Reading Challenge: PopSugar 2020

Reading Challenge

I’ve been doing the PopSugar reading challenge for several years now, and it’s one of my favorite challenges. This year, the challenge has 40 standard prompts and 10 advanced prompts. My goal is to complete all 50 prompts. Below is the list of prompts. I will update this list as I work on the challenge.

50/50 – completed in Septemeber 2020

1. A book that’s published in 2020 – Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine
2. A book by a trans or nonbinary author – All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
3. A book with a great first line – The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
4. A book about a book club – The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
5. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics – Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
6. A bildungsroman – The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
7. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed – All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
8. A book with an upside-down image on the cover – The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
9. A book with a map – Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
10. A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club – He Started It by Samantha Downing
11. An anthology – Ford County by John Grisham
12. A book that passes the Bechdel test – The Return by Rachel Harrison
13. A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it – A Good Man by Ani Katz
14. A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name – The Silence by Daisy Pearce
15. A book published the month of your birthday – The Other People by C.J. Tudor
16. A book about or by a woman in STEM – The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
17. A book that won an award in 2019 – If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin
18. A book on a subject you know nothing about – Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
19. A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics – Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
20. A book with a pun in the title – Dachshund Through the Snow by David Rosenfelt
21. A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins – All the Devils by Barry Eisler
22. A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character – Foe by Iain Reid
23. A book with a bird on the cover – The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
24. A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader – Deep State by Chris Hauty
25. A book with “gold,” “silver,” or “bronze” in the title – Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel
26. A book by a WOC – Beloved by Toni Morrison
27. A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads – Dark Pattern by Andrew Mayne
28. A book you meant to read in 2019 – High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
29. A book about or involving social media – Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth
30. A book that has a book on the cover – The Stolen Letter by Paige Shelton
31. A medical thriller – The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
32. A book with a made-up language – A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
33. A book set in a country beginning with “C” – Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
34. A book you picked because the title caught your attention – The Other Wife by Claire McGowan
35. A book with a three-word title – Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
36. A book with a pink cover – Raven Lane by Amber Cowie
37. A western – The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
38. A book by or about a journalist – Revolver Road by Christi Daugherty
39. Read a banned book during Banned Books Week – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge – The Truants by Kate Weinberg

41. A book written by an author in their 20s – Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
42. A book with “20” or “twenty” in the title – Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
43. A book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision) – From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz
44. A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics – Wildcard by Marie Lu
45. A book set in the 1920s – The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
46. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books – Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
47. A book with more than 20 letters in its title – Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes by Kathleen West
48. A book published in the 20th century – Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
49. A book from a series with more than 20 books – Bark of Night by David Rosenfelt
50. A book with a main character in their 20s – The Perfect Mother by Caroline Mitchell

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