The 2020 Annual Reading Challenge List Thread
#31  Ginwen 12-27-2019, 04:17 PM
I’m shooting to read about 78 different things this year.

#32  restinginlove 12-28-2019, 12:25 PM
I read 15 this year, hoping for 20 in 2020 and just to get back into reading as a hobby more than netflix as a hobby edit: bumped to 35!

I'm noting audiobooks, otherwise it's probably an ebook but occasionally a library or purchased paperback.

1. Uninvited - Lysa TerKeurst (audiobook). 3/5.
2. How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy by Stephen Witt. 4/5.
3. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West (audiobook). 5/5.
4. Sew You Want to be a Hero (Threadbare 2) by Andrew Seiple. 4/5.
5. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. 4/5.
6. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler (audiobook). 4/5.
7. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. 5/5.

8. This Is My Body: A Memoir of Religious and Romantic Obsession by Cameron Dezen Hammon. 5/5.
9. Far from the Tree by Robin Benway (audiobook). 4/5.
10. The Mother In Law by Sally Hepworth (audiobook). 4/5.
11. Everyday Supernatural by Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft. 4/5.
12. The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker (audiobook). 4/5.
13. The Preacher's Wife by Kate Bowler. 5/5.
14. Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo. 5/5.

15. Make it Scream, Make it Burn by Leslie Jamison (audiobook). 4/5.
16. Scattered Servants by Alan Scott. 3/5.
17. Strange Days: Life in the Spirit by Mark Sayers in a Time of Upheaval. 5/5.

18. All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney. 4/5.
19. Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me by Erin Khar. 4/5.

#33  Byrdie 12-28-2019, 02:50 PM

This year I want to:

1: Finish all the Miss Marple books remaining in my TBR pile. I started the series back in April but got distracted halfway through. 7 more ought to do it.

2: Read 3 non-fiction books.

3: Borrow more books from the library instead of buying and therefore increasing my TBR list. Not sure if freebies and Kindle Unlimited count as buying, though.

4: Read at least 3 books considered to be classic literature.

No, I'm not slowing down but I expect that I'll have less leisure time due to family obligations. Which is why I'm aiming for a book a week, anything over that will be icing on the cake.

#34  Indio777 12-29-2019, 03:39 PM
No real goal except to read as much as possible and track what I read.

#35  jselby 12-30-2019, 09:11 PM
Setting a goal of 12 books -- Goal met July 24, 2020

In Progress
  1. Sword of Destiny (The Witcher #1) - Andrzej Sapkowski
  2. Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #1) - Leigh Bardugo
  3. The Iron Dragon's Daughter (The Iron Dragon's Daughter #1) - Michael Swanwick
  4. Auberon (The Expanse, #8.5) - James S.A. Corey
  5. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon - David Grann
  6. Blood of Elves (The Witcher) - Andrzej Sapkowski
  7. Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy #1) - Robin Hobb
  8. Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy #2) - Robin Hobb
  9. Assassin's Quest (The Farseer Trilogy #3) - Robin Hobb
  10. The Time of Contempt (The Witcher #2) - Andrzej Sapkowski
  11. Wizard Rising (Five Kingdoms #1) - Toby Neighbors
  12. The Curse of Chalion (Chalion #1) - Lois McMaster Bujold
  13. Draggah (Avondale #2) - Toby Neighbors

Did Not Finish

#36  Waylander 01-03-2020, 06:24 AM
  1. January:
  2. February:
  3. March:
  4. April:
  5. May:
  6. June:
  7. July:
  8. August:
  9. September:
  10. October:
  11. November:
  12. December:

#37  Paperbackstash 01-13-2020, 09:12 AM
Notes for Goals
With book count, I don't have a set number. The past three years at Goodreads, I set the goal for 200 while softly pushing 300, which I've met. I leave at 200 to not make it more stressful. This year I mainly focus on Genre, series, and format goals.

Soft Goals for the Year
*note to self: updated number goal stats 6/5/2020*

Want to start and complete some Amazon Originals Series/Shorts

Will start with these:
Dark Corners
The Marshall Project Southside

Other Genre Goals
ARC Backlog:

Mobile Read's Discussion Link Shortcut

Monthly Tracking

* Listing book titles under each monthly spoiler *


Monthly Stats
Total Read: 25
E-books: 14
Kindle Unlimited: 9
Scribd Audiobook: 3
Audible Audiobooks: 5
Paperback/Hardcover: 3

Discussion Post Stat Breakdown for the month

Spoiler Warning below

Total Read: 20
E-books: 12
Kindle Unlimited: 3
Scribd Audiobook: 3
Audible Audiobooks: 1
Paperback: 4
Hardback: 0
Spoiler Warning below

�� Reckless Conduct by Susan Napier
�� Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
�� The Case of the Counterfeit Eye by Perry Mason
�� Chateau in the Palms by Anne Hampson
�� Lye in Wait by Cricket McRae
�� Knight's Fire by S.J. Himes
�� Academy of the Elites by Alexis Calder
�� The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
�� �� Bottled by Stephanie Ellis
�� Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barnett
�� Forbidden Freshman by Carol Lynne
Druid Devices and a Vodka by Annette Marie
Madam, will you talk? by Mary Stewart
The Perfect Plot by Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew Vintage)
A Frost of Cares by Amy Rae Durreson
The Slayer's Apprentice by Zathyrn Priest
Hunter of the Tide by Tiffany Roberts
Red Moon by RL Stine - Audible Original/Kids
Alien Echo by Mira Grant
Rest You Merry by Charlotte Macleod

March: 11
Total Read: 11
E-books: 10
Kindle Unlimited: 2
Scribd Audiobook: 2
Audible Audiobooks: 0
Paperback: 0
Hardback: 0
Spoiler Warning below

Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan MacGuire
Alien: Sea of Sorrows
Wildlands Omega by Ruby Nox
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Murder at Pirate's Grove by Josh Lanyon
The Prisoners at Stuartsville
Night School by Carolyn B Cooney
Uncle Vampire by Cynthia D Grant
The Jaws Log by Carl Gottlieb
Coleridge by Tom Deady
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

April: 24
Total Read: 24
E-books: 13
Kindle Unlimited: 1
Scribd Audiobook: 3
Audible Audiobooks:
Paperback: 5
Hardback: 2
Spoiler Warning below

Rogue Omega by Ruby Nox
The Sweetness at the bottom of the pie by Alan Bradley
The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry
Indian Prince's Hidden Son by Lynne Graham
Hangman (Timothy Blake #1) by Jack Heath
Heart of Malice (Alice Worth #1) by Lisa Edmonds
Heart of Ice (Alice Worth #3) by Lisa Edmonds
Heart of Stone (Alice Worth #4) by Lisa Edmonds
The Case of the Caretaker's Cat (Perry Mason #7) by Erle Stanley Gardner
The Snow (Losing Christina #2) by Caroline B. Cooney
Rising from the Depths (The Kraken #5) by Tiffany Roberts
Heart of Shadows (Alice Worth #5) by Lisa Edmonds
Dusk by Ron Dee
Magical Midlife Madness (Leveling Up #1) by K.F. Breene
Heart of Fire (Alice Worth #2) by Lisa Edmonds
Southern Lights by Danielle Steel
In the Shadow of Spindrift House by Mira Grant
The Andromeda Strain (Andromeda #1) by Michael Crichton
That Old Flame of Mine (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery #1) by J.J. Cook
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Giving Chase(Chase Brothers #1) by Lauren Dane
Die Softly by Christopher Pike
Slumber Party by Christopher Pike
The Murder Book by Jonathan Kellerman

May: 9
Total Read: 10
E-books: 4
Kindle Unlimited: 2
Scribd Audiobook: 1
Audible Audiobooks:
Paperback: 5
Hardback: 0
Spoiler Warning below

Second Child by John Saul
Caravan by Dorothy Gilman
The Fallen Man by Tony HIllerman
The Servants of Twilight by Dean Koontz
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Help Wanted by Richie Tankersley Cusick
Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney
Orientation (Borealis Investigations #1) by Gregory Ashe
Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant

June: 10
Total Read:
E-books: 4
Kindle Unlimited: 3 (and 1 audio from it, technically 4)
Scribd Audiobook: 0
Audible Audiobooks: 1 (from KU)
Paperback: 5
Hardback: 0
Spoiler Warning below

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter (Paperback)
Pretty Boy Dead by Jon Michaelson, E-book, KU
Oathsworn by Kristen Banet, E-book, KU
Soap Making: 365 Days of Soap Making by White Lemon, E-Book
Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington, Paperback
Perry Mason: The Case of the Stepdaughter's Secret (Paperback)
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison, KU Audible
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Trade Paperback
High Heaven by Quinn Wilder, Paperback
Spiked by C.P. Rider, Ebook, KU

July: 21
Total Read:
E-books: 9
Kindle Unlimited: 5
Scribd Audiobook: 4
Audible Audiobooks: 1
Paperback: 7
Hardback: 0
Spoiler Warning below

Boomtown by James A Moore, Ebook, KU
Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, Scribd Audio
Dracula by Bram Stoker, Audible Audio
The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz, Ebook
Kill Hill Carnage by Tim Meyer, Ebook
Tender is the Storm by Johanna Lindsey, Paperback
Roofworld by Christopher Fowler, Paperback
Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine, Ebook
Summoned by C.P. Rider, Ebook, KU
Shadow of the Doubt by Hailey Edwards, Ebook, KU
Beginnings by Kelley Armstrong, Paperback
The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe, Scribd Audio
A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie, Paperback
The Case of the Substitute Face (Perry Mason), Scribd Audio
The Hunger by Alma Katsu, Ebook
The Case of the Glamorous Ghost (Perry Mason), Scribd Audio
The Amityville Horror by Jay Ansen, Paperback
Lion's Heat, Paperback
Sabotaged by C.P. Rider, Ebook, KU
The Cat who Sang for the Birds, Paperback
The Culling Trials, Ebook, KU

August: 20
Total Read: 20
E-books: 10
Kindle Unlimited: 6
Scribd Audiobook: 4
Audible Audiobooks: 0
Paperback: 4
Hardback: 2
Spoiler Warning below

  1. Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine, Ebook, KU
  2. Leviathan: Ghost Rig by Lucas Pederson, Ebook, KU
  3. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle, Scribd Audio
  4. The Murder Book by Jonathan Kellerman, Hardcover
  5. Demons in the Bedroom by Lidiya Foxglove, Ebook, KU
  6. The Case of the Cautious Coquette (Perry Mason #34) by Erle Stanley Gardner, Scribd Audio
  7. Wolves at the Door by Lidiya Foxglove, Ebook, KU
  8. A Cold Heart by Jonathan Kellerman, Paperback
  9. Therapy by Jonathan Kellerman, Paperback
  10. The Case of the Haunted Husband (Perry Mason), Scribd Audio
  11. Running with the Demon by Terry Brooks, Ebook
  12. Rage by Jonathan Kellerman, Paperback
  13. Son of Rosemary by Ira Levin, Paperback
  14. Gone by Jonathan Kellerman, Hardcover
  15. The Case of the Golddigger's Purse, Scribd Audio
  16. The Mermaid Murders, Ebook, KU
  17. Raw by Belle Aurora, KU
  18. The Monet Murders by Josh Lanyon, E-Book
  19. The Magician Murders by Josh Lanyon, E-Book
  20. The Monuments Men Murders by Josh Lanyon, E-Book





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