2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge

Happy New Year my beautiful nerds!

We have arrived at the beginning of a new year, a new decade, and a new opportunity to read all the books!

I did decide to give the PopSugar Reading Challenge another go after 2019’s somewhat disastrous attempt, because I do think that having a challenge like this to work toward does encourage wider reading (when you can find actual time to read!). The wide variety of books that you need to dig up to fulfill the various prompts results, I think, in a really nice selection of literature you may not otherwise have encountered, and the prompts this year look amazing.

As always, I will be trying to keep track of the books I read for each prompt against the list typed out below, and if I write a review for it I will also try to remember to link that as well. Disclosure: I do sometimes use an affiliate link, so be aware that you may be contributing to my library (or my bills!) if you buy something through one of my links. It doesn’t cost you anything, but it does help me out 🙂

Anyway, without further ado: The 2020 List

  1. A book that’s published in 2020
  2. A book by a trans or nonbinary 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 favourite blog, vlog, podcast or online book club
  11. An anthology
  12. A book that 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 nonfiction book about a world leader
  25. A book with “gold, “silver”, or “bronze” in the title
  26. A book by a WOC
  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 caught your attention – The Book of Imaginary Beings, Jorge Luis Borges
  35. A book with a three-word title – The Last Wish, Andrzej Sapkowski
  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 favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge


  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 a 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 its 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

Wish me luck everyone, and let me know if you’re joining in and what you think would be good for the prompts!



Categories: 2020 Reading Challenges, Uncategorized

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