2020 reading challenges


In GoodReads, the Action Heroine group is once again doing the
Action heroine fans yearly challenge. I’ve joined it with the initial goal of 20 books.

This will be the third year that I’m participated in this challenge. You can count in comics, books, novellas, reread, library books, tbr books, collections, so it’s pretty easy.

Just before Christmas, I bought five Buffy books from a second hand bookstore and I have a stack of Buffy comics, too, so I’m starting with them.

Books read
1, Cameron Dokey: Here be Monsters
2, Alison Morton: Insurrectio
3, Jana DeLeon: Lethal Bayou Beauty
4, Mel Odom: Unnatural Selection
5, Kevin J. Anderson, ed: Fiction River: Pulse Pounders: Countdown
6, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway: The Gabriel Set-Up
7, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway: The Black Pearl
8, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway: Top Traitor
9, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway: Mister Sun
10,Christopher Golden: Sins of the Father
11, Captain Marvel vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More
12, Brent Nichols: Gears of a Mad God: A Steampunk Lovecraft Adventure
13, Peter O’Donnell and Enrique Romero: Green-Eyed Monster
14, Peter O’Donnell, Jim Holdaway, and Enrique Romero: The Hell-Makers
15, Peter O’Donnell, Jim Holdaway, and Enrique Romero: The Death Trap
16, Peter O’Donnell and Enrique Romero: the Puppet Master
17, Peter O’Donnell and Enrique Romero: Green-Eyed Monster
18, Judith Tarr: A Wind in Cairo
19, Peter O’Donnell: Dead Man’s Handle
20, Peter O’Donnell and Neville Colvin: the Double Agent

21 ,Alison Morton: Retalio

22, Peter O’Donnells and Enrique Romero: Million Dollar Game

23, Peter O’Donnell and Neville Colvin: Sweet Caroline

24, Excalibur by Tini Howard vol. 1

25, Star Wars vol. 2: Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon

26, Peter O’Donnell and Neville Colvin: Death in Slow Motion

27, Jacqueline Carey: Starless

28, Peter O’Donnell and Neville Colvin: the Scarlet Maiden

29, Peter O’Donnell and Neville Colvin: the Lady Killers

30,

This is the post where I gather all my reviews for this year.

reading challenges
action heroines (31) 31
vintage (2) 2
mount tbr (24) 24
pick&mix (10) 10
action/adventure bingo 14

January
1, Jack Vance: The Dirdir (vintage)
2, Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius: Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History
3, Cameron Dokey: Here be Monsters (tbr, aa)
4, Jack Vance: The Pnume (p&m, vintage, aa)
5, P. Djèlí Clark: The Haunting of Tram Car 015 (p&m)
6, Alison Morton: Insurrectio (tbr, ah, a/a)

Comics
1, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita

February
7, Sean Parnell: Man of War (a/a)
8, Trevol Swift: Justicar Jhee and the Cursed Abbey
9, Jana DeLeon: Lethal Bayou Beauty (ah)
10, Dorothy Gilman: The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
11,

Comics
2, Star Trek: TNG: the Space Between
3, Keiichi Arawi: Nichijou

March
11, Carrie Vaughn: The Immortal Conquistador
12, Martin H. Greenberg, ed.: The Further Adventures of Batman (tbr)
13, Mel Odom: Unnatural Selection (tbr, ah)
14, Kevin J. Anderson, ed.: Fiction River: Pulse Pounders: Countdown (tbr)
15, Brent Nichols: Gears of a Mad God: A Steampunk Lovecraft Adventure

Comics
4, Hikaru Miyoshi: Inspector Akane Tsunemori
5, Ranmaru Kotone: your name
6, Takuma Morishige: My Neighbour Seki vol. 1-3
7, The Expanse: Origins
8, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway: The Gabriel Set-Up

April
16, Stan Lee and Kat Rosenfield: A Trick of Light
17, Lauren Gunderson: the Half-Life of Marie Curie
18, Shawn McGuire: Family Secrets (tbr)
19, T. Kingfisher: The Clockwork Boys
20, James S. A. Corey: Cibola Burn (tbr)
21, Christopher Golden: Sins of the Father (tbr, ah)

Comics
9, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway: Mister Sun
10, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway: Top Traitor
11, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway: The Black Pearl
12, Avengers by Jason Aaron vol: 1 The Final Host

May,
22, Garth Nix: Sabriel
23, Shawn McGuire: Kept Secrets
24, Daniel Abraham: A Shadow in Summer (TBR)
25, Judith Tarr: Dragons in the Earth (TBR)
26, Judith Tarr: A Wind in Cairo (tbr)

Comics
13, Captain Marvel vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More
14, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway: Bad >Suki
15, Peter O’Donnell, Jim Holdaway, and Enrique Romero: The Hell-Makers
16, Chris Claremont, John Bolton: The Black Dragon
17, Bone by Jeff Smith
18, Peter O’Donnell and Enrique Romero: Green-Eyed Monster

Three fantasy series about books

June
27, S. A. Chakraborty: The Kingdom of Copper
28, Martha Wells: The Element of Fire (tbr)
29, Max Gladstone: Two Serpents Rise (tbr)
30, T. Kingfisher: The Wonder Engine (p&m)

July
31, Joseph Nassise: the Heretic
32, James S. A. Corey: Nemesis Games (p&m)
33, Sophie Hannah: Closed Casket

Comics
19, Peter O’Donnell and Enrique Romero: the Puppet Master
20, Peter O’Donnell, Jim Holdaway, and Enrique Romero: The Death Trap
21, Peter O’Donnell and Neville Colvin: the Lady Killers

August
34, Martha Wells: Exit Strategy (p&m)
35, Peter O’Donnell: Dead Man’s Handle (TBR)
36, Jacqueline Carey: Starless
37, David B. Coe and Joshua Palmatier ed.: Galactic Stew

Comics,
22, Powers of X/House of X
23, Peter O’Donnell and Neville Colvin: the Scarlet Maiden

September
38, Claudia Grey: Leia: Princess of Alderaan (p&m)
39, Stephanie Dray: Lily of the Nile (tbr)
40, Stacey Alabaster: A Pie to Die For  (tbr)
41, Cherie Priest: Jacaranda (tbr)

Comics
24, That time I got Reincarnated as a Slime vol. 1
25, Star Trek/X-Men
26, Star Trek: TNG: Perchance to Dream

October
42, Christy Murphy: Mango Cake and Murder
43, Christy Murphy: Apple Pies and Alibis
44, Martha Wells: Network Effect

Comics
27, Star Trek TNG/DS9: The Landmark Crossover
28, Fantastic Four/Avengers: Domination Factor
29, Peter O’Donnell and Neville Colvin: Sweet Caroline
30, Peter O’Donnell and Neville Colvin: the Double Agent

November

The Gifted seasons 1 and 2
45, Michael Moorcock: Lord of the spiders
(tbr) 46, Dean Wesley Smith: A Hard Rain
47, M.C. Frank: Hood
48, Russ Linton: Crimson Son

49, Alex White: A Big Ship at the Edge of Universe

Comics

31, Star Wars vol. 2: Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon
32, Star Wars: Vader Down

33, Excalibur by Tini Howard vol. 1
34, Star Trek: TNG: Intelligence Gathering
35, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto: Neon Genesis Evangelion vol. 1 and 2
36, Star Wars vol. 3: Rebel Jail

December

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger: Season 1

50, Nikki Haverstock: There’s no Business Like Mage Business (tbr)

51, Carmen Carter: The Devil’s Heart (tbr)

52, Heist with Michael Caine

53, Alison Morton: Retalio

54, Mark Hodder: The Strange Affair of the Spring Heeled Jack

55, Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Jeanine Frost, Vicki Pettersson, Jocelynn Drake: Unbound

Comics

37, Peter O’Donnells and Enrique Romero: Million Dollar Game

38, Excalibur by Tini Howard vol. 2

39, Thanos vol. 3: Thanos Wins

I’m again joining the Pick&Mix reading challenge but my initial goal is only 10 books.

I’ve quite a few books for the Mount TBR challenge so I’m aiming to read less from the library. However, any new audiobooks or ebooks will go to this challenge, too.

Books read:
1, Jack Vance: The Dirdir
2, P. Djèlí Clark: The Haunting of Tram Car 015
3, Jack Vance: The Pnume
4, T. Kingfisher: The Wonder Engine
5, James S. A. Corey: Nemesis Games
6, Claudia Grey: Leia: Princess of Alderaan
7, Martha Wells: Exit Strategy
8, Jacqueline Carey: Starless
9, Jacqueline Carey: Santa Olivia
10, Martha Wells: Network Effect

January is the Vintage SciFi Month, hosted by the Little Red Reviewer.

I’m going to continue Jack Vance’s Planet of Adventure series with “the Dirdir” and “the Pnume”. I have the whole series as audiobooks.

Reviews:
1, Jack Vance: The Dirdir
2, Jack Vance: The Pnume

I enjoyed the Mount TBR challenge last year even though I didn’t quite reach my goal of 24 books. But I still have lots and lots of unread books so I’m going to join Mount TBR 2020 with the same goal of 24 books.

Like last year, I’m adding my Fiction River e-books and StoryBundle e-books into the TBR pool in addition to the physical copies but not audiobooks even though I have still unlistened audiobooks from last year.

Books read:
1, Cameron Dokey: Here be Monsters
2, Alison Morton: Insurrectio
3, Martin H. Greenberg, ed.: The Further Adventures of Batman
4, Mel Odom: Unnatural Selection
5, Kevin J. Anderson, ed: Fiction River: Pulse Pounders: Countdown
6, James S. A. Corey: Cibola Burn
7, Christopher Golden: Sins of the Father
8, Garth Nix: Sabriel
9, Daniel Abraham: A Shadow in Summer
10, Judith Tarr: Dragons in the Earth
11, Judith Tarr: A Wind in Cairo
12, Martha Wells: The Element of Fire
13, Max Gladstone: Two Serpents Rise
14, Peter O’Donnell: Dead Man’s Handle
15, Stacey Alabaster: A Pie to Die For
16, Stephanie Dray: Lily of the Nile
17, Cherie Priest: Jacaranda
18, Christy Murphy: Mango Cake and Murder
19, Christy Murphy: Apple Pies and Alibis
20, Russ Linton: Crimson Son
21, Dean Wesley Smith: A Hard Rain
22, Nikki Haverstock: There’s no Business Like Mage Business
23, Carmen Carter: The Devil’s Heart

24, Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Jeanine Frost, Vicki Pettersson, Jocelynn Drake: Unbound