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2019 Review – The Ultimate Home Made Reading Challenge 2019

I can never find a reading challenge that covers everything I want to do while keeping it open enough for me to read whatever I want. There is always something on the challenges I find annoying or just don’t like.

Last year I got feed up and made my own: The Ultimate Home Made Reading Challenge 2019

It was exessive… but it was fun 🙂

And this is how it went.

Ivys Library Card 2019 ultimate homemade reading challenge

EDI Challenges

A book featuring a religion

A book about feminism

A book by an indigenous author featuring an indigenous MC

A book about racism/racial issue

A book by an AOC

An own voice book about an immigrant or immigration

A book featuring a mental health issue relating to a mood disorder (e.g. depression, bipolar, etc)

A book featuring an eating disorder

Didn’t get to… moved to 2020 challenge

A book featuring a mental illness related to personality and self (e.g. disassociated personality disorder, OCD, Schizophrenia, etc)

A book featuring a change to the MC’s physical abilities (eg. loose sight, amputates a leg, etc)

The MC in Jotnens Hjemkomst loses his arm and has to learn sword play and walking with only one arm. Interesting feature was the focus on his balance after the loos of the arm, never thought about that.

LGBT+ Challenges

A book by an LGBT+ author

A book featuring or written by an a-sexual person

A fantasy book with an LGBT+ MC

A book featuring an a-romantic character

Didn’t even get to the researching bits… moved to 2020 challenge

A book by a transgender author

A book featuring or written by a nonbinary/genderfluid person

Series Challenges

Finish a series with more than 3 books in it

Raven Cycle… oh my! I have two books left – moved to 2020 challenge

Start and finish a series within the year

Finish a series I started in 2015

Finish a series I started in 2016


Geography Challenges

A book set in a country I’ve never been to

A book by a local author

A book set at sea


One book from each continent

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

North America

South America

Antarctica

Didn’t get to


Me Myself & I Challenges

A bestseller from the year I graduated from high school

Never got to it bu tI did make a choice – The 13th Tale by Diane Setterfield

A book tied to my ancestry

Didn’t get to it but I made the choice: Jordmore pÃ¥ Jorda by Edvard Hoem. Its a historical firction of being a midwife during the 1800th in rural Norway (and I have just started it 🙂 )

A book published the year I was born

A book by a Norwegian author in Norwegian

A book about a Merriam-Webster word from the year I was born

I love this idea, but sadly I never got to it. I did make a choice which I will read next month for Feabruary.


Type of Book Challenges

A book about books/library

A book adapted to film, watch the film then read the book (controversial!)

A book based on a real person

A book about a villain

This is a bit far fetched… but Rhen is a villan right?

A co-authored book

A +800p classic

A modern classic (post-1900)

Read a new-to-me author

A non-fiction book

A poetry collection

A graphic novel

A book from a non-human perspective

An anthology

Randoms Challenges

A book read by a stranger

To participate in 5 readathons (to get all of this challenge done!)

Feabruary

TomeTopple

Asian Readathon

Buzzwordathon

Fantasy JourneyAThon

Final Bibliathon

A book I didn’t get to in 2018

A book selected from the bottom 10 on my GoodReads TBR (been there for the longest time)

A book recommended to me

A book that won a 2018 GoodReads Award

A book from the top 10 lowest rated books on my GoodReads TBR

A book from the top 10 highest rated books on my GoodReads TBR

I planned to read Iron and Smoke by Brandon Nolta but never got around to it – moved to 2020 challenge


That’s how well I did. I don’t think it’s bad at all 🙂

Have you read any of these ones?

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