Blogmas Day 8: POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020

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Happy BLOGMAS day 8!

This one is a bit of a doozy, but I really wanted to share my plans for the 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge. If you are participating and want to use some of these, then go ahead! It’s honestly my favorite whether I complete it or not. 2020 will be my third year trying to complete it. I’m going to make it my goal to succeed. I will also have a permanent link on my blog where I’ll update as I go. 

Disclaimer: I didn’t link the books to Goodreads because that would’ve taken way too long. I apologize for my laziness. Maybe next year.

A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader : 

11/22/63 by Stephen King

A book with “gold,” “silver,” or “bronze” in the title : 

Gold by Chris Cleave

The Other’s Gold  by Elizabeth Ames

A book by a WOC : 

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

A book with at least a 4-star rating on Goodreads : 

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Circe by Madeline Miller

A book you meant to read in 2019 : 

I’ll leave this blank because I could literally choose every book on my TBR. 

A book about or by a woman in STEM : 

Code Girls by Liza Mundy

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

A book that won an award in 2019 : 

The Overstory by Richard Powers

A book on a subject you know nothing about : 

A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

A book published the month of your birthday : 

Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Violet by Scott Thomas

A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics : 

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

A book with a pun in the title : 

Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins : 

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character : 

Network Effect by Martha Wells

A book by an author with flora or fauna in the name : 

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

A book with a map : 

Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

An anthology : 

The Displaced by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke 

A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated : 

The Arrangement by Robyn Harding – The Arrangement: TV Series (2017)

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin – Escape Room: Movie (2019)

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin – The Immortalists: Movie (2014)

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch – Dark Matter: TV Series (2015)

A book with an upside-down image on the cover : 

The Outsider by Stephen King

Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

A bildungsroman : 

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

A book with a great first line : 

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

The Book of Essie by Meghan Weir

A book about a book club : 

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

A book by a trans/nonbinary author : 

Clean by Juno Dawson

A book that’s published in 2020 : 

I would leave this blank, but my most anticipated read is Home Before Dark by Riley Sager! 

A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics : 

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Barcelona, Spain

A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club : 

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes – Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine

A book with a bird on the cover : 

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

A book about or involving social media : 

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

Little Wonders by Kate Rorick

A book that has a book on the cover : 

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

A medical thriller : 

The Stand by Stephen King

Post mortem by Patricia Cornwell

A book with a made-up language : 

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Watership Down by Richard Adams

The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

A book set in a country beginning with “C” : 

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton – Cuba

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – Canada

A book you picked because the title caught your attention : 

The Last Taxi Driver by Lee Durkee

The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

A book with a three-word title : 

The Dutchess Deal by Tessa Dare

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

The Whisper Man by Alex North

A book with a pink cover : 

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

A Western : 

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

A book by or about a journalist : 

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Read a banned book during Banned Books Week : 

American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis – Banned in Australia for awhile.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon 

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge : 

A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis – New York City, NY. 

The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed : 

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Good thing I read the first book in the series.) 

A book that passes the Bechdel test : 

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

ADVANCED –

A book written by an author in their 20s : 

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

A book with “20” or “twenty” in the title : 

20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

A book with a character with vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision) : 

Avatar: The Last Airbender by Gene Luen Yang (Toph is blind)

A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics : 

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

A book set in the 1920s : 

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

A book by an author who has written more than 20 books : 

Gerald’s Game or Misery by Stephen King

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

A book with more than 20 letters in its title : 

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

A book published in the 20th century : 

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque 

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

A book from a series with more than 20 books : 

Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

A book with a main character in their 20s : 

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

One Day in December by Josie Silver

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan


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