Reading Challenges for 2019

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
Georgian
A Summer Seduction by Candace Camp
Edwardian
In the Heart of the Highlander by Maggie Robinson
Ancient World / Prehistorical
Forbidden by Christina Phillips
Restoration / Stuarts
His Forbidden Kiss by Margaret
Viking
Fearless by Helen Kirkman
LGBTQ
The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian
Native American
Mackenzie’s Mountain by Elizabeth Howell
Regency
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
Pirate
Across A Moonlit Sea by Marsha Canham
Medieval
Wonderful by Jill Barnett
Western
Hummingbird by LaVryle Spencer
Victorian
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
Renaissance
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?