2020 Reading Challenge

A couple years ago I did a 52 book reading challenge.
I really enjoyed it, I’d like to do the same again this year and wondered if anyone would like to join?

Proposed challenge adapted to add some magimystic energy.

  1. an adventure/exploration book
  2. a cook/recipe book
  3. a ‘How To’ book
  4. a book you’ve started but never finished
  5. a book that makes you think
  6. a book with ‘wild’ in the title
  7. a book from Book Recommendation Request Super Topic
  8. a book published in 2020
  9. a book published in the 1920’s
  10. a book written by an author in their 20’s
  11. a book by an author with your initials
  12. a book by a trans or non-binary author
  13. a debut book by a debut author
  14. a book with more than 1 author
  15. a book about or written by a journalist
  16. a banned book
  17. all 3 books in a trilogy
  18. a book set in japan
  19. a book that has a book on the cover
  20. a book with no cover art, only text
  21. a book with a blue cover
  22. a book that’s also a TV series or film
  23. a book with a place in the title
  24. the book last in your to-read pile
  25. a Goodreads book of the year
  26. a play
  27. a book set in your hometown/region
  28. a book from a genre you wouldn’t normally read
  29. a book with more that 600 pages
  30. a book you can read in a day
  31. a graphic novel
  32. a fairytale
  33. a translated book
  34. a book you can see on someone elses Shelfie Time!
  35. a borrowed book
  36. a book with a 5 word title
  37. a book with a butterfly on the cover or in the title
  38. a book about books
  39. a book set in mountains
  40. a book based on a true story
  41. a book published during your birth month
  42. a book by Douglas Adams
  43. a memoir or biography
  44. re-read your favourite book
  45. a book from a library display
  46. a STEM book
  47. a self published book
  48. a book with or about animals
  49. a book with alliteration in the title.
  50. take a chance
    go to your nearest bookshop or library
    roll 2d6(use more if its a big place)
    go to the appropriate shelf counting from the shelf closest to the door
    roll 2d6 to select a shelf in the shelves
    roll 2d6 to select the book

I’ve created a tracker of sorts on Google Sheets 2020 Reading Challenge Tracker.
Feel free to copy for yourself or add a tab

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I’d like to join I think. I need to get back into reading.

I’m not sure I understand about the changes bit, though.

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I hit post while trying to edit text, so challenge is still drafting.
The challenge is to read a book that fits each category :slight_smile:

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Ah, okay. I’ll come back to this later, then. :cjheart:

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Switched to laptop all updated now.
Hope it makes a bit more sense.

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This is so fun!! What a cool idea!

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Could you change the settings on the google sheet so that other people can edit or save it to their drive? At the moment you’re the only one who can mark down things.
The prompts are really cool btw. I’m both looking forward to and dreading the “take a chance” one.

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What a cool challenge! I don’t think I’ll be able to tackle it fully this year, but I’ll try to knock out a good chunk of it at least :slight_smile:

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Oh my this is such a wonderful idea! I’ve been meaning to get back into reading and try new genres!

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Very cool! I can’t do all 52, not with a toddler, 2 jobs & 2 volunteer positions, but I think I might try to incorporate this into how I select my GoodReads challenge of 35 books.

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That’s a good idea! I can’t dedicate to 52 either, but I’m hoping if I allow books to count for multiple categories and choose carefully, I might cheese my way through all the prompts :laughing:

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52 books is the difficult end of reading challenges.
I last did it in 2015, read 57 books and covered 44/50 challenges. It was difficult, life really does get in the way. I was reading on my walk to and from work(god’s truth the rain annoyed me that year), on breaks, as a passenger, any moment I could catch and I really didn’t think I’d make it through them.

It’s meant to be fun and encourage you to read, so feel free to pick your own target number and use the prompts.

The way I’ve set up my tracker allows me to record multiple challenges about a book, which make it easier later in the year when I need to cover off certain challenges.

Maybe we could have a bonus challenge.
Single book that covers of the most challenges in 1 go.

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I failed last years self challenge (read around 54 of 100 books, down from over 100 the previous year) but this year my plan is to read all of the books on my TBR list. I think some of them will fit the categories, so I’ll definitely jump in on this!

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100+ books is impressive!
My tbr stack is pretty big atm so it should be a good start for the prompts.

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To be fair, I had a lot of free time.
Luckily my TBR is only about fifty books, so it’s a lot more manageable. Good luck!

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The last time I covered that many, it was a lot of free time and lots of manga. :deirdrexd:

I think that was also the year I read all 13 Miss Marples and a bunch of cozy mysteries… :brandonthinking:

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Tbh i feel like a good portion on my list will be manga too. I read them on my tablet so they’re my most portable option.
I’m starting my “Book with a blue cover” today though, and it’s been sitting on my nightstand untouched for like 3 years now, so I think even if I don’t finish the challenge, it’ll cross off a lot of theTBR material I’ve been accumulating.

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Hmm I could cross off “Trilogy” and Douglas Adams at the same time, but his trilogy has 5 books… I can’t leave the set unfinished… agh conflict.

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Christmas voucher morphed into the perfect book for “how to” also covers blue cover.

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Ooh that looks interesting! This is my blue cover.

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