What’s in a Name? – Reading Challenge – 2020

The What’s In A Name Challenge is being hosted again for 2020 by Andrea at Carolina Book Nook.  Andrea took over in 2019 from Charlie at The Worm Hole who hosted previous years’ challenges.

  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. You can sign up any time, but only count books that you read between those dates.
  • Read a book in any format (hard copy, ebook, audio) with a title that fits into each of the six categories.
  • Don’t use the same book for more than one category.
  • Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!
  • You can choose your books as you go or make a list ahead of time.

Visit Carolina Book Nook’s post to sign up.

The categories below are links to each category sign up link.  Add your book review for each category so we can see what you’ve read and discover ideas as needed.

Here are the categories for 2020 – followed by the book that I plan to read to complete the challenge:




I heard of this challenge via Carla’s post on Carla Loves To Read.

I’m participating in FOUR reading challenges in 2020.

  1. My annual Goodreads Reading Challenge.
  2. My annual March challenge “Reading Ireland“.
  3. My own, ‘Bookbloggers Fiction Reading Challenge.
  4. this one ‘What’s in a Name? 2020 Reading Challenge.

How many challenges are YOU signing up for in 2020?

As for my 2019 challenges?

I pledged to read 100 books for my Goodreads Challenge in 2019 and I am now reading my 108th book.

I pledged to read five historical fiction novels for the Historical Fiction Challenge. I completed this challenge by reading:

  1. The Widows” by Jess Montgomery
  2. Blackberry & Wild Rose” by Sonia Velton
  3. The Phantom Tree” by Nicola Cornick
  4. The Poison Thread” by Laura Purcell
  5. The Binding” by Bridget Collins

In 2019 I read eleven novels set in Ireland. Six of them I read in March for the Reading Ireland Challenge.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Happy Reading!

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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13 Responses to What’s in a Name? – Reading Challenge – 2020

  1. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Oooh, the What’s In A Name challenge sounds like a lot of fun, I love the category prompts – looking forward to hearing how your picks pan out! Happy reading!

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  2. Lorilin says:

    Thanks for the heads up about these challenges!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kerena Swan says:

    I have a personal reading challenge and that is to only read books recommended by bloggers in 2020. I’d love to participate in one of these as well but not sure I’ll achieve it
    with all my other commitments.

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    • Great challenge Kerena! I have a Goodreads shelf that is only blogger recommendations. There are presently 217 titles on that shelf!!! If it was not for the almost as many review commitments that I have, I might be tempted to join you.

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  4. carhicks says:

    Very doable challenges Lynne. Thanks for the shout out as well. Congrats on all you accomplished this year. I am doing a few more than you this year, but not many. All the ones you listed for sure.

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