Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2019

I participated in the Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge for the last few years now, with varying degrees of success. Last year, I only managed to read a small number of books for this challenge.

But let’s not dwell on the past. I’m going for Silver level again this year, which means I have to read 25 books.

You can find out more about the challenge, or sign up to participate on Reading Between The Pages

I will keep track of my progress here, and on my main reading challenges page.

Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge 2019

I’ve participated in the Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge for the past few years, and I usually win the challenge (or enjoying trying to win it…) so I decided to sign up again.

For this challenge, you have to read mystery / crime / thriller / suspense books. This year, I’m aiming for level Detective, which means I have to read between 16 and 25 books. Wish me luck!

You can find out more about the challenge, or sign up to participate on Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My!

I will keep track of my progress here, and on my main reading challenges page.

  1. Haunted Blood by Elik Katzav
  2. A Trace of Revenge by Lyle Howard
  3. Where Shadows Meet by Nathan Ronen
  4. The Sanctity of Sloth by Greta Boris

A to Z Reading Challenge 2019


Last year, I participated in the A To Z Reading Challenge for the first time and although I didn’t win, I really enjoyed it, so I signed pu again this year. For this challenge, you have to read your way through the alphabet.
You can find out more about the challenge or sign up to participate on Ginger Mom Reads.
I will keep track of my progress here, and on my main reading challenges page.

Beat The Backlist Challenge 2019


I participated in the Beat The Backlist Challenge last year, and signed up again. I didn’t complete my goals last year, so this is my second try.
For this challenge, you can set your own reading goal, so I’m once again aiming for 20 books.
You can find out more about the challenge or sign up to participate on Novel Knight.
I will keep track of my progress here, and on my main reading challenges page.

  1. Malta, The Ultimate Island by Amit Offir
  2. Haunted Blood by Elik Katzav
  3. Psy’s Last Mission by Jacob Steinberg
  4. A Trace of Revenge by Lyle Howard
  5. When I Fall, I Shall Rise by Dan Shtauber
  6. Dolphins Don’t Run Marathons by Sam Brand
  7. Turn Your Dental Practice into a Successful Business by Gabriel Asulin
  8. The Little Prince by Yoram Selbst

New Release Reading Challenge 2019


I’ve been participating in the New Release challenge for a few years now. Last year, I aimed to read 61-100 new books, and I ended up reading 72, meaning I succeeded! With the challenge being so successful, of course I wanted to sign up again for this year.
You can find out more about the challenge, or sign up to participate on Unconventional Book Views.
This year, I’m aiming for level 3 again, namely to read 61-100 new books this year (New Release Veteran). Fingers crossed!
I will keep track of my progress here, and on my main reading challenges page.

  1. Where Shadows Meet by Nathan Ronen
  2. The Secret of Israel’s Power by Uzi Eilam
  3. The Sacred Artifact by Caldric Blackwell

 

Reading Challenges 2018

2018 has come to its end, and with that, I’m wrapping up things on the blog, and moving on from the last year, into a new year. The reading challenges I participated in this year were a lot of fun, but I wish I would’ve had the time to participate more. With my current schedule, I could only update the challenges once a month, but I didn’t really find the time to visit the challenges pages, or communicate with other people participating in this challenge, as I would’ve liked.

I didn’t participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge this year because I knew it would be tough to set a number now that I’m working full time, and juggling all that with studying, writing, and finding contractors for the home we’re building. I did participate in a few other challenges.

For the Netgalley Reading Challenge, I aimed for Silver level – 25 books. I ended up only reading and reviewing a miserable 2 books from Netgalley, so I didn’t win this challenge. Hopefully I’ll do better in 2019 but I have a nice line-up of Netgalley books waiting for my review right now, so I hope so!

The next challenge I participated in was the Beat The Backlist Challenge. I aimed to read at least 20 books from my backlist this year… but only managed to read 1 book from the backlist. Still some progress, but not as impressive as I had hoped. My plan is to make a list of books on my backlist for next year and cross them off one my one, hopefully that’ll help.

For the A-Z Reading Challenge 2018, I had to read books starting with every letter of the alphabet. I didn’t quite make it, but I made some good progress – I got 19 out of 26 letters.

Next up, for the New Release Reading Challenge, my goal was to read 61-100 new books this year… And I ended up reading 72, so that’s one challenge I completed! YAY!

Last but not least, I participated in the Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge, for reading mystery books. I aimed for third level, reading 26-35 thrillers, but ended up only reading 14 books.

I think most of my failing has to do with lack of time, and with reading less books than usual. In comparison, I read 189 books in 2017 and only 79 in 2018, less than half of my usual number. I hope to read at least 100 books in 2019 but that migyht be stretching it.

I’ll be participating in a few challenges again next year, but I might drop a few and maybe participate in a few new ones. We’ll see. Happy New Year!

Reading Challenges 2018

A new year means new reading challenges! This year, I signed up for a few challenges I’d already participated in last year, but I also signed up for quite a few new challenges. Check out the list of challenges below.

Read about my progress here.

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Read about my progress here.

A To Z Reading Challenge 2018


This year, I’m participating in the A To Z Reading Challenge for the first time. How exciting! For this challenge, you have to read your way through the alphabet.
You can find out more about the challenge or sign up to participate on Ginger Mom Reads.
I will keep track of my progress here, and on my main reading challenges page.

New Adult Reading Challenge 2018

For the first time, I’m participating in the New Adult Reading Challenge. New adult is one of my favorite genres, but I don’t read it enogh (in my opinion), so it’s time to change that!

For this challenge, I’m choosing the second level, NA initiate, which means I have to read 12 NA books.

You can find out more or sign up to participate in this challenge here.

I will keep track of my progress here, and on my main reading challenges page.

Beat The Backlist Challenge 2018

I participated in the Beat The Backlist Challenge last year, and signed up again. I didn’t complete my goals last year, so this is my second try.

For this challenge, you can set your own reading goal, so I’m once again aiming for 20 books.

You can find out more about the challenge or sign up to participate on Novel Knight.

I will keep track of my progress here, and on my main reading challenges page.

  1. Crowned (Beholder #4) by Christina Bauer