Signing up for the 2019 Audiobook Challenge

 

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I decided to join another challenge for 2019.  This one is for audiobooks.  You can sign up here.

 

Challenge Details

  • Runs January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. You can join at anytime.
  • The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2019 than you did in 2018.
  • Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)
  • ANY genres count.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc.
  • If you’re a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge to help spread the word. If you’re not a blogger you can help by posting on Facebook or Tweeting about the challenge.
  • Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. First update in June 30, 2019 and last update in December 15, 2019.

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2019 Pages Read Challenge Sign Up

 

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I decided to sign up for the 2019 Pages Read Challenge hosted by Book Dragon’s Lair.  I thought this looked like a good one for me.

 

About The Challenge:

How many pages can you read this year?

This challenge isn’t about how many books you read but rather how many pages. After all, it isn’t fair that I might read 4 titles and another might read 2 titles but we’ve read the same number of pages!

There is one hard rule, one just for general courtesy, several guidelines and eight levels.
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35 Of My Favorite 2018 Releases

 

I tried so hard to narrow this down and already feel bad about the books I had to leave off my list.  These are books that I read in 2018 that released in 2018.

 

These are in no particular order except that the first 5 are my top 5 2018 releases.

 

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My Top 25 Books Read In 2018

 

I read so many great books in 2018.  It was hard to narrow down to a top 25.  I probably could have done a top 50.   But these are the ones I went with.  Some are older books and some were arcs of books coming out in 2019.  I will have another post soon with my top books released in 2018.

 

The order for these change a lot, so kind of ignore that part of it.  I honestly feel bad about some of the books that just missed my list.

 

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Review of Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee (digital arc)

 

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Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

 

Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee’s space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you’d never know it by looking at her.

To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.

When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.

Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams.

This sci-fi adventure with the underpinnings of Korean mythology will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination.

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2018 Edelweiss & Netgalley Challenge Wrap Up

 

Back in January 2018, I decided to sign up for this challenge.  If you go back to my post, you’ll see that my goal was to read 25, but I was hoping for gold which was 50.

 

Here is a breakdown by month on how I did for the year.  I also have monthly post wrap ups if you want to see what I read.

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