2020 reading challenges and other bookish things – share the book love 📚💚

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I’ve been seeing and reading about a few book challenges when visiting various book blogs recently. I thought it might be good to take part in some of them and see how I do.

I’ve been doing the 20 Books of Summer Challenge for a couple of years now and have really enjoyed it. So hoping that it takes place again this year I will, of course, take part.

The challenge is to read 20 books from June until September – alternatively read 15 or 10. The brainchild of Cathy at 746Books it’s a really easy going challenge. This year I will be attempting to read the full 20 Books of Summer. Why not join in with your own 20, 15 or 10 books? You can find out all you need to know on Cathy’s Blog and although this is the announcement for 2019 it shows how easy it is to join in and how relaxed it is with regard to the ‘rules’.

Next I read about the 1920 Club challenge over at StuckinaBook For this one just read a book published in 1920 between 13 – 19 April.


This sounded like a really lovely challenge – I mean one book in a week, what could be more simple? So this is one I will be doing. How about you?



Then there’s the Bingo Challenge it’s pretty self explanatory.


I saw this on Twitter but can’t recall who Tweeted it. It seems to have originated from Penguin Random House (Canada). Looks like it might be fun. I might have a stab at this through the year.


There are lot’s of challenges for readers to join, here are some more. Why not take a look you might enjoy



2020 Historical Fiction Challenge you can find out all about this Year-long challenge at PassagestothePast you will be able to choose a category which determines how many books you read through the year.

Reading Ireland Month 2020 goes beyond books and you can find out all about it at 746Books but be quick this runs through March.


This is another bingo challenge brought to you by ModernGypsy

You can find the NetGalley and Edelweiss Challenge at Reading between the Pages


Are you running a challenge, or participating in one, why not leave the link below?

Then anyone reading can see what’s out there.


As for events for 2020 …

It’s been a couple of years since I went to Stirling but the hotel is already booked and so this year Bloody Scotland is definitely in the diary.

There may be other events that I go to during 2020 but this is the first I’ve committed to.

There are lot’s of Book festivals happening across the UK and beyond. Are you going to any book festivals in 2020?

Why not share by leaving a link in a message?


And, of course, there are lot’s of other book events like…


Yes, the Orenda Roadshow is happening again this year follow @OrendaBooks to check out which one is coming to a venue near you.

24/2 #Glasgow @waterstonesgla

25/2 #Stockton @drakebookshop

26/2 #Wirral @LinghamsBooks

27/2 #Southwell #Nottingham @TheBookcase1

28/2 #Penarth @GriffinBooksUK


You may be participating in something bookish on-line, going to a book event or festival. Why not spread the book 📚 love 💚 and …

Pop a link in the response box?

Then we can all check out these wonderful bookish things.

12 Comments on “2020 reading challenges and other bookish things – share the book love 📚💚

  1. 14th Nov.: Perfect Crime, Liverpool. Book your place now: perfectcrime.uk

    MURDER SQUAD party – Q&A followed by a book signing, to celebrate their 20th year!! WHSmith CHESTER, Friday 27th March from 6:30pm TICKET INFO: universe.com/murdersquad

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  2. Festivals coming up:

    29th February: Sutton Coldfield Children’s Bookfest
    8th March: Bloomsbury Book Fair
    14th March: Black Book Festival
    23rd-26th April: Chipping Norton
    Broadstairs Lit on 25th June – tickets are limited and selling fast!

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  3. @thelinenhall’s popular Reading Group meets on the last Thurs of each month at 1.10pm. All are welcome. February’s title up for discussion is: ‘Star of the Sea’ by Joseph O’Connor

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