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July 2020 Reading Challeges Update

It seems that every month I post these updates later and later.

At this pace, some month will be missed. Oh well.

I’m starting this post with no idea on my reading status with the challenges. Remember when I made lists and small TBRs and carefully planned my reads so I can read new books but also not fall into a slump? Well, I don’t know that person anymore.

Let’s just dive in and I’ll find out how I’m doing along with y’all.

Annual Reading Challenge

Yes this used to be called “Goodreads Reading Challenge” but the challenge is basically how many books to read in a year so… the name change makes sense. I’m also slowly moving towards using Storygraph instead of Goodreads (which you should also do) so using the old name doesn’t make sense anymore.

I have now completed 86/100 books!!

I’m sure I’ll hit 100 soon enough but the actual goal that I want to hit is 150 and.. will I hit that? I don’t know. I will raise my goal to 150 once I complete 100 and hope that I can complete that too.

South-Asian Reading Challenge 2020

I didn’t read the books picked by the hosts this time. I thought why not just wing it and see if I read any.

Oh I just looked at the books I read since the last update and I actually read some SA books!

  • Em & the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto. I read this because of it’s popularity and also because it’s about mental health. It is set in India.
  • The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho. This was an audiobook that I read in order to read more Asian SFF* books. It was really nice.
  • The Marriage Game by Sara Desai which is a Desi rivals-to-lovers romance that I highly enjoyed. Click here to read my review.

Considering that I was consciously trying to pick up more diverse reads, it’s not very surprising that I read some SA books. I’m happy about it nonetheless.

*Science-fiction, Fantasy


Uh…….. I haven’t read any books from my physical shelf yet. I’m currently reading one but I definitely hope to finish two by the end of July.

2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge

I read Release by Patrick Ness for the prompt “book by an author who has written more than 20 books” but that’s it.

I’m currently reading Meet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentrout and other authors for the anthology prompt, though. And I WILL (putting it out there to hold myself accountable) finish Room by Emma Donoghue this month. So that should two more prompts done.


While it’s great that I’m reading more non-fiction and pushing myself to read diversely, I also need to concentrate on reading the book I have instead of buying new ebooks. And while I’m still technically ahead on the Popsugar reading challenge with 33/50 prompts done, I won’t finish it if I don’t get to the more out-of-comfort-zone books.

My goals for the next month (which I will update on in the next reading challenges update):

  • Read THREE books from my physical bookshelf.
  • Finish THREE Popsugar Reading Challenge prompts.

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How are you doing with your reading or other annual goals?

4 thoughts on “July 2020 Reading Challeges Update”

  1. I think it’s great that you got done stuff for your challenges. I sometimes find that really hard, since I’m more of a mood reader.
    Also hey, don’t forget to read for fun. Not everything has to be part of a challenge or diverse or something you have to push for. Don’t forget to have fun. โค

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  2. Iโ€™ve just created a storygraph account myself. Itโ€™s so weird Sumedha!! I canโ€™t get used to it lol ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… Iโ€™m such a creature of habit and itโ€™s hard trying to break away from gr since Iโ€™ve been on it for so many years ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ

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