2019 Wrap-Ups & 2020 Sign-Ups #2

Another week, another wrap-up! This time some of my challenges aren’t complete *hangs head in shame* and I am not continuing with some for next year.

You can see previous week’s wrap-up post here.

Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

 

Progress: 33/35 books

I was doing at Inspector level, and the range for that was 26-35 books. With 33 books, I have finished this challenge!

The ​Missing of Clairdelune (The Mirror Visitor Quartet, #2) Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake, #2)

Gotham Academy: Second Semester, Vol. 1: Welcome Back Gotham Academy — Second Semester, Vol. 2: The Ballad of Olive Silverlock Alice Isn't Dead Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls, #4) Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, #5) United We Spy (Gallagher Girls, #6) The Dead Queens Club The Deceivers (Vale Hall, #1) The Cheerleaders Nancy Drew: The Case of the Cold Case Call Me Evie Girl Gone Missing Missing, Presumed Dead Wilder Girls Beastars, Vol. 1 All Eyes on Us A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows #7) A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10) Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond (The Hollows, #10.1) The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) BEASTARS, Vol. 2 T-Minus These Witches Don't Burn (These Witches Don't Burn, #1) The Case for Jamie (Charlotte Holmes, #3) A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4) The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles, #1) People of the Lake The Wicked Deep The Silence of Bones Deadly Little Scandals (Debutantes, #2)

Will I do it again in 2020?

Yep! There are two more levels above Inspector, after all!

For newbies, the rules are as follows:

  • You can read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime 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 to link up. (blog, Goodreads, Instagram, etc.)
  • Make a goal post and link it back here with your goal for this challenge.
  • Books need to at least 100 pages long. Please no short stories.
  • Crossovers with other challenges are fine.
  • The Challenge will run from Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st. (Sign up ends March 15th)

I am aiming for Special Agent (36-55 books). Sign up and other details here.

Series to Finish challenge

Progress: 24/24 series (7/12 new + 17/12 old)

I did finish reading 24 series but I kinda wanted to finish more entire series in one year. Well, there’s always next year!

  1. Gotham Academy: Second Semester Gotham Academy: Second Semester, Vol. 1: Welcome Back Gotham Academy — Second Semester, Vol. 2: The Ballad of Olive Silverlock(#1&#2 of 2) – new
  2. Timekeeper Firestarter (Timekeeper #3) (#3 of 3) – old
  3. Gallagher Girls Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls, #4) Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, #5) United We Spy (Gallagher Girls, #6)(#4,#5,#6 of 6) – old
  4. The Magicians The Magician King (The Magicians, #2) The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3) (#2&#3 of 3) – old
  5. The Bone Witch  The Shadowglass (The Bone Witch, #3) (#3 of 3) – old
  6. Rise of the Empress Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1) Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix (Rise of the Empress, #2) (#1&#2 of 2) – new
  7.   Firebird trilogy A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, #3) (#3 of 3) – old
  8. The Young Elites trilogy The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3) (#3 of 3) – old
  9. The Black Torch Black Torch, Vol. 3 Black Torch, Vol. 4 Black Torch, Vol. 5 (#3,4,5 of 5) – old
  10. The Hollows The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows, #6) White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows #7) Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows, #8) Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9) A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10) Ever After (The Hollows, #11) The Undead Pool (The Hollows #12) The Witch with No Name (The Hollows, #13) (#6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 of 13) – old
  11. Charlotte Holmes The Case for Jamie (Charlotte Holmes, #3) A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4) (#3,4 of 4) – old
  12. Stream Raiders These Divided Shores (Stream Raiders, #2) – (#2 of 2) old
  13. The Water Dragon’s Bride The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 9 The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 10 The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 11 – (#9, 10, 11 of 11) old
  14. The Great Library Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2) Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3) Smoke and Iron (The Great Library, #4) Sword and Pen (The Great Library, #5) – (#1, 2, 3, 4, 5 of 5) new
  15. Leviathan Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) Goliath (Leviathan, #3) – (#1, 2, 3 of 3) new
  16. Sovereign The Gilded King (Sovereign, #1) The Silver Queen (Sovereign #2) The Blood Prince (Sovereign, #3) – (#1, 2, 3 of 3) new
  17. Otherworld OtherLife (Last Reality #3) – (#3 of 3) old
  18. The Malediction Trilogy Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1) Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy, #2) Warrior Witch (The Malediction Trilogy, #3) – (#1, 2, 3 of 3) old
  19. Rg Veda RG Veda Omnibus Volume 1 RG Veda Omnibus Volume 2 RG Veda Omnibus Volume 3 – (#1, 2, 3 of 3) old
  20. Man-Eaters Man-Eaters, Vol. 1 Man-Eaters, Vol. 2 Man-Eaters, Vol. 3 – (#1, 2, 3 of 3) new
  21. Bid My Soul Farewell Give the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love, #1) Bid My Soul Farewell (Give the Dark My Love, #2) – (#1,2 of 2) new
  22. The Glass Spare The Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare, #2) – (# 2 of 2) old
  23. Orange Orange 1 (オレンジ, #1) Orange 2 (オレンジ, #2) Orange 3 (オレンジ, #3) Orange 4 (オレンジ, #4) Orange 5 (オレンジ, #5) Orange 6 ―未来― – (#1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6 of 6) old
  24. After Hours After Hours, Vol. 1 (After Hours, #1) After Hours, Vol. 2 After Hours, Vol. 3 – (#1, 2, 3 of 3) old

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Will I do it again in 2020?

Yep! I gotta read more new series!

This time it is being hosted on Goodreads as well as on blog – sign up here. Rules:

  • The goal for the challenge is to complete series; it does not matter if you only have one book left or ten, the important thing is to finish them in 2020. Similarly, the amount of series you’re aiming to finish is not important; we’d like this challenge to be as chill as possible so as long as you try to read and complete more series, you’re already a winner!
  • The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st and you can join at any point. ARCs do count for the challenge, as well as books published in 2020. You can also include comic books and graphic novels. Again, the only rule is to complete the series in 2020.
  • You just need to announce your intention to participate and share that with us so we can add you to the list of participants.

I will be aiming for 24 series again – 12 new series and 12 old series.

Space Time Reading Challenge

spacetime reads

Progress: 18/20 books having space or time travel

The original challenge was for science fiction/time travel books, and along the way I was like lets make it a challenge and included only books that were either set in space or had some element of time travel. And I am almost there, with just two more books to go – I plan to read Emerald Green for it because it will also simultaneously finish up one series for me in the SeriesTF challenge. Still haven’t figured out what the last book will be. *nervous laughter*

A House of Rage and Sorrow (The Celestial Trilogy, #2) This is How You Lose the Time War Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerve, #1) The Cerulean The Stone's Heart (The Queen's Wing #2) Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1) Sapphire Blue (Precious Stone Trilogy, #2) Orange 1 (オレンジ, #1) Orange 2 (オレンジ, #2) The Last 8 (The Last 8, #1) Sideswiped (The Peri Reed Chronicles, #0.5) The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles, #1) Invictus The Pioneer Orange 3 (オレンジ, #3) Orange 4 (オレンジ, #4) Orange 5 (オレンジ, #5) Orange 6 ―未来―

Will I do it again in 2019?

Yep, I want to do it again!

spacetime reads

In case you want to know about it and join, here’s the rules:

  • 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 2020.

I am setting the goals at 40 books (To Infinity and Beyond), but will count all science fiction books this time.

2019  New Release challenge

2019 New Release Challenge logo - (un)Conventional Bookworms

Progress: 177/200 books

I went for a higher challenge in 2019 (200 books) than in 2018 (100 books), so I knew it was going to be a challenge, but at least in 2018, I had ended at 185 books! So while I won’t be able to read 23 new releases in 10 days (look I read fast, but not that fast), I am hoping I can at least cross last year’s number. So, marking this as unfinished.

Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer, #1) Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits, Vol. 4 A House of Rage and Sorrow (The Celestial Trilogy, #2) Song of the Crimson Flower Descendant of the Crane Sword and Pen (The Great Library, #5) A Kingdom for a Stage (For a Muse of Fire #2) Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake, #2) Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) Sorcery of Thorns The ​Missing of Clairdelune (The Mirror Visitor Quartet, #2) Kingsbane (Empirium, #2) In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4) Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 14 The Shadowglass (The Bone Witch, #3) Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 7

Man-Eaters Volume 1 The Girl King The Daughters of Salem How we sent our children to their deaths: Part 1 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 5 Firestarter (Timekeeper #3) Haphaven Shortcake Cake, Vol. 3 The Cerulean Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 16 The Dead Queens Club Some Girls Bind Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 17 The Deceivers (Vale Hall, #1) Black Torch, Vol. 3 Record of Grancrest War, Vol. 2 Nancy Drew: The Case of the Cold Case Stranger Things: The Other Side (Graphic Novel Volume 1) How to Experience Death for Beginners The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 9 Just For Clicks The Tale of Genji Volume 1: Dreams at Dawn Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 6 Shortcake Cake, Vol. 4 The Beauty of the Wolf The Stone's Heart (The Queen's Wing #2) Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 8 Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 3 We Set the Dark on Fire Kakuriyo: Bed Breakfast for Spirits, Vol. 3 Black Torch, Vol. 4 Exorsisters, Vol. 1 Never-Contented Things Mera: Tidebreaker Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 18 Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 1 Lovestruck Postcards for a Songbird Lovestruck The Center of the Universe Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale Through the White Wood Starworld The Hunted (Amber Fang #1) Call Me Evie The First True Thing The Tiger at Midnight (The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy, #1) Quincredible Vol. 1: Quest to Be the Best! Belly Up A Pack of Blood and Lies Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak Prom-Wrecked We Are Not Okay Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 9 The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 10 Tinfoil Crowns Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 7 Lily's Just Fine (Galloway Girls, #1) Missing, Presumed Dead Orpheus Girl Beastars, Vol. 1 Wilder Girls Not Your Backup (Sidekick Squad, #3) The Beholder (The Beholder, #1) Man-Eaters, Vol. 2 Like a Love Story Vampire Knight: Memories, Vol. 3 All Eyes on Us The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare, Vol. 1 Yuri Bear Storm, Volume 1 The Last 8 (The Last 8, #1) Restaurant to Another World (Light Novel) Vol. 1 Lucifer Vol. 1: The Infernal Comedy (the Sandman Universe) The Infinite Noise The Switch Up Yuri Bear Storm, Volume 2 Yuri Bear Storm, Volume 3 ROADQUEEN: Eternal Roadtrip to Love The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow, #1) Shortcake Cake, Vol. 5 Black Torch, Vol. 5 Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 2 Teen Titans: Raven Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Mythical Beast Investigator Vol. 1 The Avant-Guards, Vol. 1 (The Avant-Guards, #1-6) BEASTARS, Vol. 2 Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits, Vol. 5 Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 2 Color Me In Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 10 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 3 Dark Shores (Dark Shores, #1) Sparrowhawk (Sparrowhawk, #1-5) Witchy Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, #1) The Lady Rogue Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 19 Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 20 The Demon World (The Smoke Thieves, #2) Hello Girls A Dress for the Wicked Cupid's Match Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 3 T-Minus Sea Witch Rising (Sea Witch #2) Of Ice and Shadows (Of Fire and Stars, #2) The Art of Taxidermy Fan the Fame These Witches Don't Burn (These Witches Don't Burn, #1) Mooncakes A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4) These Divided Shores (Stream Raiders, #2) American Royals The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1) A Treason of Thorns The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 11 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 11 BEASTARS, Vol. 3 Shortcake Cake, Vol. 6 Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, #1) Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 3 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9 (Kimetsu no Yaiba, #9) The Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven, #1) Bakemonogatari, Volume 1 (Bakemonogatari: Monster Tale Manga, #1) It's a Whole Spiel A Dream So Dark (A Blade So Black, #2) Crier's War (Crier's War, #1) The Grace Year Into the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place, #1) Sick Kids In Love How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? Vol. 1 Become You, Vol. 1 The Brave-Tuber Vol. 1 People of the Lake A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1 A Sparrow's Roar Black Canary: Ignite I Hope You Get This Message Full Disclosure Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 4 Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 21 The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, #1) Our Wonderful Days Vol. 1 Seven Days: Monday–Sunday OtherLife (Last Reality #3) Crown of Oblivion Excellence, Vol. 1: Kill the Past Man-Eaters, Vol. 3 How to Be Remy Cameron Children of the Whales, Vol. 8 Ask Me Anything Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 Scarlet Soul, Volume 1 Ghostly Things, Vol. 1 Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey, Vol. 2 The Pioneer My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Manga) Vol. 1 Bid My Soul Farewell (Give the Dark My Love, #2) Deadly Little Scandals (Debutantes, #2)

Will I do it again in 2020?

Of course! Have to keep up with all the amazing new releases, after all!

The rules to join are:

  • Books have to be released and reviewed in 2020.
  • Other challenges can be used as well, if you are participating in the Netgalley / Edelweiss challenge or in the COYER challenge, books can count towards more than one challenge, as long as the ones you use for the 2020 New Release Reading Challenge qualify to the other rules.
  • The minimum length for a book to qualify is 100 pages, it can be in any format though, physical, e-book, ARC or audiobook.
  • The New Release Challenge is open from January 1st through December 31st 2020, and sign-ups are open until September 1st 2020.
  • You don’t have to be a blogger to participate, you can link to your review on Goodreads or Booklikes instead – so don’t be shy!

Like in 2019, I am aiming for New Release Obsessed (200+ books).

A to Z Reading Challenge

pinterest challenge co-hosted

Progress: 23/26 books

Another unfinished one. I realized much too late that I don’t have any ‘X’ book on my list. AND I have yet to read a Y and Z book.

Alice Isn't Dead The Beauty of the Wolf The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) The Daughters of Salem How we sent our children to their deaths: Part 1 Exorsisters, Vol. 1 Firestarter (Timekeeper #3) Gotham Academy: Second Semester, Vol. 1: Welcome Back Haphaven The Infinite Noise Just For Clicks Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix (Rise of the Empress, #2) Love by the Morning Star Man-Eaters Volume 1 Nancy Drew: The Case of the Cold Case Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls, #4) Postcards for a Songbird Quincredible Vol. 1: Quest to Be the Best! Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee Stranger Things: The Other Side (Graphic Novel Volume 1) Through the White Wood United We Spy (Gallagher Girls, #6) Valhalla Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerve, #1) X Y Z

Will I do it again in 2020?

Without an X book, it will never be complete, so I am not doing this for 2020.

2019 Debut Author challenge

Progress: 21/24 debuts of 2019

There wasn’t anyone hosting the challenge (that I knew of), so I was like well, I’ll just read 24 debuts on my own, I guess. I came close, with 21 now, so it is unfinished as of now, but since this overlaps with New Releases, I think I can make it to 3 more books by the year’s end.

Descendant of the Crane

The Girl King The Dead Queens Club How to Experience Death for Beginners Just For Clicks We Set the Dark on Fire The Tiger at Midnight (The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy, #1) Orpheus Girl Wilder Girls The Beholder (The Beholder, #1) Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune The Infinite Noise The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow, #1) Color Me In A Dress for the Wicked These Witches Don't Burn (These Witches Don't Burn, #1) Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, #1) The Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven, #1) Crier's War (Crier's War, #1) I Hope You Get This Message Full Disclosure

(Details about which retellings each of these books are, are on the main challenge page.

Will I do it again in 2019?

Again, doesn’t seem to be anyone hosting it, so I guess, yes, I might just read 24 debuts by myself again this year.

You are welcome to join in, of course – any MG/YA/Adult debut will count! #2020DebutAuthor anyone?


And so, that’s all for this week! Next week, I will have wrap-ups and sign-ups (hopefully) for some more of the year-long challenges.

7 thoughts on “2019 Wrap-Ups & 2020 Sign-Ups #2

    • She always does amazingly, doesn’t she?
      I agree with what you say about series, which is one of the reasons why I created the challenge; we sometimes forget to finish them, especially if they’re ‘old’ ones. If you do join, I hope you have a lot of fun and manage to finish a lot 🙂

  1. Yay I was waiting for this post since I saw that last week’s was only part 1.
    First of all, for our challenge you did amazing! I remember you wanting to finish 12 and 12 but I think that even though you wanted to finish more new series, old series are also very important because sometimes we just leave them for the newer ones, so it’s nice that you made such progress with both.

    I like how you’ve also added manga and comic books to your challenges.

    I was thinking of joining the A to Z challenge for 2020 but, as you said, I have no idea where to find those W, X, Y and Z titles. I want to do more challenges but I do not want them to be impossible either.

    I like your Debut Author idea! I have no idea which debuts are coming out next year, I am always unaware of these things, btu it’s such a cool idea that it surprises me it’s not a thing already. Make it a thing!

    • Thanks! 😊

      As for the debut author challenge it was hosted until 2018 by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl (she’s also the current host for the TTT) but then there was nothing this year. I might ask her if I could revive it but the thing is hosting a reading challenge like that? Dunno if I should 😅

  2. Looks like you read some great books this year. I’m glad you’ll be joining the Cloak and Dagger challenge again this year.

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