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Reading Challenges for 2019

by | Dec 26, 2018 | Reading Challenges | 0 comments

This past year, I took a break from reading challenges, and I was starting to feel burnt out from them all. However, after taking a year break from reading challenges, I am more than ready to get back into them. So below are the challenges I will be taking a part of. There are some fun ones I discovered. I really want to stretch myself this year and push my boundaries a bit more.

Goodreads Reading Challenge:

I am going for 400 books, I have done this much before and I accomplished it and I loved it. Most years I read between 300-350, so 400 shouldn’t be too much of a stretch.

Oldie but a Goodie Reading Challenge-

Level 2-Seeking Passion on the High Seas (11-20 books) This number may increase depending on my moods throughout the year.

Out of this World Reading Challenge-

Level 1-Beam Your Way Into Outer Space (5-10 Books) I will be honest, its hard finding good sci fi romance so I may change the level throughout the year.

Under The Covers Romance-opoly-

When I heard about this challenge I just knew that I needed to do this because its going to be SO much fun!! If you love romance, I highly recommend you join in on the fun. I am going to try to read as many categories as I possibly can. My goal for the year is: The Adventurer. This challenge is goLeathering to be fun with the challenges and read a thon’s and a fun monopoly themed game to go along with reading romance.

Leather LaneRead a Urban Fantasy

  • Bitten by Kelly Armstrong

Kick Ass LaneRead an urban fantasy with a picture of a kickass heroine on the  cover

  • Kindling The Moon by Jenn Bennett

Subway Downtown-Read A Rock Star Romance

  • Sin Wtih Me by J.T. Geissinger
  • Rock Chick Reckoning by Kristen Ashley

Women’s AvenueWomen’s Fiction

  • Rainy Day Ramblings by Jill Shalvis

DungeonRead a book with a hero in prison or who is an ex-con

  • Mackenzie’s Mountain by Linda Howard

College RowRead a new adult book set in college

  • The Chase by Elle Kennedy

BusOn the road adventure

  • Rhthymn, Chord and Malykhin by Mariana Zapata

LGBT LaneRead a new adult LGBT romance

  • Him by Sarina Bowen/Elle Kennedy

Freedom FriarsRead an adult LGBT romance

  • The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian

Sweet StreetRead a small town romance

  • The Gamble by Kristen Ashley

Bad Boy CircusRead a contemporary romance with a bad boy hero or bad gal  heroine

  • Melt For You by J.T. Geissinger
  • Tru Blue by Melissa Foster
  • Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones

Erotic FavesRead a smoking hot erotic contemporary romance

  • Off The Clock by Roni Loren
  • This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

FirestationRead a book with a firefighter hero/heroine

  • Flirting With Fire by Kate Meader
  • One Hot Summer by Melissa Cutler

Read an ON FIRE HOT erotic romance (can be other than contemporary)

  • Addicted by Charlotte Featherstone

Warrior’s WayRead a paranormal romance that involves a band of warriors

  • Lord’s Fall by Thea Harrison
  • Passion Untamed by Pamela Palmer

Magic RowRead a paranormal romance where the hero/heroine can wield  magic

  • Shadow Magic by Donnna Grant
  • Witch Fire by Anya Bast
  • Heart of Darkness by Lauren Dane

Creature Crescent-read a paranormal romance where the hero/heroine isn’t human (shifters, vamps, angels, demons, gargoyles, etc)

  • Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston
  • Desire unchained by Larissa Ione

Cozy CornerRead a mystery or cozy mystery

  • He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker
  • Spellbound In HIs Arms by Angel Sefer
  • A Brother’s Hnor by Brenda Jackson

Military MewsRead a romantic suspense with a military hero/heroine

  • Going Dark by Monica McCarty

Murder MillRead a thriller or romantic thriller

  • Midnight Rescue by Elle Kennedy
  • Collision Point by Lora Leigh

Heartbreak HospitalRead a book with a doctor hero/heroine

  • Wrong by Jana Aston
  • The Texan’s Touch by Jodi Thomas
  • That Scandalous Summer by Meredith Duran
  • Dark Desires by Eve Silver

Read a tearjerker

  • Annie’s Song by Catherine Anderson
  • Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
  • Midnight Valentine by J.T. Geissinger
  • It Started With A Kiss by Marina Adair

Faraway Land Read a fantasy romance or a fantasy novel

  • Make Me Burn by Tiffany Roberts
  • Entreat Me by Grace Draven
  • Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  • Fantastical by Kristen Ashley
  • Assassin’s Gambit by Amy Raby
  • Star of the Morning by Lynn Kurland
  • My Lady Mage by Alexis Morgan

London Street: Read a steampunk romance or steampunk novel

  • Wicked As They Come by Delilah S. Dawson

Alien Avenue: Read a sci fi romance or a sci fi novel

  • Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair
  • The Krinar Captive by Anna Zaires
  • Exiled by Evangeline Anderson
  • Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy

Austen RowRead a classic romance or-

a Favorite Historical Romance

  • Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas

Subway Uptown Read a chef/foodie romance

  • Savor You by Kristen Proby

Mayfair Read a historical romance where there is a class disparity

  • To Have and To Hold by Patricia Gaffney
  • Thunder and Roses by Mary Jo Putney
  • Forever and a Day by Delilah Marvelle

Goodreads Historical Book Club” Romance Across The Ages” Reading Challenge

I saw this reading challenge and I knew that I needed to participate in it…it sounds simply fantastic and so fun especially my catnip since I love everything historical romance. So in this reading challenge its where there are various time era categories to read a book in. There are 24 subgenres in historical romance that I can choose in. Since this is my first time doing this challenge, I will just do one book in each category.

Around the World (other than Britain or American)
The Forbidden Rose by Joanna Bourne
A Summer Seduction by Candace Camp
In the Heart of the Highlander by Maggie Robinson
Ancient World / Prehistorical
Forbidden by Christina Phillips
Restoration / Stuarts
His Forbidden Kiss by Margaret
Fearless by Helen Kirkman
The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian
Native American
Mackenzie’s Mountain by Elizabeth Howell
The Arrangement by Mary Balogh
Civil War / Antebellum
The Vacant Chair by Kaylea Cross
Americana/Gilded Age
Lions and Lace by Megan McKinnney
Time Travel
A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Devereaux
Your Choice
Woman Made For Sin by Michele Sinclair
Across A Moonlit Sea by Marsha Canham
Wonderful by Jill Barnett
Hummingbird by LaVryle Spencer
The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran
Bodice Ripper
The Silver Devil by Teresa Denys
World Wars I to WWII
Scandal of the Year by Laura LeeGuhrke
American Revolution
The Charade by Laura Lee Guhrke
Diversity (featuring at least one lead character with diverse racial/ethnic background)
The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin
The Winter Queen by Amanda McCabe
Any historical from your TBR/already own pile!
Secrets of the Knight by Julia Latham
Scottish / Highlander
Rebel warrior by Regan Walker

Delighted Reader Challenges 2019:

Bad Boys of Romance

This is a challenge I normally part in and I love it especially since I have a weakness for my bad boy heroes.

Level Two – 10-15 books – Engaged to the Bad Boy

Books N Tunes Reading Challenge 2019

I just ADORE this challenge, I love music and I am always listening to music as I read, clean, or write reviews and discussion posts. So I am so happy to be participating in it again!!!

Level One – Hum Baby – 10 items/10 tunes

I will be sticking with Level One for NOW….sometimes I forgot to add these in, so I may upgrade it depending on how the year develops!!

What Reading Challenges Are You Participating In?


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