At the beginning of the year I came across the 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge and thought I might like to give it a go.
Not usually someone who participates in challenges….mostly because I know I probably won’t remember to complete them….but I am hoping to change that this year.
Here are the prompts for this year:
I’m not sure about doing the advanced prompts but I have begun to compile a list of possible books that might fit the standard challenge prompts. The titles in bold and italics are the ones I have already read.
- A book that’s published in 2020 – A Good Neighborhood – Therese Anne Fowler
- A book by a trans or nonbinary author
- A book with a great first line – Rabbit Cake – Annie Harnett
- A book about a book club
- A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics
- A bildungsroman – Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
- The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed
- A book with an upside-down image on the cover – The Two Lives of Lydia Bird – Josie Silver
- A book with a map
- A book recommended by your favourite blog, vlog etc. – The Muse – Jessie Burton
- An anthology
- A book that passes the Bechdel test
- A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it
- A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name
- A book published the month of your birthday
- A book about or by a woman in STEM – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
- A book that won an award in 2019 – An American Marriage – Tayari Jones
- A book on a subject you know nothing about
- A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics
- A book with a pun in the title
- A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins – Regretting You – Colleen Hoover
- A book with a robot, cyborg or AI character
- A book with a bird on the cover
- A fiction or non-fiction book about a world leader
- A book with ‘gold’, ‘silver’ or ‘bronze’ in the title – Silver Sparrow – Tayari Jones
- A book by a WOC
- A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads – With The Fire On High – Elizabeth Acevedo
- A book you meant to read in 2019 – The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern
- A book about or involving social media – Tweet Cute – Emma Lord
- A book that has a book on the cover
- A medical thriller
- A book with a made-up language
- A book set in a country beginning with ‘C’
- A book you picked because the title caught your attention – The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls – Anissa Gray
- A book with a three-word title – The Silent Treatment – Abbie Greaves
- A book with a pink cover – Forever Interrupted – Taylor Jenkins Reid
- A western
- A book by or about a journalist – The Glass Castle – Jeanette Wells
- Read a banned book during Banned Books Week – The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
It’s a great opportunity to stretch a little out of my comfort zone and read some books I might not otherwise choose. And hopefully I’ll be able to stick with it.
Is anyone else doing the challenge?
Let me know if you are participating, maybe we can support each other…and share bookish suggestions.