2018 Wrap-Ups & 2019 Sign-Ups #2

I’m back with another wrap-up/sign-up combo post! As before, I am talking about my progress in completed yearly challenges and reevaluating whether I want to participate in them next year too (if they are having it next year, that is!)


Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading challenge

NG-EW-Sign-Up-Post-Pic.pngProgress: 205/100 galleys

Did I read more galleys than I signed up for? Yes! Did I bring my feedback ratio closer to 80%? Not really, as I still couldn’t let go of my habit of requesting/downloading all the shiny new books. There were honestly some amazing galleys I got to read this year!

A Winter's Promise (The Mirror Visitor Quartet, #1) Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1) The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2) Contagion (Contagion, #1) The Light Between Worlds A Spark of White Fire (The Celestial Trilogy, #1) Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Spinning Silver A Place For Wolves All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages Middlegame For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, #1)  Tess of the Road (Tess of the Road, #1) Little Monsters

As You Wish Everless Through a Dark Glass Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares Rosemarked (Rosemarked #1) Derailed - A Circuit Fae Prequel Novella Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) Remembering Majyk (The Skazka Chronicles, #1) 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank Takane & Hana, Vol. 1 Ms Ice Sandwich Maido: A Gaijin's Guide to Japanese Gestures and Culture SINthetic (The New Lyons Sequence #1) The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 5 Wicked Charm The Upside of Falling Down Wanted (The Storymakers, #2) Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 1 Banished (The Storymakers, #3) Once Upon a Rainbow, Volume Two The Hazel Wood The Belles (The Belles #1) Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 8 Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 9 Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 10 Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 11 The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 1 Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Vol. 1 My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2) A Conspiracy of Stars (Faloiv, #1) The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 2 Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition, Vol. 1 Blood Water Paint To Kill a Kingdom Children of the Whales, Vol. 3 The Ghost, The Owl Tomboy Chaotic Good The Diminished The Hate U Give SINdicate (The New Lyons Sequence #2) Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1) Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) Come to the Rocks Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku 1 (Otakoi: Otaku Can't Fall in Love?!) The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 6 La Magnifique Grande Scène, Vol. 1 The Loneliest Girl in the Universe Sheets The Final Six (The Final Six, #1) Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1) Kenka Bancho Otome: Love's Battle Royale, Vol. 2 Paradiso Volume 1: Essential Singularity LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1) Konohana Kitan, Vol. 1 Black Torch, Vol. 1 Shortcake Cake, Vol. 1 The Tarot Cafe Manga Collection: Volume 1 Hanger Manga Volume 1 Dividing Eden (Dividing Eden, #1) Puddin' (Dumplin', #2) Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 12 That Blue Sky Feeling, Vol. 1 Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 13 A Thousand Beginnings and Endings A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, #1) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1 Copycat Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 3 Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Vol. 1 God Complex, Vol. 1: Dogma #FashionVictim Witchblade Volume 1 Infidel Lydie Lost Gods Girl at the Grave Hullmetal Girls Fire and Heist Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2) Endless Water, Starless Sky (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, #2) Scream All Night Sea Witch Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns, #1) So Glad to Meet You The Lantern's Ember The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 7 Eden Conquered (Dividing Eden, #2) Juni Taisen: Zodiac War (manga), Vol. 1Scream Site These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders, #1) Kens A Touch of Gold And The Ocean Was Our Sky Heretics Anonymous Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 14 Access Restricted (Word$ #2) The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) Bad Girls with Perfect Faces The Navigator's Touch (The Seafarer's Kiss, #2) A Madness So Discreet Vox Twisted Romance Volume 1 The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft Nothing But Sky Pride The Traitor Prince (Ravenspire, #3) Freak 'N' Gorgeous Take Your Medicine The Echo Room Prism Stalker, Vol. 1 Watch You Burn Umbertouched (Rosemarked, #2) Little White Lies Twice Dead (The Necromancer's Song, #1) The Deepest Roots Black Torch, Vol. 2 Shortcake Cake, Vol. 2 Nightingale Hearts Unbroken Skyward Volume 1: My Low-G Life Vampire Knight: Memories, Vol. 1 The Sisters of the Winter Wood After the Fire Broken Things Sawkill Girls Xena: Penance Garrison Girl Sugar Spells (The Spellwork Syndicate, #2) The Perfect Candidate When We Caught Fire Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards, #1) Under My Skin Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 15 Light Years Charmed: The Manga Heart Break Club #1 What If It's Us Evenfall (Shadowfire, #1) Empress of all Seasons The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 8 かくりよの宿飯 あやかしお宿に嫁入りします。 1 [Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi: Ayakashi Oyado ni Yomeiri shimasu. 1] (Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits [Manga], #1) Empress Charlotte: The Princess and the Archduke The Confectioner's Guild (The Confectioner Chronicles Book 1) Salt The Black Bull of Norroway (Norroway, #1) Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) OtherEarth: Last Reality (Otherworld 2) This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story What If? War of Storms Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 3 This Is What It Feels Like How to Fracture a Fairy Tale Songs For The Dead TPB Vol. 1 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 5 Outpost Zero, Vol. 1 Record of Grancrest War, Vol. 1 Your Own Worst Enemy Pulp Four Three Two One The Queen's Wing Flavor, Vol. 1 Deadly Class Volume 1: Reagan Youth Media Tie-In Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 1 Furyborn (Empirium, #1) Outrun the Wind Violet Venom's Rules for Life Kiss Collector Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 2 The Similars (The Similars, #1) Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1) Gingerbread Blissful Land, Volume 1 Nick and June Were Here What You Hide Deadfall The Fade Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks The Disasters This Lie Will Kill You Cellies, Vol. 1 Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas, #2) Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter Dating Disasters of Emma Nash Friendship Fails of Emma Nash The Duke of Bannerman Prep

Will I do it again in 2019?

Hell yeah! I’ve been doing this for years now

 The event has changed hands many times, from being created by Emily@Falling for YA, then moved to Katrina@Bookish Things & More (site no longer available) and now it is being hosted at Reading Between the Pages. The sign-up is over on the blog and the guidelines are:

  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. There is no deadline to signup.
  • Everyone is welcome to participate – you do not need to have a blog.
  • Any genre, release date, length, etc. counts, it just needs to be a book from NetGalley or Edelweiss.
  • Books can count for more than one challenge that you are participating in.
  • If you want to move up or down a level – go for it!
  • The first day of each month I will post a monthly “link-up” for you to link your reviews. If you forget one month, no worries, just catch up the next month.
  • Questions: Feel free to leave a comment below or use the contact page at the top of this post.
  • Hashtag: #NGEW2019

I am joining in at Diamond level (100 books), as always.


Witches & Witchcraft reading challenge

2018 Witches & Witchcraft Reading ChallengeProgress: 32/16 books

It was fun hunting down witchy books and its good to know I read enough of them.

The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2) Sabriel (Abhorsen, #1) Undead Girl Gang Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas, #2)

An Unkindness of Magicians Spelled (The Storymakers, #1) Wanted (The Storymakers, #2) Banished (The Storymakers, #3) The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (The Hollows, #2) Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, #3) Practical Magic Howl's Moving Castle Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1) Sea Witch Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns, #1) The Lantern's Ember The Crown's Fate (The Crown's Game, #2) Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft For a Few Demons More (The Hollows #5) Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day Sugar Spells (The Spellwork Syndicate, #2) Witches of Lychford (Lychford, #1) Charmed: The Manga Evenfall (Shadowfire, #1) The Black Bull of Norroway (Norroway, #1) Record of Grancrest War, Vol. 1 Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 1 Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 2 xxxHOLiC・戻 1 ×××HOLiC・戻 2 xxxHOLiC・戻(3) (KCデラックス ヤングマガジン) ×××HOLiC・戻 4

Will I do it again in 2019?

Nah, I’m reading enough witchy books, I think? Nearly 10% of my reading list seems enough, I guess. Also, I want to participate in other things that challenge me.


Blog All About It challenge

Progress: 0/12 blog posts

Yeah, I gave up on this somewhere around June. I got overwhelmed, I guess, and didn’t want to make posts just for the sake of it.

Will I do it again in 2019?

Nope. I’ve tried it for two years, and looks like I need some other way to motivate myself to make posts. I am thinking of some ways, but they aren’t concrete as of now. However, I did introduce my new features this May: Podcast Recs for Readers and On the Pod, so I feel like I don’t need to force myself to make new content. If it will come, it will come organically. That being said, I am hoping I can bring up some discussion posts in 2019 – I have some ideas but I just need to actually write them down (and overcome the blank page fear)

2018 Debut Author challenge

Goals: 27/24 debut books of 2018

Oh there have been so many good debuts this year, and I was happy to have read those. I kept up with it well enough, though I had a slow middle.

The Light Between Worlds The Disasters Blood Water Paint

Everless Through a Dark Glass SINthetic (The New Lyons Sequence #1) S.T.A.G.S. The Hazel Wood A Conspiracy of Stars (Faloiv, #1) To Kill a Kingdom The Diminished Lost Gods Girl at the Grave Scream All Night Sea Witch Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns, #1) So Glad to Meet You A Touch of Gold Heretics Anonymous Freak 'N' Gorgeous Twice Dead (The Necromancer's Song, #1) The Deepest Roots The Sisters of the Winter Wood The Perfect Candidate The Queen's Wing Outrun the Wind  Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now

Will I do it again in 2019?

Sure, I want to. I even have a shelf ready and waiting. Right now, there is no sign-up on Jana’s blog (and if it does pop up later, I’ll add it to a sign-up post then), so even if it doesn’t happen next year, I am challenging myself to read 24 debuts minimum in 2019

Audiobook challenge

Audiobook-Challeng-2018Goals: 63/50 books

This has been a  good year for audiobooks, as a fifth of my reads were done through them. I had started with Binge Listener (20-30 books) and progressed to two levels higher, Marathoner (50+ books). Can you imagine a couple of years ago, I was like, eh, audiobooks are not worth the risk and now I’ve read a total of 102 audiobooks since then? Now, with a subscription service, I felt more relaxed and eager to try out old rereads as well as new releases.

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) Vengeful (Villains, #2) Wildcard (Warcross #2) Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1) Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, #1) A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1) My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1)

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1) The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) Midnight Jewel (The Glittering Court, #2) P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2) An Unkindness of Magicians Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3) The Perks of Being a Wallflower City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) Roses and Rot How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon, #1) Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3) The Hate U Give Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Finding Audrey City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) Norse Mythology Practical Magic Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) Son of the Dawn (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #1) Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2) Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race The Final Six (The Final Six, #1) The Lover's Dictionary City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1) Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) Puddin' (Dumplin', #2) Every Exquisite Thing (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #3) Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2) The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4) Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1) Learn About Loss (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #4) The Song of Achilles The Crown's Fate (The Crown's Game, #2) King's Cage (Red Queen, #3) War Storm (Red Queen, #4) Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) A Madness So Discreet City of Ghosts Norwegian Wood Temeraire (Temeraire #1)The Traitor Prince (Ravenspire, #3) For a Few Demons More (The Hollows #5) Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day The Wicked Ones (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #6) A Deeper Love (Ghosts of the Shadow Market Book 5) The Hundred (The Hundred, #1) Witches of Lychford (Lychford, #1) Under My Skin The Coldest Girl in Coldtown The Dire King (Jackaby, #4) The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court #3)

Will I do it again in 2019?

Definitely!

2019 Audiobook Challenge

This will be my third year with this challenge and I am challenging myself to the highest level, Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+ books, though I also hope to exceed what I read in 2018. Sign up here if you want to join in, too! Rules are simple – read an audio book between January 1 and December 31, 2019. Any genre works, and rereads count.

And now, it is time for new challenges (or at least the ones I didn’t do in 2018

Monthly Keyword Challenge

I had participated in a similar challenge in 2017 but didn’t complete it, so I am trying it in 2019! There are word prompts for each month (about 5-6 keywords) and you have to read books that have one of those words in the title, every month, so that makes it 12 books a year. The list can be found on the blog.

  • The object is to read one book each month–ideally during that month. However, I know that life can get in the way and some folks may not see this challenge until a couple (or several) months have gone by. So, if you get behind or if you sign up later in 2019, you are welcome to post any catch-up reads while the most current month’s linky is open. Just be sure to identify your post appropriately. For instance, if posting January’s key word (at any time): Bev (Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?) January.
  • However, our time machine only works one way–to the past. Please do not read ahead and post books for future key words until that month’s linky is up or later.
  • Key words may be tweaked. If the key word is dance, you may use dancing or danced. You may also be more creative and use “tango” or “ballet” or “waltz.”

It is interesting but can be difficult at times because you are going by book title, not genre or mood.

2019 Dystopia Reading Challenge

I had participated in the challenge in 2017, when it was on Cornerfolds, but I didn’t complete it and so I am signing up for it this year. The rules are as follows, and it also has an optional bingo challenge.

  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.
  • You can join at anytime before December 1, 2018.
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2018.
  • Audiobooks, re-reads, short stories, and crossovers are fine.
  • You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, Youtube, etc.
  • Sign up below with your post, shelf, etc. and leave a comment letting us know what your personal goal is.
  • Can be combined with other challenges! Cuz who doesn’t like reading books that count for multiple challenges??
  • Link up your reviews on the bi-annual post we’ll provide!
  • Use the hashtag #2019DystopiaReads to share your bingo boards, reviews, and chat with others on Twitter (and Instagram if you use that as well) doing the challenge!

 I am challenging myself to 16+ books for the Leader badge. As for the bingo, I will try that too this year!

2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

I had taken part in a historical romance challenge in 2017 (didn’t complete), but didn’t do so in 2018. So, I’m going to do this one in 2019.

Any sub-genre of historical fiction is accepted (Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, History/Non-Fiction, etc.)

I am challenging myself to Ancient History (25 books) level

2019 Retellings Reading Challenge

I had taken part in a similar challenge in 2016, and I am doing so again in 2019. I mean, like I seriously love retellings and would like to challenge myself to read more again. Sign up over at Cornerfolds!

THE GUIDELINES

  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019.
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2019. (You don’t have to review books to count towards your goal, but you do have to review them if you want them to count as giveaway entries.)
  • Audiobooks, e-books, re-reads, short stories, novellas, and graphic novels all count, and you can read adult, YA, and middle grade books for this challenge.
  • It’s also totally fine to use books from this challenge to fulfill other reading challenges and vice versa.
  • ALL retellings count!
  • You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can link up and track your progress on Goodreads, Instagram, Youtube, or wherever you share books!
  • Sign up below with your post, shelf, etc. and leave a comment letting me know what your personal goal is.
  • Link up your reviews each quarter on the post provided! (Bookmark this page to make sure you don’t miss a link-up!)
It also has a bingo, for which I will set up a TBR later, but for now, I am challenging myself to the level Fairest of them All: 21-25+ Retellings.

Space Time Reading Challenge

spacetime reads
I am excited to join this challenge as I feel I haven’t read a proper time travel book in a long time, though I do read science fiction occasionally (this one will overlap with the Dystopia challenge, too).
  • You can read any book that is from the science fiction/time-travel genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.
  • You don’t need a blog to participate but you do need a place to post your reviews (even one-liners) to link up. (blog, Goodreads, booklikes, LibraryThing, etc.)
  • Make a goal post and link it back here with your goal for this challenge.
  • Books need to be novellas or novels, please no short stories,  although anthologies count if they meet the page guideline. (At least 100 pages +)
  • Crossovers into other challenges are fine.
  • The Challenge will  be from Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st.  Sign-up closes 30th November 2019.
I am challenging myself to 20 books: Galactic navigator

And so, that’s all for this week! Are you participating in any of these challenges?

I am also finally making a page for these challenges.

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5 thoughts on “2018 Wrap-Ups & 2019 Sign-Ups #2

  1. Thanks for signing up to the SpaceTime Reading Challenge, Ruthsic! I love time travel books too, although I haven’t read any for a while – although I have written books involving time travel 🙂
    We didn’t overlap in our NetGalley reads this year. Maybe next!
    Good luck in 2019
    Jemima

  2. Pingback: December 2018 Wrap-Up | YA on my Mind

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