Reading Challenge

Reading Challenges 2020

Last year was a marathon in reading for me. I took on four reading challenges and managed to push myself to finishing all of them.

So, I’m going to tone it down a bit this year – by doing six! Yep, I have lost my mind. I’ve even planned out what books I’m going to read for some of them! What’s gotten into me?

Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge

150 Books (no point pushing it further than this year)

GirlXOXO Monthly Motifs


  • January – Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • February – The Red Threads of Fortune by J. Y. Yang
  • March – The Dracula Tape by Fred Saberhagen
  • April – The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
  • May – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • June – Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel
  • July – The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
  • August – A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
  • September – The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman (Illustrated Edition)
  • October – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • November – The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee
  • December – Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien

Foxes and Fairy Tales’ Classic Women Reading Challenge

  • January – Evelina by Fanny Burney
  • February – Ormund by Maria Edgeworth
  • March – The Scartlet Pimpernel by Emmunska Orczy
  • April – Olive by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  • May – The Face in the Glass and Other Gothic Tales by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • June – Miss Marjoribanks by Margaret Oliphant
  • July – The Watsons/Lady Susan/Sandition by Jane Austen
  • August – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim
  • September – The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  • October – Villette by Charlotte Bronte
  • November – Valperga by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • December – Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

A Dance With Books’ Turtle Recall

turtle recall

I’ve only recently fallen in love with Discworld and I’ve only read 16 so far (which means I am at Pseudopolis level by the challenge’s ranking). I fancy challenging myself to read the whole lot. Here’s the list of books I’ve got to read:

  • Pyramids
  • Small Gods
  • Reaper Man
  • Moving Pictures
  • Carpe Jugulum
  • Lords and Ladies
  • Hogfather
  • Soul Music
  • Men at Arms
  • Feet of Clay
  • The Last Continent
  • The Last Hero
  • Monstrous Regiment
  • Thud!
  • Unseen Academicals
  • A Hat Full of Sky
  • Wintersmith
  • I Shall Wear Midnight
  • The Truth
  • Thief of Time
  • Going Postal
  • Making Money
  • Snuff
  • Jingo
  • The Shepherd’s Crown

A Dance With Books’ Go Big or Go Home


  • Classics: Rob Roy by Walter Scott
  • 1000+ Pages: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • One shelf longer than a year: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Sequels: The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Free: The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
  • Standalone: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  • POC author: Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
  • LGBTQ+: The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • Own voices: The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

2019 Golden Trio Reading Challenge


I haven’t planned the books I’m going to read for this list yet. I want to keep my options open. I think this one also warrants a bit of an explanation. Yes, I’ve lost my mind but not my sense of time. I saw this challenge on Postmark Wonderland and decided that I liked the look of it so, like her, I’m going to ignore the fact it says 2019 on the top and do it anyway.

Are you doing any reading challenges this year? Are you regretting your decisions already? Let me know in the comments below.

I hope to see you again very soon.

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