Challenge Rules

  • You must have a website since you have to keep an online progress page. You can get free ones from or if you need to.
  • You must create a progress page, which will be updated each time you complete one of your 20 books. For more information about progress pages and an example of how you can do them, click here. If you do not have a progress page and would like to post your books as regular blog updates one at a time as you finish, please create a tag or category specific to the challenge that I can look at.
  • You can read as many books as you want by an author or in the same series.
  • If the book is a re-read, it must be from a year ago.
  • If you begin the book in 2008 and finish it in 2009, it does count for this challenge.
  • The following do not count: comics, catalogs, manga, journals, audiobooks.
  • The following does count: paperbacks, hardbacks, advanced copies, ebooks. You can read fiction or nonfiction, the choice is up to you.
  • You must link back to this challenge with the button provided or one that you make for your own personal use, or even a text link.
  • If you intend to participate, leave a comment on the main entry stating so. You will then be added to the participants list.
  • Everyone who successfully completes the 20 in 2009 challenge will win a small award graphic to display on their website

26 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Welcome to the 2009 book challenge « 20 Books in 2009  |  December 8, 2008 at 4:29 am

    […] challenge?  Well, all you have to do is comment below and say that you want.  I would recommend reading the rules, too, in order to understand what this challenge is about.  You will also need to create a […]

  • 2. Rachel D.  |  December 10, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    I don’t have a blog whats a buttom?

  • 3. 20in2009  |  December 11, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Rachel, a button is what you see here:

  • 4. Yuva  |  December 11, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    also would be nice if we include one common tag/label like ’20booksin2009′
    what do you think?

  • 5. 20in2009  |  December 11, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Yuva- Totally! A tag for 20in2009 would be great, especially if a person makes individual blog posts to announce their progress. When I do challenges, I like to add to my post and make a blog post with a review. So, to people who do stuff like that, a tag or label would really help out.

  • 6. Jenny  |  December 14, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Please sign me up. Thanks.

  • 7. Steph  |  December 16, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I am still new to this blog thing but would love to be signed up! I will be adding the label 20 books in 2009 so that my progress can be tracked.

  • 8. (Judy) Intergalactic Bookworm  |  December 20, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I know that I would have this one licked. I am a voracious reader!

    Judy/Intergalactic Bookworm

  • 9. Sue  |  December 22, 2008 at 10:09 pm


  • 10. care020  |  December 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Count me in! By the way, do audiobooks count?

  • 11. shweta  |  December 31, 2008 at 2:37 am

    Please sign me up

  • 12. 20in2009  |  December 31, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    @ care020 – No, audiobooks don’t count. :) I should clarify that but didn’t even think of that until now! So, thanks for the question.

  • 13. Hav  |  January 3, 2009 at 5:48 am

    Please sign me up for the challenge. Is it okay to post reading updates as posts on my regular blog, or do you want a specific blog dedicated to the challenge?

    Also, I am a high school English teacher, and I would like to invite my students to participate in the challenge. Would that be okay?


  • 14. Char  |  January 3, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I have never tried a challenge before, but this one is perfect for me. Please sign me up.

  • 15. RJ March  |  January 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    me, too– i want to read! sign me up!

  • 16. Gina Marina  |  January 8, 2009 at 3:11 am

    what about eBooks?

  • 17. 20 in 2009 Book Challenge « The Review From Here  |  January 10, 2009 at 12:10 am

    […] would recommend reading the rules, too, in order to understand what this challenge is about.  Since you will also need to create a […]

  • 18. Yat-Yee  |  January 10, 2009 at 3:18 am

    I”d like to sign up for this.

  • 19. 20in2009  |  January 14, 2009 at 1:07 am

    @ Hav – You can post your reads to individual updates in your regular blog. If you do it that way, have a tag specific to the challenge that I can check out.

  • 20. 20in2009  |  January 14, 2009 at 1:09 am

    @ Char – What is your URL so that I can add you to the list and track your progress?

  • 21. 20in2009  |  January 14, 2009 at 1:14 am

    @ Gina Marina – Yes, you can read ebooks.

  • […] of the rules of this 20in2009 challenge is that I have to track the books I read with a blog post/separate page. […]

  • 23. there  |  January 25, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Hi! Please count me in.

  • 24. Jenny  |  February 25, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Here is the link to my completed challenge and reviews. Thanks for the challenge.

  • 25. Jenny  |  February 25, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    Here is the link to all the review opened up. I can’t figure out how to get the challenge post to come up with all these for some reason.

  • 26. Gina (BookDragon)  |  April 6, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Oh, my! I found your challenge, asked a question, made a post, completed your challenge, but never came back to leave a comment to say I was in!

    I did go to the “I finished” page and left a comment.

    My page for this challenge is here. It now has links to the books I’ve reviewed.

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