The Year of Finishing: 2019 Reading Challenge List, Part One

The Popsugar Reading Challenge grabbed my attention toward the end of 2017 as I was finishing up my second year of reading challenges. I decided to give it a go and had a blast with it in 2018. So, when the time approached for the new list of prompts to be released, I waited anxiously along with thousands of other readers who follow the Popsugar group on Goodreads. I didn’t wait patiently, however, and I got drawn away by the 2019 Around the Year in 52 Books (ATY) reading list that had already been released. I told myself I would just take a look, see what the fuss is about. Well, I didn’t “just take a look” and I ended up signing on to do both reading challenges in 2019.

Here then, is the list of books I plan to read for the 2019 ATY Reading Challenge:

A book that was nominated for, or won an award in a genre you enjoy: The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman
A book with one of the 5 W’s in the title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill
A book with an author whose name contains A, T and Y: Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi
A book with a criminal character: The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson
A book written or inspired by Shakespeare: The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt
A book with a dual time line: Dragon’s Triangle, by Christine Kling
Two books related to the same topic, genre or theme: Shadowrise and Shadowheart, by Tad Williams
A book from one of the top 5 money making genres: The Subtle Knife, by Philip Pullman
A book featuring a historical figure:
A book related to one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals: Eragon, by Christopher Paolini
A book about reading, books or an author/writer: The Clinic, by Jonathan Kellerman
A book from a New York Public Library’s Staff Picks list: The God of Small Things, by Arundati Roy
A book with a title, subtitle or cover related to an astronomical term: Time and Stars, by Poul Anderson
A book set in or by an author from a Mediterranean country: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
A book told from multiple perspectives: The Stone of Farewell, by Tad Williams
A speculative fiction: Otherland: River of Blue Fire, by Tad Williams
A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements: Iron Gold, by Pierce Brown
A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR: Otherland: Mountain of Black Glass, by Tad Williams
A book featuring indigenous people: Akata Witch, by Nnedi Okorafor
A book for a suggestion from the ATY 2019 polls that was polarizing or a close call – A book where the protagonist enters another world: Otherland: Sea of Silver Light, by Tad Williams
A book with a number in the title or on the cover: Four, by Veronica Roth
A book inspired by the wedding rhyme #1 – something old: The Secret of the Old Clock, by Carolyn Keane
A book inspired by the wedding rhyme #2 – something new: New Spring, by Robert Jordan
A book inspired by the wedding rhyme #3 – something borrowed: The Borrowers, by Mary Norton
A book inspired by the wedding rhyme #4 – something blue: Something Blue, by Emily Griffin
A book from the 1001 books to read before you die list: War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy
A book related to something cold: Winter, by Marissa Meyer
A book published before 1950: The Aeneid, by Virgil
A book featuring an elderly character: Gallow’s Hill, by Charles F. French
A children’s classic you’ve never read: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry! by Mildred D. Taylor
A book with more than 500 pages: To Green Angel Tower, by Tad Williams
A book you’ve owned for at least a year but haven’t read: Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse, by Rick Riordan
A book with a person’s name in the title: Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine
A psychological thriller: Twisted, by Jonathan Kellerman
A book featured on the NPR Best Books of the Year list: Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue
A book set in school or university: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling
A book not written in traditional novel format: A Joyful Noise, by Paul Fleischman
A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life: The Rose and the Dagger, by Renee Ahdieh
A book you stumbled upon: The Tombs of Atuan, by Ursula K. LeGuin
A book from the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards: The Martian, by Andy Weir
A book with a monster or monstrous character: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan
A book related to S.T.E.M.: I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
A book related in some way to a TV show/series or movie you enjoyed: The Black Panther Epic Collection, by Don McGregor
A multi-generational saga: There, There, by Tommy Orange
A book with a (mostly) black cover: Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan
A book related to food: A Feast for Crows, by George R. R. Martin
A National Book Award finalist or winner from any year: Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See
A book that includes a journey: Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne
A book published in 2019: The Empire of Grass, by Tad Williams
A book with a weird or intriguing title: The Last Innocent Man, Phillip Margolin

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