Popsugar's 2020 Reading Challenge

One of the things I truly look forward to each November is the release of the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge for the upcoming year. The 2020...

One of the things I truly look forward to each November is the release of the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge for the upcoming year. The 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge was just announced and I am so excited for what 2020 holds in terms of reading accomplishments. But look, in terms of 2019 - I am very behind on my reading challenges. I still have 20 prompts left for the 2019 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge (Yikes! That likely won't get finished), and I've got to read 15 more books to complete my Goodreads challenge. It's not that I haven't been reading - I have! But I've made it through my fair share of Stephen King books this year, and we all know how long those can take. I also graduated with my master's, started a new job with a longer commute (and I don't do audiobooks). So it's been one heck of a 2019, which is fine, but let's keep our figures crossed in terms of me finishing some reading challenges here, okay?

You can always keep up with my progress at the top of the page (under the 'books & reading' tab, you'll find all of my previous and current reading challenges). You can also catch me on Goodreads and Instagram!

I've included POPSUGAR's printable graphic below, which I usually save on my phone so I can mark as I go. Feel free to grab it to keep up with your completed prompts, too!

2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

01. A book that's published in 2020 ☑
When We Were Vikings by Andrew Davis Macdonald

02. A book by a trans or nonbinary author ☑
I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

03. A book with a great first line ☑
All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

04. A book about a book club ☑
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

05. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics ☑
A Star is Bored by Byron Lane

06. A bildungsroman ☑
Real Life by Adeline Dieudonn√©

07. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed

08. A book with an upside-down image on the cover ☑
The Outsider by Stephen King

09. A book with a map ☑
A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs

10. A book recommended by you favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club ☑
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

11. An anthology

12. A book that passes the Bechdel test ☑
You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

13. A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it ☑
The Dilemma by B.A. Paris

14. A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name ☑
I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch

15. A book about or involving social media ☑
We Didn't Ask for This by Aldi Alsaid

16. A book that has a book on the cover ☑
Beach Read by Emily Henry

17. A medical thriller

18. A book with a made-up language

19. A book set in a country beginning with "C" ☑
Sorry I Missed You by Suzy Krause

20. A book you picked because the title caught your attention ☑
Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons

21. A book published the month of your birthday ☑
The Anti-Virginity Pact by Katie Wismer

22. A book about or by a woman in STEM

23. A book that won an award in 2019

24. A book on a subject you know nothing about ☑
Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky

25. A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics ☑
Thick and Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom

26. A book with a pun in the title ☑
Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund

27. A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins ☑
Anna K by Jenny Lee

28. A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character 

29. A book with a bird on the cover ☑
The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs

30. A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader

31. A book with "gold," "silver," or "bronze" in the title

32. A book by a WOC ☑
Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed

33. A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads ☑
The Sun-Down Motel by Simone St. James

34. A book you meant to read in 2019 ☑
The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

35. A book with a three-word title ☑
The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel

36. A book with a pink cover ☑
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

37. A Western

38. A book by or about a journalist ☑
The Guest List by Lucy Foley

39. Read a banned book during Banned Books Week ☑
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge ☑
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager


41. A book written by an author in their 20s ☑
Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frasier

42. A book with "20" or "twenty" in the title

43. A book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision) ☑
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

44. A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics

45. A book set in the 1920s ☑
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

46. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books

47. A book with more than 20 letters in its title ☑
Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

48. A book published in the 20th century

49. A book from a series with more than 20 books

50. A book with a main character in their 20s ☑
Songbirds & Stray Dogs by Meagan Lucas

What prompts are you most excited about?

Drop your Instagram handle in the comments below if you plan to share your reads for the challenge!


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