Reading Challenge Wrap Up for 2019

Posted December 29, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Year End / 12 Comments

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As you know, I have an addiction to reading challenges so there will be plenty wrapping up going on here.  I find them fun, but also helpful in spurring me on in various ways. I am composing this post in the first week of December so I might just complete a few more challenges that are really close by the end of the year.  

My thanks go out to all the bloggers who take the extra time to set up and maintain these challenges.

So, here we go, in approximate order of my sign-up for them.

Blog All About It hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup

This one isn’t exactly a reading challenge, but a blogging one where each participant posts once a month for each of the monthly prompt words.

Completed: 12 prompts


Austenesque Lovers TBR Challenge GoodReads Group

Read books from the TBR with a focus on Jane Austen or her novels.

Goal: 50 books Catherine Morland level

Completed: 49 books


Mt. TBR Goodreads Group hosted by Bev @ My Reader’s Block

This is books that have been on the TBR prior to 2019.

Goal: 100 books Mt Everest Level

Completed:  85 books


New Release Challenge hosted by Linda and Brandee @ Unconventional Bookworm

Books at least 100pp long and released after Jan 1st, 2019

Goal: 200 books enthusiast

Completed:  181 books


The Series That Never Ends hosted by Shari @ Delighted Reader

A series of at least 5 books or novellas left.

Goal: 9 books Book Tsunami

Completed: 11 books from the Bedwyn Saga by Mary Balogh


A Year in Anthologies hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading

Any length of anthology including short story, novella, novel, and boxed set collections.

Goal: 3 anthologies

Completed:  12 anthologies 


Books N Tunes hosted by Shari @ Delighted Reader

Matching a song with each book read.

Goal: 50 books/tunes

Completed 50 books/tunes Raging Rocker


Library Love hosted by Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures

Only books borrowed from the library.

Goal:  12-23 books

Completed: 23 Dewey Decimal and saved $256 on book budget


Literary Pickers hosted by Shari @ Delighted Reader

Scavenger hunt clues with one clue per book.

Goal:  50+

Completed:  99 books Professional Picker, just missed one- S. America


Romance-opoly hosted by Fran, Suz, and Annie @ Under the Covers and Jess @ Peace Love Books

Based on the Monopoly Board Game, participants rolled dice and advanced squares to read based on genre or trope prompt for that square.  There were also four social media squares, too.

Goal:  complete the whole board of 35 squares

Completed:  completed the board once and went again and missed completion by 2 squares


Audio hosted by Loupe and Melanie @ Hot Listens and Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer

If its on audio, it counts.

Goal:  100 books

Completed:  98 books Marathoner


Oldie But a Goodie hosted by Renee @ Addicted to Romance

Historical Romances published before 2010.

Goal:  10 books

Completed:  17 books Newbie


GoodReads Challenge

Goal:  375 books

Completed: 361 books


So, at the moment, I completed 8 of the 13 challenges.  I’m well satisfied with my efforts, but of course would love to have them all completed by midnight New Year’s Day.

Did you participate in any challenges this year? Host one, perhaps?  Are you going to do a reading challenge in 2020? Do Tell!

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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2 years ago

Wow! You really did your thing this year! Hugs, RO

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  RO P

Woohoo! It felt good hitting my challenge numbers and most being great books.

Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures

WOW You read a lot this year. You did get on you your goals. Most you hit/went over or just came under. Not bad for 2019. Have a Happy New Year!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Thanks, Angela! I was thrilled to tackle these challenges and finished two more since I put the post together. 🙂

You have a great New Year, too!

Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures
Reply to  Sophia Rose

That’s great. I added two more books to the end of year. YA!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Woohoo! Finishing strong. 🙂

Carole's Random Life in Books

You did a great job with your challenges! The few you didn’t get you came really close. I am always amazed by your numbers!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Thanks Carole! I finished 2 more and yes, I’m happy with how close I got. 🙂

Carole Rae
2 years ago

Seems like a good year! 😀 I need to do my wrap up as well.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

Oh yes! Looking forward to seeing your results. 🙂

2 years ago

Whew, you did an awesome job this year – and you read a TON!!! *claps* I like the idea of putting songs to books, I do that with my reviews sometimes!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Thanks, Lauren! I had a blast going at it.

Yes, that is one of my favorite challenges b/c I frequently get songs in my head when I’m reading. 🙂