reading challenges are definitely not for everyone! I’m a complete mood reader myself, so I’m using these challenges to steer my reading into a clearer direction and get myself out of reading the same types of books over and over.

      Your English is really great – to be honest, if you hadn’t told me, I would’ve no idea that English is your second language. You should maybe try to check Goodreads for groups with specific goals that you’re looking for, if that makes sense? Thank you for the luck! Will definitely need it!

      Ah best of luck on your Goodreads goal and your TBR! Will definitely be cheering on you 💪

      Don’t worry about the long comment, it was an absolute pleasure, and I love them oh so much! (And Iong-ass comments are generally my go-to anyway, haha).

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  3. ahhh youre really pushing yourself with all these challenges, yess girl, you DO IT!!! i’m so excited to see how you get along with all this and yes omg audiobooks are such a lifesaver, honestly the amount of times they helped me passed time or get my challenge up, 10/10 love them

    good luck with all of these amazing challenges, I know you’re going to slay them!!

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    1. i hope i can do it, honestly, it’s gonna be quite hard, haha. audiobooks are my lifesaver tbh, they’re so great for so many things, especially when i’m busy or i’m slumping. i’ll do my best to slay them, but we’ll see what happens 😅

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  4. Oooo, I love Jane Eyre. Three Men in a Boat or The Diary of a Nobody is good for the comedy category. Hamlet is a wonderful play. Then perhaps To Kill A Mockingbird? Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev is a good shorter book for the translation category. I hope you discover some excellent reads and get hooked on the classics! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the classic recommendations! I definitely need all the ones I can get, especially since I’m fairly new to the genre. I haven’t really been able to get into classics, but hopefully 2019 will prove to be that year, fingers crossed! Happy reading, Cleo!

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