Monday, November 18, 2019

PopSugar Reading Challenge 2020



The folks at PopSugar are back with their boundaries-pushing reading challenge for 2020. They encourage us to expand our reading horizons with reading prompts that may push us out of our comfort zones. They give us 40 standard prompts with another 10 for those are very committed. We don't have to do all of them--the goal is read more and to read more of the things we might not normally choose. As per usual, I am setting a personal goal of 20 prompts in order to claim the challenge complete--from either list. This fits in very well with their advanced challenge prompts--which seem to focus on "twenty." 

Here are the prompts that appeal most to me--for the full list, please click the link above.

1. A book that's published in 2020:
2. A book about a book club: Read & Buried by Erika Chase
3. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed:
4. A book with a map: any Dell Mapback book on my shelf
5. A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club:
6. An anthology:
7. A book published in the month of your birth: Foul Deeds by Susan James OR Murder on the Glitter Box by Steve Allen OR Rehearsal for Murder by P. M. Carlson
8. A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie [greed] (1/9/20)
9. A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character: The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
10. A book with a bird on the cover:
11. A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader: Elizabeth & Essex by Lytton Strachey (Elizabeth I)
12. A book with "gold," "silver," or "bronze" in the title: The Mystery of the Gold Box by Valentine Williams OR Up the Ladder of Gold by E. Phillips Oppenheim OR Miss Silver Comes to Stay by Patricia Wentworth 
13. A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers [4.13 rating when last I looked] (1/13/20)
14. A book you meant to read in 2019: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Scott Turton (1/15/20)
15. A book that has a book on the cover: I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel
16. A book set in a country beginning with "C": The Chinese Nail Murders by Robert van Gulik
17. A book you picked because the title caught your attention:
18. A book by or about a journalist: Here Is Your War by Ernie Pyle
19. Your favorite prompt from a past PopSugar Challenge (Next book in a series you've started--prompt from 2018):

And from the Advanced List:
20. A book with "20" or "twenty" in the title: Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s by Frederick Lewis Allen
21. A book set in the 1920s:
22. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books: Agatha Christie
23. A book with more than 20 letters in its title:
24. A book published in the 20th C:
25. A book from a series with more than 20 books: A Hercule Poirot book by Agatha Christie 

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