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2020 TBR Reading Challenge

Hey everyone!

I was tagged by the lovely Mina @ Stacked to do the 2020 TBR Reading Challenge, which she created herself!

The Rules:

  • Pick a novel for each of the 22 TBR prompts. If that’s too much for you, it’s OK to go for less. However…
  • Those who finish all 22 prompts and post their reviews on their blogs/vlogs have a chance to win a book of their choice as a reward! (International, as long as Book Depository ships to your country)
  • You can’t start reading those books before January 1st!
  • Follow the creators Twitter account as she will create a blog hopping sheet (when the challenge begins) where you can leave your links. Also, to make it easier for her to keep up, please use #2020TBRReadingChallenge tag.
  • Thank the person that tagged you
  • Tag the original challenge page (this one)
  • Tag at least 5 people

2020 TBR Reading Challenge Checklist:

My 2020 TBR Reading Challenge:

A 2020 Release

Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh. We all know how much I love Steve Cavanagh’s work, and Fifty Fifty is being released in 2020, so of course I have to read it straight away!

Book Published in the Year You Were Born

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I have seen the film, but I have never read the book. I didn’t realise that the book was released quite so long ago!

Novel That Will Get a Movie Adaptation in 2020

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I have wanted to read Rebecca for quite a while, so this is perfect.

Friend Recommendation

Domain by James Herbert. My dad recommended James Herbert’s The Rats series to me (and told me to read everything James Herbert ever wrote). I have read the first 2 books of The Rats series, but didn’t get around to Domain (book 3), and I am desperate to read it!

Book You Can Read in a Day

A Room With A View by E.M. Forster. I actually started reading this a while ago, and never actually finished it, so I’m going to sit down and read it in one sitting!

Book Originally Written in a Foreign Language

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Another book I haven’t read since I was at school! I’ve been wanted to re-read this for a long time! The original was written in Dutch.

Book by a Dead Author

Haunted by James Herbert. Part of my attempt to read every book he ever wrote. James Herbert died on 20th March 2013.

Novel That Was Banned

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Frankenstein was actually banned in 1955 in South African Apartheid for being “objectionable and obscene.”

New York Times Best Seller

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I will be completely honest and say that I have owned a copy of this book since it came out, and it has just sat on my shelf. So, I am finally going to read it!

Booker Prize-Winning Book

The True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. Of course, I have heard of Ned Kelly, but I’ve never actually read about his story, which this is loosely based on. It won the Booker Prize in 2001.

Book by a Nobel Prize Winner

Lord of the Flies by William Golding. This is another book I read at school, but I’ve completely forgotten it, so I’ve been meaning to read it again for a while. William Golding won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983.

Goodreads Winner

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Children of Blood and Bone won the award for Debut Author in the 2018 Goodreads awards.

Book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry. I actually have a poster of Rory Gilmore’s reading list on the wall in our living room! My fiancé bought me Helter Skelter for Christmas last year, and I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.

Book With One-Word Title

Carrie by Stephen King. I have wanted to read this for such a long time!

Book Over 500 Pages

The Secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert

Books Set in Different Continents

For this part of the challenge, one book from a different content is enough. However, if you’re ambitious, go for one from each continent. Here are my picks:


The Demons Beneath by WD Jackson Smart (Set in the UK).
I recently read the 2nd book in the DI Graves series, and can’t wait to read this (book 1 of the series).

North America

Searching for Edgar’s Five Dancers by Efren O’Brien (set in the USA).
This has been on my to read list on NetGalley for a while, but I’ve had so many other books that I needed to read first. But I can not wait to read this!

Book Set in Your Home Country

The Doll House by Phoebe Morgan

Book Trilogy

The ‘Why Mummy’ trilogy by Gill Sims.

A YA Book

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

A Historical Book

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris. I wasn’t sure wether this was supposed to be a fiction or non-fiction historical book, but Cilka’s Journey is right near the top of my TBR, and it is a historical fiction (but based on a true story).

A Fantasy Book

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

A Classic

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

This was actually a lot harder than I expected, but here are the 25 books that I have chosen to read in 2020! I really hope that I manage to stick to this.

Do you feel up for this challenge? Create your own TBR and let me know!

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  1. Oooh! I’ve never done a reading challenge before, mainly cause I’m useless at sticking to TBR’a 🤦‍♀️. This one looks fun though, and I do want to knock some books off my a backlog… you’ve picked some great choices there 😊

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  2. Some great books which I also have waiting on TBR pile. I’ve never done a month long challenge before but this one looks good. Thanks for tagging me. I’ve just finished seeing which books I want to include the are a couple of prompts I may have to double up but we shall see. 😉

    Good luck with your reads!!!

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  3. Great picks! I was considering A Room With A View when I was making my list but eventually forgot about it xD I guess I’ll give it a try once I’m done with the challenge. I hope you’ll enjoy Dorian Grey and Lord of the Flies, I love those books 😀

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I’m really excited to read Dorian Gray, and I loved Lord of the Flies when I read it at school, so I’m really looking forward to re-reading it! 🙂


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