2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge Wrap Up

2020 was the first year that I attempted to complete the Popsugar Reading Challenge. It is a list of 50 prompts to help you read a wider variety of books. With about 200 books read this year, there could be several books for each prompt listed below, but I’ve just listed the first book I read that met the prompt while only using a book for one prompt on this list even if it fit others as well. The prompt is listed first and the book I read is underneath. I’ve included my star rating as well.

  1. A Book that’s published in 2020 
    • The Sun Down Motel by Simone St James ✰3✰
  2. A book by a trans or nonbinary author
    • Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe ✰5✰
  3. A book with a great first line
    • The Martian by Andy Weir ✰4✰
  4. A book about a book club
    • The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams ✰5✰
  5. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics
    • Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab ✰5✰
  6. A bildungsroman
    • Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore ✰4✰
  7. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed
    • Somewhere Among by Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu ✰3✰
  8. A book with an upside down image on the cover
    • Heidi Heckelbeck Gets Glasses by Wanda Coven ✰3✰
  9. A book with a map
    • Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames ✰5✰
  10. A Book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, etc
    • Wilder Girls by Rory Power ✰3✰
  11. An anthology
    • Am I Blue? edited by Marion Dane Bauer ✰4✰
  12. A book that passes the Bechdel test
    • Gwendy’s Magic Feather by Richard Chizmar ✰3✰
  13. A book with the same title as a movie or tv show but unrelated to it
    • The Bear by Andrew Krivak ✰3✰
  14. A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name
    • Summer Sisters by Judy Blume ✰4✰
  15. A book published the month of your birthday
    • That Which You Are Seeking is Causing You to Seek by Cheri Huber ✰3✰
  16. a book about or by a woman in stem
    • An Adventure…That’s For Sure by Donna Wood ✰1✰
  17. a book that won an award in 2019
    • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell ✰5✰
  18. a book on a subject you know nothing about
    • Pink Mist by Owen Sheers ✰5✰
  19. a book with only words on the cover
    • Often I Am Happy by Jens Christian Grondahl ✰3✰
  20. a book with a pun in the title
    • Princeless by Jeremy Whitley ✰4✰
  21. a book featuring one of the seven deadly sins
    • Smoke by Ellen Hopkins ✰5✰
  22. a book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character
    • All Systems Red by Martha Wells ✰3✰
  23. a book with a bird on the cover
    • This is How You Lose the Time War by Alam El Mohtar ✰4✰
  24. a fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader
    • Becoming by Michelle Obama ✰4✰
  25. a book with gold silver or bronze in the title
    • First Gold by Jerry Gerold ✰2✰
  26. a book by a WOC
    • Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ✰5✰
  27. a book with at least a four star rating on Goodreads
    • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness ✰5✰
  28. a book you meant to read in 2019
    • Tea Dragon Society by Katie O Neill ✰4✰
  29. a book about or involving social media
    • You Don’t Know Everything Jilly P by Alex Gino ✰5✰
  30. A book that has a book on the cover
    • Augoboyography by Christina Lauren ✰5✰
  31. A medical thriller
    • The Wives by Tarryn Fisher ✰5✰
  32. A book with a made up language
    • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling ✰2✰
  33. A book set in a country beginning with C
    • WTF (Geek Actually) by Cathy Yardley ✰2✰
  34. A book you picked because the title caught your attention
    • The Last Execution by Jesper Wung Sung ✰4✰
  35. A book with a three word title
    • Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire ✰5✰
  36. A book with a pink cover
    • Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu ✰4✰
  37. A Western
    • Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey ✰4✰
  38. A book by or about a journalist
    • Grieving: A Love Story by Ruth Coughlin ✰5✰
  39. Banned book
    • The Giver by Lois Lowry ✰5✰
  40. Favorite prompt from a past challenge: book that should be a movie
    • Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren ✰5✰
  41. A book with more than 20 letters in it’s title
    • Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans by Russell Ginns ✰3✰
  42. A book published in the 20th century
    • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman ✰5✰
  43. A book from a series with more than 20 books
    • Heidi Hecklebeck in the Disguise by Wanda Coven ✰4✰
  44. A book with a main character in their 20s
    • Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin ✰4✰
  45. A book written by an author in her 20s
    • I Love My Love by Reyna Biddy ✰2✰
  46. A book with 20 in the title
    • Twenty One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks ✰5✰
  47. A book with a character with a vision impairment
    • Middlegame by Seanan McGuire ✰5✰
  48. A book set in Japan
    • The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa ✰4✰
  49. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books
    • Fool Moon by Jim Butcher ✰4✰
  50. A book set in the 1920’s
    • Sapphic in the Shadows by Leanna Headley ✰3✰

Did you do a year long reading challenge last year?

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