For Reading Addicts Reading Challenge 2020 – February

By January 28, 2020Cwts Club Book Club

Thank you to everyone who has joined in with this year’s brand new challenge this January. We’ve had lots of posts on the reading group page and many members have managed 3 or more books. Thank you all for sharing. It’s not everyone who has the time to read more than one book a month, however, I know that many of you do. So this year you have 3 options, Easy, Hard and Super Reader.

February’s categories are:-


Read a book by an author whose name begins with B or X. Here are just a few examples;

Brian Bilston, Fredrik Backman, Jo Baker, A.S. Byatt, Xinran, Liu Xiaobo, Malcolm X.


Read a Book of Short Stories – here are a few suggestions from Cwts Club Discussion Group

Fragile Things – Neil Gaiman

These stories will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul. This extraordinary book reveals one of the world’s most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.

Fragile Things

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We’ll Always Have Paris – Ray Bradbury

From one of the greatest living literary imaginations and the celebrated author of Fahrenheit 451 comes a collection of never-before-published effortlessly beautiful tales.

We’ll Always Have Paris

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Joe Hill – 20th Century Ghosts

Joe Hill’s collection of more than a dozen entertaining and addictive ghost stories.

20th Century Ghosts

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The Lottery and Other Stories – Shirley Jackson

This is the definitive collection of Shirley Jackson’s short stories, including ‘The Lottery’ – one of the most terrifying and iconic stories of the twentieth century.

The Lottery and Other Stories

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Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende

A captivating collection of short fiction by one of the most beloved writers of our time.
Eva Luna is a young woman whose powers as a storyteller bring her friendship and love.

Stories of Eva Luna

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Other suggestions include Margaret Atwood, Agatha Christie, Alice Munro, Zadie Smith, J.D. Salinger, Jeffrey Deaver, Mary Higgins Clark, Edgar Allen Poe, Saki, Arthur Conan Doyle.

From For Reading Addicts see also

10 New Short Story Collections to See You Through the Summer

7 Collections of Short Stories Selected For You


Read a book by an author whose name begins with B or X and read a book of short stories.

Pick a book from our list, pop along to your local book shop or library or pick something that’s already in your TBR pile.

We hope you enjoy this year’s challenge. Don’t forget to share what you are reading in our Cwts Club Discussion Group.

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