Bookish Corner

2020 Reading Challenges

Here is a list of all the 2020 reading challenges I’m participating in this year. May the force be with me, because let me tell you that there are a lot of them.

1-) Monthly KeyWord Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Girlxoxo. There are specific keywords for every month and each book you choose must have one or more keywords in the title. #MonthlyKeyWordChallenge


This challenge is hosted by Under the CoversPeace Love Books and their 2020 sponsor Forever Romance. Is the perfect reading challenge for lovers of romance books and monopoly. #romanceopoly

3-) 2020 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Passages to the Past. I’m aiming for the Medieval Level (15 books). #2020HistFicReadingChallenge

During the following 12 months you can choose one of the different reading levels:

  • 20th Century Reader – 2 books
  • Victorian Reader – 5 books
  • Renaissance Reader – 10 books
  • Medieval – 15 books
  • Ancient History – 25 books
  • Prehistoric – 50+ books

4-) The 2020 Book bingo reading challenge

This challenge is hosted by Modern Gypsy. There are two parts to this reading challenge, you must choose your bingo journey and commit to a quarterly check-in. There are 25 prompts on the book bingo reading challenge and you can do as many as you want.

5-) The Audiobook Challenge 2020

This particular challenge is hosted by Lovely Audiobooks. You can participate in 14-in-14 or 30-in-30 audiobook marathon starting in January 2020. It is perfect for those who don’t usually have the time to read a physical book or just want to spice up their reading time.

6-) 2020 Reading Assignment Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Because Reading. In the Spring Semester I will register for three classes:

  • AuthorLuv Beginner Class requires me to read one book per month (January-April) by the same author. I choose Christina Lauren.
    1. “Love and Other Words” by Christina Lauren
    2. “Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating” by Christina Lauren
    3. “The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren
    4. “My Favorite Half-Night Stand” by Christina Lauren
  • Genre Beginner Class requires me to read one book per month (January-April) of the same genre. I choose Historical Fiction.
    1. “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
    2. “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
    3. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
    4. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
  • Mix-It-Up Intermediate Class requires me to read two books per month (January-April) of any author, any genre and any format. I choose:
    1. “The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang, “The Starless Sea” by Erin Morgenstern
    2. “The Bride Test” by Helen Hoang, “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard
    3. “The Flatshare” by Beth O’Leary, “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo
    4. “The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne, “Tweet Cute” by Emma Lord


7-) 2020 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Andi’s ABCs. There are five levels in this reading challenge and right now I’m aiming at 1st Base which consists on reading 1-5 books. However, I have a feeling I will end up on a higher level. #ContRom2020


  • 1st Base: read 1 – 5 books
  • 2nd Base: read 6 – 10 books
  • 3rd Base: read 11 – 15 books
  • Home Run: read 16 – 20 books
  • Grand Slam: read 21+ books

My Choices:

  1. “The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang
  2. “The Bride Test” by Helen Hoang
  3. “The Flatshare” by Beth O’Leary
  4. “The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne
  5. “Tweet Cute” by Emma Lord

8- ) 2020 Retellings Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Cornerfolds. I’m aiming for the Warrior Princess level (6-10 books). #2020RetellingsChallenge

Challenge Levels:

  • Silent Assassin: 1-5 Retellings
  • Warrior Princess: 6-10 Retellings
  • Elemental Witch: 11-15 Retellings
  • High Fae: 16-20 Retellings
  • Fairest of them All: 21-25+ Retellings

9-) 2020 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Carol’s Notebook. I’m aiming for the Amateur Sleuth level (5-15 books). #CloakDaggerChal


  • 5-15 books – Amateur sleuth
  • 16-25 books – Detective
  • 26-35 books – Inspector
  • 36 – 55 – Special agent
  • 56+ books – Sherlock Holmes

10-) 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by POPSUGAR. The goal is to go down the list and use the 50 prompts to read as many books as possible. If you need some recommendations, they were kind enough to share some suggestions (you can find them at the end of their reading challenge article, just scroll down). #popsugarreadingchallenge

Regular Prompts:

  • A book that’s published in 2020
  • A book by a trans or nonbinary author
  • A book with a great first line
  • A book about a book club
  • A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics
  • A bildungsroman
  • The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed
  • A book with an upside-down image on the cover
  • A book with a map
  • A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club
  • An anthology
  • A book that passes the Bechdel test
  • A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it
  • A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name
  • A book about or involving social media
  • A book that has a book on the cover
  • A medical thriller
  • A book with a made-up language
  • A book set in a country beginning with “C”
  • A book you picked because the title caught your attention
  • A book published the month of your birthday
  • A book about or by a woman in STEM
  • A book that won an award in 2019
  • A book on a subject you know nothing about
  • A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics
  • A book with a pun in the title
  • A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins
  • A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character
  • A book with a bird on the cover
  • A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader
  • A book with “gold,” “silver,” or “bronze” in the title
  • A book by a WOC
  • A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads
  • A book you meant to read in 2019
  • A book with a three-word title
  • A book with a pink cover
  • A Western
  • A book by or about a journalist
  • Read a banned book during Banned Books Week
  • Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

Advanced Prompts:

  • A book written by an author in their 20s
  • A book with “20” or “twenty” in the title
  • A book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision)
  • A book set in the 1920s
  • A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics
  • A book by an author who has written more than 20 books
  • A book with more than 20 letters in its title
  • A book published in the 20th century
  • A book from a series with more than 20 books
  • A book with a main character in their 20s

Let me know in the comments if you are participating in any 2020 Reading Challenge. Also, if you have any recommendations for the challenges mentioned above, make sure to let me know.