2019 Reading Challenge Round-Up & 2020 Pledge


2019 was the first year I’ve ever really done the Goodreads reading challenge properly and I really loved doing it! I remember deciding to do the 2019 reading challenge in December 2018 and I pretty much dropped everything after Christmas day to just read, which resulted in me finishing 2 books in January! It was really nice to get back into reading and I originally pledged to read 5 books as I thought I’d be far too busy with work and writing to read any more than that but I actually surprised myself and ended up reading over double what I originally pledged! Here’s an overview of my 2019 reading challenge…

2019 Reading Challenge Overview

Books Pledged: 5
Total Books Read:

Everything I Read In 2019:

one day in december
language of kindness
dare to dream

1. One Day In December – Josie Silver
2. The Language Of Kindness – Christie Watson
3. Dare To Dream – Izzy Judd

all the bright places
wilde like me cover
paris for one cover

4. All The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
5. Wilde Like Me – Louise Pentland
6. Paris For One – Jojo Moyes

five feet apart book
longest holiday

7. Five Feet Apart – Rachel Lippincott
8. The Longest Holiday – Paige Toon
9. Some Kind Of Wonderful – Giovanna Fletcher

this is going to hurt
five years from now
twas the nightshift before christmas

10. This Is Going To Hurt – Adam Kay
11. Five Years From Now – Paige Toon
12. Twas’ The Nightshift Before Christmas – Adam Kay

Top 3 books I Read In 2019:

this is going to hurt
dare to dream
language of kindness

1. This Is Going To Hurt – Adam Kay
2. Dare To Dream – Izzy Judd
3. The Language Of Kindness – Christie Watson

I learned in 2019 that one of my favourite genres to read is non-fiction! I read 4 non-fiction books this year and found that I enjoyed learning about real-life stories much more than I enjoyed the fiction books I read. Luckily, I’ve got a few non-fiction books that I’ve yet to read, so 2020 looks a good year for reading!

Goodreads Stats

I read: 4,080 pages across 12 books
Shortest book I read: Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas – Adam Kay – 144 pages
Longest book I read: The Longest Holiday – Paige Toon – 416 pages
Most popular book I read this year: All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven – 570,778 others also read this
Least popular book I read this year: Dare to Dream – Izzy Judd – 484 others also read this
Highest rated on Goodreads: Dare to Dream – Izzy Judd

2020 Pledge

This year I have decided to pledge 10 books. I may not get through them all but I said that last year about 5 so I’ll try to read around the same as last year if I can (give or take!) I won’t however, put any pressure on myself to read this year, just as and when I get chance is fine, any book I finish with my busy life is an achievement!

So, that’s the end of my 2019 reading challenge round-up! Are you doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge this year? If so, how many books are you pledging?

If you haven’t already, make your pledge now

Happy reading!



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Bethany-Rose Turner

Lifestyle Blogger

Hello and welcome to my blog, it’s nice to have you here! I enjoy writing lifestyle content with a variety of other topics including books, travel, musical theatre and Disney. So, if you too are a fan of any of those things, you’ll feel right at home here!


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