2020 Reading Challenge: January Book Recommendations

2020 Reading Challenge

With Baby G coming this year, I know my reading time will be limited. In order to stay honest about my reading goals, I invite all of you to participate in the Judging More Than Just the Cover 2020 Reading Challenge. Each month, we have a category to follow.

Pick at least one book that falls into that category. I’ll let you know what book I chose and give a few other suggestions.

Once you pick your book, make sure to tag me on social media and use the hashtag #JudgingMoreChallenge. I’ll share my favorites! At the end of the year, I’ll have lots of giveaways. I’ll pick winners based on who completed all 12 months of challenges!

Here’s the 2020 Reading Challenge:

January: A book with a strong female protagonist.
February: A book about nontraditional love.
March: A book you were supposed to read in high school, but didn’t.
April: An #OwnVoices character different than you.
May: A book that takes place in the state you live.
June: A book in your favorite genre.
July: A book in your least favorite genre.
August: A book that takes place near the beach.
September: A book you loved as a child.
October: A modern ghost story.
November: A book about a dysfunctional family.
December: A book that takes place in a snow storm.

January Book Ideas: A book with a strong female protagonist.

This is defined as any book where the main character is a female and can make clear choices when it comes to steering the outcome of the plot. That means that she isn’t a background character. It also means that her actions are not completely influenced by a male character.

Since our podcast is focused on strong leading women, any of those books would be good choices for January (Then make sure to listen to the podcast episodes for spoiler-filled discussions):

Note: many of these are offered as part of the Book of the Month Box, which I LOVE. I, mean, $14.99 a month for a new release hardcover and $9.99 for any additional book AND free shipping? Can’t beat that. Click here to get your first box for free.

Since I have already read all of those, I will be reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. It will also be featured in one of our upcoming podcast episodes.

So let me know which book you are choosing for January! And remember to tag me @judgingmorethanjustthecover and use the hashtag #JudgingMoreChallenge.


Do you agree? Disagree?