2019 Rewind Challenge

I saw this challenge created by Tammy at Books, Bones and Buffy the other day, and as someone who is perpetually  finding amazing books to read and trying to make a better effort at catching up on releases, I knew I had to get in on this. Basically, the 2019 Rewind Challenge involves tackling the books you might have missed out on when they first came out, but that you are still determined and desperate to read, and the goal is to read them by the end of the year.

You can choose as many books as you’d like, but I’ve decided not to go nuts and try for six – one for each month until the end of the year isn’t too unreasonable, is it? Completely doable!


I literally have dozens of books I need/want/have to read, but these are some that are high on my priority list that I really should have gotten to a while ago. A few of these also have sequels coming out this summer, and of course that has lit a fire under me. As well, my NetGalley TBR is starting to get out of hand and I want to knock a couple off that pile to bring my stats back up a bit.

But wait! I also want to add a second part to this challenge as motivation to help me read some early 2019 books released in the first three months of the year that I’m still very passionate about, but for whatever reason I just haven’t gotten to them yet. I’m already planning to read these, but tying them to this challenge will be a good reminder not to neglect them and also to push me to get them read and reviewed before December 31, 2019.

I’m pretty confident I can do this, and I’ve already packed a few of these books to go on vacation with me this week because I’m excited to get started right away. What are your thoughts on mid-year challenges, and could your TBR benefit from some type of “Rewind” challenge?

30 Comments on “2019 Rewind Challenge”

  1. I’m so happy you’re doing this challenge too! Yours is doubly ambitious, but if anyone can pull it off it’s you😁 I hope you get to Titanshade, I had so much fun with it!

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  2. I read Jade City, The Ruin of Kings, Fire & Blood and A Memory Called Empire and I honestly think all of them are worth your time, for different reasons.


  3. This is something I need to do! I’ve fallen behind in my reading a bit so have missed a few that I’ve had on my tbr forever. And my NetGalley percentage went from never falling below 90 to lately hovering around 76. 😕 Since I do most of my reading on my phone I really don’t have much of an excuse for not getting it done beyond the usual life stuff. On the bright side, at least I know I’ll not be running out of reading material anytime soon! Lol

    P.S. Jade City is one of my favorite books! Seriously some of the best character development I’ve ever read in fantasy. I can’t wait to read Jade War!


    • I know the feeling, I feel like I’m constantly behind and falling behind even more by the day with all the great new releases each week. I also need to work on my NetGalley stats, for a long time I was also above 90 but now I’ve slipped to like 85 or thereabouts. I know that’s not bad but it’s going to keep slipping if I don’t do something! 😀


  4. Very nice TBR pile there. I may check out this challenge myself! I was already planning on doing a backlist read for fall, if I make it an official challenge I feel like I’ll stick with it, LOL. Good luck!


  5. I’m going to join in with this challenge – it will maybe push me to get to some of the books I’ve not yet managed to pick up.
    Good lucky with yours.
    I want that Titan Shades book – I keep waiting to see if it comes out in electronic format but so far nope.
    Lynn 😀


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