2020 Reading Challenges

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For 2020 I’m combining the best parts of past Reading Challenges. I’m shifting the focus to finishing 30 book series with my 5 Year 5 Book Challenge. I’m also cleaning up my TBR by reading books I already own. And let’s not forget the classic Goodreads Challenge!

>> Read about my 2020 Reading Plan here!

The Challenge:

To Read 5 of my most anticipated series finales for each of the last 5 years.

Every year, I pick 5 of my hotly anticipated books from each of the last 5 years and make them a priority to read in the new year.

The list totals 25 titles that were published between 2015 – 2019. This year, the focus is on book series grand finales that I never got to as well as an additional 5 series that had their finales published before 2015!

(Fun Fact: That’s a total of 31 Books and 1 Novella!)

The Plan:

Book availability is one of the reasons why some of these series remain unfinished. So I will be using some subscription services like Kindle Unlimited and Scribd to get those final novels in. Some titles I do own or I can get from my library.

My List:

18 Books of 31 Read*

*I have DNF’d 0 of the original 31 selected

0 of 5 Years Completed
  • 2019 (2/5)
    • The Play by Sarina Bowen
    • Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake
    • These Divided Shores by Sara Raasch
    • Rise by Ellen Goodlet
    • Immunity by Erin Bowman
  • 2018 (4/5)
    • Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
    • Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbboneau
    • Inferno by Julie Kagawa
    • The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth
    • Maelstorm by Catherine Payne
  • 2017 (4+1/5+1)
    • Dirty Filthy Rich Love by Laurelin Paige
    • The Savage Dawn by Melissa Gray
    • Big Shot by Kim Karr [2]
    • Hot Stuff by Kim Karr [3]
    • The Empress by S J Kincaid
    • My Peace by Courtney Cole
  • 2016 (4/5)
    • Soleil by Jacqueline Garlick
    • Checkmate: This is Love by Kennedy Fox
    • Beautiful by Christina Lauren
    • Transfer by Aly Martinez
    • Chasing Impossible by Katie McGarry
  • 2015 (3/5)
    • Broken Promise by H M Ward
    • Trust Me, I’m Trouble by Mary Elizabeth Summer
    • Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster
    • A Mad Zombie Party by Gena Showalter
    • The Temptation of Lila & Ethan by Jessica Sorensen
  • Bonus (0/5)
    • Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantastky
    • Morning Star by Robin Bridges
    • Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep
    • Flock by Wendy Delsol
    • Across a Star Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

Grand Totals:

17 of 31 Total Books Read*

*I’ve opted not to read 0 sequels of the listed series

1 of 1 Novellas Read**

**I’ve opted not to read 0 novellas of the listed series

(Last Updated: October 4th, 2020)

Tackling the TBR – The 2020 Reading Challenge

A personal challenge to read those titles I’ve bought for my eReaders over the years!

The third time is the charm! I really love this personal challenge to read more of the books I already own so I’m bringing it back. It has the same rules as last year, with a focus to read 2 books I owned prior to 2020 every month!

My Goal for 2020:

22 Books of 24 Read


  • These are titles I’ve owned prior to 2020 (DNI)
  • Goal is a minimum of 2 titles per month
  • Titles from my 5 Year 5 Book Challenge (5Y5BC) will count if they were purchased prior to 2020
  • DNFs are marked separately and not counted towards final totals

My Books:

  • ✖ January (0):
    • Retrieval by Aly Martinez — DNI – reread
  • ✖ February (1)
    • The Wright Brother by K A Linde
  • ✖ March (1)
    • The Wright Boss by K A Linde
  • ✔ April (7)
    • Trade Me by Courtney Milan
    • Arrogant Fiancé by T L Smith and Melissa Jane
    • Dirty Filthy Rich Love by Laurelin Paige — 5Y5BC
    • Dirty Sexy Bastard by Laurelin Paige
    • Dirty Sexy Player by Laurelin Paige
    • Easy Virtue by Mia Asher
    • Dirty Sexy Games by Laurelin Paige
  • ✔ May (2)
    • Sweet Liar by Laurelin Paige
    • Sweet Fate by Laurelin Paige — DNI – 2020 buy
    • Jockblocked by Jen McLauglin
  • ✖ June (1)
    • Game for Trouble by Karen Erickson  — DNI – 2020 buy
    • Big Shot by Kim Karr — 5Y5BC
  • ✔ July (4)
    • Game for Tonight by Karen Erickson  — DNI – 2020 buy
    • Bad Things by Emily Goodwin
    • Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
    • Exposure by Iris Blaire
    • Rascal by Katie McCoy
  • ✔ August (5)
    • Hot Stuff by Kim Karr
    • This is Love by Emily Snow
    • Meeting Trouble by Emme Rollins
    • Temporary Arrangement by Karen Erickson
    • Tempted by Her Boss by Karen Erickson
  • ✖ September (0)
  • ✖ October (1)
    • More than Want You by Shayla Black

(Last Updated: November 2nd, 2020)

To read 155 books in 2020

Last year was the first time I didn’t completed my Goodreads Goal since I started doing the challenge. Falling 28 books short of my goal was bittersweet but I’ve come to accept that life just doesn’t let me read like I used to. So, I opted for a lower number this time around in the hopes that it will motivate me to read but doesn’t require me to dedicate all my time to reading.

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Lauren – SERIESous Books has
read 0 books toward
her goal of
155 books.

(Last Updated: January 1st, 2020)

Want to join me in these challenges?

Feel free to set up your own challenges based on mine. You can also use my images (or make your own, just please have my blog name somewhere on the image). All I ask is that you link back to me or post a comment below so I can see what you’ve chosen to do!

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Comments 1

  • Have you tried Storm and Silence series by Robert Their. I m a suck up for that series and read and re read it so many times. Have you heard about it.

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