So I want to challenge myself during 2020. I’ve seen many challenges like this one on other blogs and on booktube. But I want to read some of the winners and runner-ups of the 2019 goodreads choice awards. And then at the end of the year, or whenever I finish reading all the books I want to read, I want to choose my own winners!
The challenge part in this will be that I do want to read from genres I don’t normally read! My initial idea was have read at least 3 books of each genre. But for some genres I’m really not interested, so I just try to read one or two! Most of the time I want to read at least the winner, but for some categories I’m really not interested in those haha.
I don’t really know what my plan is haha. I will try and read some books from each category and choose my winners when I feel like I’m ready for that!
Here are the books from each category that I’ve read or plan on reading (some books count for more than one category, won’t list them twice)!
Also, all reviews are linked!
Normal people – Sally Rooney (TBR)
Where the forest meets the stars – Glendy Vanderah (TBR)
Ask again, yes – Mary Beth Keane (TBR)
Mystery & thriller
The silent patient – Alex Michealides (TBR)
My sister, the serial killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite (Read)
The turn of the key – Ruth ware (TBR)
An anonymous girl – Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (TBR)
Lock every door – Riley Sager (TBR)
Miracle creek – Angie Kim (Read)
Daisy Jones & the six – Taylor Jenkins Reid (Read)
The nickel boys – Colson Whitehead (TBR)
City of girls – Elizabeth Gilbert (TBR)
Fantasy (There are many more I want to read in this one, but sequels..)
Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo (DNF)
The priory of the orange tree – Samantha Shannon (Read)
The red scrolls of magic – Cassandra Clare (Read)
The winter of the witch – Katherina Arden (Read)
Black Leopard, Red wolf – Marlon James (TBR)
Middlegame – Seanan McGuire (Read)
The ten thousand doors of January – Alix E Harrow (TBR)
Gods of Jade and shadow – Silvia Moreno-Garcia (TBR)
The dragon republic – RF Kuang (Read)
Darkdawn – Jay Kristoff (Read)
Red, white and royal blue – Casey McQuiston (TBR)
The unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren (TBR)
The flatshare – Beth O’Leary (TBR)
The wallflower wager – Tessa Dare (Read)
Recursion – Blake Crouch (TBR)
Gideon the ninth – Tamsyn Muir (Read)
This is how you lose the time war – Amal El-Mohtar (TBR)
The test – Sylvain Neuvel (TBR)
One word kill – Mark Lawrence (TBR)
To be taught, if fortunate – Becky Chambers (Read)
The girl in red – Christina Henry (TBR)
Growing things – Paul Tremblay (TBR)
Monster of Elendhaven – Jenifer Giesbrecht (TBR)
The luminous dead – Caitlin Starling (TBR)
Dear girls – Ali Wong (TBR)
Girl, stop apologizing – Rachel Hollis (TBR)
Talking to strangers – Malcolm Gladwell (TBR)
History & biography
The five – Hallie Rubenhold (TBR)
Pumpkinheads – Rainbow Rowell (TBR)
Heartstopper vol. 2 – Alice Oseman (Read)
Shades of magic vol. 1 – VE Schwab (Read)
Mooncakes – Suzanne Walker (Read)
Paper girls vol. 5 – Brian K Vaughan (Read)
Bloom – Kevin Panetta (TBR)
Laura Dean keeps breaking up with me – Mariko tamaki (TBR)
Fence vol. 9 – CS Pascat (Read)
Shout – Laurie Halse Anderson (TBR)
The mermaids voice returns in this one – Amanda Lovelace (TBR)
Debut novels (Many overlap with other categories, so only mentioning the ones I haven’t yet)
We hunt the flames – Hafisah Faizal (TBR)
Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams (TBR)
On earth we’re briefly gorgeous – Ocean Vuang (TBR)
Serpent & Dove – Shelby Mahurin (Read)
House of salt and sorrow – Erin A Craig (Read)
Five feet apart – Rachael Lippincott (TBR) (I really want to know how this one won?!!)
On the come up – Angie Thomas (Read)
With the fire on high – Elizabeth Acevedo (Read)
Two can keep a secret – Karen McManus (Read)
I wish you all the best – Mason Deaver (TBR)
The vanishing stair – Maureen Johnson (Read)
American Royals – Katherine McGee (Read)
Capturing the devil – Kerri Maniscalco (Read)
The princess and the fangirl – Ashely Poston (DNF)
YA science fiction & fantasy (might be my most read genre haha)
The wicked king – Holly Black (Read)
Wayward son – Rainbow Rowell (TBR)
Queen of Air and Darkness – Cassandra Clare (Read)
King of scars – Leigh Bardugo (Read)
Wilder girls – Rory Power (Read)
The toll – Neal Shusterman (Read)
A Curse so dark and lonely – Brigid Kemmerer (Read)
Finale – Stephanie Garber (Read)
Sorcery of thorns – Margaret Rogerson (Read)
Aurora Rising – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Read)
Supernova – Marissa Meyer (TBR)
Bloodwitch – Susan Dennard (Read)
Call down the hawk – Maggie Stiefvater (Read)
Four dead queens – Astrid Scholte (TBR)
The gilded wolves – Roshani Chokshi (Read)
The tyrant’s tomb – Rick Riordan (Read)
Tunnel of bones – VE Schwab (Read)
A crystal of time – Soman Chainani (TBR)
Dragon pearl – Yoon Ha Lee (TBR)
Aru Shah and the song of the dead – Roshani Chokshi (TBR)
Other words for home – Jasmine Warga (TBR)
Dead voices – Katherina Arden (TBR)
I might be doubting my plans after writing this haha! But there are many books in here that I’m actually very excited to read!
13 thoughts on “Challenge: GoodReads Choice Awards 2019”
There are some categories here where I want to read basically everything you’ve mentioned and a few others that I actually recently added to my TBR. I’m really curious about The Five as a completely different genre to what I usually read. I hope you enjoy these all (:
I feel the same about The five, it sounds very good, but it is not what I normally read!
Wow, this quite a challenge. I hope you find some good reads out of it!
I really hope so too ahha. Otherwise it’s going to be a lot of effort for ‘nothing’ :p
That’s a great challenge to broaden one’s range of genres. Good luck!
A lot of these are still on my TBR. One of my favourite books is Red, White and Royal Blue. It’s just so perfect.
I’ve heard amazing things about that one! So I reslly want to pick it up!
This is a great idea – good luck with all your reading.
Thanks! I really hope to find some unexpected favourites!
What a great challenge, Evelyn. I’m guilty of not reading outside my usual genres very often, but I bought a copy of Red, White, and Royal Blue after hearing so many wonderful comments from friends in my book club and reading the fantastic reviews. But that’s definitely not as ambitious as what you’re doing – good luck!
Thanks! I really hope to find some unexpected favourites!
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