2020 Reading Challenges

 

 

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
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Virginia – Glitter, Glam, and Contraband by Heather Weidner 

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Cruisin’ Thru The Cozies Reading Challenge 2020
Hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews…

Since I read a lot of Cozies I am signing up at the Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) Level.

Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) –
A)Read 40 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B)Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 20 cozy books of your choice (total of 40 books)

– One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
– One from animal-related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
– One from craft-related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
– One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
– One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British))
– One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
– One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
– One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
– One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
– One is your choice! (freebie!)

Overindulged – 151 – 200 Cozy Mysteries
1. Silenced in Sequins by Debra Sennefelder
2. Come Homicide or High Water by Denise Swanson
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The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2020
Hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews…

I am signing up at the Kneading – Read 11-20 cat mysteries 

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What’s in a Name 2020 Challenge
Hosted by Carolina Book Nook

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The 2020 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge
Hosted by Take a walk down Gregory Road

This is a new challenge for me but looks like fun. I am signing up at the Baker’s Dozen Level with hopes of more. 

Baker’s Dozen  |  13 books
Choose one category from any 13 of the topics provided except for the wildcard books

 

DATE FINISHED CATEGORIES BOOK  (READ OR PLANNED)
1 Making Stuff Up
A book with the word “maker” in the title
A book featuring a fictional language
A book about crafts or handiwork
A book about lies
2 Dark Genres
A cult classic book
A dark fantasy book
A gothic horror book
A speculative fiction book
3 Seconds
A book you find in a second hand store
The second book by an author
A book with a clock or stopwatch on the cover
A book about eating
4 Quick Decisions
A book based solely on the title or cover
A book you buy on impulse
A book by an author you always read
A book about living with consequences
5 Birds Of A Feather
A book with a feather or wings on the cover
A book about differences
A book about community
A book about twins
6 Where We Live
A book about an apartment building
A book with a mansion on the cover
A book about nomads
A book about moving to the country
7 Careers
A book written by a current/former journalist
A book about doctors/nurses/health care professionals
A book about a teacher
A book about blue collar workers
8 Body Parts
A book with feet on the cover
A book with “hand” in the title
A book about heads
A book with a nose on the cover
9 Reading Cliches
A book someone called a “page turner”
A “beach read”
A book by an author “everyone has read”
A “best seller” you’ve never heard of
# Music Genres
A book whose title could be a Country song
A book with “opera” in the title
A book whose cover makes you think about Heavy Metal
A book you think should have a Jazz soundtrack
# Recovery
A book about recovering from an accident or illness
A book about dealing with death
A book about a missing person
A book that has been re-issued with a new cover
# Next Door
A book with the word “neighbor” in the title
A book with binoculars on the cover
A book by a local author
A book about the creepy old house in the neighborhood
# Brought To You By The Letter N
A book with the word “novice” in the title
A book that takes place in a country that begins with N
A book with the word “name” in the title
A book by an author whose name starts with N
# Inspirations
A book that inspires you to go for a walk
A book about improving self image
A book about a place you hope to visit this year
A book by or about a person you admire
# Diversity
A book by an author from a different culture
A book about gender identity
A folk/fairy tale retelling in a non-western setting
A book about a character with a disability
# Check Out Those Lists
A book from NPRs Top 100 Books list
A book from the NY Times Best Sellers list
A book inspired by your shopping list this week
A book from a recommended list you find on the internet
# Singles
A story about a widow or widower
A book with a single word title
A standalone book
A book with a single figure on the cover Glitter, Glam, and Contraband by Heather Weidner 
# Animal Kingdom
An author whose name includes an animal (ie:CATherine)
A non-fiction book about animals
A book with a talking animal
A book with an animal on the cover
# Hidden
A book with a mask on the cover
A book written by an author who uses a pseudonym
A book with the word “hidden” in the title
A book about a treasure hunt
# TBR Crushers
A book from your bookshelves you have to dust off
A book you’ve been meaning to read forever
Anything you want
The first book you see on your bookshelf
# Shorts
A book less than 100 pages
A book by an author with fewer than 10 letters in their name
A book with character being “towered over” on the cover
A book of short stories
# Movie Quotes
I see dead people. – a ghost story
I coulda been a contender. – a book about sports
There’s no place like home. – a book about going home
I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way. – a graphic novel
# Places
A book with a place name in the title
A book with a map on the cover
A book set in the mountains
A book about traveling
# Selfies
A memoir
A book written in first person
A book with a narcissistic character
A self improvement book
# How Old?
A book with obsolete technology on the cover
A contemporary book written by an author older than you
A book about your parents’ generation
A book written before you were born
# Reading Women
A non-fiction book about a famous woman
A book by a woman of color
A book with a kick-ass woman on the cover
A children’s book with a strong female lead
WILD- CARD BOOKS Wildcards
A manga book
A book that includes an ocean journey
A book about geeks
A book about Zodiac signs or astrology
A book that centers around a group of friends

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2020
Hosted by The Bookwyrm’s Hoard

This is a little different than the Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2020 Hosted by My Reader’s Block I have already signed up for. This one you get to set your own goals.

Since I have already signed up for the Mount TBR with 36 Books, the same books will cross over to this challenge too. 

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2020
Hosted by My Reader’s Block

Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s – #MountTBR2020
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2020 New Release Challenge
Hosted by (un)Conventional Bookworms

61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran level. #2020NewReleaseChallenge

  1. Glitter, Glam, and Contraband by Heather Weidner 
    2. Silenced in Sequins by Debra Sennefelder
    3. Come Homicide or High Water by Denise Swanson
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NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge
Hosted by Reading Between the Pages

I am signing up at the Bronze Level – 10 Books. 

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FOR THE LOVE OF EBOOKS 2020 READING CHALLENGE
Hosted by As Told by Tina

Just read as many ebooks as you can throughout 2020!

January – March Quarterly Link Up
April – June Quarterly Link Up
July – September Quarterly Link Up
October – December Quarterly Link Up
For The Love Of Ebooks Readathon:

This year, I decided to add a readathon to For The Love Of Ebooks! The first For The Love of Ebooks readathon will be March 1 – 7. You can follow us on twitter here for all announcements.

Details for the readathon will be released on February 1st.

1. Glitter, Glam, and Contraband by Heather Weidner 
2. Silenced in Sequins by Debra Sennefelder
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2020 CLOAK AND DAGGER CHALLENGE
Hosted by Carol’s Notebook

Because I host and participate in other challenges focused on cozy mysteries, the only books I count for this challenge are mysteries outside the cozy sub-genre. For that reason, I am again signing up at the  16-25 books – Detective level. #CloakDaggerChal.

  • Books need to at least 100 pages long. Please, no short stories.

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PRINT ONLY 2020 READING CHALLENGE
Hosted by As Told By Tina

It seems I am reading less and less print books each year so I am signing up at the 40-49 – Expert Status level.

  1. Come Homicide or High Water by Denise Swanson

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2020 FINISHING THE SERIES READING CHALLENGE
Hosted by Celebrity Readers

This series gives me the push I need and help me clear my TBR stacks. I am again signing up at the B-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 5-8 SERIES. 

 

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PERSONAL CHALLENGES

Wisconsin Authors or Settings

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