#StartOnYourShelfathon Reading Challenge 2020: LET’S GET IT ON!!!

Hey there guys, gals, and non-binary pals! How’s your December going? Bought tons of books yet for yourselves or your loved ones? Gotten gifted some excellent reads yet? Or, on the flip side of things, how many books on your shelf – whether physical or electronic – have you bought earlier in the year but are still, now that 2019 is about to end, still unread?

Do you feel called out? I sure as heck did when CW announced this challenge! Coming to you from The Quiet Pond is a 2020 reading challenge that will finally knock some of those books still languishing on your TBR list. To know more, check out the #StartOnYourShelfathon introductory post!

As soon as CW announced this readathon, I started thinking about how I’d go about completing this challenge. I remember writing two posts listing all the books I still had on my physical TBR and my e-book TBR (check them out here and here if you’re interested!) and I wanted something similar for #StartYourShelfathon – a list of books that I’d periodically update throughout the year as I crossed titles off it, with visibility on my blog for accountability’s sake! But of course, because this is now an actual challenge, I wanted to be more organized.

Read more below for how I plan to go about finishing CW’s #StartOnYourShelfathon!

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  • Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier
  • Blanca y Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • The Suffering by Rin Chupeco
  • Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
  • The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio
  • The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
  • Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski
  • One Giant Leap by Heather Kaczynski
  • A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
  • After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
  • Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
  • Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Eclipse the Skies by Maura Milan
  • The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  • The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  • Contagion by Erin Bowman
  • Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaugher
  • A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
  • A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian
  • No Two Ways by Chi-Yu Rodriguez
  • Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali
  • Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
  • Witchmark by C.L. Polk
  • The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
  • Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
  • The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee
  • House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A. Craog
  • A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy
  • The Deep by Rivers Solomon
  • Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
  • Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao
  • Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
  • Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender
  • Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
  • The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
  • Blood & Sand by C.V. Wyk
  • The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
  • Pride by Ibi Zoboi
  • The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova
  • Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  • Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
  • Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
  • An Anatomy of Beasts by Olivia A. Cole
  • The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana
  • The Bird and The Blade by Megan Bannen
  • A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
  • A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White
  • Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao
  • Sea Witch by Sarah Herring
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang
  • A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
  • A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso
  • The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso
  • The Unbound Empire by Melissa Caruso
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
  • Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

So that’s a whopping 66 titles that I’ll be reading for the #StartOnYourShelfathon challenge. I’m not gonna lie – I’m a bit intimidated. I’m actually very intimidated. But faint heart never won fair bookshelf! And by hook or by crook, by 31st December 2020, I’ll be completely finished with this list!

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The Quiet Pond resources!

And because CW is one of the greatest readathon hosts I’ve ever met, she put together this nifty post of resources you can use to track your progress! Not only does it include banners, Excel spreadsheets, and a Discord chatroom, it also introduces us to a new Pond character: Castor, the Star Collector!

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Click here to visit Castor’s home!

I’m definitely going to be downloading all the wonderful resources CW’s prepared for us, as well as tracking my reading progress by helping Castor fill in his celestial star map!

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Now let’s hear from you!

☕ Will you be participating in CW’s readathon?
☕ How are you planning on tracking your progress?
☕ Any posts you’ve got about taking on #StartYourShelfathon? Leave a link in the comments below!

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10 thoughts on “#StartOnYourShelfathon Reading Challenge 2020: LET’S GET IT ON!!!

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  4. there’s so many great books on your TBR! Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, Eclipse the Skies, and A Study in Charlotte were some of my favorite (relatively) recent reads, and lots more are on my TBR too.

    I’m also setting monthly reading goals, though I procrastiread this past year and I got through about ten books per month – so I’m setting my Shelfathon goal around there, since I want to focus on my owned-TBR instead of continuing to get distracted by shiny new releases 😅 I’m primarily tracking my progress with a dedicated Goodreads shelf, but I’m also really looking forward to making cool star maps!

    best of luck getting through your TBR! I’m sure you got this 💪🏻


  5. Wow, I’m joining as well but my TBR is a bit smaller 😀 I LOVED The Abyss Surrounds Us and Wilder Girls is something I’ve been meaning to read the whole 2019 (and still haven’t gotten around to…) so good luck!! ❤

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  6. Oh yay, I’m participating too! And I’m trying to read a whopping 45 books long TBR so I totally understand your terror of failing lol. I do see some of the books I want to read on your tbr too. Also, I absolutely loved Dare Mighty Things and have been trying to get my hands on a copy of One Giant Leap since FOREVER.

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