2019 Reading Challenges

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This year, I plan on cleaning up my TBRs in a variety of ways. From reading eBooks that have been on my TBR for years to those hotly anticipated reads of the last 5 years that I just haven’t got to yet, 2019 is all about reducing the “to-read” and increasing the “read” statistics.

>> Read about my 2019 Reading Plan here!

The Challenge:

To Read 5 of my most anticipated reads for each of the last 5 years.

Every year, there are few books that just fall through the cracks despite my best intentions. So, each year I pick 5 of my hotly anticipated books from each of the last 5 years and make them a priority to read in 2019.

The list totals 25 titles that were published between 2014 – 2018. This year, the focus is on books I already own with 15 titles coming from my personal eReader collection and the remaining 10 coming from the library.

(Fun Fact: That’s a total of 64 Books and 9 Novellas!)

The Plan:

One of the reasons I let this challenge slip in the past was by not following my reading plan for the year. This year, I intend to stick with it and not deviate. I’ve also ensured that the majority of the books that I will be reading come from my personally owned collection so that I’m not entirely at the whim of the library for getting these titles.

My List:

19 Books of 25 Read*

*I have DNF’d 5 of the original 25 selected

0 of 5 Years Completed
  • ✔ 2018 (4+1/5)
    • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
    • These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
    • Royal Engagement by Chance Carter — DNF
    • The Chase by Elle Kennedy
    • XO, Zach by Kendall Ryan
  • ✔ 2017 (3+2/5)
    • Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C Dao — DNF
    • City of Brass by S A Chakraborty — DNF
    • Sexy Jerk by Kim Karr
    • Most Valuable Player by Lauren Blakely
    • Mister Romance by Leisa Rayven
  • ✔ 2016 (4+1/5)
    • A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess — DNF
    • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
    • American Queen by Sierra Simone
    • Checkmate: This is Love by Kennedy Fox
    • Paper Princess by Erin Watt
  • ✔ 2015 (4+1/5)
    • The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman — DNF
    • The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
    • Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G
    • Love me Never by Sara Wolf
    • Blurred Lines by Lauren Layne
  • 2014 (4/5)
    • Sex, Marry, Kill by Todd Travis
    • The Body Electric by Beth Revis
    • Blocked by Jennifer Lane
    • The Pact by Karina Halle
    • More than Music by Elizabeth Briggs

Grand Totals:

29 of 78 Total Books Read*

*I’ve opted not to read 14 sequels of the listed series

5 of 10 Novellas Read**

**I’ve opted not to read 1 novellas of the listed series

(Last Updated: January 1, 2020)

Tackling the TBR – The 2019 Reading Challenge

A personal challenge to read those titles I’ve bought for my eReaders over the years!

Last year I created this challenge when I couldn’t find one that matched my exact goals. So I’m bringing it back this year to continue the eReader purge!

My Goal for 2019:

33 Books of 24 Read


  • These are titles I’ve owned prior to 2019
  • Minimum of 2 titles a month drawn from my TBR jar
  • Inaugural titles from my 5 Year 5 Book Challenge will NOT count (DNI)
    • Their sequels will count if they were purchased prior to 2019
  • DNFs are marked separately and not counted towards final totals

My Books:

  • ✔ January (3):
    • Touching Down by Nicole Williams
    • A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray
    • Becoming Rain by K A Tucker
  • ✔ February (2)
    • Blocked by Jennifer Lane (DNI – 5Y5BC)
    • Chasing River by K A Tucker
    • Losing my Balance by Helena Newbury
  • ✖ March (0)
    • The Chase by Sarina Bowen (DNI – 5Y5BC)
  • ✖ April (0)
    • Co-Ed by Rachel Van Dyken (DNI – 2019 Buy)
    • Paper Princess by Erin Watt (DNI – 5Y5BC)
    • Broken Prince by Erin Watt (DNI – 2019 Buy)
  • ✔ May (2)
    • The Risk by Elle Kennedy (DNI – 2019 Buy)
    • Twisted Palace by Erin Watt (DNI – 2019 Buy)
    • Tarnished Crown by Erin Watt (DNI – 2019 Buy)
    • Merciless by Gina L Maxwell
    • Uptown Girl by Kim Karr (5Y5BC sequel)
    • Sexy Jerk by Kim Karr (DNI – 5Y5BC)
  • ✔ June (4)
    • Fearless by Shae Ross
    • Five Days Until You by Monica Murphy
    • Revealed by H M Ward
    • A Gathering Tempest by Catherine Jones Payne
  • ✖ July (1)
    • Love Me Never by Sara Wolf (DNI – 5Y5BC)
    • At Any Moment by Brenna Aubrey
    • The Pact by Karina Halle (DNI – 5Y5BC)
    • Mister Romance by Leisa Rayven (DNI – 5Y5BC)
  • ✔ August (4)
    • Tattoo Thief by Heidi Joy Tretheway (DNI – DNF)
    • Til Death Volume 1 by Bella Jewel
    • Unfixable by Tessa Bailey (DNI – DNF)
    • Til Death Volume 2 by Bella Jewel (DNI – 2019 Buy)
    • Checkmate: This is Way by Kennedy Fox (DNI – 5Y5BC)
    • xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan (DNI – 5Y5BC)
    • Bitter Rivals by Winter Renshaw
    • Hate F*@k: Part 1 by Ainsley Booth
    • Hate F*@k: Part 2 by Ainsley Booth
  • ✔ September (5)
    • Hate F*@k: Part 3 by Ainsley Booth
    • PS I Miss You by Winter Renshaw
    • PS I Dare You by Winter Renshaw
    • Red at Night by Katie McGarry
    • Until We Burn by Courtney Cole
    • Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas (DNI – 2019 Buy)
    • The Darkest Hour by Lauren Smith (DNI – 2019 Buy)
  • ✔ October (5)
    • Tempest by Julie Cross
    • American Queen by Sierra Simone (DNI – 5Y5BC)
    • Tomorrow is Today by Julie Cross (DNI – 2019 Buy)
    • Most Irresistible Guy by Lauren Blakely
    • Royal Engagement by Chance Carter (DNI – 5Y5BC)
    • Leopold: Part One by Renna Peak — CHALLENGE COMPLETED!
    • Blurred Lines by Lauren Layne (DNI – 5Y5BC)
    • Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely (DNI – 5Y5BC)
    • More than Exes by Elizabeth Briggs
    • More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs (DNI – 5Y5BC)
    • Mr Prescott by Carlos Dash
    • The Body Electric by Beth Revis (DNI – 5Y5BC)
  • ✔ November (5)
    • Dark Paradise by Winter Renshaw
    • Bedwrecker by Kim Karr
    • Hollywood Prince by Kim Karr
    • Good Girl by Lauren Layne
    • More Than Comics by Elizabeth Briggs
    • Fallen Heir by Erin Watt (DNI – 2019 Buy)
    • Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt (DNI – 2019 Buy)
  • ✔ December (2)
    • Most Likely to Score by Kendall Ryan
    • Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G  (DNI – 5Y5BC)
    • Sincerely, Arizona by Whitney G

(Last Updated: December 22nd,  2019)

Join the Reading Challenge!

Goodreads Challenge 2019

My goal is to read 200 books this year. I undershot my goal last year but I think this year’s target is an obtainable number but one that I might have to actively work at throughout the year.

2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Lauren – SERIESous Books has
read 3 books toward
her goal of
200 books.

(Last Updated: January 6, 2019)

Want to join me in these challenges?

Feel free to set up your own challenges based on mine. You can also use my images (or make your own, just please have my blog name somewhere on the image). All I ask is that you link back to me or post a comment below so I can see what you’ve chosen to do!

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