Tag Archives: 2020 Reading Challenge

Goodreads Challenge Complete!

7 Dec

I’m so excited to say that I finished my Goodreads reading challenge! I was doing pretty well at it all year so it’s nice to have it finished and not have to worry about it as we get into the holidays. I’ll exceed it a bit, but I’m not sure I’ll be 10 over my goal like I was last year.

29 out of 55 books were audiobooks
4 out of 55 were ebooks
22 out of 55 were physical books

This is a much better portion of physical books than I normally get! I’m really excited about that. I know I’ll get a much better breakdown of my reading when I get to the beginning of January so I’ll share more then and will include the books I read this final month of the year as well.

Until next time, write on.

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2020 Reading Goals

16 Jan

With the new year here, it’s time to start thinking about bookish goals for 2020. I’ve kept it simple over the past few years and that’s worked best for me. It allows me to have fun with my book clubs and pick a few books that I’m interested in and want to read at the same time. Simple is usually better, right?

Goal: Complete the 2020 When Are You Reading? Challenge

I’d be a terrible challenge host if I didn’t participate in my own challenge, wouldn’t I? I host this challenge annually and I love it. It’s a 12-book challenge to read one book in each of 12 time periods. You can read more about it here. I adore this challenge because it involves one of my favorite genres: historical fiction. It pushes me to find fiction from less popular time periods and exposes me to times I don’t know as much about.

Goal: Read 55 books.

The ever-present Goodreads goal. I like this one for its simplicity. It’s just a number, so read that many books. Easy enough. But when I get bogged down in long books or I’m five off with two weeks to go, it’s a lot harder than it sounds. You can check my progress here. It’s always a good time.

I don’t have a ton of personal goals this year. My biggest one is completing Triational Age Group National Championships in August, but I don’t have a specific time goal in mind. I’m just excited to go and participate and maybe see some big names that I look up to. That will be my focus race this year and I’m looking forward to it!

Do you have any reading or personal goals for 2020? If you’re looking for something to push yourself, consider giving my challenge¬† a try.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

The 2020 When Are You Reading? Challenge Starts Today!

1 Jan

Happy New Year! And it’s also WWW Wednesday. What an amazing day. Do you know what makes it even better? Today is the first day of the 2020 When Are You Reading? Challenge!

The challenge is to read 12 books, one from each of the below time periods. The books can either take place in the time period or be written in it. The reader has the final say on if a book qualifies for the time period.

  • Pre 1300
  • 1300-1499
  • 1500-1699
  • 1700-1799
  • 1800-1899
  • 1900-1919
  • 1920-1939
  • 1940-1959
  • 1960-1979
  • 1980-1999
  • 2000-Present
  • The Future

If you’re interested in participating, please let me know and I’ll add a link to your blog or tracking page on the page for this year’s challenge.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

Presenting: The When Are You Reading? Challenge 2020

31 Dec

Yes, it’s a little late, but that’s always better than never. I’m so excited to announce the 2020 When Are You Reading? Challenge! My husband finished the beautiful image this morning. Isn’t it great?

I hope you’ll consider joining me for the 2020 edition of this challenge! I’m going to use the same format as last year. I think the change in time periods was effective and I’d like to give it another go.

The challenge is to read 12 books, one from each of the below time periods. The books can either take place in the time period or be written in it. The reader has the final say on if a book qualifies for the time period.

  • Pre 1300
  • 1300-1499
  • 1500-1699
  • 1700-1799
  • 1800-1899
  • 1900-1919
  • 1920-1939
  • 1940-1959
  • 1960-1979
  • 1980-1999
  • 2000-Present
  • The Future

I’ll be getting pages for the challenge set up today. Expect a few more posts about it this week and GET EXCITED! This challenge has been a great way to make sure I’m reading historical fiction from a variety of time periods. I hope you’ll consider joining me.

If you are participating, please let me know and I’ll include a link to your tracking page or blog on the page for this year’s challenge.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!