2020 Reading Challenges

Here are the reading challenges I'm taking part in, in 2020.

2020 Retellings Reading Challenge LogoTracy of Cornerfolds is hosting the 2020 Retellings Reading Challenge. The aim is to read the number of retellings from your chosen level. I'm choosing Warrior Princess: 6-10.

1. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Bingo Board: Debut Author)
2. Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill (Bingo Board: POC Author)
3. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
4. The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
5. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
6. Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill (Bingo Board: Mythical Creature on the Cover)
7. Mythos by Stephen Fry
8. The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave





2020 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge LogoCarol of Carol's Notebook is hosting 2020 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge. The aim is to read the number of mystery/suspense/thriller/crime novels from your chosen level. I'm choosing Amateur Sleuth: 5-15.

1. Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan
2. The Golden Key by Marian Womack
3. Impossible Causes by Julie Mayhew




What's in a Name Challenge 2020 LogoAndrea of Carolina Book Nook is hosting the What's in a Name? Challenge 2020. The aim is to read books that fit the six categories below.

1. An ampersand – &:
2. An antonym: Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
3. 4 letters or less:
4. A given/first name:
5. Reference to children:
6. One of the 4 natural elements – water, air, fire, earth: Wild Embers by Nikita Gill



2020 Swords and Stars Reading Challenge Logo

Ms. Nose in a Book is hosting the 2020 Swords and Stars Reading Challenge. The aim is to read SFF books that fit however many of the following categories as you wish.

– Read a book from the subgenre: New Weird
– Read a book with a map
– Read a book with time travel or time in the title of it
– Read a book with stars on the cover or in the title
– Read a book whose author is new to you - The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
– Read an SFF novella
– Read a book with magic in it - Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
– Read a book with a spaceship on the cover
– Read a book over 500 pages - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
– Read a sci fi book written by a female author
– Read a book that takes place in space, on a ship or on a different planet - Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
– Read a book with dragons in it
– Read a book based on or from a fantasy or science fiction game
– Read a militaristic sci fi book or a portal fantasy
– Read a Sci Fantasy
– Read a Grimdark or Urban fantasy
– Read a sci fi classic
– Read a fantasy classic
– Read a book recommended or blurbed by another SFF author
– Read an SFF new release - The Once & Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow


Ramona of While I was Reading hosts her own 2020 Reading Challenge. The aim is to read books the fit the twelve categories below.

1. A book with an emotion in the title:
2. A young adult novel:
3. A book translated from another language:
4. A book that’s centered around a holiday:
5. A novel based on a true story: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
6. A book with song lyrics in the title:
7. A book that’s been on your shelf for more than a year: Mythos by Stephen Fry
8. A book with a non-human narrator: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
9. A book with a month in the title:
10. A book you heard about on TV/Radio/a podcast:
11. A book set in the state you live in: The Toymaker by Robert Dinsdale (London, UK)
12. A romance novel: