2019 Reading Assignment Challenge | Spring Semester

Michelle and Berls @ Because Reading


The rules have evolved and how we have a fun new twist for 2019!

From Because Reading:
This year you'll be registering for classes that fit your reading goals.  And the best part?  You're only registering for a semester at a time!  The spring semester is January - May 2019.  You'll come back in May to register for your summer classes (June-August 2019).  And again in August to register for your fall classes (September - December).  You can register for the same classes all year if you want, but you can also switch it up, depending on your life and goals.

And to add onto that, we get three different Professor's courses we can register for:

Professor AuthorLuv
Professor AuthorLuv used to have her own school, where her students we're required to pick a favorite author and commit to reading all their books over the course of a year (aka The AuthorLuv Challenge).  She's decided to make her life a little easier and just host some classes here instead.  She still wants you to pick a favorite author and commit to reading a certain number of books by that author each month, but she's letting you set your number based on the level course you sign up for.

Professor Genre
Professor Genre is all about choosing a genre/theme.  For his classes you'll commit to reading a certain number of books from one genre each month.  Choose your level course to sign up for the number of books you'll read each month.  (theme can be anything from Christmas to reading books with the letter P in the title).

Professor Mix-It-Up
Professor Mix-It-Up wants you to have the freedom to mix-it-up.  For her courses you'll commit to reading a certain number of books from a list that you create in the first month of the course.  She's giving you a lot of freedom.  The books can be any genre, any author, any format!  But you have to have your list completed and posted by January 31, 2019 and you have to stick to it.  Choose your level course to sign up for the number of books you'll read each month.

Reading Levels are now known as either Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Classes, but the concept is still the same.

The Classes:
  • Beginner Class (credits: 1) - In the beginner's course you're committing to reading one book a month per each course.  You'll get an A if you read 1 book by all 5 months, a B if you read 1 book 4 of the months, a C if you read 1 book 3 of the months, and a D if you read 1 book 2 of the months.  The Professor will have to give you an F for anything less.
  • Intermediate Class (credits: 2) - In the intermediate course you're committing to reading two books a month per each course. You'll get an A if you read 2 books all 5 months, a B if you read 2 books 4 of the months, a C if you read 2 books 3 of the months, and a D if you read 2 books 2 of the months.  The Professor will have to give you an F for anything less.
  • Advanced Class (credits: 3) - In the advanced course you're committing to reading three books a month per each course.  You'll get an A if you read 3 books all 5 months, a B if you read 3 books 4 of the months, a C if you read 3 books 3 of the months, and a D if you read 3 books 2 of the months.  The Professor will have to give you an F for anything less.

And this time we will get graded per semester for each class:

Points breakdown
Advanced A - 6 points Intermediate A - 5 points Beginner A - 4 points
Advanced B - 5 points Intermediate B - 4 points Beginner B - 3 points
Advanced C - 4 points Intermediate C - 3 points Beginner C - 2 points
Advanced D - 3 points Intermediate D - 2 points Beginner D - 1 point


For more details, visit the 2019 Reading Assignment Challenge sign up post at the beginning of this page.


My Goals:


Professor AuthorLuv - Intermediate Class (credits: 2):
  • I will be reading books by Amanda Quick.

Professor Genre - Advanced Class (credits: 3):
  • I will be reading historical fiction books of any sub-type genre (general historical fiction, historical romance, historical mysteries, etc.).
  • Some of the authors I plan on reading from include: Courtney Milan, Tessa Dare, Kelly Bowen, Anna Lee Huber, and I especially plan on reading Deanna Raybourn's newest installment of her Victoria Speedwell series, A Dangerous Collaboration.

Professor Mix-It-Up - Beginner's Class (credits: 1):
  • Below is my finalized reading list for the spring semester.

2019 Reading Assignment | Spring Semester Courses! -- announcement post


Professor AuthorLuv - Intermediate (credits: 2):


Author:  Amanda Quick // 2 books per month // 10 books total
Progress:  4/10 books read


1.  With This Ring | January | Read 1/11/19
2.  I Thee Wed | January | Read 1/18/19


3.  Wicked Widow | February | Read 2/15/19
4.  Lie By Moonlight | February | Read 2/20/19


5.  Slightly Shady by Amanda Quick | March
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Professor Genre - Advanced (credits: 3):


Genre:  Historical Fiction // 3 books per month // 15 books total
Progress: 6/15 books read


1.  The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber | January | Read 1/8/19
2.  The Bride by Julie Garwood | January | Read 1/14/19
3.  Mr. Ridley by Delilah Marvelle | January | Read 1/28/19


4.  Sweet Release by Pamela Clare | February | Read 2/22/19
5.  Carnal Gift by Pamela Clare | February | Read 2/24/19
6.  Ride the Fire by Pamela Clare | February | Read 2/28/19


7.  Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber | March
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Professor Mix-It-Up - Beginner (credits: 1):


Pre-chosen List (see below) // 1 book per month // 5 books total
Progress: 2/5 books read


1.  The Neverending Story by Michael Ende | January | Read 1/29/19
2.  Part Time Cowboy by Maisey YatesFebruary | Read 2/7/19
3.  Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld | March
4.   I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
5.  The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie


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