In the Bookcase

12/28/2019

2020 Book Reading Challenges

Hang tight! Here's a list of reading challenges I'm signing up for in 2020...


Here at In the Bookcase, you'll find the Louisa May Alcott challenge during June:

Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge



I also host A Literary Christmas during November/December:

A Literary Christmas: Reading Challenge // inthebookcase.blogspot.com


Please join me for these 2 annual events in 2020! We always have a ton of fun, setting our own goals, connecting with other readers, and getting really good book recommendations, and usually there's a prize in store you all. :)



I'm also signing up for the following challenges, which I'm excited about! This post will be updated with my booklists throughout the year.





The Goal:
Professor Genre: Historical Fiction // Genre Beginner Class (credits: 1)

Professor Mix-It-Up // Mix-It-Up Beginner Class (credits: 1)

Mix-It-Up Reading List:
An Endless Christmas, The Christmas Sisters, Heartless, Operation Trinity, Twig the Collie

Note to self: Spring report card: the second week of May.
Register in April for summer classes (May-August).

Giveaway: Two $5 Amazon gift cards (end of the semester).


The Goal: Any spooky, paranormal, mysteries, thrillers and bump in the night reads.

 Note to self: October 15-24. Mini challenges available.

 



The Goal:

1. 19th Century Classic.
     (ideas: Malcolm)

2. 20th Century Classic.
     (ideas: The Beasts of Tarzan)

3. Classic by a Woman Author.
     (ideas: Storm in the Village)

4. Classic in Translation.
     (ideas: War and Peace)

5. Classic by a Person of Color.
     (ideas: The Tunnel, Memoirs of a Woman Doctor, Passing --Larsen)

6. A Genre Classic. (fantasy, science fiction, Western, romance, crime, horror, etc.)
     (ideas: The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes)

7. Classic with a Person's Name in the Title.
     (finished: Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal)

8. Classic with a Place in the Title.
     (finished: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)

9. Classic with Nature in the Title.
     (finished: The Apple Tree)

10. Classic About a Family.
     (finished: Behind a Mask)

11. Abandoned Classic.
     (finished: Around the World in 80 Days)

12. Classic Adaptation.
     (finished: The Return of Tarzan)


Note to self: Books must be published no later than 1970. Finish 6, 9, or 12 categories.

Giveaway: $30 Amazon gift card (end of the year).





The Goal:

1. A book with an emotion in the title
     (finished: Unyielding Hope)

2. A young adult novel
     (finished: Allegiant)

3. A book translated from another language:
     (finished: Around the World in 80 Days)

2. A book that's centered around a holiday
     (finished: Gingerbread Treasures)

5. A novel based on a true story
     (finished: Psalm at Journey's End)

6. A book with song lyrics in the title
     (ideas: I Love to Tell the Story)
 
7. A book that’s been on your shelf for more than a year
     (finished: Nowhere to Be Found)

8. A book with a non-human narrator
     (ideas: Toto's Tale and True Chronicle of Oz)

9. A book with a month in the title
     (ideas: March Sisters, Seven Days in May, August Gale, The Hunt for Red October)
 
10. A book you heard about on TV/Radio/a podcast
     (ideas: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd)

11. A book set in the state you live in
     (ideas: Marked)

12. A romance novel
     (finished: Follow the Dawn)

Note to self: When finished, send in final booklist.

Giveaway: Amazon gift card (end of the year).





The Goal:
1. Read a classic over 500 pages
2. Read a classic by a POC and/or with a POC as the main character
3. Read a classic that takes place in a country other than where you live
4. Read a classic in translation
5. Read a classic by a new to you author
6. Read a book of poetry
7. Read a classic written between 1800-1860
8. Read a classic written by an LGBT author and/or with an LGBT main character
9. Read a classic written by a woman
10. Read a classic novella
11. Read a classic nonfiction
12. Read a classic that has been banned or censored

Note to self: Books must have been first published 50+ years ago. Books may be used for up to two prompts. Only finish as many categories as you want/can.
On the 1st of the month, a review link-up will be posted.

Giveaway: Three book giveaways: January 1 – April 30, May 1 – August 31, September 1 – December 31.



HarmoniousGoat.com/blog
2020 Book Challenge
{Bee of the Earth}


The Goal: Push yourself to read anything and everything that you need to read.

Note to self: Update list, halfway through/when finish/if more finished.




2020 AtoZ Reading Challenge

The Goal: Read book titles that start with all the letters of the alphabet, one book for each letter, link-up. 

A: The Apple Tree
B: The Black Dog Mystery
D: Dead Man's Switch
E: An Endless Christmas
F: Follow the Dawn
H: Heartless
N: Nowhere to Be Found
O: Operation Trinity
P: The Pink Bonnet
R: The Return of Tarzan
S: Snoopy, First Beagle in Space
T: Titanic: The Long Night


Giveaway: Win a book of your choice (end of the year). Each book review submitted to the link-up will be entered into a drawing.



http://angelsguiltypleasures.com/2019/11/sign-up-2020-library-love-challenge/

The Goal: Library Addict - 48 books

Note to self: Link up on review linky as I finish each book.

Giveaway:  Monthly.



The Backlist Reader Challenge 2020

The Goal: Read older books that have been piling up in my TBR pile/list [I'll try for 80+ books!].

Note to self: Books must be published before 2019 & already be in my TBR pile/list.
Link up on review linky as I finish each book.
Wrap-up linky will be available.

Giveaway: $15 Amazon gift card (end of the year), possibly others. Each book review submitted to the link-up will be entered into a drawing.



http://carolsnotebook.com/2019/11/18/2020-cloak-and-dagger-challenge-sign-up/

The Goal: Amateur Sleuth - 5-15 books

Note to self: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller/Crime genres, 100+ pages.
Monthly linky.

Giveaway:  2 prizes (half-way & end of the year).






The Goal: Robert Burns - 6-10 Books

Note to self: Books must be set in Scotland, about Scotland, or written by a Scot (by birth or immigration).
Link up reviews in the discussion as I finish each book.





The Goal: 1-10 – Discussion Dabbler

Note to self: Discussions can be about whatever you want as long as it’s relevant to books or book blogging.

Giveaway: Monthly book prizes.





The Goal:
1. Read at least 90 books, from all formats.
2. At least 25% of my reads must be published before 2000.
3. Listen to 20 audiobooks.
4. Read 5 non-fiction titles.
5. Try 20 new-to-me authors.
6. Get my Netgalley percentage up to 55%.
7. Read at least one novel that is 500+ pages long.
8. Review every single book I read this year.  

9. Read 20,000 pages (tracked by Goodreads stats).  



Note to self: 2 check-ins: May 1st and September 1st. The last update will be the wrap-up post.

Giveaway: Two $5 Amazon gift cards (end of the year).
For each goal you complete you get one entry.





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

Note to self: Updates & giveaway will be posted twice.
First update: June 30. Last update: December 15.






The Goal: Conquer this literary behemoth by year's end. 1 chapter a day.
(Schedule)



6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these! I'm particularly interested in the Backlist one, as another TBR challenge I used to do isn't being held this year.

    I'll definitely be here for the LMA and Literary Christmas challenges.

    I have not announced it yet -- I should have already -- but I'll have the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge again in February. I'm thinking this will probably be the last year for it.

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    1. Barbara, I always love participated in your LIW reading challenge. I just need to think up which title(s) to read in February. Can't wait! :)

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  2. Wow, you've got a full year of challenges. Good luck! I'll be glad to join you for your Literary Christmas later this year. I've already got my favorites lined up.

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  3. Mostly looking at Back to the Classics 2020 Challenge (cuz that's one I'm in). Good luck with War and Peace. It's intimidating of course, but I thought it was quite accessible and enjoyable. Good luck with all your challenges.

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  4. Wow, that's a lot of books and challenges! I'm also doing the Back to the Classics challenge. The Reading Assignment challenge is a cool concept. Also - I love Christmas! I definitely hope to be involved with that one this year! Two years ago, I read A Vintage Christmas - which is a collection of classic Christmas short stories and poems. Last year, I read all 5 of Dickens' Christmas books as well as 9 of his Christmas short stories. I also reviewed 3 of my favorite Nativity picture books. This year, for the BTTC challenge, I have The Father Christmas Letters by Tolkien on my list!

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  5. Have fun with all your challenges!

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