2020 Challenges

CHALLENGE 1: 2020 New Release Challenge

The rules for the 2020 New Release Challenge are simple:

  • Books have to be released and reviewed in 2020.
  • Other challenges can be used as well, if you are participating in the Netgalley / Edelweiss challenge or in the COYER challenge, books can count towards more than one challenge, as long as the ones you use for the 2020 New Release Reading Challenge qualify to the other rules.
  • The minimum length for a book to qualify is 100 pages, it can be in any format though, physical, e-book, ARC or audiobook.
  • The New Release Challenge is open from January 1st through December 31st 2020, and sign-ups are open until September 1st 2020.
  • You don’t have to be a blogger to participate, you can link to your review on Goodreads or Booklikes instead – so don’t be shy!
  • If you want to spread the love, please use #2020NewReleaseChallenge on Twitter 😉

There are five levels  in the 2020 New Release Challenge:

  1. 1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie
  2. 31-60 books per year – New Release Pro
  3. 61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran
  4. 101-200 books per year – New Release Enthusiast
  5. 200+ books per year – New Release Obsessed

I'm aiming for 25!

1. The Night Country by Melissa Albert (1/7/20)  [January]
2. Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine (1/21/20)  [January]
3. Blood Countess by Lana Popović  (1/21/20)  [January
4. All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace (2/4/20)  [January
5. The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller (2/25/20)  [January]
6. Crave by Tracy Wolff (4/7/20)  [February
7. Crush the King by Jennifer Estep (3/17/20)  [February
8. A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones (4/7/20)  [February
9. Greythorne by Crystal Smith (9/1/20)  [February
10. Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa (3/31/20)  [March]
11. Wicked Bite by Jeaniene Frost (1/28/20)  [March
12. Winter's Wolf by Alyssa Rose Ivy (3/31/20)  [March
13. Fractures by Alice Reeds (6/2/20)  [April
14. Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi (3/31/20)  [May]

CHALLENGE 2: Print ONLY 2020 Reading Challenge

  • The Challenge begins January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
  • All Books read for this challenge MUST BE PHYSICAL BOOKS (paperbacks, hardbacks, picture books)
  • All genres count and re-reading and crossovers are encouraged!
  • Books can be any length.

The goal of Print Only is to challenge yourself, so I’d love for you to pick a level. You are NOT locked into the goal, you can move up and down as you need. I totally understand that life happens and sometimes you just need to scale back.

1-9 – Rookie Status
10-19 – Semi Pro Status
20-29 – Pro Status
30-39 – Veteran Status
40-49 – Expert Status
50-59 – Master Status
60+ Legend Status

I'm aiming for 45!

1. Blood Countess by Lana Popović  [January]
2. All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace  [January]
3. A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones  [February
4. Greythorne by Crystal Smith  [February
5. Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost  [March
6. Wicked Bite by Jeaniene Frost  [March
7. Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole  [April
8. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin  [April
9. Hungry Like a Wolf by Christine Warren  [April
10. The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost  [April]
11. The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost  [April
12. The Brightest Embers by Jeaniene Frost  [April
13. Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco  [April
14. Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab  [April
15. Starfall by Melissa Landers  [April
16. In the End by Demitria Lunetta  [May
17. Neverland by Anna Katmore  [May
18. Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray  [May
19. A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray  [May]
20. Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep  [May
21. Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep  [May]
22. Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi  [May]


CHALLENGE 3: 2020 Discussion Challenge

Here’s All You Have to Do:

  • Create a sign-up post announcing your intention to participate and link up below. There’s no need to say what your discussion posts will be about–just tell us you’re joining and let us know your goal. (Can be in an update post or a post with other challenges–you’re not required to make a completely separate sign-up post.)
  • Please link back to both challenge hosts and include the challenge button in your sign-up posts. Feel free to also link back in your actual discussions (we appreciate it, so more people can find us!), but that’s not required.
  • The challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2020. Sign-ups will remain open through December 12th, 2020. So, you can basically sign up all year long (but InLinkz will no longer allow us to keep a linky up for more than a year, so we had to end it on the 12th). Come join us!
  • Share it! The more people we get to participate in this, the more awesome discussions we can all be a part of and the more fun it will be! So, invite your friends to join us!
  • On the 1st of every month, a link-up will go up on both Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight where you’ll leave your links for that month’s discussions. Every month, we’ll update this 2020 Book Blog Challenge Page with the links to that month’s Challenge linky–so you’ll always know where to find the latest link-up!
  • There will also be monthly giveaways, so make sure you check in!
  • Use the hashtag #LetsDiscuss2020 to share your progress and connect with other participants on Twitter.
  • Have questions? Feel free to ask in the comments!


The Levels:

1-10 – Discussion Dabbler
11-20 – Creative Conversationalist
21-30 – Chatty Kathy
31-40 – Terrifically Talkative
41+ – Gift of the Gab

I'm aiming for 25!

1. New Year's Resolution Book Tag  [January]
2. Book Slumps  [January
3. Book Subscription Box Items  [January
4. Why I Don't Binge Watch TV Shows  [February
5. Character Deaths  [February
6. My Coin Collection Part 2  [February
7. Goodreads Rant  [February]
8. Book Obsessions  [February
9. DNFing a Favorite Author  [March
10. Disney Animated Series  [March
11. Bookcase Shelves  [March
12. Quarantine Blues  [April
13. Ridiculous Cover Changes  [April
14. Finale Cover Changes  [April
15. TBR Reading  [May]

CHALLENGE 4: Beat the Backlist 2020 Reading Challenge

A new year, a new TBR pile, and a new set of readers tackling their backlist! This reading challenge is dedicated to helping you knock those backlist books off your ever-growing to-read list.

Any genre, any format, any length.
Any book published in 2019 or earlier is fair game.
Re-reads count. And you don’t have to own the book!
I'm aiming for 20!

1. Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost (10/30/18)  [March]
2. Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole (9/19/17)  [April
3. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin (9/3/19)  [April
4. Hungry Like a Wolf by Christine Warren (7/2/13)  [April
5. The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost (6/27/17)  [April
6. The Brightest Embers by Jeaniene Frost (11/28/17)  [April]
7. Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco (9/10/19)  [April
8. Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (6/13/17)  [April
9. Starfall by Melissa Landers (2/7/17)  [April
10. In the End by Demitria Lunetta (6/24/14)  [May
11. Neverland by Anna Katmore (4/10/14)  [May
12. Pan's Revenge by Anna Katmore (7/3/14)  [May
13. Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray (11/3/15)  [May]
14. A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray (11/1/16)  [May
15. Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep (10/27/15)  [May]
16. Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep (4/26/16)  [May]

CHALLENGE 5: 2020 Series Enders Reading Challenge

  1. This challenge will run from January 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
  2. Anyone can enter. You don’t have to have a blog just as long as you review your books somewhere: on your blog if you have one, Amazon, Goodreads, etc.
  3. Any genre, length, or format is acceptable as long as it is the last book in a series where all books in the series have been published and no more books are currently intended to be published in the series. If an author makes a decision somewhere during the year to add on to the series, we will count both the original last book in the series and the “new last” book in the series assuming the author isn’t going to write more than one additional book. Last book published in a series doesn’t count if more books are expected to be published.
  4. You can list your series enders ahead of time, but this is not required. If you decide to list them up front, feel free to change them throughout the year as necessary.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, please use the direct link to your post about joining the 2020 Series Enders Reading Challenge. If you don’t have a blog, please post about it on Facebook or Twitter and include that direct link as your sign up.
  6. You can sign up until December 15, 2020. This allows you to join the challenge at any time during the year.
  7. On the 25th of every month, we will post a wrap up on both Somewhere Only We Know and Words Fueled by Love with a linky for you to link up your reviews for the month. The monthly giveaway will be open until the next wrap up post goes up (ex. From January 25th to February 25th). For each link to a review, you will get an (1) entry into a drawing for that giveaway. This will be open internationally. Please link each review separately as each link in the monthly wrap up linky acts as an entry in both the monthly giveaway and the grand prize giveaway at the end of the year.
  8. Monthly giveaway prizes will be an e-gift card of your choice up to $5 (USD) from Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. While the challenge and giveaways are open internationally, please make sure that you can receive e-gift cards via Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. We want to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity to participate and to receive the prizes. Please remember that Holly and I are funding the giveaways out of our own pockets as something that we want to do, and we would like to continue to do so.
  9. If you miss a wrap-up post and giveaway, you can link your review the next month. Please do not try to link to one review twice. We will be verifying these.
  10. December will be the wrap up for the entire year. All reviews linked from January through December will be entered into a Grand Prize giveaway. Also due to Christmas, the December wrap up will post on December 23rd and will be open until January 23rd.
  11. You don’t have to follow Somewhere Only We Know or Words Fueled by Love to participate in the challenge, but you do have to follow both of us in order to be entered in the giveaways.
  12. Please make sure we have a valid email address or other means of contacting you if you choose to participate. Linking up to Goodreads is perfectly fine, but we have found that Goodreads is not a reliable source for contacting someone should you be selected as one of the monthly giveaway winners. This could be due to your Goodreads notification settings or Goodreads themselves could be at fault. We're not sure which. And since we want to make sure that everyone who is eligible for one of the giveaways will receive their prize should they win one month or the grand prize at the end of the year, it is up to you to ensure that we can contact you and that you respond within a reasonable amount of time (usually stated in the email notifying you of your winning).
Levels: (how many series enders you are planning to read)
Level 1: 1 – 5
Level 2: 5 – 10
Level 3: 10 – 15
Level 4: 15+ 

I'm aiming for 3! Let's up that to 10 15!

1. Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa (Shadow of the Fox)  [March]
2. The Brightest Embers by Jeaniene Frost (Broken Destiny)  [April
3. Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco (Stalking Jack the Ripper)  [April
4. Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (Monsters of Verity)  [April
5. Starfall by Melissa Landers (Starflight)  [April]
6. In the End by Demitria Lunetta (In the After)  [May
7. Pan's Revenge by Anna Katmore (Adventures in Neverland)  [May
8. A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray (Firebird)  [May
9. Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Black Blade)  [May]
10. Fractures by Alice Reeds (Echoes)  [May
11. Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me)  [May]


1 comment:

  1. Ouuuu, I didn't see these ones in my search for new 2020 challenges. Thanks for sharing them, I'm gonna check out the '2020 New Release Challenge'. Best of luck this new reading year!

    If you'd like, you can see my 2020 goals here: http://www.boundbywords.org/p/2020-reading-challenges.html.


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