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Popsugar Reading Challenge 2020 Wrap Up

Since the Popsugar Reading Challenge started in 2015, I have taken part every year, and 2020 was no exception. I have never completed the challenge fully, but I really wanted to try to complete it due to the year it has been. The use of the Facebook page has also been so great as I can see the other participants' progress, and it made me more motivated. As you will see, I have given it a good go and I have come so close. I had the last three books in my grasp and have been reading them (I am listening to one right now) I just have been in a couple of difficult situations in December, so I didn't feel the draw to read. I have read many books this year, mostly outside the prompts but around 47 (or 48 if I can read it by tomorrow) that complete the challenge. So let's see what books I read... 

  1. A book that's published in 2020: Heartstopper Volume 3 by Alice Oseman 
  2. A book by a trans or nonbinary author: The Bright Side Volume 1 Dee & Em by A. Francis 
  3. A book with a great first line: Into The Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo 
  4. A book about a book club: Read With Pride by Lucy Powrie 
  5. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics: Fleabag: The Scriptures by Phoebe Waller-Bridge 
  6. A bildungsroman: The Underground Railroad by Coulson Whitehead 
  7. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed: Paper Girls Volume One by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang 
  8. A book with an upside-down image on the cover: Skyward Volume One by Joe Henderson et al. 
  9. A book with a map: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo 
  10. A book recommended by your favourite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club: The Ask & The Answer by Patrick Ness
  11. An anthology: Love & Heartbreak by Various
  12. A book that passes the Bechdel test: Welcome Back Volume 2 by Christopher Sebla 
  13. A book with the same title as a movie or TV show is unrelated to it: Blackbird Volume One by Sam Humphries et al.  
  14. A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name: The Places I've Cried In Public by Holly Bourne
  15. A book about or involving social media: How To Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price 
  16. A book that has a book on the cover: Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles
  17. A medical thriller: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  18. A book with a made-up language: Eternal Empire Volume One by Jonathon Luna and Sarah Vaughn 
  19. A book set in a country beginning with "C": Scott Pilgrim Volume 1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  20. A book you picked because the title caught your attention: Run Rebel by Manjeet Mann
  21. A book published the month of your birthday: Throne of Swans by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr (Will it be finished?)
  22. A book about or by a woman in STEM: The Starlight Watchmaker by Lauren James 
  23. A book that won an award in 2019: The Prince and The Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  24. A book on a subject you know nothing about: Shaping Up Culture by Mark MacIver
  25. A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics: Salt by Nayyirah Waheed 
  26. A book with a pun in the title: Rebel With A Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring 
  27. A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins: A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
  28. A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character: Chew Volume 2: International Flavour by John Layman 
  29. A book with a bird on the cover: This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone 
  30. A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader: Becoming by Michelle Obama (I didn't finish it)
  31. A book with "gold," "silver," or "bronze" in the title: Goldie Vance by Hope Larson
  32. A book by a WOC: My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Kabi Nagata 
  33. A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads: Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  34. A book you meant to read in 2019: The Unadjusteds by Marisa Noelle
  35. A book with a three-word title: Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky 
  36. A book with a pink cover: A Girl Is A Shapeshifter by Jasmine Higgins
  37. A Western: Pretty Deadly Vol. 2 by Kelly Sue Deconnick 
  38. A book by or about a journalist: It's OK To Feel Blue And Other Lies by Scarlett Curtis
  39. Read a banned book during Banned Books Week: This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki 
  40. Your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: A book about an antihero or villain: The Island by M. A. Bennett 

Advanced, 2020 Edition

  1. A book written by an author in their 20s: The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown 
  2. A book with "20" or "twenty" in the title: A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray
  3. A book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision): The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 
  4. A book set in the 1920s: The Diviners by Libba Bray (Didn't finish by year of the year)
  5. A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics: Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro
  6. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books: What is it? by Dustin Nguyen & Nicole Hoang
  7. A book with more than 20 letters in its title: Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
  8. A book published in the 20th century: The Door In The Wall by H.G. Wells
  9. A book from a series with more than 20 books: Chinchilla Up The Chimney by Lucy Daniels
  10. A book with a main character in their 20s: Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Prompts Completed: 47/50

Have you completed any challenges this year? Did you complete them fully? If you did, what were they? Let me know in the comments. 

See you soon, 

Amy

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