2020 Reading Challenges

Goodreads Reading Challenge:

264/52 books read!

Check out all the books I’ve read this year on Goodreads.

2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

I successfully completed the 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges. I want to bring my winning streak to 5! This year I plan to do the basic challenge, but I might also do the advanced. I’ll probably decide if I want to extend to the advanced by the summer.

Curious to learn more about this reading challenge? Here’s a link: 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge.

Regular: 40/40 read
Advanced: 10/10 read 

Read A book that’s published in 2020: Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

ReadA book by a trans or nonbinary author: Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book with a great first line: The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

ReadA book about a book club: The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

ReadA book that’s set in a city that has hosted the Olympics: Voodoo Shanghai by Kristi Charish (Special Olympics 2018 were in Seattle)

ReadA bildungsroman: Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

ReadThe first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed: Dark Prince by Michelle Hercules (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book with an upside-down image on the cover: Credence by Penelope Douglas

ReadA book with a map: Devolution by Max Brooks

ReadA book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club: Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered

ReadAn anthology: Deadly Anniversaries edited by Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book that passes the Bechdel test: The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

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

ReadA book by an author with flora or fauna in their name: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 

ReadA book published the month of your birthday: Wanted by Kelly Elliot (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book about or by a woman in STEM: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

ReadA book that won an award in 2019: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

ReadA book on a subject you know nothing about: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Goodreads Mini-Review)

ReadA book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics: The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

ReadA book with a pun in the title: Monster she Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson

ReadA book featuring one of the seven deadly sins: Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon

ReadA book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character: The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

ReadA book with a bird on the cover: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

ReadA fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader: The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young (Halvard is leader of his clan! I’m counting it 😂)

ReadA book with “gold”, “silver” or “bronze” in the title: Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

ReadA book by a WOC: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

ReadA book with at least a four star rating on Goodreads: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

ReadA book you meant to read in 2019: Will Haunt You by Brian Kirk (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book about or involving social media: Chat Love by Justine Faeth

ReadA book that has a book on the cover: The Mentor by Lee Matthew Goldberg

ReadA medical thriller: Fatal by Michael Palmer (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book with a made-up language: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

ReadA book set in a country beginning with C: Blinded by Fate by Harlow Stone (Canada!)

ReadA book you picked because the title caught your attention: Death By Didgeridoo by Barbara Venkatamaran

ReadA book with a three-word title: The Other Mrs by Mary Kubica

ReadA book with a pink cover: Up Close and Personal by Kathryn Freeman

ReadA Western: Panning for Love by Meg Cross Wenig (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book by or about a journalist: Spark a Little Flame by Jennifer Archer

ReadRead a banned book during banned books week: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadYour favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston (set in a hotel)

Advanced:

ReadA book written by an author in their 20s: Sweet Dandelion by Micalea Smeltzer (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book with 20 or “twenty” in the title: Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes by Nina Berry (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement: Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas

ReadA book set in Japan: Ink by Amanda Sun (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book set in the 1920s: Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book by an author who has written more than 20 books: Say No More by Karen Rose 

ReadA book with more than 20 letters in the title: Lucy Crisp and the Vanishing House by Janet Hill

ReadA book published in the 20th century: Cipher by Kathe Koja 

ReadA book from a series with more than 20 books: You Can’t Hide by Karen Rose

ReadA book with a main character in their 20s: Beach Read by Emily Henry