2020 Reading Challenge

Ally Asks

In preparation for next year, I’m starting to think about what I’m going to do for my next reading challenge. I’ve really enjoyed my Book Bingo this year and am looking forward to doing something similar next year.

The wonderful Jess from The Never Ending Bookshelf made a really cute book bingo template for this year that I just love! So much so, I am thinking of stealing her idea.

The template that Jess created is tamer than the huge monstrosity of my 2019 book bingo card, and I just love the way the template looks. Instead of a typical bingo card layout, Jess created a nice three line style which is not only different but has a really nice look and feel to it. If you haven’t you should totally check out Jess’ 2019 Book Bingo challenge, and see for yourself how damned cute it is!

With this in mind, I am thinking about ditching the 25 squares and instead only using 12 squares. There will also be a shift in focus, instead of offering things like ‘Goodreads Rec’ or ‘Read because of a pretty cover,’ I was thinking of focusing on tropes only.

This would mean potentially sticking to one challenge a month – which does leave me open to having to complete a challenge even if I change my mind and hate it, so I shall have to think carefully šŸ§

In light of this, I am trying to think of challenge squares and am struggling. So far I have thought of a few and have really just hit the wall in terms of thinking of others. Also lets be honest, I’m probably only going to read romance novels so the tropes are focused towards that genre.

The below are some of my current ideas:

  • Marriage of Convenience.
  • Fake/Pretend Relationship.
  • Cinder(f)ella.
  • Ice King/Queen.
  • Superheroes.
  • Wallflower.

So once again, Iā€™m putting it to you, do you have any suggestions for tropes?


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4 thoughts on “2020 Reading Challenge

  1. Thanks for the shout out. I tried a tonne of different themes and ideas for that bingo card until I finally settled on the version I have. Its unusual, but I’ve been enjoying it!

    As for romance tropes what about enemies-to-lovers or second chance romance? Ohh what a bout a slow burn romance? I love those ones!

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    1. All good šŸ˜Š I kept thinking about your card all year lol so figured Iā€™d give it a go myself.

      Oooo! I will definitely add enemies to lovers! I love those story lines ā¤ļø

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  2. I’m over here unable to keep track of my three Reading Challenges and you’re planning next year! I’m in awe.

    I will add an extra vote for slow burn romances because I’m pretty sure they’re the ones I like…

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