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.)

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Challenges in red are ones I've signed up for.
  1. 2020 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge | Host: Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book
  2. 2020 A to Z Reading Challenge (3rd Annual) | Hosts: Ginger Mom & Company
  3. Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Booklover Book Reviews
  4. Back to the Classics Challenge 2020 | Host: Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate.
  5. Beat the Backlist 2020 Reading Challenge | Hosts: Austine & Katie @ Novelknight
  6. 2020 Bookish Resolutions Challenge | Host: Michelle & Berls @ Because Reading Is Better Than Real Life.
  7. Book Jar/Book List Challenge - Randomize Your Reading 2020 | Host: Michelle @ Gather Together and Read
  8. 2020 Book to Movie Challenge | Host: Michelle @ Gather Together and Read.
  9. British Crime Classics Challenge 2020 | Host: Rekha @ The Book Decoder.  
  10. Calendar of Crime Challenge 2020 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  11. 2020 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge | Host: Carol @ Carol's Notebook.
  12. Color Coded Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  13. 2020 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge | Host: Andi @ Andi's ABCs
  14. 2020 Craving For Cozies Reading Challenge | Host: Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book
  15. Creativity Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!.
  16. Cruisin' Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews
  17. Diversify Your Reading 2020 Reading Challenge | Host: Kelly Mongan @ Mongan Moments
  18. 2020 Dystopia Reading Challenge | Host: Brittani @ Hope, Faith & Books
  19. Epistolary Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!
  20. 2020 European Reading Challenge | Host: Gilion @ Rose City Reader.
  21. 2020 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge | Host: Celebrity Readers
  22. For the Love of Ebooks 2020 Reading Challenge | Host: Tina @ As Told By Tina
  23. 2020 Georgian Reading Challenge | Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews
  24. Go Big or Go Home - 2020 Reading Challenge | Host: Annemieke @ A Dance With Books
  25. 2020 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge | Host: Amy @ Passages to the Past
  26. History Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Hibernator's Library
  27. Horror Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: damaen @ damaen.net
  28. Humor Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!
  29. Kindle Unlimited 2020 Reading Challenge | Host: Tina @ As Told By Tina.
  30. #LetsReadIndie 2020 Reading Challenge | Host: Tina @ As Told By Tina
  31. 2020 Library Love Challenge | Hosts: Books of My Heart & Angel's Guilty Pleasures
  32. 2020 Literary Escapes Challenge | Host: Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book
  33. Memoir Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!.
  34. Mental Health Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!
  35. 2020 Middle Grade Reading Challenge | Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews
  36. Monthly Book Award Reading Challenge 2020 | Hosts: Kim & Tanya @ GirlXOXO
  37. Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge 2020 | Hosts: Kim & Tanya @ GirlXOXO
  38. Monthly Motif Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Kimberly Lynne @ GirlXOXO
  39. Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  40. NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Tina @ Reading Between the Pages.
  41. 2020 Newbery Reading Challenge | Host: Julie @ Smiling Shelves
  42. 2020 New Release Challenge | Host: (un)Conventional Bookworms
  43. 2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge | Host: Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
  44. Out of Your Comfort Zone 2020 Reading Challenge | Host: Caro @ BookCheshireCat
  45. 2020 Paranormal Reading Challenge | Host: Julie Cornewell @ juliecornewell.net
  46. 2020 Picture Book Reading Challenge | Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews
  47. 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge | Host: Popsugar.com . (If you're interested in this, here's the Printable List of Categories.)
  48. Print Only 2020 Reading Challenge | Host: Tina @ As Told By Tina.
  49. The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews
  50. 2020 Reading Assignment Challenge | Host: Michelle @ Because Reading Is Better Than Real Life
  51. Read It Again Sam 2020 Reading Challenge | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  52. 2020 Retellings Reading Challenge | Host: Tracy @ Cornerfolds
  53. 2020 Review Writing Challenge | Host: Shari @ Delighted Reader. 
  54. 2020 Six Shooter Mystery Reading Challenge | Host: Rick @ Rick Mills Project
  55. Social Justice Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Hibernator's Library
  56. Spacetime Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Jemima Pett
  57. Sweet Southern Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Readeropolis
  58. 2020 Victorian Reading Challenge | Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.
  59. Vintage Mystery Extravaganza: Reading Challenge 2020 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  60. Virtual Mount TBR 2020 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  61. 2020 What An Animal Reading Challenge | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews
  62. What's in a Name 2020 Challenge | Host: Andrea @ Carolina Book Nook
  63. When Are You Reading? Challenge 2020 | Host: Sam @ Taking on a World of Words

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22 comments:

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

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  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 :)

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  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 (:

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

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

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

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  7. You might want to include this one, too.
    http://opinionsofawolf.com/mia-reading-challenge/

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    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.

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

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  9. And this one, too;
    https://annasnook.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/reading-challenge-2016/

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    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!

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

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  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

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  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!

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

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

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  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:
    http://readingchallengeaddict.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_4.html

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  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/

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  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.
    https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/mykindmystery2019/
    https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/celtic-coasts-2019/
    https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/ethereal-2019/

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  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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  18. Thanks so much for linking our 2020 AtoZ Reading Challenge on your list! We really appreciate it :)

    Megan & Crystal | Ginger Mom & Company

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