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Nóri | 71 comments I don't really have any plans for specific books I'd like to read in 2019 yet (okay, maybe one or two), but I do have some ideas as to what sort of books they might be! For this year I'd like to focus on a few specific areas, and they are:

1. New releases - I only managed to read 15 books released in 2018 this year, so I really have to step up my game there
2. Sequels and complete series - I have so many started but never finished series I'm embarrassed to count them, but I'll try to at least lower their numbers a little this year
3. Classics! - For someone who spent six years majoring in English, with the last two specifically in English literature, I'm woefully under-read when it comes to classics, and that's been weighing on my conscience for years
4. Author bibliographies - There are some authors from whom I've read a few (or a lot of) books, but I'd like to read all of them

And then there are the challenges! I'm a sucker for challenges, and the main reason I'm finally coming out of hiding and becoming active in this group is so I can join as many of them as I can :) So expect this space to become much bigger as I make up my mind on which ones to start with.

Obviously since my personal reading goal is "only" 50 books for this year, and sadly any more would be unrealistic for me right now, I doubt I can cram as many of these as I would like to into a single year. Thankfully, there's always a next year... :)

message 2: by Nóri (last edited Dec 05, 2019 01:26AM) (new)

Nóri | 71 comments To start things out with something I've been meaning to do for years:

The POPSUGAR reading challenge!
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1. A book becoming a movie in 2019 Where'd You Go, Bernadette
2. A book that makes you nostalgic Murder on the Orient Express
3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction) What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography
4. A book you think should be turned into a movie Godsgrave
5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads Pride and Prejudice
6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover Neverland's Library
7. A reread of a favorite book A Game of Thrones
8. A book about a hobby
9. A book you meant to read in 2018 Claw the System: Poems from the Cat Uprising
10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title
11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore The Winter of the Witch
13. A book published posthumously
14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie
15. A retelling of a classic
16. A book with a question in the title What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
17. A book set on college or university campus
18. A book about someone with a superpower Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
19. A book told from multiple POVs Salt to the Sea
20. A book set in space
21. A book by two female authors
22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title
23. A book set in Scandinavia
24. A book that takes place in a single day The Hanged Man
25. A debut novel Save Me
26. A book that's published in 2019 The Den
27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature Strange the Dreamer
28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire
29. A book with LOVE in the title
30. A book featuring an amateur detective
31. A book about a family Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two
32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America
33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title
34. A book that includes a wedding Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules
35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter Roar
36. A ghost story
37. A book with a two-word title Norse Mythology
38. A novel based on a true story Before We Were Yours
39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game Ready Player One
40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge Stardust

message 5: by Nóri (last edited Nov 25, 2019 07:17AM) (new)

Nóri | 71 comments An Author's Works Challenge


Agatha Christie:

1. Murder on the Orient Express

Stephen King:

Jane Austen:

1. Pride and Prejudice

William Shakespeare:

1. Richard II
2. Othello

message 6: by Nóri (last edited Dec 12, 2019 01:04AM) (new)

Nóri | 71 comments The Listopia Challenge

One of my reading resolutions this year is to read more classics. I'm going to use this list to help me.


1. Richard II
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. Lolita
4. Animal Farm
5. Murder on the Orient Express
6. Othello
7. Interview with the Vampire

message 7: by Nóri (last edited Nov 24, 2019 11:27PM) (new)

Duration: January 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019


1. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
2. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3. The Last Wish

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