2019 Reading Challenges

Here’s the rundown of my 2018 Challenges, in case you’re interested.

For 2019, I’m doing 6 Reading Challenges, plus the nigh-obligatory Goodreads Challenge, and I’ll be tracking them here.

  • 2019 Library Love Challenge

  • While I Was Reading 2019 Challenge

  • #LetsReadIndie Reading Challenge

  • 2019 Cloak & Dagger Challenge

  • Humor Reading Challenge 2019

  • 2019 Cloud of Witnesses Reading Challenge

2019 Library Love Challenge

2019 Library Love Challenge

  1. Awakenings by Edward Lazellari
  2. The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
  3. The Disasters by M. K. England
  4. Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin
  5. Blameless by Gail Carriger, Emily Gray
  6. The Great Brain (Audiobook) by John D. Fitzgerald, Ron McLarty
  7. Slow Horses by Mick Herron
  8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, Jim Dale (Narrator)
  9. Who Killed the Fonz? by James Boice
  10. Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles by Thomas Lennon, John Hendrix (Illustrations)
  11. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, Henning Koch (Translator)
  12. Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam
  13. Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
  14. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling, Jim Dale
  15. The Flintstones, Vol. 1. by Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
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  17. Stumptown, vol 1: The Case of the Girl Who Took her Shampoo (But Left her Mini) by Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth
  18. State of the Union by Nick Hornby
  19. The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich, Peter Evanovich
  20. Deception Cove by Owen Laukkanen
  21. How Not to Die by Michael Greger M.D. FACLM, Gene Stone
  22. Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
  23. Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
  24. The Blue Zones Solution(Audiobook) by Dan Buettner, Joe Barrett
  25. Riding the Elephant by Craig Ferguson
  26. The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion (link forthcoming)
  27. The Depth of Winter (Audiobook) by Craig Johnson, George Guidall
  28. The Shameless by Ace Atkins (link forthcoming)
  29. Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator): An Updated Look into the Empath’s Past
  30. Chances Are . . . by Richard Russo: Russo almost writes a Crime Novel, but manages to avoid it.
  31. Shady Characters by Keith Houston: This geeky look at symbols and punctuation is as informative as it is fun.
  32. Dark Age by Pierce Brown: The blood-dimmed tide is loosed… / The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity.
  33. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling, Jim Dale
  34. The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  35. Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson
  36. Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson
  37. I’m Sorry…Love, Your Husband (Audiobook) by Clint Edwards, Joe Hempel
  38. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie, Steven Pacey
  39. Gluten Is My Bitch: Rants, Recipes, and Ridiculousness for the Gluten-Free (Audiobook) by April Peveteaux
    Have You Eaten Grandma?: Or, the Life-Saving Importance of Correct Punctuation, Grammar, and Good English

  40. Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie, Steven Pacey
  41. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows, Fiona Hardingham (link forthcoming
  42. Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch (link forthcoming)
  43. The Abels by Jeremy Scott, Eric Michael Summerer (link forthcoming)
  44. The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes, Kirby Heyborne (link forthcoming)
  45. Open Season by C. J. Box, David Chandler (link forthcoming)
  46. Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (link forthcoming)
  47. Side Jobs by Jim Butcher, James Marsters
  48. The Highway by C. J. Box, Holter Graham (link forthcoming)
  49. Savage Run by C. J. Box, David Chandler (link forthcoming)
  50. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, Cynthia Holloway (link forthcoming)
  51. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds (link forthcoming)
  52. Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie, Steven Pacey
  53. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness, James Fouhey (link forthcoming)
  54. Back of Beyond by C. J. Box, Holter Graham (link forthcoming)

While I Was Reading 2019 Challenge

✔ A book with a curse word in the title: The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind by Jackson Ford
✔ A memoir or biography of a favorite celebrity: Riding the Elephant by Craig Ferguson
✔ An essay collection: Death Valley Superstars by Duke Haney
A book with a one word title:
A classic you’ve been meaning to get to:
✔ A book written by a comedian: Riding the Elephant by Craig Ferguson
A book set in a country you’d like to visit:
✔ A book by an author you’ve never read before: Flight of the Fox by Gray Basnight
A book recommended by someone you trust:
✔ A book with your favorite animal on the cover or in the title: Heart of Barkness by Spencer Quinn
A book mentioned in another book:
✔ Read a book with “how to” in the title: How to Kill Friends and Implicate People by Jay Stringer

LetsReadIndie Reading Challenge

#LetsReadIndie Reading Challenge

  1. Flight of the Fox by Gray Basnight
  2. A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps by Nick Kolakowski
  3. The Reach of Shadows by Tony J. Forder
  4. Slaughterhouse Blues by Nick Kolakowski
  5. The Lion’s Tail by Luna Miller, Aidan Isherwood (Translator)
  6. Main Bad Guy by Nick Kolakowski
  7. Death Valley Superstars by Duke Haney
  8. Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition by Russ Colchamiro
  9. Unstoppable Arsenal by Jeffery H. Haskell
  10. Shattered Illusions by J.C. Jackson (link forthcoming)
  11. The Barista’s Guide to Espionage by Dave Sinclair
  12. Black Moss by David Nolan
  13. Seraphina’s Lament by Sarah Chorn
  14. Dead is Beautiful by Jo Perry
  15. The Murder Quadrille by Fidelis Morgan
  16. August by Jim Lusby
  17. Broken Dreams by Nick Quantrill
  18. A Burdizzo For A Prince by Mark Rapacz
  19. Not Everyone is Special by Josh Denslow
  20. Back Door to Hell by Paul Gadsby
  21. And Drink I Did: One Man’s Story of Growing Through Recovery by Jay Keefe
  22. Killing State by Judith O’Reilly
  23. Rogue Superheroes by Matt Cowper
  24. Mama’s Gone by Leopold Borstinski
  25. The First World Problems of Jason Van Otterloo by James Bailey
  26. Lingering by Melissa Simonson
  27. Postgraduate by Ian Shane
  28. Dispatches from a Tourist Trap by James Bailey
  29. Breaking the Lore by Andy Redsmith
  30. KA-E-RO-U Time to Go Home by B. Jeanne Shibahara
  31. Death Before Coffee by Desmond P. Ryan
  32. I Want You Gone by Miranda Rijks
  33. Venators: Magic Unleashed by Devri Walls
  34. You Die Next by Stephanie Marland
  35. Always Grey in Winter by Mark J. Engels
  36. Death at the Dakota by M.K. Graff
  37. Deadly Secrets by OMJ Ryan
  38. Venators: Promises Forged by Devri Walls

  39. Going Dark by Neil Lancaster
  40. The Controller by Matt Brolly
  41. Instant Karma by Todd Morr
  42. Stumptown, vol 1: The Case of the Girl Who Took her Shampoo (But Left her Mini) by Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth
  43. Dead Inside by Noelle Holten
  44. The World’s Greatest Mousetrap by B.C.R. Fegan, Fanny Liem (link forthcoming)
  45. Kill for Me by Rebecca Bradley
  46. Finest Sh*t!: Deviant Stories by Nick Kolakowski
  47. The Butcher by Nathan Burrows
  48. Ink to Ashes by Russell Day
  49. Gravity by Maggie Lynch (link forthcoming)
  50. In the Eye by Robert Germaux
  51. Worst Case Scenario by Helen Fitzgerald
  52. Base Cowboys by Mark Farrer
  53. Laser House on the Prairie by David W. Barbee (link forthcoming)
  54. Time Travel + Brain Stealing = Murderous Appliances and Good Times by Richard Steele (link forthcoming)
  55. Nightfall by Matt Cowper (link forthcoming)
  56. Screamcatcher by Christy J. Breedlove (link forthcoming)
  57. Finding God in the Ordinary

  58. Cause and Effect: Vice Plagues the City by Pete Adams: It’s some effort, but readers will be amused by this
  59. Brotherhood of the Worm by M. T. Miller (link forthcoming)
  60. Hire Idiots by Professor I.M. Nemo
  61. The Editor by Simon Hall
  62. Bloodline by Pamela Murray
  63. Irony in the Soul: Nobody Listens Like the Dying by Pete Adams
  64. Appetite for Risk by Jack Leavers
  65. Cradle to Grave by Rachel Amphlett (link forthcoming
  66. Ghosts of You by Cathy Ulrich (link forthcoming
  67. Justice Gone by N. Lombardi, Jr. (link forthcoming
  68. Faith vs Faithfulness: A Primer On Rest
  69. Relief by Execution by Gint Aras
  70. Sea This and Sea That by Jeremy Billups
  71. A Bloody Arrogant Power by Malcolm J. Wardlaw
  72. Don’t Get Involved by F J Curlew
  73. The Dead of Winter by A. B. Gibson
  74. XYZ by William Knight
  75. The Dead Don’t Sleep by Steven Max Russo
  76. Flying Alone: A Memoir by (link forthcoming)
  77. Anbatar: Legacy of the Blood Guard by Anne Dolleri
  78. Bearded Too
  79. Maxine Unleashes Doomsday by Nick Kolakowski (link forthcoming)
2019 Cloak & Dagger Challenge

2019 Cloak & Dagger Challenge

  1. Flight of the Fox by Gray Basnight
  2. A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps by Nick Kolakowski
  3. The Reach of Shadows by Tony J. Forder
  4. Slaughterhouse Blues by Nick Kolakowski
  5. The Lion’s Tail by Luna Miller, Aidan Isherwood (Translator)
  6. Main Bad Guy by Nick Kolakowski
  7. Immoral Code by Lillian Clark
  8. Spare Room by Dreda Say Mitchell
  9. Confess, Fletch (Audiobook) by Gregory Mcdonald, Dan John Miller
  10. The Barista’s Guide to Espionage by Dave Sinclair
  11. Black Moss by David Nolan
  12. Dead is Beautiful by Jo Perry
  13. The Murder Quadrille by Fidelis Morgan
  14. August by Jim Lusby
  15. Broken Dreams by Nick Quantrill
  16. A Burdizzo For A Prince by Mark Rapacz
  17. Back Door to Hell by Paul Gadsby
  18. Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin
  19. The Last Act by Brad Parks
  20. Killing State by Judith O’Reilly
  21. Mama’s Gone by Leopold Borstinski
  22. Slow Horses by Mick Herron
  23. Who Killed the Fonz? by James Boice
  24. My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
  25. Fletch’s Fortune by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller (link forthcoming)
  26. The Fourth Courier by Timothy Jay Smith
  27. Death Before Coffee by Desmond P. Ryan
  28. I Want You Gone by Miranda Rijks
  29. You Die Next by Stephanie Marland
  30. Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
  31. Fletch’s Fortune (Audiobook) by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller
  32. Fletch and the Widow Bradley (Audiobook) by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller
  33. Death at the Dakota by M.K. Graff
  34. Deadly Secrets by OMJ Ryan
  35. The Liar by Steve Cavanagh
  36. The Killing Joke by Christa Faust, Gary Phillips
  37. Going Dark by Neil Lancaster
  38. Fletch and the Man Who by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller(link forthcoming)
  39. The Controller by Matt Brolly
  40. Killer Thriller by Lee Goldberg
  41. Instant Karma by Todd Morr
  42. Carioca Fletch by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller(link forthcoming)
  43. Stumptown, vol 1: The Case of the Girl Who Took her Shampoo (But Left her Mini) by Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth
  44. Dead Inside by Noelle Holten
  45. Kill for Me by Rebecca Bradley
  46. The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich, Peter Evanovich
  47. Deception Cove by Owen Laukkanen
  48. Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
  49. Paper Son by S.J. Rozan: Lydia and Bill in their most foreign setting yet — Mississippi
  50. Null Set by SL Huang: Cas Russell — the world’s most violent mathematician — gets proactive fighting crime.
  51. Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
  52. Fletch Won by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller (link forthcoming)
  53. Flynn by Gregory McDonald, Donald Corren (link forthcoming)
  54. Marah Chase and the Conqueror’s Tomb by Jay Stringer
  55. Finest Sh*t!: Deviant Stories by Nick Kolakowski
  56. Worst Case Scenario

  57. The Butcher by Nathan Burrows
  58. Ink to Ashes by Russell Day
  59. In the Eye by Robert Germaux
  60. Worst Case Scenario by Helen Fitzgerald
  61. Base Cowboys by Mark Farrer
  62. The Depth of Winter (Audiobook) by Craig Johnson, George Guidall
  63. The Shameless by Ace Atkins (link forthcoming)
  64. Bark of Night by David Rosenfelt
  65. The Frame-Up (Audiobook) by Meghan Scott Molin, Andrea Emmes
  66. Heart of Barkness by Spencer Quinn
  67. The Queen Con by Meghan Scott Molin (link forthcoming)
  68. Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh
  69. Cause and Effect: Vice Plagues the City by Pete Adams: It’s some effort, but readers will be amused by this
  70. A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais: A Routine Errand leads to a Rescue Mission for Joe Pike
  71. Black Summer by M. W. Craven: A Good Detective Faces Off with a Brilliant Criminal for the Second Time
  72. Fletch, Too by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller (link forthcoming)
    Bitterest Pill

  73. Son of Fletch by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller (link forthcoming)
  74. Hire Idiots by Professor I.M. Nemo
  75. The Editor by Simon Hall
  76. Dachshund Through the Snow by David Rosenfelt
  77. Bloodline by Pamela Murray
  78. Irony in the Soul: Nobody Listens Like the Dying by Pete Adams
  79. Fletch Reflected by Gregory McDonald, Dan John Miller(link forthcoming
  80. Appetite for Risk by Jack Leavers
  81. The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  82. Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson
  83. Cradle to Grave by Rachel Amphlett (link forthcoming
  84. Ghosts of You by Cathy Ulrich (link forthcoming
  85. Justice Gone by N. Lombardi, Jr. (link forthcoming
  86. A Bloody Arrogant Power by Malcolm J. Wardlaw
  87. Don’t Get Involved by F J Curlew
  88. The Dead of Winter by A. B. Gibson
  89. The Dead Don’t Sleep by Steven Max Russo
  90. Open Season by C. J. Box, David Chandler (link forthcoming)
  91. The Highway by C. J. Box, Holter Graham (link forthcoming)
  92. Savage Run by (link forthcoming)
  93. Famous in Cedarville by Erica Wright
  94. Back of Beyond by C. J. Box, Holter Graham (link forthcoming)
Humor Reading Challenge 2019

Humor Reading Challenge 2019

  1. Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition by Russ Colchamiro
  2. No Country for Old Gnomes by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
  3. Killer Thriller by Lee Goldberg
  4. Don’t Panic by Neil Gaiman, David K. Dickson and MJ Simpson
  5. The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich, Peter Evanovich
  • Riding the Elephant by Craig Ferguson
  • The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion (link forthcoming)
  • The Princess Beard by Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
  • I’m Sorry…Love, Your Husband (Audiobook) by Clint Edwards, Joe Hempel
  • Hire Idiots by Professor I.M. Nemo
  • System Failure by Joe Zieja
  • XYZ by William Knight
  • 2019 Cloud of Witnesses Reading Challenge

    2019 Cloud of Witnesses Reading Challenge

    1. In Their Own Words by David B. Calhoun
    2. Reformed Dogmatics: Theology Proper by Geerhardus Vos, Richard B. Gaffin Jr. (Translator) (link forthcoming)
    3. Reformed Dogmatics: Anthropology by Geerhardus Vos, Richard B. Gaffin Jr. (Translator) (link forthcoming)
    4. Josiah’s Reformation by Richard Sibbes link forthcoming
    5. Reformed Dogmatics, Volume 3: Christology by Geerhardus Vos, Richard B. Gaffin Jr. (Translator) (link forthcoming)
    6. Heaven on Earth by Thomas Brooks (link forthcoming)
    7. Life of Christ by J. Gresham Machen
    8. Reformed Dogmatics: Soteriology by Geerhardus Vos, Richard B. Gaffin Jr. (Translator) (link forthcoming)