Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge

Hello friends! Last year I picked up the 2018 Goodreads Reading challenge, and I didn’t really get to update what happened with that. I mostly did my readings towards the last three months of the year, and I was so so close to finishing my personal goal of 20 books. I ended up with 18! I had meant to read more during my company shut-down/vacation for the holidays but I ended up not going that.

I posted a photo of books I had wanted to read last year, but I ended up not reading many if not any of those and instead set upon a path of reading/buying manga. That being said I’m going to continue down that road, and try to incorporate manga reviews. However, I’m not sure how spoiler-free I can be when I’m writing, but I’ll put warnings all over the place.

image via goodreads

I want to say that I’ll be aiming for a healthy balance of manga to actual novels; but I’m going to be honest with myself and at least aim for 5 of my pledge of 20 to be actual novels. I have my 5 novels picked up, and I actually finished 1/20 books pledge by reading Volume 1 of Golden Kamuy.  I decided to pick up the manga because I loved the show so much, that it definitely seemed like I should read it, especially when a twitter mutual told me that the anime actually left out quite a few story arcs, and honestly I read one that was left out and am honestly sad that this particular story didn’t make it.

Anyways, I’ll try to update you guys regularly on this too, probably in the “Where in the World is Zel?” series.

But if you’re up to the challenge, and are on goodreads, feel free to follow me. My profile is here: Zel’s 2019 goodreads Reading Challenge

Again, here’s a snapshot of what I’m planning to read this year. Hopefully I can manage the actual novels. I already started one of them, since one of my fanfics revolves the geisha world.


What books are you guys reading this year? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂