Reading Challenge – 2020

This page gives you a view of all the reading challenges I participated in, in 2020, and the books I read or plan to read (along with links to their reviews, if I’ve written them), under each challenge/category. I hope you find something interesting in here πŸ™‚

  • Goodreads Reading Challenge 2020 – I have targeted to read 72 books this year. You can see the books I read on my blog and I’ll add an end of the year summary.


  • Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge 2020 – 12 books under each of the categories below. You can check out her blog and the reading challenge here


    • A book published the decade you were born (which would be the 80’s) : TBA
    • A debut novel : Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
    • A book recommended by a source you trust: TBA
    • A book by a local author: TBA
    • A book outside your genre/comfort zone: TBA
    • A book in translation
    • A book nominated for an award in 2020: TBA
    • A Re-read: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
    • A classic you didn’t read in school: TBA
    • Three books by the same author: Maybe the Grishaverse trilogy πŸ™‚
  • Goodreads Book Club – Kick Up Your Heels’ Book of the Month selections:
    • January: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
    • February: The Revisioners By Margaret Sexton
    • March: This is Happiness by Niall Williams
    • April: TBA
    • May: TBA
    • June: TBA
    • July: TBA
    • Aug: TBA
    • September: TBA
    • October: TBA
    • November: TBA
    • December: TBA
  • South Asian Reading Challenge 2020, that is being hosted by Fanna @ Fannatality and Nandini @ Novels and Nebulas. You can check out the details of this challenge on Fanna’s blog link that I’ve mentioned above, if you are interested in joining in πŸ™‚ I am going to try and read the two books per month option, which includes reading one backlist and one new release by a south Asian writer.


    • January (Shuruat)
    • February (Mohabbat)
      • BOTM Backlist: Saris and the City by Rekha Waheed
      • BOTM New Release: Of Curses and Kisses by Sandy Menon
      • Personal New Release/Debut Author: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
    • BOTM (March)
    • BOTM (April)
    • BOTM (May)
    • BOTM (June)
    • BOTM (July)
    • BOTM (August)
    • BOTM (September)
    • BOTM (October)
    • BOTM (November)
    • BOTM (December)
  • The Unread Shelf Project 2020 – I will be reading 12 books from my owned books unread shelf this year, using the prompt from Whitney’s blog and reading challenge and try to feel less guilty about the growing number of unread books I own.


    • January – Any unread book: A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
    • February – A book gifted to you: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (gifted to me by my pen friend)
    • March – The book that has been on your unread shelf the longest: The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie or Americannah by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
    • April – The book you most recently acquired: TBA (since I’m sure I would’ve bought some more books by then)
    • May – A backlist title (by an author with a newer book out): A Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
    • June – A book from a series: TBA
    • July – A book voted for you by Bookstagram: TBA
    • August – A buddy read: TBA
    • September – A book you’ve owned so long you’ve forgotten where/why you got it: I don’t think I have such a book, so I might pick up a random selection for this month (TBA)
    • October – A book that scares you – in content or in length: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (I don’t actually own this and have borrowed a copy from the library. So I might return the book now and borrow it later (TBA)
    • November – A book from your favorite genre: TBA
    • December – The shortest book on your shelf: TBA

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