2020 Reading Challenges


GoodReads Challenge: read 50 books in 2020. NOTE: This list includes books that were FINISHED in 2020, even if I started reading them in 2019. Otherwise I end up with books that are sort of in limbo.

EDIT: Since this year was not great (to say the least), I am hoping to hit 40 books for the year. If I do, I will be happy.

  1. Finding Mr. Better-Than-You  by Shani Petroff
  2. A Sanctuary of Spirits by Leanna Renee Hieber
  3. What I Want You To See by Catherine Linka
  4. Without You: a Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical RENT by Anthony Rapp
  5. The Weight of a Soul by Elizabeth Tammi
  6. Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
  7. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  8. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  9. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  10. Comes the Night by Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty
  11. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  12. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  13. A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
  14. Enter the Night by Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty
  15. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  16. The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
  17. Embrace the Night by Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty
  18. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  19. Forever the Night by Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty
  20. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  21. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  22. The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
  23. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  24. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
  25. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  26. Bloodline by Claudia Gray
  27. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  28. War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi
  29. Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson
  30. Legend by Marie Lu
  31. Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis
  32. Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
  33. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
  34. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
  35. Prodigy by Marie Lu
  36. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  37. Champion by Marie Lu
  38. His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
  39. Boundless by Cynthia Hand
  40. The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates
  41. Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

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This year, I am happy to announce that I will be taking part in the #StartOnYourShelfathon, hosted by The Quiet Pond! I absolutely love their website, and to be frank, my TBR shelf is in desperate need of clean up. Besides, this way I get to have stickers – who doesn’t love that!

Information to join in the readathon can be found here.

My goal will be to read 30 books from my shelf. My TBR will be as follows:

  1. Wanderers by Chuck Wendig – Finished March 15th.
  2. A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir – Finished June 20th
  3. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – Finished May 19th
  4. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein – Finished July 7th
  5. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand – Finished September 7th
  6. Legend by Marie Lu – Finished September 25th
  7. Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz – Finished December 30th
  8. Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson
  9. Sleepers by Megg Jensen
  10. City of Blaze by H.O. Charles
  11. Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie
  12. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  13. Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett
  14. Call of the Herald by Brian Rathbone
  15. Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn
  16. Faelorehn by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
  17. Amethyst by Heather Bowhay
  18. Ghostwalker by Ben Cassidy
  19. Ever Shade by Alexia Purdy
  20. The Wrong Girl by C.J. Archer
  21. Death’s Hand by S.M. Reine
  22. Blur by Kristen Middleton
  23. Rae of Hope by W.J. May
  24. Fledgling by Natasha S. Brown
  25. Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge
  26. Thores-Cross: A Yorkshire Ghost Story by Karen Perkins
  27. A Question of Will by Alex Albrinck
  28. The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan
  29. Everblue by Brenda Pandos
  30. Altdorf by J.K. Swift

Here is my star map:


  • Yellow stars: For finishing an unread book as part of the readathon.

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Reading colors your life

NOTE: This is not an active challenge, but I wanted to keep it on this page so that I had the list of series handy. Most likely, I will not set a specific goal, but just work on it as I have time and see how far I get.

  1. Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson
  2. The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
  3. Hellsbane series by Paige Cuccaro
  4. Book of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau
  5. Exalted series by Tara Elizabeth
  6. The Rules of Disappearing series by Ashley Elston
  7. Otherworld series by Yasmine Galenorn
  8. Scarlet series by A.C. Gaughen
  9. Grimm series by Adam Gidwitz
  10. Legends of Dimmingwood series by C. Greenwood
  11. Unearthly trilogy by Cynthia Hand  – finished December 17th
  12. Rain Wild Chronicles by Robin Hob
  13. Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin
  14. Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson
  15. Scarlett series by Maureen Johnson – finished September 13th (technically, as there is no new book listed and it’s been ten years)
  16. Arrows trilogy by Mercedes Lackey
  17. Five Hundred Kingdoms series by Mercedes Lackey
  18. Legend trilogy by Marie Lu – finished December 13th
  19. Starbound series by Amie Kauffman & Meagan Spooner
  20. Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliet Marillier
  21. The Marked series by March McCarron
  22. Angelfire series by Courtney Allison Moulton
  23. Abhorsen series by Garth Nix
  24. Tremeraire series by Naomi Novik
  25. War Girls series by Tochi Onyebuchi
  26. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
  27. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
  28. The Plantation series by Stella Samiotou-Fitzsimons
  29. Books of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater (keeping this on the list, even though book 3 is on hold with no release date yet)
  30. Bartimaeus series by Jonathan Stroud
  31. Between series by April Genevieve Tulcholke
  32. Casters series by Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty  finished July 5th!
  33. The Burning series by Evan Winter
  34. Program series by Suzanne Young

Series started, awaiting next book to be published:

  1. The Shadow Watch series by S.A. Klopfenstein – no new book listed on GoodReads
  2. The Bone Charmer duology by Breeana Shields – book 2 to be released May 2020
  3. Stranger Rituals by Kali Rose Schmidt – no release date for book 2
  4. Chameleon Effect series by Alex Hayes – book 4 to be released December 2019
  5. ISAN series by Mary Ting – book 3 to be released April 2020
  6. Spectral City series by Leanna Renee Hieber – no info for a book 3
  7. An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir – book 4 to be released December 2020
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