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The 2020 Goodreads Reading Challenge


It’s the start of a brand-new year! And that means, it’s the beginning of a brand-new reading challenge. I only seriously started the Goodreads Reading Challenge exactly a year ago in 2019, but the desire to revisit my love for reading was generated towards the end of 2018. I had a particularly rough year in 2018, but towards the end, my hope was renewed, and things slowly improved with each passing day. Turning to the comfort of books (in effect, re-turning to my love for books) helped me find my footing at the end of a stressful year. This brings us to exactly one year ago, when I embarked on the 2019 Reading Challenge, pledging to read 30 books. A modest amount, considering I hadn’t read for my own pleasure in a long time. I am happy to say that I closed out the year by reading a total of 39 books. You can find the list of books I read here

In hopes of surpassing my number in 2019, I pledge to read 50 books in 2020

World Without End by Ken Follett

To keep track of the books I’ll be reading this year, I have a page you can check out here. I have decided to kick off the new decade by sticking to my roots with a good old historical fiction novel entitled World Without End by Ken Follett. Despite sticking to what I am most comfortable with, I am looking for new adventures to follow and new worlds to explore.

Additionally, I’d like to tack on the challenge of diversifying my bookshelf. Branch out from fantasy and historical fiction into thrillers, mystery, true crime, and more. This might be a good time to finally tackle my 200+ “Want to Read” shelf, HA! If you feel that you need to branch out, too, then this challenge is also for you!

What were your favourite reads of 2019? Did you participate in the reading challenge? Will 2020 be your first attempt at the reading challenge? Let me know in the comments below! 

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  1. Jennifer Jennifer

    Ou!! What is the book you are reading right now about?

    • Kim Kim

      It’s a historical fiction novel set in 14th century England, in the midst of the war with the French. It follows the lives of people centered around the Kingsbridge Priory. It doesn’t sound like much, but there’s a lot of drama and it can get pretty violent, so definitely not for the squeamish!

      Thank you for the comment 🙂

  2. Ash Ash

    Do romcoms count for this challenge? How about audiobooks? Asking for a friend.

    • Kim Kim

      I would include audiobooks! Romcoms as a genre are included as well! Read whatever suits you and use whatever mode you’re comfortable with. Reading is supposed to be enjoyable, so enjoy it however you like 🙂

      Thank you for the comment!

    • Kim Kim

      Thank you! Stretching it just enough for a challenge, but not overdoing it so that I feel defeated so early on 🙂

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