2020 Reading Challenges

My dedicated 2020 Reading Challenge page! (See announcement here!)

I’ll be posting associated reviews under these tags:
2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge  — #popsugarreadingchallenge
2020 Book Bingo Reading Challenge — #2020bookbingoreadingchallenge
Reading Women Challenge — #ReadingWomenChallenge
Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge 2020 — #MonthlyKeyWordChallenge
20 LGBTQ Books in 2020 — #20LGBTQBOOKSIN2020
2020 Retellings Reading Challenge — #2020RetellingsChallenge
*NEW!* Sapphic September Readathon — #SapphicSeptember


giant popsugar2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
from POPSUGAR

Regular Challenges
1. Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim  
2. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
3. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
4. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
5. Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo
6. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
7. (The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed)
8. This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
9. Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
10. (A book recommended by your favourite blog, vlog, podcast or online book club)
11. (An anthology)
12. The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey
13. The Deep by Rivers Solomon
14. Music from Another World by Robin Talley
15. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid / Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
16. The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith
17. Kingdom of Needle and Bone by Mira Grant
18. Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon / Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
19. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
20. (A book you picked because the title caught your attention)
21. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
22. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
23. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
24. War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line by David Nott
25. One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence
26. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
27. Pride by Ibi Zoboi
28. All Systems Red by Martha Wells
29. The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
30. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
31. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
32. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
33. Verity by Colleen Hoover
34. Crier’s War by Nina Varela
35. Somebody Told Me by Mia Siegert
36. Tack & Jibe by Lilah Suzanne
37. Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
38. The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West / The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
39. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
40. White Fang by Jack London (PopSugar 2019 #7–Reread of favourite book)

Advanced Challenges
41. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
42. (A book with “20” or “twenty” in the title)
43. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern / All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr / Blindness by José Saramago / Middlegame by Seanan McGuire / Autonomous by Annalee Newitz / Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman
44. (A book set in Japan)
45. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
46. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
47. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
48. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
49. Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey, Discworld by Terry Pratchet, Pern by Anne McCaffrey
50. Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon / Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater


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2020 Book Bingo Reading Challenge 
from Modern Gypsy

1. Dystopian World
Docile by K.M. Szpara

2. Movie Adaptation
– Fingersmith by Sarah Waters / The Handmaiden (2016) dir. Park Chan Woo

3. A book by an author from a country you want to visit

4. That warm fuzzy feeling

5. Ye Old Gods

6. Found in Translation
– Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo, Jamie Chang

7. Book about books
– The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

8. In support of indie publishers
Tack & Jibe by Lilah Suzanne

9. In the backdrop of war
– The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

10. Reliving days of fairy tales
Burning Roses by S.L. Huang

11. A book from 2019’s TBR list
– Crier’s War by Nina Varela

12. In a land far, far away

13. Listed on the Booker

14. Philosophically speaking
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

15. About the woman
– Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

16. Cult classic
– The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

17. A book by an author from your country (Canada)
– Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

18. A book about our furry friends

19. Your favourite colour on the cover (Purple)
– You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

20. Judged by the cover

21. A book written by a woman of colour
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

22. A book where the protagonist is an artist

23. A genre you don’t generally read
Olivia by Genevieve McCluer (Paranormal Romance)

24. A book about food

25. Free Space


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Reading Women Challenge
from Reading Women Podcast

1. A Book by an Author from the Caribbean or India

2. A Book Translated from an Asian Language (Bonus if the translator is a woman!)
– Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo, Jamie Chang

3. A Book about the Environment

4. A Picture Book Written/Illustrated by a BIPOC Author

5. A Winner of the Stella Prize or the Women’s Prize for Fiction

6. A Nonfiction Title by a Woman Historian
– Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

7. A Book Featuring Afrofuturism or Africanfuturism

8. An Anthology by Multiple Authors (Bonus points if the editor is a woman.)

9. A Book Inspired by Folklore
– Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

10. A Book about a Woman Artist

11. Read and Watch a Book-to-Movie Adaptation
– Fingersmith by Sarah Waters / The Handmaiden (2016) dir. Park Chan Woo

12. A Book about a Woman Who Inspires You

13. A Book by an Arab Woman

14. A Book Set in Japan or by a Japanese Author
– Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

15. A Biography (Bonus points if the biography is written by AND about a woman.)

16. A Book Featuring a Woman with a Disability

17. A Book Over 500 Pages
– Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

18. A Book Under 100 Pages

19. A Book That’s Frequently Recommended to You

20. A Feel-Good or Happy Book

21. A Book about Food

22. A Book by Either a Favorite or a New-to-You Publisher

23. A Book by an LGBTQ+ Author
– Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

24. A Book from the 2019 Reading Women Award Shortlists or Honorable Mentions

BONUS
A Book by Toni Morrison –
A Book by Isabel Allende –


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Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge 2020
from Girlxoxo

Monthly Keywords
JANUARY – Water, This, Hello, Sun, New, Six
– Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

FEBRUARY – Girl, Any, Love, Red, Note, Throne
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

MARCH – Dream, Day, In, House, Luck, Friend

APRIL – Lost, Below, City, Jewel, Night, My
– Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

MAY – Sky, Name, Blue, Book, Enchant, Is
– Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

JUNE – And, Beach, Number, Wish, Down, Word
– The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

JULY – Boy, Last, Day, Into, Dear, Summer
– The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

AUGUST – Kiss, Flower, When, Happy, North, Right
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

SEPTEMBER – Star, Cry, She, Window, Forever, Eye
Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

OCTOBER – Haunt, Around, Shadow, Grave, Murder, Deep
– The Deep by Rivers Solomon

NOVEMBER – Look, Forest, Out, Color, Lock, Now
– The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

DECEMBER – Sword, Magic, Fly, Of, Silver, Crown
– You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson


lgbtq202020 LGBTQ Books in 2020
from Enthralled Bookworm

1. Trans Rep
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

2. Sports Fiction
– Edge of Glory by Rachel Spangler / Gold by E.J. Noyes

3. Insta-love Trope

4. Young Adult

5. Pansexual Rep
– Final Draft by Riley Redgate

6. Fantasy

7. Fake Dating Trope
Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye

8. Lesbian Rep

9. Asexual Rep
– Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland / AdriAnne Strickland

10. Contemporary

11. Bisexual Rep
– Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

12. New Adult

13. Person of Colour Lead
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

14. Coming Out Story
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

15. Historical Fiction
– The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

16. Intersex Rep
– The Names We Take by Trace Kerr

17. Romantic Comedy

18. Best Friends to Lovers Trope
The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

19. Gay Rep

20. Enemies-to-Lovers Trope
– Crier’s War by Nina Varela

21. Out & Proud

22. Genderfluid Rep
– Pantomime by Laura Lam

23. Nonbinary Rep
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

24. Science Fiction
Docile by K.M. Szpara

25. Free Space
– You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson


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2020 Retellings Reading Challenge
from Cornerfolds

1. German Myth or Fairy Tale
– Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

2. Edgar Allan Poe

3. King Arthur
– The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

4. Middle Grade or Graphic Novel

5. Author Duo
– Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy

6. 1001 Nights
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

7. Sirens or Mermaids
– The Deep by Rivers Solomon

8. African Myth or Fairy Tale
– Daughters of Nri by Reni K. Amayo

9. Mulan
– Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

10. Dracula or Frankenstein
– The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

11. Sherlock Holmes
– The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

12. Jane Austen
Pride by Ibi Zoboi

13. Mythical Creature on Cover
– The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

14. 2020 Release
– Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

15. Debut Author
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

16. Set in Space

17. 500+ Pages
– Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

18. Villain Origin Story

19. Hades & Persephone
– The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer

20. Goodreads Award Winner
– Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

21. Author of Colour
– Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

22. Phantom of the Opera or Les Misérables
– The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

23. South American Myth or Fairy Tale
– Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

24. #OwnVoices Author
– Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

25. Free Space
Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim (The Count of Monte Cristo Retelling)


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Sapphic September Readathon
from Manic Femme Reviews

(See dedicated post here!)

1. Myth or Fairytale Retelling
– Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

2. Enemies or Rivals to Lovers
– Crier’s War by Nina Varela

3. Format you read the least (ie. audiobooks, ebooks, physical books, etc)
– Forget it by Claire Highton-Stevenson

4. Quick Reads: Novella or Graphic Novel
Burning Roses by S.L. Huang

5. Indie or Small Press Author
– Glorious Day by Skye Kilaen

6. Group Read: Iron Heart by Nina Varela
– Iron Heart by Nina Varela

7. New or New to You Author
– The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

8. Historical Fiction/Romance
–The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

9. Adult Book if you usually Read YA, and vice versa
– Silver Ravens by Jane Fletcher

10. Let a friend choose your read (or post a poll and let your followers choose!)
– TBD!

11. Has Been on Your TBR Too Long
– Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan (Since 2014!)

12. Opposites Attract
– Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

13. Backlist Title
– We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (Since 2017)

14. Contemporary Romance
Tack & Jibe by Lilah Suzanne

15. By a Sapphic Literary Icon
– Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

16. Sci-fi/Fantasy (or other Speculative Fiction) with an F/F Romantic Subplot
– Compass Rose by Anna Burke