2020 TBR Reading Challenge

I had already prepared a Must read in 2020 TBR but I thought this challenge is way more interesting. I’m also a very heavy fantasy reader so it was a good opportunity to get me out of my comfort zone. But I have to admit, I did everything I could to find fantasy book that I wanted to read to put on each prompt but for some of those it was impossible. Let see what we have…

A huge thank you to the lovely  @ Stalked for tagging me!

The Rules

  • Pick a novel for each of the 22 TBR prompts. If that’s too much for you, it’s OK to go for less. However…
  • Those who finish all 22 prompts and post their reviews on their blogs/vlogs have a chance to win a book of their choice as a reward! (International, as long as Book Depository ships to your country)
  • You can’t start reading those books before January 1st!
  • Follow the creator’s Twitter account.
  • Thank the person that tagged you
  • Tag the original challenge page: original challenge
  • Tag at least 5 people

 Challenge Checklist


My 2020 TBR Reading Challenge

A 2020 Release (Done)

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence (read)

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I still haven’t read any Mark Lawrence book and just spotted this one as a 2020 release and I think it’s a good opportunity to finally get to a Mart Lawrence book.

The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold (read)

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I heard about this one a lot from other blogger and Booktuber so I’m intrigued.


Book Published in the Year You Were Born

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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I’m not going to say what year this book was published because I don’t want to admit my age…  I’ve heard about this book before so while I was going through the list of books published in 19?? I thought that this would be a good one to try. Let’s see how it goes.


Novel That Will Get a Movie Adaptation in 2020

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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I bought this book when the paperback edition came out and I haven’t picked it up since then. Maybe now it’s the time since the second book is coming out this year.


Friend Recommendation

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

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I don’t have friends that read books especially fantasy book, so this one was a little difficult, but then I remembered that I colleague recommended this book to me. I already had the book on my radar when he did but still counts!


Book You Can Read in a Day

Home  (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor

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This is the second book of the Binti trilogy and it’s 176 pages. I think I can read it in one day.


Book Originally Written in a Foreign Language (Done)

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (read)

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This book was originally written in Polish and the series adaptation comes out super soon so it’s time for me to get to it.


Book by a Dead Author (Done)

The Fellowship of the Ring by  J.R.R Tolkien (read)

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This year I want to re-read the Lord of The Ring and the Hobbit so where we are.


Novel That Was Banned

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Another well-known book and apparently it was banned in Texas. It one of my put of my comfort zone so I’m excited and scare to read this one.


New York Times Best Seller

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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Don’t have much to say about this one. Another one of the outside my comfort zone, I’ve seen it going around booktube, again, and it sounds interesting so let’s give it a try.


Booker Prize-Winning Book

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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Like the movies and I would love to read the book and compare the two.


Book by a Nobel Prize Winner

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

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This is the prompt that is as far away from my comfort zone as it can get. I was going through the list and I had no idea what to pick. Then I saw this one. I liked Netflix’s mini-series, I was intrigued by it so I thought it would be nice to read more about this event.


Goodreads Winner

Circe by Madeline Miller

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Based on Greek mythology, having grown up in Greece I’m very curious to read a book based on it and see what the author did with it.


Book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien 

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Wanted to re-read the whole series so that’s perfect!


Book With One-Word Title

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

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Book Over 500 Pages

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

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With over 1000 pages this book truly scares me! but its a Brandon Sanderson so it’s probably worth i.


Books Set in Different Continents

Because I’m a fantasy reader and usually fantasy stories are set in imaginary worlds and continents I tweaked this prompt to suit my reading taste a little easier and instead of set in different continents I’ll do it book inspired by different continents.

North America/Caribbean-inspired
Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

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This book is been going around on booktube for a while and I’m very intrigued about it.

South America (Done)
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (read)

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African inspired (Done)
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter (read)

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Another book that is been going around booktube a lot and caught my attention.

 Asia inspired (Done)
Never Die by Rob J. Hayes (Done)

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Book Set in Your Home Country

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry

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Always loved Greek Myths and I really want to see how Stephen Fry tells the stories.


Book Trilogy

I have a lot of trilogies that I want to get to this year. Some of the are the following.

The Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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Powder Mage by Brian McClellan

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The Books of Babel by Josiah Bancroft

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The Sacred Throne by Myke Cole

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Boy, that’s a lot for trilogies!


A YA Book

The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte

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I’m usually sceptical about YA but I read the first couple of chapters and it sounded very interesting.


A Historical Book

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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and/or

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

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A Fantasy Book

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

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This one also fits in the trilogy prompt by I had to grab one for this one


A Classic

The Hobbit

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As I said I this year I want to re-read The Lord of the Ring and The Hobbit so as I classic I picked The Hobbit!


Holy Moly this is a huge list! Now I’m scared… very scared. Big breath, we did 26+ book in 2019 we can do this!

What about you guys? Any reading plans/challenge for 2020?

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