Thursday, 1 November 2018

Challenges for 2019

It is the time of year when you look at what you are up to for the next year. Bev at My Reader's Block are inviting people to join her challenges. Here are the ones I will follow.

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2019

One of my favourite challenges, that helps you lower the number of books you have on your TBR shelves. It is the eighth year that Bev is hosting this challenge! Well done.

Here are the main rules (please visit Bev's site above for all the rules).

Challenge Levels:

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

The main Rules:
*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find that you're on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are certainly welcome to upgrade. All books counted for lower mountains carry over towards the new peak.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2019.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 1st, 2019.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2019.

I will aim at Mt Ararat for next year as well. I still have a few books to read from my shelves before reaching the top. All in all 48 books. If there is time and will, I might reach for Mt Kilimanjaro.

Calendar of Crime 2019 

The Rules (in short, for the complete rules visit Calendar of Crime challenge).

~Challenge runs from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. all books should be read during this time period. Sign up any time between now and November 1, 2019.

~All books must be mysteries. Humor, romance, supernatural elements (etc.) are welcome, but the books must be mysteries/crime/detective novels first.

~ Twelve books, one representing each month, are required for a completed challenge and to be eligible for the end-of-year prize drawing. Each month comes with several categories (see chart) that may be selected to fulfil the month's reading.

Usually, I don't read many of these books. However, lately, I have been quite busy reading just these kind of books. Love a good mystery story, as long as the murders are not too violent (often these days unfortunately) and the detective is someone else than a middle aged man, divorced, depressed and living an unhealthy life (often these days as well)!


  1. Thanks so much for joining me on both of these! I especially hope you enjoy the Calendar of Crime.

  2. Good luck finishing up this year & with next. I've got to write my challenge posts for next year soon!

  3. OMG, what are you doing to me??! Yesterday, I wrote in a comment that I was only going to do the Classics Club next year, no other challenge, and then I see the Calendar of Crime.... irresistible!