Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge

EDIT (01/17/19): I managed to derp big time. Not only did I mistype my entire list but I repeated one book twice (I mean, I love your books Russell Brand, and will probably read “Recovery” a few times but that’s a bit much for a reading list…) and then I decided to omit two books, which I swapped out for two that I picked up at used books stores during my trip in September. Nova Scotia and PEI awarded me two first editions so I have marked them with a * and will be reading them in place of what was previously there. Book 023 is another from the trip, just not a first edition. Now my list is complete.


I first started participating in 2017, but I didn’t start tracking until last year (my progress was 0% if you’re curious because I didn’t log any of the books I did read). So for this year, I pruned last year’s list of 41 books down to 19, added 5 more and voilà, I have my Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge book list. I’ll be doing a blog post for each month (two books a month, give or take) so once I’m done each book, I’ll come back here and link the title/author to the corresponding blog page. Here are the books I’m hoping to read in 2019:


001| American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

002| The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth – Stephen Singular

003| The Blade Artist – Irvine Welsh

004| To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

005| Mess: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act – Barry Yourgrau

006| No Easy Answers: The Truth Behind Death at Columbine – Brooks Brown

007| Columbine – Dave Cullen

008| Parkland: Birth of a Movement – Dave Cullen

009| Some Hell – Nathan Patrick

010| Diary – Chuck Palahniuk

011| Choke – Chuck Palahniuk

012| Skagboys – Irvine Welsh

013| Naked Lunch – William S. Burroughs *

014| Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions – Russell Brand

015| Lullaby – Chuck Palahniuk

016| Invisible Monsters – Chuck Palahniuk

017| The Bullet Journal Method – Ryder Carrol

018| The Acid House – Irvine Welsh *

019| Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut

020| Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

021| Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

022| The Hard Way Out – Dave Atwell (Jerry Langton)

023| Cockroach – Rawi Hage

024| Bird Box – Jason Malerman