December 30, 2019

PopSugar Reading Challenge 2020

First, let me say how much I enjoy typing the year 2020. It's so easy. I don't even have to look at the keyboard! Much easier than typing, say, my birth year. That takes time and effort.

Anywhoozle... here is the list of challenges from the PopSugar Reading Challenge for 2020. There are 40, plus a 10 bonus challenges. I'm not sure if I will get to the bonus ones. Only if I have a book that fits perfectly.

  1. A book that's published in 2020.
  2. A book by a trans or non-binary author.
  3. A book with a great first line.
  4. A book about a book club.
  5. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics.
  6. A bildungsroman.
  7. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed.
  8. A book with an upside-down image on the cover.
  9. A book with a map.
  10. A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club.
  11. An anthology.
  12. A book that passes the Bechdel test. (the Bechdel test was created by Alison Bechdel, a writer and feminist. If a work contains two women talking about something other than a man, it passes the Bechdel test.)
  13. A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it.
  14. A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name.
  15. A book published the month of your birthday.
  16. A book about or by a woman in STEM.
  17. A book that won an award in 2019.
  18. A book on a subject you know nothing about.
  19. A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics.
  20. A book with a pun in the title.
  21. A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins.
  22. A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character.
  23. A book with a bird on the cover.
  24. A fiction or non-fiction book about a world leader.
  25. A book with "gold", "silver", or "bronze" in the title.
  26. A book by a WOC. (Woman of Color)
  27. A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads.
  28. A book you meant to read in 2019.
  29. A book about or involving social media.
  30. A book that has a book on the cover.
  31. A medical thriller.
  32. A book with a made-up language.
  33. A book set in a country beginning with "C".
  34. A book you picked because the title cought your attnetion.
  35. A book with a three-word title.
  36. A book with a pink cover.
  37. A Western.
  38. A book by or about a journalist.
  39. Read a banned book during Banned Books Week.
  40. Your favorite prompt from a previous PopSugar Reading Challenge.

Bonus Challenges:

  1. A book written by an author in their 20s.
  2. A book with "20" or "twenty" in the title.
  3. A book with a character with vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision).
  4. A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics.
  5. A book set in the 1920s.
  6. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books.
  7. A book with more than 20 letters in the title.
  8. A book published in the 20th century.
  9. A book from a series with more than 20 books.
  10. A book with a main character in their 20s.

I've already thought of books for some of these challenges. A lot of them will probably be covered by the books I'm reading for the award. It seems pretty easy to manage.