2020 Reading Challenges

January 12, 2020 reading challenges, Uncategorized 3

I cannot believe we are already in 2020! I haven’t participated in reading challenges in a few years now, but I used to love them!

So I decided for one of my blogging resolutions, I would like to get back into the reading challenge mode. I love challenges because they help me grab books that are not just review books to read, like some of my older books that I have been putting off, or having found time to get to, and they force me to be more social. I love seeing other people’s progress and checking in with them.

I also am hoping to find some new blogs to love. A lot of the blogs I used to follow are no longer blogging, which makes me sad, but that really means I have an opportunity to discover new awesome blogs! So comment below with some blogs you think I should check out, or if you have a challenge I haven’t found yet, let me know that also!

ok, let’s get to it. Here are the challenges I am signing up for in 2020.

I will also use this page to update my progress. I am also aiming to do a reading challenge update in monthly wrap up posts.

 

 

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Michelle has
read 5 books toward
her goal of
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Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2020

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2020

Host: Alexa Loves Books , Hello, Chelly &  Kristin from Super Space Chick
Progress: 25/50 (50%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
In Progress

50

Hosted by Alexa Loves BooksHello, Chelly &  Kristin from Super Space Chick

You can sign up for the challenge HERE

Why I signed up: I love fantasy books, but I have so many older series that I have not read yet…like at all! (like all the grishaverse series! Don’t shun me!) So I want to read ALL THE FANTASY books in 2020!

Goal: at least 50

Challenge Hashtag: #flightsoffantasy

Progress:

  1. Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim
  2. Spellhacker by M.K. England
  3. The Last Atlantian by Mikki Noble
  4. The Will and the Wilds by Charlie N. Holmberg
  5. All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
  6. The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes
  7. The Queen's Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz
  8. The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet
  9. Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco
  10. The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler
  11. The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
  12. Fae Hunter by Sarah K.L. Wilson, Fleitas Luciano
  13. The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis
  14. Havenfall by Sara Holland
  15. So This is Love by Elizabeth Lim
  16. Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
  17. Last Chance Academy by Alex Lidell
  18. Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova
  19. Tate's Tale by Lilith Darville
  20. Hidden Knights by Jennifer Anne Davis
  21. Descendants of the Curse: Jessie's Awakening by C.S. Kendall
  22. Gilded Ruins by Chantal Gadoury
  23. Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon
  24. The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
  25. Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Anela Deen


2020 Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge

2020 Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge

Host: Kimberly Faye Reads
Progress: 5/37 (14%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
In Progress

14

Hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads

You can sign up for the challenge HERE

Why I signed up: My TBR is officially out of control! One of my larger goals this year is to read older completed series, and this challenge will help me focus on that.

Goal: Field Goal: read 37-48 TBR books

Challenge Hashtag: #TackleMyTBR2020

My TBR: I have created a goodreads shelf with over 75 books that are on my TBR, but I may add or change some of the books up as I go.

HERE is the link to my TBR for this challenge

Progress:

  1. The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
  2. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  3. We Regret to Inform You by Ariel Kaplan
  4. Fae Hunter by Sarah K.L. Wilson, Fleitas Luciano
  5. Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon


2020 Retellings Reading Challenge

2020 Retellings Reading Challenge

Host: Tracy @ Cornerfolds
Progress: 6/16 (38%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
In Progress

38

Hosted by Tracy @ Cornerfolds

You can sign up for the challenge HERE

Why I signed up: Retellings are some of my very favorite fantasies, and I have never seen a reading challenge focused solely on retellings, so when I saw this one I had to jump on it!

Goal: High Fae: 16-20 Retellings

Links to help:

Challenge Hashtag: #2020RetellingsChallenge

Progress:

  1. Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim
  2. The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis
  3. So This is Love by Elizabeth Lim
  4. Gilded Ruins by Chantal Gadoury
  5. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
  6. Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl, Melissa de la Cruz


Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2020

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2020

Host: Andi's ABCs
Progress: 20/21 (95%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
In Progress

95

Hosted by Andies ABCS

You can sign up for the challenge HERE

Why I signed up: I love contemporary romances, so I couldn’t pass this one up!

Goal: Grand Slam: read 21+ books

Challenge Hashtag:#ContRom2020

Progress:

  1. Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani Petroff
  2. A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier, Romy Fursland
  3. Rules of Engagement by J.T. Geissinger
  4. She's With Me by Jessica Cunsolo
  5. Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
  6. The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund
  7. Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington
  8. Cutie and the Beast by M.E. Carter
  9. Batter of Wits by Karla Sorensen
  10. How to Quit Your Crush by Amy Fellner Dominy
  11. The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton
  12. By the Book by Amanda Sellet
  13. Carpentry and Cocktails by Nora Everly
  14. The Rival Roomies by Piper Rayne
  15. Finding Mr. Right Next Door by Sarah Ballance
  16. Kissing Lessons by Sophie Jordan
  17. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
  18. Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
  19. Every Reason We Shouldn't by Sara Fujimura
  20. Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl, Melissa de la Cruz


2020 New Release Challenge

2020 New Release Challenge

Host: Linda @ Brandee @(un)conventional Bookworms
Progress: 52/125 (42%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
In Progress

42

Hosted by Linda and Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

You can sign up for the challenge HERE

Why I signed up: Who doesn’t love new releases? There are soo many great ones coming out in 2020 too!

Goal: at least 125

101-200 books per year – New Release Enthusiast

Links to Help: 

Challenge Hashtag:#2020NewReleaseChallenge

Progress:

  1. Oasis by Katya de Becerra
  2. Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim
  3. Demon Bound by Chris Cannon
  4. Spellhacker by M.K. England
  5. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  6. Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry
  7. Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani Petroff
  8. A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier, Romy Fursland
  9. The Will and the Wilds by Charlie N. Holmberg
  10. Rules of Engagement by J.T. Geissinger
  11. All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
  12. Malice by Pintip Dunn
  13. The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes
  14. She's With Me by Jessica Cunsolo
  15. The Queen's Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz
  16. The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet
  17. Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco
  18. The Ninth Sorceress by Bonnie Wynne
  19. The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler
  20. The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
  21. The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis
  22. Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
  23. We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian
  24. The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund
  25. Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington
  26. Crave by Tracy Wolff
  27. Havenfall by Sara Holland
  28. So This is Love by Elizabeth Lim
  29. Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
  30. The German Heiress by Anika Scott
  31. We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian
  32. Cutie and the Beast by M.E. Carter
  33. Last Chance Academy by Alex Lidell
  34. Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova
  35. Batter of Wits by Karla Sorensen
  36. How to Quit Your Crush by Amy Fellner Dominy
  37. Tate's Tale by Lilith Darville
  38. The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton
  39. By the Book by Amanda Sellet
  40. Carpentry and Cocktails by Nora Everly
  41. The Rival Roomies by Piper Rayne
  42. Hidden Knights by Jennifer Anne Davis
  43. Descendants of the Curse: Jessie's Awakening by C.S. Kendall
  44. Finding Mr. Right Next Door by Sarah Ballance
  45. Gilded Ruins by Chantal Gadoury
  46. Kissing Lessons by Sophie Jordan
  47. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
  48. Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
  49. The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
  50. Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Anela Deen
  51. Every Reason We Shouldn't by Sara Fujimura
  52. Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl, Melissa de la Cruz


2020 Audiobooks Challenge

2020 Audiobooks Challenge

Host: Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer
Progress: 0/15 (0%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
In Progress

0

Hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer

You can sign up for the challenge HERE

Why I signed up: I have been getting into audiobooks lately. They are the perfect companion for when I am diamond painting. (this is a new hobby of mine)

Goal: 15: Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20

Challenge Hashtag: #2020AudiobookChallenge

Progress:

None yet!


Romanceopoly 2020

Romanceopoly 2020

Host: Under the Covers Book Blog and Peace Love Books
Progress: 2/36 (6%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
In Progress

6

Hosted by Under the Covers Book Blog and Peace Love Books

You can sign up for the challenge HERE

Why I signed up: This game looks like a ton of fun! I love playing actual monopoly, and romance version of monopoly is even better. But this challenge is going to be really hard for me to track. There are multiple ways to play this game/challenge, and they have created two complete challenge sets (a moon and a sun pack)

I am aiming to make it all the way around the board and to complete the moon pack. Here are some of the options, but if you are interested in this challenge, they have an entire website dedicated to resources (like an awesome genre guide) , rules, and all kinds of downloads. They spent an incredible amount of time with Romanceopoly, and I am going to incorporate this with my 2020 always fully booked reading planner.

Kimberly Faye Reads created a trello board for romanceopoly that you can use (but copy it for yourself first, so you are not editing hers)

Goal:

THE ADVENTURER

Go around the board once completing all the challenges as set by either the Moon or Sun challenge pack.

Challenge Hashtag:#Romanceopoly

template of the Board game Monopoly, to create new games like Monopoly, vector

Progress:

  1. A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier, Romy Fursland
  2. Rules of Engagement by J.T. Geissinger


2020 Bookish Resolutions Challenge

2020 Bookish Resolutions Challenge

Host: Michelle & Berls @ Because Reading
Progress: 1/5 (20%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
In Progress

20

Hosted by Michelle & Berls @ Because Reading

You can sign up for the challenge HERE

Why I signed up: I always like to set goals for different areas of my life. This year I am working with both a personal planner and reading planner so I want to use both of those, and I want to focus on not only reading review books, but also on reading some of my own older books that have been on my TBR for YEARS! I would love to hear about your goals in the comments below.

Goal: Complete 5 Goals

  1. Get my Netgalley review percentage up to 75%
  2. Complete 8 reading challenges
  3. Use my weekly planner and reading planner (at least 75% of weeks)
  4. Complete 5 old (prior to 1/1/20 release date) completed series
  5. Keep up with weekly wrap ups and monthly wrap ups
  6. Post 3 times a week on instagram
  7. Get to 6,000 followers on instagram
  8. Write 10 discussion posts on my blog

Challenge Hashtag: #BookishRes2020

Progress:

  1. Oasis by Katya de Becerra


2020 Reading Assignment Challenge

2020 Reading Assignment Challenge

Host: Michelle & Berls @ Because Reading
Progress: 13/36 (36%)
1 January, 2020 — 30 April, 2020
Failed

36

Hosted by Michelle & Berls @ Because Reading

You can sign up for the challenge HERE

Why I signed up: Like Romanceopoly, the set up for this school semester like reading challenge was too uniuqe to pass up . This is spring semester, and there are three classes for you to choose to enroll in. Of those three classes, you get to choose which class level you want to enroll in. Each level will give you different number of points, and at the end of the semester you get a report card with how you did in your classes. Doesn’t that sound fun??

Check out the blog post for information on the classes and all of the rules

Goal: There are 4 classes to choose from this semester (and each class has beginner, intermediate and advanced) Here is what I am enrolling for:

Professor AuthorLuv

  • AuthorLuv Intermediate Class (credits: 2) – In the intermediate course your committing to reading two books a month by your chosen author. You’ll get an A if you read 2 books by that author all 4 months, a B if you read 2 books 3 of the months, a C if you read 2 books 2 of the months, and a D if you read 2 books 1 of the months. Professor AuthorLuv will have to give you an F for anything less.
    • CHOSEN AUTHOR: Tate James
    • January: The Princess Ballot

Professor Genre

  • Genre Advanced Class (credits: 3) – In the advanced course your committing to reading three books a month in your chosen genre/theme You’ll get an A if you read 3 books in that genre all 4 months, a B if you read 3 books 3 of the months, a C if you read 3 books 2 of the months, and a D if you read 3 books 1 of the months. Professor Genre will have to give you an F for anything less.
    • GENRE: FANTASY

Professor Mix-It-Up

  • Mix-It-Up Advanced Class (credits: 3) – In the advanced course your committing to reading three books a month from your list. You’ll get an A if you read 3 books from the list all 4 months, a B if you read 3 books 3 of the months, a C if you read 3 books 2 of the months, and a D if you read 3 books 1 of the months. Professor Mix-It-Up will have to give you an F for anything less.
    • Mix it up Spring Semester Reading List: 
      • Echoes Between Us
      • Finding mr. better than you
      • Spellhacker
      • Fire Dancer
      • The Queen’s Assassin
      • Castle In the Sky
      • Malice
      • The Seventh Sun
      • The Hookup Equation
      • The Raven and the Dove
      • Wicked As you Wish
      • The Midnight Lie
      • Rules of Engagement
      • Fae Hunter

Professor Ann Thology

  • Ann Thology Beginner Class (credits: 1) – In the beginner’s course your committing to reading one anthology a month. You’ll get an A if you read 1 anthology all 4 months, a B if you read 1 anthology 3 of the months, a C if you read 1 anthology 2 of the months, and a D if you read 1 anthology 1 of the months. Professor Ann Thology will have to give you an F for anything less.

Challenge Hashtag: #2020HW


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Did I miss anything? Let me know if there is a challenge I missed and should check out! 🙂

Michelle @ Book Briefs

3 Responses to “2020 Reading Challenges”

  1. Wendy @ Book Scents

    Wow that’s a lot of really cool challenges you’re participating in! The reading assignment challenge sounds so unique and it’s tempting me to join! But I know myself and the time I’ll have and can’t commit to more than the challenges I’m already doing, haha. Can’t wait to see how these go for you this year though! Good luck!

  2. Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

    Here’s wishing you all the luck with your reading challenges! Nicole over at Feed Your Fiction Addiction hosts a monthly discussion challenge that I’ve been wanting to do, and I adore her blog. Here’s hoping we both have fun with that this year!

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