A Year In Reading Challenges

Three Reading Quests I Set For Myself

Every year for as long as I can remember I have set myself yearly reading challenges.

This comes in the form of three tasks. You are welcome to take any of these for yourselves in 2019

Three Writing Challenges

Read a Set Number of Books A Year

I use the Goodreads challenge for this every year.

Last year I challenged myself to read 50 books and accomplished this the first week in December.

Read 10 New Authors

Read 10 authors that are new to you. They do not need to be newly discovered talent, but authors you have not read before.

Here are new authors I tried in 2018: 

Kristin Hannah
Heather Morris
Robert Swindells
Tim Weaver
Iain Banks
Ian Rankin
Daphne Du Maurier
Mary Higgins Clark
Donna Tartt
Lee Child

A-Z of books

Read books from A-Z you can use the title of the book or the author’s name to complete these letters.

A — Alice in Wonderland
B — The Bone Bed
C — Chasing the Dead
D — Dragon teeth
E — Eleanor & Park
F — False Impression
G — Gallery of the Dead
H — Hounds of the Baskerville
I — I Capture the Castle
J — Jamaican Inn
K — Knots & Crosses
L — Lathe of Heaven
M — The Magus
N — The Nightingale
O — On the Street Where You Live
P — Patricia Cornwell
Q — Quack a Doodle Bea
R — Rebecca
S — Stone Cold
T — The Tattooist of Auschwitz
U — Ursula K Le Guin
V — The Vanishing Box
W — The Wasp Factory
X —
Y — You Have Too Much Shit
Z — Zombies

What are you challenging yourself to read in 2019?

Published by Sam H Arnold

Sam H Arnold is a writer of True Crime, Parenting and Writing Tips articles. If you have enjoyed her work you might consider donating her a coffee on Ko-Fi. Links to this and all her other work can be found on the about me page.

4 thoughts on “A Year In Reading Challenges

  1. Congratulations on being able to complete your reading challenge.

    50 books? That’s huge especially with other demands that clamour for one’s attention.

    A few days ago, I penned four books to be read in the first quarter of January.

    Exposing Satan’s Playbook (a reread)

    Atonement Child

    Oceans Apart

    The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts

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