2020 Reading Challenge

Welcome to my 2020 Reading Challenge landing page! This page is updated at least once a month in order to keep track of my progress.

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Goodreads Goal:

I’m setting this goal at 60 books. I hope to have 45 books read by the end of July.

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Jana has
read 55 books toward
her goal of
60 books.

Where Will Reading Take Me {2020 Edition}?

Create Your Own Visited Countries Map

  • 10+ books set in different countries, fiction or nonfiction
  • 15+ Books set in different states – I will try to prioritize states that I did NOT read books in last year: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, & Wyoming

Create Your Own Visited States Map

  1. Washington: Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett; ⭐⭐ My Review
  2. Pennsylvania: Redemption (MILA 2.0 #3) by Debra Driza ⭐ My Review
  3. Kansas: Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper; ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. Tennessee: Yesterday’s Christmas (A Season Passed #2) by A.M. Heath; ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Review to Come in December)
  5. Missouri: Calling from the Sky by Mike Copple; ⭐⭐⭐ My Review
  6. Rhode Island: Society Girl (short story) by Cecily Wolfe; ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  7. Virginia: Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley; ⭐⭐⭐
  8. Oregon: Heartland Skies by Melody Carlson; ⭐⭐⭐⭐ My Review
  9. Massachusetts: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms by Laura Danner; ⭐⭐⭐ My Review
  10. California: The Fall of Candy Corn (Sweet Seasons #2) by Debbie Viguié; ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review to Come Fall 2020
  11. Connecticut: The Rules of Love and Grammar by Mary Simses; ⭐⭐⭐ My Review
  12. Kentucky: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson ⭐⭐⭐⭐ My Review Here

The More You Know…

  • Books featuring unique life experiences (ie differently-abled characters, minority experiences, own voices etc. Again, no numerical goal, just listing it here as a reminder that I want to prioritize this and keep track of the ones I do read here.)

Preparing for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  • 12 Christmas books – These should be split up so that I read and write (but do not post) a review for 8 of them before August

Seasonal Reading Challenges

Last year I participated in 4 seasonal reading challenges. As of January 2, I don’t know if I will participate in all of the same challenges again this year, but I am sure that there will be some fun challenges pop up throughout the year, and this is where I will add them when I decide to join.

March – The Irish Readathon & Read Ireland 2020

The Irish Readathon Elaine HowlinPicMonkey Image copy🍀 March TBR and Goals {2020}

🍀 March Wrap-Up {2020}

Summer – Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge (June only), Imagine Your Story (local library Summer Reading Program, June and July), 15 Books of Summer (June, July, and August)

🌞 Summer Challenges Sign-Up/Announcement Post


Sadly, I didn’t reach my goal in the LMA Reading Challenge this year. I did eventually finish We Alcotts, which I will probably post about soon. I’ll add the link here if/when that post is up.

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Summer Reading Challenges Mid-Way Check-In


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January 2 Update

For this month, I intend to keep an eye out and see if any new challenges are posted that I want to take part in this year. This page may change at any time throughout January, but I hope to have everything settled by the 31st. As I said at the top, I will update this page at least once a month to reflect my progress on the goals I set and challenges I take on. I reserve the right to alter my goals at any point during the year, but only after significant consideration. My Goodreads Goal is not alterable, barring extreme circumstances, but the rest may be adjusted.

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