Reading Challenges 2020 Wrap-Up

Despite the horror that will forever be known as 2020, I did have a blast participating in several reading challenges. Below are the results. Just click on the title to take you to that particular review. I’ll be back in a couple of days to review my favorite books of 2020 and talk about goals for the upcoming year. Cheers!

Host: Books and Chocolate

Progress: (12/12)

  1. 19th Century classic: The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  2. 20th Century classic: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  3. Classic by a woman author: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  4. Classic in translation: The Stranger by Albert Camus
  5. Classic by a person of color: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  6. A genre classic: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  7. Classic with a person’s name in the title: Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  8. Classic with a place in the title: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  9. Classic with nature in the title: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  10. Classic about a family: Crooked House by Agatha Christie
  11. Abandoned classic: Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  12. Classic adaptation: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Host: The Broken Spine

Progress: 10/12)

  1. Classic over 500 pages
  2. Classic by a POC and/or with a POC as the main character: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  3. Classic that takes place in a country other than where you live: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  4. Classic in translation: The Stranger by Albert Camus
  5. Classic by a new to you author: Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  6. Book of poetry: The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
  7. Classic written between 1800-1860: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  8. Classic written by an LGBT author and/or with an LGBT main character: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  9. Classic written by a woman: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  10. Classic novella: First Love by Ivan Turgenev
  11. Classic nonfiction
  12. Classic that has been banned or censored: Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut

Host: NovelKnight

Progress: (8/12)

  1. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  2. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  3. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  4. Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
  5. The Little Country by Charles de Lint
  6.  Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  7. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  8. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  9. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson
  10. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  11. Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
  12. The Outsider by Stephen King

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