2020 Reading Challenge

In 2019, I read 100 books while planning a wedding, so this year I want to be able to read 100 books while being in college full time. So far I’m on track!

Current progress: 50/100 books

Diverse Books Challenge

We’re now 4 months into 2020, and I realized that I definitely have not been reading enough diverse novels. Starting in April, I would like to read at least 4 books a month featuring either minority main characters or written by a minority author. To read my full reviews on the book, click on the title.

  1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (black MCs)
  2. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott (f/f romance)
  3. A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum (Palestinian MCs)
  4. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Jamaican/Korean-American MCs)
  5. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (Taiwanese-American MC)
  6. Dominicana by Angie Cruz (Dominican MCs)
  7. Internment by Samira Ahmed (Muslim MCs)
  8. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan (Mexican MCs)
  9. The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan by Sherry Thomas (Chinese MCs)
  10. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Japanese-British author)
  11. Becoming by Michelle Obama (African-American author)
  12. The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar (Syrian MCs; trans author)
  13. The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai (Black/Samoan MCs)
  14. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (black MC)
  15. The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee (North Korean memoir)
  16. 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon (Indian-American MCs)

Back-Listed Books Challenge

I know I’m not the only one who gets super excited about a book, buys it, and then totally forgets about it! This year I really wanted to work on reading books I have had on my shelves for far too long- which for me is over a year.

  1. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  3. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  4. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  5. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
  6. Internment by Samira Ahmed
  7. Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Thick Book Challenge

I have always struggled with reading bigger books. I get intimidated so easily! So this year I would like to start trying to read at least two “thick books” (450+ pages) a month.

  1. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  2. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  3. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  4. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  5. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  6. The Toll by Neal Shusterman
  7. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
  8. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendall
  9. Lovely War by Julie Berry
  10. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  11. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson