2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge


I know I’m a bit late to the game here, as we are already more than halfway through January, but I have decided to join the Popsugar Reading Challenge this year. I have only ever participated in the Goodreads reading challenge, so I’m excited to branch out a bit. You can read more about the challenge here, in the official post by Popsugar. I am aiming to complete all 50 prompts of the challenge, and will update on my progress on a monthly basis.



So, here goes. The prompts are:

  1. A book that’s published in 2020 – COMPLETE
    • I have read five books that were, or will be, 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 – COMPLETE
    • I think Dear Edward counts as a bildungsroman, but I am going to double-check on this
  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 – COMPLETE
    • Miss Austen
  13. A book with the same title as a 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 about or involving social media
  16. A book that has a book on the cover
  17. A medical thriller
  18. A book with a made-up language
  19. A book set in a country beginning with C – COMPLETE
    • All We Could Not Leave Behind is set in Canada
  20. A book you picked up because the title caught your attention
  21. A book published the month of your birthday
  22. A book about or by a woman in STEM
  23. A book that won an award in 2019
  24. A book on a subject you know nothing about
  25. A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics
  26. A book with a pun in the title
  27. A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins
  28. A book with a  robot, cyborg, or AI character
  29. A book with a bird on the cover
  30. A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader
  31. A book with ‘gold’, ‘silver’, or ‘bronze’ in the title
  32. A book by a WOC
  33. A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads – COMPLETE
  34. A book you meant to read in 2019
  35. A book with a three-word title
  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 (A book set on a college or university campus)
  41. A book written by an author in their 20s
  42. A book with ’20’ or ‘twenty’ in the title
  43. A book with a  character with a vision impairment or enhancement (100% chance I will read Harry Potter for the sake of this prompt…)
  44. A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics
  45. A book set in the 1920s
  46. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books
  47. A book with more than 20 letters in its title
  48. A book published in the 20th century
  49. A book from a series with more than 20 books (what?? does this exist?)
  50. A book with a main character in their 20s


There are a lot of really interesting prompts here. I can already tell that some will be quite easy to complete, while others may be a bit more difficult. Somehow I have already completed five this year, even though I only just decided to participate in the challenge. Although I’m now wondering if those books count since I read them before joining the challenge… thoughts?


Are you participating in the Popsugar Reading Challenge challenge this year?

xx Claudia


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One response to “2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge”

  1. They definitely count.

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