My Reading Challenge 2019

If you’ve followed my reading challenges you’ll know in the past few years I’ve created my own list by taking inspiration and prompts from Modern Mrs Darcy or Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge which really appeal to me.

Well this year my fabulous friend, Sarah Sulzberger has created her own rather fabulous reading challenge on her blog Dance, Dance, Ramble, Ramble and I’m going to be creating my reading list following many of the prompts on her list.

If you want to join in with her challenge and book chat, visit where you can download her full list (also pictured right) and use/follow the hashtag #ddrrreadingchallenge

Why am I following this one? It’s not JUST because Sarah is one of my favourite people ever (see here) but I love the prompts she’s selected, I think they’ll really get me reading new authors, genres, styles and stories and after all, that’s exactly what these challenges are about!

As for me, I’ll list the prompts I’m focusing on below, along with the books I’ve picked and my reviews.

See previous challenge lists



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Currently Reading

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris

Reading Challenge Selected Prompts - 2019

  • A book which passes the Bechdel test  | The Power | Naomi Alderman ☺☺☺☺☺

  • A debut novel | Four Steps | Wendy Hudson ☺☺

  • A book by a local author

  • A book which won a literary award | The curious incident of the dog in the night-time ☺☺☺☺

  • A book which makes you laugh |  The Prisoner of Brenda | Colin Bateman ☺☺☺☺☺

  • A book about a religion or culture you aren’t familiar with

  • A book you just want to read | Sleep No More | P D James ☺☺☺☺

  • A book recommended by a friend | Geek Love | Katherine Dunn ☺☺☺☺ ☺

  • A book written by a woman of colour

  • A classic text

  • A book being made into a film | The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared | Jonas Jonasson ☺☺☺☺☺

  • A book from a series you like The Cutting Edge | Jeffrey Deaver ☺☺☺

  • A book published in 2019


Another books I've read this year: 

  • The Cows | Dawn O'Porter ☺☺☺☺

  • The Book Of Lost Things | John Connelly ☺☺☺☺

  • Transcription | Kate Atkinson☺☺☺☺

  • Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty ☺☺☺
  • The Outsider | Stephen King ☺☺☺
  • Watch Out! An Autobiography | Jeremy Beadle ☺☺☺