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Go Big or Go Home – 2020 Reading Challenge

go big or go home 2020

This reading challenge is completely focused on reading all those bigger and intimidating books. I don’t know about you guys but I tend to put off reading some bigger books, especially as they look daunting on my shelf. Mass Market Paperbacks are so confronting with those big spines.

The Main Goal

The main goal of this reading challenge is to read 1 big book per month so 12 this year. But of course you can set your own goal.

Rules

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelRuns from January 1st to December 31st
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelOnly books started in 2020 count. Sorry guys.
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel (E)Book has to be 500 or over pages in your copy.
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Translated books that hit over 500 pages when the original isn’t, still count.
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel No rereads. Sorry, this is to knock out those books from your tbr.
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Audiobooks count as long as the print copy is 500 pages or over.
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Collections of stories or a bind-up counts as long as it is over 500 pages.
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel No Manga or Manga bind-ups. Sorry.

Bingo Card

go big or go home bingo card 2020(1)

For those that enjoy bingo cards I created one. Of course this is completely optional! It isn’t nessecary to do it to join this yearly challenge. The bingo card has 8 prompts and one freebie. It does depend on the edition one has for if some of these books go over 500 pages or not. If you know of any big books that fit these prompts you are welcome to leave them in the comments.

Classics
Examples: The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë / Great Expectations by Charles Dickenson etc.

1000+ Pages
Examples: The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin / A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin / Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke / Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey

On Your Shelf for Longer Than a Year
You can change shelf to tbr if you are a primarly library user

Sequels
Any big book sequel counts here

Standalone
Examples: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon / Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke / The Book Thief by Markus Zusak / Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

POC Author
Examples: The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter / The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang / Jade City by Fonda Lee / Pachinko by Min Jin Lee / On the Come Up by Angie Thomas / Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

LGBTQ+
Examples: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon / A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab / The Diviners series by Libba Bray / Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey / The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

Own Voices
Examples: The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter / Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyami / The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty / On the Come Up by Angie Thomas / The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

 

Sign Up

You can sign up your sign up post here. Blog posts, goodread shelves or twitter threads are all accepted.

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43 thoughts on “Go Big or Go Home – 2020 Reading Challenge

  1. Het lijkt me een toffe challenge om nog eens wat omvangrijke boeken uit de kast te halen maar ik ben er nog niet uit of ik volgend jaar challenges ga doen of niet. Ik hou het dus nog even in beraad.

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