2019 Challenge Headquarters

Welcome to my 2019 Reading Challenges Headquarters!

This is a place to keep track of my progress toward the reading goals and challenges I’m participating in throughout 2019.

Links to reviews will be added when I post them; if not otherwise specified, a book title link will go to the books Goodreads page. I may list books I am planning to read in each section so I can remember my ideas; the ones I have read will have a check mark next to them.

These challenges are not meant to be the whole extent of my reading in 2019. They are simply guidelines to keep me from becoming complacent and always reading the same types of books. I will probably {hopefully} also read a lot of random books which do not fulfill a specific challenge!

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2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Jana has
read 24 books toward
her goal of
50 books.

Location Based:

How many countries I have been to. Visited Countries Map Maker
Visited 5 UN countries (2.59%) out of 193.
Make your own visited countries map.
  • erc map 2019Reach the Five Star/Deluxe Entourage level of the European Reading Challenge hosted by Rose City Reader: Read 5 books set in different European countries:
    1. The Blue Bench by Paul Marriner (UK) ✔
    2. Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar (Greece) ✔
    3. The Afterlives of Doctor Gachet by Sam Meekings (France) ✔
  • Participate in the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge (YARC) as seen on The Quiet Pond. I doubt I’ll get past the first level (Philippine tarsier) of reading 1-10 books by Asian authors, but we’ll see!
  • 20 books set in different US states:

Create Your Own Visited States Map


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It looks like a lot right now (January 1st), especially with most of the slots being blank. I’ll definitely be busy and have to pay attention to what I read this year in order to keep up with them all! I think I have stayed in the manageable range, though, so I’m optimistic about finding something for each challenge!

Note: Throughout January, I will continue to peruse the blogosphere and consider other challenges. I might add some to my list, and I might drop a few of the ones I’ve already listed. On February 1, however, whatever I have set is what I will try to stick with for the rest of the year.

If there are short-term challenges I come across and decide to participate in during 2019, I will add them to this page as I start them.


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