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2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge

2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge

Hello everyone! Hope you’re well! Last year I managed to complete 16 out of the 40 standard prompts for the PopSugar Reading Challenge. This year, I’m aiming for 20. Many of the books I’ve chosen for the prompts have been on my TBR for ages, so I’m looking forward to this! Here are the 40 standard prompts and list of books I hope to read.

1. A book that’s published in 2020 – One of Us Is Next
2. A book by a trans or nonbinary author – If I Was Your Girl
3. A book with a great first line – Rebecca
4. A book about a book club – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
5. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics – An American Marriage (Atlanta)
6. A bildungsroman – The Complete Persepolis
7. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed – Since You’ve Been Gone
8. A book with an upside-down image on the cover – Number One Chinese Restaurant

9. A book with a map – A Curse So Dark and Lonely
10. A book recommended by your favourite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
11. An anthology – Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy
12. A book that passes the Bechdel test – The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
13. A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it – Educated
14. A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name – The Cruel Prince
15. A book about or involving social media – Fangirl
16. A book that has a book on the cover – The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

17. A medical thriller – The Silent Patient
18. A book with a made-up language – The Fellowship of the Ring
19. A book set in a country beginning with “C” – Anne of Green Gables (Canada)
20. A book you picked because the title caught your attention – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
21. A book published the month of your birthday – It Only Happens in the Movies
22. A book about or by a woman in STEM – The Kiss Quotient
23. A book that won an award in 2019 – Darius the Great Is Not Okay
24. A book on a subject you know nothing about – The Feather Thief

25. A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
26. A book with a pun in the title – Red, White & Royal Blue
27. A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins – The Girl on the Train (Envy) 
28. A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character – Scarlet
29. A book with a bird on the cover – The Hunger Games
30. A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader – Becoming
31. A book with “Gold”, “Silver”, or “Bronze” in the title – The Golden Compass
32. A book by a WOC – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

33. A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
34. A book you meant to read in 2019 – The Dark Days Deceit
35. A book with a three-word title – Asking For It
36. A book with a pink cover – Moxie
37. A Western – True Grit
38. A book by or about a journalist – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
39. Read a banned book during Banned Books Week – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
40. Your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge – A retelling of a classic (2016) – A Court of Thorns and Roses

Phew! I had forgotten how long it takes to compile this list. Now all I need to do is read some books 😅 Let me know if you are also taking part in a reading challenge this year!

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