Read My Name – a 2019 Reading Challenge

Spread the love

I hosted a version of this challenge WAAAYYYYYY back in the late 2000s. I decided to bring it back.

Please note: Although this blog is a nonfiction blog, this challenge is for fiction as well as nonfiction.

Read My Name Reading Challenge

GOAL: Read books with your first, middle or last name as an author name, character name, place name or is about someone of that name. You choose your goal # of books.

This challenges goes from Jan 1, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019 and includes all types of books (audio, ebooks etc), rereads are fine and you can choose books as you go or ahead of time. You can overlap books with other challenges. It’s okay if you started a book before Jan 1 as long as you finish it in 2019.

To clarify:

  • You can use your first, middle and/or last name and may include nicknames if you so choose.
  • You don’t have to use the same name for each read or in the same way.
  • You can use maiden and/or married names if you have both.
  • The names don’t have to be spelled the same. e.g. Meagan can read books by a Megan or a Meaghann.


I’m Kathleen Bailey and I can read a Cathleen or a Bailee. It can be author Kathleen Norris or Tessa Bailey or even Stephanie Garber (Garber is my maiden name). The book can take place in any of the cities called Bailey or have a character named Kathleen or be the memoir of a real person named Kathleen, Bailey or Garber.

With billions of books in the world and the ability to use alternative spellings, I hope everyone can find something to read.

I’ll add a linkup in January incase you want to linkup any reviews (not mandatory) and see what everyone else is reading.


To signup, comment below. It’s not mandatory but I’d love it if you’d post about the challenge, maybe include your goal # and any ideas you have for books. A post that lists all your reading challenges is fine.

Note: I’m not using inlinkz anymore so NEW signups must comment.

About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.