2020 Reading Challenges

● For the complete list of my current challenges, just click on this link.
● For an index to my completed reading challenges, click this link.

About the Challenges

The challenges listed here are, for the most part (although it's not a strict rule), year-long challenges, open to everyone. I don't usually list read-a-thons, read-alongs, "personal" challenges, or challenges linked to special days or time periods.

Please NOTE: This list is NOT meant to be a complete list of ALL the reading challenges available for 2020. It's mainly just challenges that seem attractive to me. And I'm not necessarily recommending any of these — just keeping track.

For more comprehensive, up-to-date lists of 2020 Reading Challenges, you can check the A Novel Challenge website or the Reading Challenge Addict website.

Two more things. In general I'm not a fan of the "check list" type of reading challenge with a bunch of set categories — so I'll list a few, but not every one of them. Also, I don't do a lot of social media hanging out, so if a challenge is being hosted primarily on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, etc., you probably won't find it on this list.

And now....
The List
(In roughly alphabetical order,
with links to announcement/signup posts/pages.)


Challenges in red are ones I've signed up for.
  1. 2020 A to Z Reading Challenge (3rd Annual) | Hosts: Ginger Mom & Company
  2. Calendar of Crime Challenge 2020 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  3. Color Coded Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  4. Creativity Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!.
  5. Diversify Your Reading 2020 Reading Challenge | Host: Kelly Mongan @ Mongan Moments
  6. Epistolary Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!
  7. Humor Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!
  8. Memoir Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!.
  9. Mental Health Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!
  10. Monthly Book Award Reading Challenge 2020 | Hosts: Kim & Tanya @ GirlXOXO
  11. Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge 2020 | Hosts: Kim & Tanya @ GirlXOXO
  12. Monthly Motif Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Kimberly Lynne @ GirlXOXO
  13. Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  14. Read It Again Sam 2020 Reading Challenge | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  15. Social Justice Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Hibernator's Library
  16. Vintage Mystery Extravaganza: Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  17. Virtual Mount TBR 2020 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block



  1. This is great. As 2015 comes to a close, I've been looking for reading challenges to contemplate joining for the new year.

  2. So many challenges! If only there was time to join in on them ALL! lol Thanks so much for including mine in your listing today :)

  3. Ah this challenge tab is so awesome! Thank you for this. I'm going to try to not go crazy this year :P

    I just posted my own challenge if you want to take a look (:

  4. Thanks for featuring the #ShelfLove Challenge. We would love to have you on board!

  5. What a fantastic list here! I need to find an hour now to sift through these and make my choices for 2016.

  6. Thank you so much for a very thorough list of Challenges, I found many here that I am now considering!!

  7. You might want to include this one, too.

    1. Thanks, Jamie. I've added it to the list. I had seen something about the MIA challenge earlier, but couldn't figure out if it was still active.

  8. Wow these are great---thanks for including mine!

  9. And this one, too;

    1. Hi, Jamie. Thanks for pointing the way to this challenge. Actually, though, there are so many "check-list" type challenges out there like this one, I decided not to include them in this list. I sort of think of them as personal reading goals-lists which, while they are definitely valuable tools, tend to differ from individual to individual. I thought about including the POP-Sugar list, since it seems to be the most popular, but in the end just decided to do a separate listing of all the checklists -- I just never got around to it!

  10. Thanks for sharing the Deal Me In challenge & great work on creating this list!

  11. Thanks! This list is very helpful! ;3

    One snag though: Hippes Read Too's blog is giving me a 404 error. http://readingeveryseason.hippiesreadtoo.com/2015/11/warm-up-for-winter-reading-challenge.html

  12. Thanks for linking Literary Distractions! Would you mind updating the link to "http://www.literarydistractions.com/2015/12/14/2016-b-y-o-b-reading-challenge/" please? Thanks!

    1. Hi, Mary! No problem. I think the links are all updated now.

  13. This is very helpful. I found several I'm going to try. Thanks!

  14. I've been looking for the ones for 2017, but there aren't very many yet. I got all mine posted on my blog in October. I'm doing three new ones as well as the one I did this year. A list is up here:

  15. Joy, I hope I can entice you to any of my 4 this time! As always: they run February 1 to January 31, so finishing them off never takes up time at Christmas! :) Sincere thanks for listing me again! Gratefully, Carolyn Of RIEDEL Fascination.

    CELTIC COASTS 2017 https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/celtic-coasts-2017/
    ETHEREAL 2017 https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/ethereal-2017/
    GENTLE SPECTRUMS 2017 https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/gentle-spectrums-2017/
    MY KIND OF MYSTERY 2017 https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/mykindofmystery-2017/

  16. I am unsure how often you pick up messages at Goodreads. Even though Blogspot does not make commenting easy for Wordpress or rural internet and rejects them, if there is a captcha; I had better see about adding my 3/4 2019 groups that are ready.

  17. GENTLE SPECTRUMS 2019 is done as well, Joy! Thank you dearly for not using a captcha. Happy new year 2019, for us all! Yours, Carolyn https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/gentlespectrums-2019/


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