2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by PopSugar. It has 40 reading prompts, with an additional 10 “advanced” prompts. I have joined the Goodreads group, recommended by PopSugar for that extra support to get me through the year. Those pesky reading slumps. There are Goodreads lists for each prompt if you need some ideas on what to read. I will be on there and updating my progress here, so if you are participating this year, let’s help each other! Send me a link if you’re blogging or booktubing, so I can see your progress too. There is even a hashtag if you wanna share progress using Insta #Popsugarreadingchallenge

A printable list, which I find very helpful for ticking off a list as I go, can be found on their website and I have linked it here.



1. A book that’s 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
7. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed
8. A book with an upside-down image on the cover / Verity by Colleen Hoover
9. A book with a map
10. A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club
11. An anthology
12. A book that passes the Bechdel test
13. A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it
14. A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name / Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
15. A book about or involving social media / What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
16. A book that has a book on the cover
17. A medical thriller
18. A book with a made-up language / Saga, vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan
19. A book set in a country beginning with “C”
20. A book you picked because the title caught your attention / In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy #1) by Maya Banks
21. A book published the month of your birthday / Saga, vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan
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 / Seduction of a Highland Lass (McCabe Triology #2) by Maya Banks
28. A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character / Saga, vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan
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
34. A book you meant to read in 2019
35. A book with a three-word title / Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare
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 favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

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 (a nod to 20/20 vision)
44. A book set in the 1920s
45. A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics
46. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books / Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
47. A book with more than 20 letters in its title / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
48. A book published in the 20th century / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
49. A book from a series with more than 20 books
50. A book with a main character in their 20s

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