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Telling Tales | 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge RESULTS

So, last year, I managed to achieve over half of the prompts with a total of 22 out of 40. Now, I’m not sure whether this time round I’ll be so successful, admittedly forgetting the existence of this challenge for the majority of the year, but we’ll see!

1. A book that’s published in 2020 (Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco)

2. A book by a trans or nonbinary author (Meat Market by Juno Dawson)

3. A book with a great first line (Half Bad by Sally Green)

4. A book about a book club

5. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics (Cinder by Marissa Meyer)

6. A bildungsroman (Loveless by Alice Oseman)

7. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed (Solitaire by Alice Oseman)

8. A book with an upside-down image on the cover

9. A book with a map (Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco)

10. A book recommended by your favourite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)

11. An anthology

12. A book that passes the Bechdel test (Cinder by Marissa Meyer)

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 (Tithe by Holly Black)

15. A book about or involving social media (One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus)

16. A book that has a book on the cover

17. A medical thriller (Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco)

18. A book with a made-up language

19. A book set in a country beginning with “C”

20. A book you picked because the title caught your attention (My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite)

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 (The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One by Amanda Lovelace)

26. A book with a pun in the title

27. A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins (Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco)

28. A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character (Cinder by Marissa Meyer)

29. A book with a bird on the cover (Ink by Alice Broadway)

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 (Dear Martin by Nic Stone)

33. A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads (One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus)

34. A book you meant to read in 2019 (Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco)

35. A book with a three-word title (City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare)

36. A book with a pink cover (Solitaire by Alice Oseman)

37. A Western

38. A book by or about a journalist

39. Read a banned book during Banned Books Week (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald)

40. Your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge


Slightly better than last year, but still around the same. I must remember to try harder in 2021!

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