2020 Reading Challenge


My Goodreads Reading Challenge 2020

At the beginning of 2020 I set myself the challenge of reading 100 books for the year. In 2019 I set a goal of 55 books and I managed to read 105 books – so I know I can do it!

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January 2020

1. Aunt Dimity and the Duke – Nancy Atherton 3*

2. The Yorkshire Pudding Club – Milly Johnson 3*

3. The Psychology of Time Travel – Kate Mascarenhas 4*

4. The Other Wife (Joseph O’Loughlin) – Michael Robotham 4*

February 2020

5. The Testaments (The Handmaids Tale #2)- Margaret Atwood 4*

6. Seventeen – Suzanne Lowe 4* – Friday Fiction #1

7. Rage – Suzanne Lowe 4* – Friday Fiction #1

8. Where the Story Starts – Imogen Clark 4*

9. Marriage Unarranged – Ritu Bhathal 5*Friday Fiction #2

10. It’s OK that you’re not OK – Megan Devine 4*

11. The Body in the Dales – J R Ellis 3* – Friday Fiction #3

12. When we believed in Mermaids – Barbara O’Neal 4* – Friday Fiction #3

13. The Quartet Murders – J R Ellis 4*

14. The Idea of You – Amanda Prowse 4*

15. The Dinner – Herman Koch 3* (Book Club #1 for 2020)

March 2020

16. The Murder at Redmire Hall – J R Ellis 4*

17. Holy Island (book 1)- L J Ross 4*

18. The Royal Baths Murder – J R Ellis 3*

19. Sycamore Gap (book 2) – L J Ross 4*

20. Heavenfield – (book 3) – LJ Ross 4*

21. Angel (book 4) – LJ Ross 4*

22. We Need to Talk About Mum and Dad: A practical guide to parenting our ageing parents – Jean Kittson 4*

23. Highforce (book 5) – LJ Ross 4*

24. Cragside (book 6) – LJ Ross 4*

25. Kings and Queens – Terry Tyler 4*

26. Dark Skies (book 7)- LJ Ross 4*

27. The Other Side – Terry Tyler 4*

28. Teacher – Gabi Stroud 4* (book club)

29. Seven Bridges (book 8) – LJ Ross 4*

30. The Hermitage (book 9) – LJ Ross 4*

April 2020

31. Big Sky – Kate Atkinson 4*

32. 55 – James Delargy 4*

33. Longstone (book 10) – LJ Ross 4*

34. The Moor (book 12) – LJ Ross 4*

35. Penshaw (book 13) – LJ Ross 4*

36. The Secrets of Midwives – Sally Hepworth 4*

37. The Good Turn – Dervla McTiernan 4*

38. Brody Cody and the Stepmother from Outer Space – Toni Pike 5*

39. Borderlands (book 14) – LJ Ross 4*

40. Wasteland – Terry Tyler 5*

41. Ryan’s Christmas (book 15) – LJ Ross 4*

May 2020

42. The Woman Next Door – Liz Byrski 4*

43. Bruny – Heather Rose 4*

44. Swimming in the Dark – Paddy Richardson 4* (book club)

45. Silver – Chris Hammer 4*

46. The Shrine (book 16) – LJ Ross 3*

47. The Ruin – Dervla McTiernan 4*

48. Grown Ups – Marian Keyes 4*

June 2020

49. Suspect – Michael Robotham 3*

50. Grandmothers: Essays by 21st century grandmothers – Helen Elliott 5*

51. 8 Lives – Susan Hurley 4* (book club)

52. The Scholar – Cormac Reilly #2 Dervla McTiernan 4*

53. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Hunger Games #0) – Suzanne Collins 4*

54. The Wall – John Lanchester 4* (bookclub)

55. The End of October – Lawrence Wright 4*

July 2020

56. Sheerwater – Leah Swann 3*

57. Broadland (DI Tanner #1) – David Blake 3*

58. Phosphorescence – Julia Baird

59. St Benet’s (DI Tanner #2) – David Blake 3*

60. Imposter – (Alexander Gregory Thrillers #1) – LJ Ross 3*

61. Hysteria – (Alexander gregory Thrillers #2) – LJ Ross 3*

62. Bedlam – (Alexander Gregory Thrillers #3) – LJ Ross 4*

63. Moorings – (DI Tanner #3) – David Blake 4*

August 2020

64. Commuters – Emily Gray Tedrowe – 2*

65. Lilac Girls – Martha Hall Kelly 4*

66. Exit West – Mohsin Hamid 3*

67. Three Rivers – (DI Tanner #4) – David Blake 3*

68. On with the Butter – Heidi Herman

69. The Weekend – Charlotte Wood

I have included links to Goodreads on each of these titles, so if you want more information on what the book is about, click the title and away you go! I read a wide range….just saying!

Please note I will bold all of my 5* star ratings – I’m fairly strict with what I give 5 stars to, so you can be assured that these are my favourites.

My rating code: 1* did not finish/terrible; 2* OK; 3* enjoyable; 4* really good ; 5* excellent

Let’s see how many I get up to this year! I don’t set any rules or follow any plans, I just read what I feel like, what friends have recommended and what takes my eye. I rarely start a book and not finish it but it does happen sometimes!

Are you on Goodreads? – you can join me 🙂

My wrap-up post for my 2019 challenge is here:

My 2019 Reading Challenge and Top Reads

You can find my lists for 2019, 201820172016 and my 2014/2015 books by clicking on the links.

I’d love to hear what you’re reading too. And any recommendations are always welcome 🙂

Deb xx


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5 Replies to “2020 Reading Challenge”

  1. Wow Deb. Such an amazing list. I will pick books from this list. Do you select books published this year only or just any book that you find interesting?
    Do you read them on kindle? I recently saw that some books actually cost more to buy on kindle than to order a paperback copy.

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    1. Hi Deepa, thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. To answer your questions I select any books that I have heard of, sound interesting and i usually read on a kindle. I use the local library’s app and download the books I want to borrow then return them digitally when I’m done. It works well.

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