Monthly Book Award Reading Challenge [July Check In]

Welcome to the July 2020 check-in for the Book Awards Reading Challenge. This month’s task is to read a book (or books) that WON an award in JULY. Then link up to where you posted about it in the comments, on our Goodreads GXO Reading Challenge group or on Instagram using the hashtag #GXOAwardReadingChallenge. And don’t forget to update your 2020 Reading Challenges Tracker.

July Check In

To get you started, the awards below are traditionally presented in July

Arthur C. Clarke Awards

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year.

We recommend: 2017 Winner – The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead (presented July 27, 2017)

The Underground Railroad (Book)

Thriller Awards

The Thriller Awards are recognize the best books in the “thriller” genre.


  • Your task is to read at least 1 book that has WON a book award presented in the month (any year)
  • Post about what you’ve read anywhere online – your blog, in Goodreads GXO Reading Challenge group and / or social media using the hashtag #GXOAwardReadingChallenge
  • Come back to our check-in here in the comments leave a link and/or tell us which book(s) you read, the award and year it won.

And don’t forget to update your 2020 reading challenges tracker … so what are you reading this month?!


// Comments //

  1. I have finished Between the Devil & the Duke by Kelly Bowen {2018 RITA Award for Historical Romance}

    • It’s been a long time since I read a historical romance. I should pick one up again.

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