Challenges I’m Joining in 2020

January 1, 2020 Challenges 5

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2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
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I’m setting my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal at 200 books for 2020.

Of course I will be doing The Backlist Reader Challenge 2020 — I host it! My goal is to read 20 books published in 2018 or earlier that have been on my TBR list (on Goodreads) for a while. My secondary goal is to review all (or at least most) of them this year!

Along with my own Backlist Reader Challenge, I’m also joining the Mount TBR Reading Challenge hosted by My Reader’s Block. While the challenges are similar, this one is for books you actually own, rather than books that are on your TBR list. And you have to own them, or at least have ordered them, before January 1, 2020. As far as I can tell, Kindle books do count, but since I have a number of print books that I haven’t read, I hope to concentrate on those. My goal is to read 12 books from my shelves that I haven’t yet read (the Pike’s Peak level), focusing on print books and books I was given as gifts.

I’m also signing up for the 2020 Library Love Challenge hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and Books of My Heart. My goal is to read at least 12 library books this year — and review them. If they also count toward The Backlist Reader Challenge or the Audiobook Challenge, so much the better!

I’m participating in the Audiobook Challenge again this year, hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer. I set my sights too high last year, so this year I’m aiming for the Stenographer level of 10-15 audiobooks.

I think I’ll do the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 again this year. I honestly don’t care if I get all the prompts checked off, but it’s fun to see which ones I do complete. Here are this year’s prompts. I already have ideas for some of them, but will have to think hard about others.

2020 Challenge – Regular prompts

  1. A book that’s published in 2020
  2. A book by a trans or nonbinary author
  3. A book with a great first line
  4. A book about a book club
  5. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics
  6. A bildungsroman
  7. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed
  8. A book with an upside-down image on the cover
  9. A book with a map
  10. A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club
  11. An anthology
  12. A book that passes the Bechdel test
  13. A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it
  14. A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name
  15. A book about or involving social media
  16. A book that has a book on the cover
  17. A medical thriller
  18. A book with a made-up language
  19. A book set in a country beginning with “C”
  20. A book you picked because the title caught your attention
  21. A book published the month of your birthday
  22. A book about or by a woman in STEM
  23. A book that won an award in 2019
  24. A book on a subject you know nothing about
  25. A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics
  26. A book with a pun in the title
  27. A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins
  28. A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character
  29. A book with a bird on the cover:
  30. A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader
  31. A book with “gold,” “silver,” or “bronze” in the title
  32. A book by a WOC
  33. A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads
  34. A book you meant to read in 2019
  35. A book with a three-word title
  36. A book with a pink cover
  37. A Western
  38. A book by or about a journalist:
  39. Read a banned book during Banned Books Week
  40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

2020 Challenge – Advanced prompts

  1. A book written by an author in their 20s
  2. A book with “20” or “twenty” in the title
  3. A book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision)
  4. A book set in the 1920s
  5. A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics
  6. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books
  7. A book with more than 20 letters in its title
  8. A book published in the 20th century
  9. A book from a series with more than 20 books
  10. A book with a main character in their 20s

I’m also doing the COYER Winter with Friends challenge that runs from Dec. 1, 2019, through March 7, 2020. I signed up in an earlier post. My goal is 10 qualifying book (ebooks that cost under $1.99, or audiobooks that cost under $5; library books don’t count unless they’re for one of the in-challenge readathons.)

5 Responses to “Challenges I’m Joining in 2020”

  1. Cleo @ Mysteries and Memoirs

    Oh, fun! You will be busy, but since you read so many books a year you might just finish most of them 🙂

    I am joined up for your Backlist Challenge, the Nonfiction one from Bookdout, and possibly the Girlxoxo Keyword one. But since so far I’ve not had any of my comments on Tanya’s blog returned, maybe I’ll quit that one and do the library challenge. I certainly read more than 12 a year (going there tomorrow as a matter of fact). It’s fun to see other people’s lists so thanks for sharing yours.
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  2. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    I approach the POPSUGAR Challenge the same way! It’s fun, but completely no pressure for me.

    I’m only doing the Goodreads Challenge (@ 100 books this year, since I have nebulous plans to read some longer/harder books than I did in 2019) and your Backlist Reader Challenge this year. I do also intend to join fun monthly readathons, but I’m not scheduling those in advance.
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