2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge

Hosted by Linz the Bookworm

What’s great about this challenge is that there is a hierarchy of levels. Even if you only complete level 1, you still feel like you have accomplished something–because you have! It also helps to break down a HUGE challenge (60 different prompts!) into manageable, bite-sized chunks 🙂

From what I can tell, there are no rules in how exactly you go about this challenge. You can go level by level, or you can pick and choose different prompts in different levels. I’m feeling a bit chaotic this year, especially since I’m joining this challenge at the end of May, and so I will be following the prompts at random. However,  I will only use a book ONCE. 

I will change the prompt’s color to blue after I complete it with the book title and author. If there is an asterisk (*), I have included a link to my review of that novel.


Level 1

1.) Read a book with a title that starts with a “W”: Winter Road: A Novella by Kristina Rienzi*

2.) A book you got for under $3: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie*

3.) A book with a blue cover: Genex of Halcyon by Joshua Stelling

4.) Read a book by your favorite author: The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan

5.) A book with the word “Light” in the title

6.) A book that is set in the future: Eternal Shadow by Trevor B. Williams*

7.) A book from Project Gutenberg: No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy*

8.) Read a book of short stories or a novella: A Walk in My World by Anne Mazer

9.) Read a book you’ve had on your “to be read” shelf for more than a year: Wisdom Lost by Michael Sliter*

10.) Read a book that takes place in winter: A Separate Peace by John Knowles

11.) Reread a book you have recommended to a friend: Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

12.) Free Space- Pick any book!: The Human Familiar by Honor Raconteur*

Level 2

13.) A book under 400 pages: The Arena by R.B. Ellis*

14.) Read a book by Julie Garwood

15.) Read a classic fairy tale

16.) Read a retelling of the classic fairy tale: Pauper King by E. Marlowe Stuart*

17.) Read a suspense or horror book: Break my Bones by Rachael Tamayo

18.) A book you got for free (gift, found or book exchange): Solace Lost by Michael Sliter*

19.) Read a book with a building on the cover: Zombie Walkabout by Phillip Murrell* (just barely contains some outlines of buildings in the back!)

20.) Read a historical fiction from the World War II-era: The Oppenheimer Alternative by Robert J. Sawyer* (I’m counting half of this novel as historical fiction and the other half sci-fi)

21.) Read a book that was turned into a movie or tv show: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

22.) A book by an author named James/Jim or a variant

23.) Read a book recommended on your local library’s website: Utopia by Sir Thomas More*

24.) Free Space- Pick any book!: Carnal Knowledge by Rachael Tamayo

Level 3

25.) A book with the word “book” in the title

26.) An urban fantasy novel: Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley* (I’m not sure that this is specifically classified as an urban fantasy, but I’m going to count it!)

27.) A book published in 2000

28.) A book recommended to you by a friend: The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan

29.) Read an author’s debut novel: Moroda by L.L. McNeil*

30.) Read a book from the BBC’s list of Top 100 Books You Must Read Before You Die: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

31.) Read a book that is over 600 pages: The Other Magic by Derrick Smythe

32.) Read a book by Isaac Asimov

33.) Read a book with the word ‘Star’ in the title

34.) Read a book about a historical figure (fiction or non-fiction): Animal Farm by George Orwell

35.) Read a book about an assassin

36.) Free Space- Pick any book!: Remnants by Honor Raconteur

Level 4

37.) Book 1 of a Trilogy: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch*

38.) Book 2 of a Trilogy

39.) Book 3 of a Trilogy

40.) Read a book from NPR’s favorite books of 2019: 

41.) Read a novel by an author using a pseudonym: 1984 by George Orwell

42.) Read a graphic novel

43.) A book with a season in the title: Dreams of Winter by Christian Warren Freed*

44.) Read a book with exactly four words in the title: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

45.) Read a book about a writer (real or fictional): The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien*

46.) Read a book with a title that rhymes

47.) A book by an author named Elizabeth/Beth or a variant: Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

48.) Free Space- Pick any book!: Valley of the Free by Michael Sliter*

Level 5

49.) Read a motivational/inspirational book: Sorrowfish by Anne C. Miles* (this may not be a traditional inspirational book, but it definitely inspired me, as can be seen from my review, so I’m counting it!)

50.) Read a book with two or more authors: You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen*

51.) Read a book by John Creasey

52.) Read a book published in 1980

53.) Read a “rags to riches” story: The Hidden King by E.G. Radcliff*

54.) Read a book with an occupation in the title: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (being a Queen is absolutely an occupation in my mind. It takes a whole heck of a lot of effort and stamina to run a country)

55.) Read a book about travel or that involves travel: The Void Mage by Honor Raconteur*

56.) A book that takes place in outer space/another planet: Saturnius Mons by Jeremy L. Jones*

57.) Read a book that starts with the letter J: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (not technically a book, but I’m going to count it!)

58.) Read a book that takes place in the Middle East or is inspired by Middle Eastern Culture

59.) Read a book about a video game or virtual reality

60.) Free Space- Pick any book!: What May Rise from the Ashes by Susanne Schmidt*


Let me know in the comments below if you join in this challenge! And/or what books satisfy a prompt! I will need all the help I can get to find 60 books–especially since I’m coming in half a year late!

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