My 2020 Reading Challenges: A Mid-Year Progress Update

Time to take stock of the progress (or lack of progress) I’ve made with the reading challenges I’ve signed up for or set myself this year.

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2020

I’ve set my target at 120 books and had read 69 as at the end of June so I’m pretty much on track with this one.

when-are-you-reading-2020When Are You Reading? 2020

This challenge is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It involves reading a book set in each of twelve time periods. So far, I’ve matched eight of the time periods therefore I’m cautiously optimistic about completing this challenge. You can find links to my reviews here. By the way, Sam also hosts the very popular weekly WWW Wednesday meme.

20 Books of Summer 201920 Books of Summer 2020

This annual challenge is hosted by Cathy at 746Books. You simply make a list of 10, 15 or 20 books you intend to read between 1st June and 1st of September and try to read them all. The rules allow for plenty of flexibility but I try to stick to my original list – which is probably why I’ve always previously failed to complete this challenge! Having read eight of the books on my list so far, I’m determined this is the year I succeed. You can find links to my list and my reviews here.

wian-2020-2What’s In A Name? 2020

This challenge is hosted by Andrea at Carolina Book Nook and involves reading books with titles that match each of six categories. I’ve only managed two of the six so far as some of the categories are quite tricky. If I’m to complete it, I have a few chunky books to get through. The Mirror & the Light, I’m looking at you…

The Classics ClubThe Classics Club

Create a list of 50 classic books you would like to read within five years and work your way through them (with the help of the occasional Classics Club Spin where a book from your list is selected for you) to earn yourself a place on the Wall of Honour. My deadline is December 2021 and so far I’ve read 37 from my list. However, it has to be said that some of those are also part of my Buchan of the Month reading project, of which more below.

Buchan of the Month Banner 2020.jpgBuchan of the Month Reading Project

Now in its third year, this is a personal challenge involving reading a different book by John Buchan – fiction or non-fiction – every month. You can see my reading list for the year and find links to my reviews of the six I’ve read so far here.

Are you taking part in any reading challenges? If so, how are you getting on? Do they motivate or frustrate you?

5 thoughts on “My 2020 Reading Challenges: A Mid-Year Progress Update

  1. I love the idea of the “When are You Reading” challenge – although I have to keep myself from taking on too many challenges. I’m also doing 20 books of summer, and doing pretty well at 9. My favorite challenge is Read Harder by Book Riot – I’ve read books in 17 of 24 categories. Enjoy your summer reading!

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