Reading Challenges

This page is for me to update my progress on all the reading challenges I’m participating in each year. I am not currently hosting any challenges myself.

Previous Reading Challenges

For my 2012 Reading Challenges, go here .
For my 2013 Reading Challenges, go here .
For my 2014 Reading Challenges, go here .
For my 2015 Reading Challenges, go here .
For my 2016 Reading Challenges, go here.
For my 2017 Reading Challenges, go here.
For my 2018 Reading Challenges, go here.
For my 2019 Reading Challenges, go here.

 

2020 Reading Challenges

 

Goodreads Challenge

Hosted by: Goodreads
My goal: 100 books
Challenge Progress: 24/100 books

(Note: I’m counting my DNFs and DNF FOR NOWs, even though Goodreads doesn’t. IDGAF.)
Pages Read (So Far): 7,542
(Note: I’m counting all the books I read for these pages. Yes, even audiobooks and even graphic novels/manga. As stated above, IDGAF.) 

Books Read

1. The Silent Land by Graham Joyce – Pages Read: 262 – Date Finished: 1/9/20
2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (AUDIOBOOK) – Pages Read: 522 – Date Finished: 1/10/20
3. Attack on Titan, Vol. 29 by Hajime Isayama – Pages Read: 192 – Date Finished: 1/10/20
4. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (AUDIOBOOK) – Pages Read: 337 – Date Finished: 1/15/20
5. Pride by Ibi Zoboi (AUDIOBOOK)  – Pages Read: 304 – Date Finished: 1/19/20
6. Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June – Pages Read: 265 – Date Finished: 1/23/20
7. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (AUDIOBOOK) – Pages Read: 704 – Date Finished: 1/31/20
8. Legend by Marie Lu (REREAD) (AUDIOBOOK) – Pages Read: 305 – Date Finished: 2/3/20
9. Prodigy by Marie Lu (AUDIOBOOK) – Pages Read: 371 – Date Finished: 2/7/20
10. Champion by Marie Lu (AUDIOBOOK) – Pages Read: 373 – Date Finished: 2/13/20
11. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (AUDIOBOOK) – Pages Read: 352 – Date Finished: 2/22/20
12. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (AUDIOBOOK) – Pages Read: 121 – Date Finished – 2/25/20
13. Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill – Pages Read: 53 – Date Finished: 3/1/20
14. The Outsider by Stephen King (PHYSICAL BOOK & AUDIOBOOK) – Pages Read: 561 – Date Finished: 3/8/20
15. Plate Tectonics by Margaux Motin – Pages Read: 256 – Date Finished: 3/8/20
16. He-Man/Thundercats by Rob David, Lloyd Goldfine, and Freddie E. Williams II – Pages Read: 160 – Date Finished: 3/8/20
17. Paper Girls, Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matthew Wilson – Pages Read: 144 – Date Finished: 3/9/20
18. Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (AUDIOBOOK) – Pages Read: 448 – Date Finished: 3/11/20
19. They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker – Pages Read: 208 – Date Finished: 3/13/20
20. Ms Marvel Vol 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona – Pages Read: 120 – Date Finished: 3/17/20
21. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds (AUDIOBOOK) – Pages Read: 451 – Date Finished: 3/20/20
22. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (AUDIOBOOK) – Pages Read: 664 – Date Finished: 3/23/20
23. This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone – Pages Read: 209 – Date Finished: 3/25/20
24. Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”: The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by Miles Hyman – Pages Read: 160 – Date Finished: 3/25/20

20 LGBTQ+ Books in 2020

Hosted by: Enthralled Bookworm
My goal: All 20 books
Challenge Progress: 4/20 books

I might be using the Bingo card that was also an option for this challenge, but I might just simply count the LGBTQ+ books I read in 2020.

Books Read

1. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – This is a retelling of The Illiad in which Achilles and Patroclus fall in love with each other.
2. Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill – A graphic novel about a princess who saves another princess and they end up falling in love.
3. They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, et al – This one is not centered around queerness, but it is about the childhood of a gay man, so I’m counting it.
4. This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone – A f/f science fiction story about two time traveling agents working for rivaling agencies.

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Hosted By: My Reader’s Block
My Goal: Mount Blanc (24 books from my TBR pile)
Challenge Progress: 7/24 books

Books Read

1. The Silent Land by Graham Joyce – Acquired in 2015
2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman – Acquired in 2019
3. Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June – Acquired in 2018
4. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas – Acquired in 2019
5. Prodigy by Marie Lu – Acquired in 2013
6. Champion by Marie Lu – Acquired in 2016
7. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas – Acquired in 2019

2020 Read Harder Challenge

Hosted By: Book Riot
My Goal: 12 of 24 Tasks
Challenge Progress: 9/12 Tasks

Books Read

 1. Read a book about a natural disaster: The Silent Land by Graham Joyce (about a couple who get caught in an avalanche)
2. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (takes place at a house in the middle of nowhere in Scotland)
3. Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color: Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Retelling of Pride & Prejudice, by an author of color, and all the main characters are people of color as well) (I don’t understand what they mean here by a “canon story” because canon just means anything that is officially part of the story, but I’m counting this one because it’s a retelling of a classic written by an author of color.)
4. Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (704 pages, published in 2016)
5. Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community: Octopus Stew by Eric Velasquez (The main characters are Black and Latinx. I read a lot of picture books to my son, but I do not list picture books in my main reading challenges, but I will list this one here, since this challenge specifically states to read a picture book.)
6. Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (While the Trojan War is still debated on whether it is factual or not, the city of Troy seems to be regarded as a real place, where it once was thought to be fictional. So although the events of this story may or may not be based on actual events and people, I’m going to go ahead and call this one a win for historical fiction that isn’t set in WWII.)
7. Read a graphic memoir: Plate Tectonics by Margaux Motin (also They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, et al)
8. Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non): Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas. (I don’t know if this book has the best representation when it comes to someone with a disability, but Chaol has a disability in this one.)
9. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages): This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. (Technically this one isn’t under 120 pages, but it’s still considered a novella, and it’s sci-fi, so I’m counting it.)