My 2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge

I set myself an aim to read 122 books in 2019.

It wasn’t going to be easy, but I got off to a good start, getting in lots of reading whilst travelling. Now I don’t commute to work but walk instead, I don’t get as much reading time in during the day (and I’m not complaining – I LOVE being able to walk to work). I’ve tried audiobooks and sometimes I can get really into them, but the story has to really grab me otherwise I find my mind wandering and I’ve missed who knows how much!

As the year went on, I lagged a bit behind. Then when I went on holiday each time I’d catch up because of train and plane trips, and airport waiting (good opportunity to get lots of reading in). Towards the end of the year, I had a bit of a stressful time and found myself lagging behind again! So, today I have a week left and I’m unsure if I’ll make it. I’ve read 118 or 122 books, and I may get a good amount more reading in when I go home for Christmas, and I’m off to PRague this New Year but may not have much time to read! So I thought I’d do my update now, and if I manage to complete my challenge then that’s an added bonus!

Here’s a link to my challenge so you can actually click on the book covers (the below are just images, sorry!) and I’d love to hear how you’ve got on with yours?

2019 reading challenge part 1

Have an amazing Christmas and a wonderful start to the New Year!



  1. Well done on being close to your target. I set myself the same target as last year – 156 – but, despite the fact it feels I’ve been reading at pretty much the same rate, I’m going to fall short by around twenty books. Even spending every waking hour reading I don’t think I can get through that many before the end of the month! Going to set myself a more realistic target next year.

    • 156 is an amazing target! I would definitely struggle to get that number too. Even falling short of 20 is still an amazing total, well done! ????????

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