I love a good mystery, and I'm going to try to read 20 this year! This challenge is hosted by Carol's Notebook, and I can't wait to get started.
Here are the possible levels:
5-15 books – Amateur sleuth
16-25 books – Detective – This is my goal for the year.
26-35 books – Inspector
36 – 55 – Special agent
56+ books – Sherlock Holmes
Although, who wouldn't want to be Sherlock Holmes? This is going to be a fun one! I plan on keeping track of this challenge on my 2020 Goals page.
I'm excited to be participating in The Backlist Reading Challenge 2020, hosted by The Bookwyrm's Hoard!
My goal is to read 20 books that were published before 2019 and are already on my TBR pile. I'm adding a twist to the challenge - these books have to be my own. No library books allowed! I also hope to read 20 more books that were published in 2019 that are on my TBR List and don't count towards this challenge. Therefore, I'm hoping to read 40 of my own books this year, with half of them counting towards this challenge. I'm excited and can't wait to try it! I plan on keeping track of my books on my 2020 Goals page.
I'm a Hufflepuff, and here is my reading list for our September challenge!
I'm excited for it!
The Hufflepuff group book is The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert.
Read a book with a powerful female lead: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
Read a book that features a squad: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Read a YA romance: The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
Read a book over 500 pages: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Read the group book: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
If I make it through Lion King and Aladdin, here are the books that I will read for team Tangled.
Read a book with glowing reviews: Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Read a dark/mysterious book: Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
The Snuggly Duckling Crew
Read a book with a dreamy cover: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Read a book featuring a power-hungry character - this book must be out of your comfort zone: The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Read the group book: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
So if I finish all of Team Lion King's books, I can move on to books from other teams. Exciting! Here are the books that I plan to read if I make it there.
Read a book that features royalty: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Read a book that contains romance: Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West
The Magic Carpet
Read a fantasy book: Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Read a book that will suck you into its world as if in a trance - this book must only be read at dark: Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Read the group book: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Here's what I'm planning on reading for each prompt - however my Pumbaa power allows me to change my mind!
Read a book featuring a male protagonist: Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town by Adam Christopher
Read a book featuring war and politics: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Read an adult romance: A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole
Read a book that will push your emotions over the edge - this book must be completed in a day: Stranger Things: Runaway Max by Brenna Yovanoff
Read the group book: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
A month-long Disney readathon taking place in August
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids
Simon Pulse, 2015
Elyse used to be an amazing singer, but like Ariel, she lost her voice. (For the record, Elyse was in a terrible accident - a sea witch did not take her voice.) To deal with her trauma (or run from it), she moves to Atargatis Cove and meets Christian Kane. He encourages her to be herself and face her fears.
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True
Balzer + Bray, 2013
This is perfect for people who desperately want to go to a theme park in a warm place but can't get away. Plus, it gives a (fictional) behind-the-scenes look at the "glamorous" life of a park worker. Most importantly, there's also a Prince Charming!
If you like Suspense and Horror
The weather in Paper Valentine is the opposite of winter - the heat is breaking records in town. However, citizens are more preoccupied with the Valentine Killer, who is on the loose and murdering young girls. The main character, Hannah, is under a lot of pressure because she is being haunted by her friend Lillian's ghost, who insists Hannah to find the culprit before another girl dies.