2019 Challenges

Oh, hi! (Waves enthusiastically)

For those of you that actually do read my posts, you must be rolling those eyes at me again. Oh, here comes Lily with another year of challenges to fail....

Ok, maybe you are not that hard on me, but I certainly am that hard on myself. I had such optimism for last year, and bombed it royally.

I did finish my Goodreads reading challenge though, right in the nick of time! Managed to get some reading in while juggling two kids under 2.. but that was about it. I am not quite sure how I even achieved that to be honest, and still look relatively put together (I hope).

I am nothing but optimistic and certainly not a quitter.  And with that said, yes I do have some challenges this year. Keeps me focused. I managed the reading, but I hope that I can also manage the writing. I love this blog, and I love writing about books, and don't want to give it up, little ones or not.

Most of these challenges are repeats. That's because I have bombed them in the past, and will keep at it until I succeed I guess.

This challenge is hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

Yes, I want to chat with you guys like a person, and not just reviews. I enjoy reading and writing discussion posts because they kind of break up the regular book review posts, and because I love to talk about books with like minded folks, they get me pumped.

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To not bomb as badly as 2018???

Ok let me get serious. 

My level will be 1-10 – Discussion Dabbler

I know that I can at least write one... but hope to do at least one a month for the rest of the year.

The 2019 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge is hosted by Reading Between The Pages. Ok anyone surprised I still need this? Nope not me. I am truly a book hoarder. I donated most of my read physical books, but I won't tell you how many e copies I actually have, or how many free amazon books I have saved, but my TBR list is still over 1k. I will say this... I did read a few Netgalley copies last year. What I DIDN'T do was to actually REVIEW THEM. Argh. (Facepalm)

What I am proud to say is that my % ratio is 81%. My goal was to reach the recommended 80% and I did do that with the few Netgalley reviews that I did post. In checking my list of to reads on the Netgalley front, I have some good books left guys! So my first few posts this year will be Netgalley related and catch up on those reads that need that review done.

If you join the challenge, here is the hashtag! 

The Levels…
Bronze – 10 Books
Silver – 25 Books
Gold – 50 Books
Platinum – 75 Books
Diamond – 100 Books
I'm going to be conservative here and go for Bronze again. Let's be realistic. I now have a 2 yr old and an almost 1 yr old. I am also due to go back to work soon. No miracles will happen here.

1. The Beloveds, by Maureen Lindley
2. Just One Day, by Sharla Lovelace 
3. How to be a Good Wife, by Emma Chapman
4. Puppet, by Pauline C. Harris
5. The Clockmaker's Daughter, by Kate Morton

Last but not least....

2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Lily at Bookluvrs Haven has
read 17 books toward
her goal of
55 books.

I raised it from 50 in 2018 to 55 for 2019. The reason for that is that I will probably commute a bit for work, and usually I go through an audiobook every couple of weeks at times. So I think that I will have a greater number of books this year for that reason. We will see how that goes.

I could grab a couple more challenges, but I would just be ridiculous. This is plenty to keep me engaged. I already have a few YA books lined up that I want to read, not to mention get through my physical copies that have been sitting on my side table for way too long (long enough that I had to dust the covers).

What challenges have you set for yourself this year? If you are a blogger, feel free to drop a link to your challenge post also! 

Happy Reading everybody.


  1. Welcome to The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018! Best of luck with your goals -- and with pruning down your to-read list. You aren't the only one in that boat, believe me!

    1. Oh I believe it!! I am really looking forward to this challenge and hope that I can actually do more than the one book a month, but want to be realistic. I made some great progress last year with my challenges but not as much as I had hoped.


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