This is my annual post where I announce which challenges I’m taking up (and pick a couple of personal goals).
Personal Goals – new this year:
In 2019, I only read 2 children’s classics. I’d like to challenge myself in 2020 to read at least 6.
I plan on reading 1 a month from my own TBR.
I’d like to read a minimum of 1 a month – with more during non fiction November.
The borrowed stack
On top of loaning books from the library, I do also borrow books from other people. I’d like to read at least 12 of these.
Challenges I have previously taken part in:
As I’m writing this post, I’ve read a total of 96 books (don’t think I will quite make it to 97 – but will see) for 2019. So for 2020, I’m setting myself a slightly higher goal of 100. All books I read in 2020 will count towards this goal.
I’m going to yet again take part in the tackling the TBR challenge. The plan is to attempt Mount Ararat (48 books) this year. Find out more about the levels and sign up here.
Modern Mrs Darcy
This challenge has 10 prompts for reading 12 books through the year. Sign up here. This year’s challenges are:
- A book published the decade you were born (for me this is the 80’s)
- A debut novel
- A book recommended by a source you trust
- A book by a local author
- A book outside your comfort zone
- A book in translation
- A book nominated for an award in 2020
- A re-read
- A classic you didn’t read in school
- Three books by the same author
New challenges for 2020:
Bookbloggers Fiction Reading Challenge
This year, Lynne at Fictionophile is hosting a fiction reading challenge – I said if I could find a book for every challenge she set I would take part. So here is a list of the 8 books from my TBR I will use:
- A Cotswold Killing, by Rebecca Tope
- Murder in the Museum, by John Rowland
- Apple Tree Yard, by Louise Doughty (this is the only book on my TBR with a fruit!)
- The Conviction of Cora Burns, by Carolyn Kirby
- Billionaire, by Peter James
- Police at the Funeral, by Margery Allingham
- Snowblind, by Ragnar Jonasson
- Who Killed Anne-Marie? by C.M. Thompson (the only book on my TBR with a question!)
Library Love Challenge
I’ve taken on the Library Love challenge instead of the Virtual TBR challenge as I’m counting books borrowed from other sources separately. I’m aiming for the Thrifty Reader level (24 books). Find out more about the levels and sign up here.
Are you taking part in any challenges this year?