PopSugar Reading Challenge

2020 Challenge – Regular prompts
1. A book that’s published in 2020 – The Night Country by Melissa Albert
2. A book by a trans or nonbinary author – All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
3. A book with a great first line – The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
4. A book about a book club – The Accidental Book Club by Jennifer Scott
5. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics – Until I Die by Amy Plum – Set in Paris
6. A bildungsroman – The Giver by Lois Lowry
7. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed – Halfway to the Grave by Jeanine Frost
8. A book with an upside-down image on the cover – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
9. A book with a map – The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
10. A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club – Conviction by Denise Mina – Recommend by Reeses Book Club – December 2019
11. An anthology – Kicking It
12. A book that passes the Bechdel test – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
13. A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it – Slay by Brittney Morris
14. A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name – The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
15. A book about or involving social media – Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell
16. A book that has a book on the cover – Matilda by Roald Dahl
17. A medical thriller – The Surgeon by Tess Gerristen
18. A book with a made-up language – Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin
19. A book set in a country beginning with “C”-The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill
20. A book you picked because the title caught your attention – Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
21. A book published the month of your birthday – Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghurt – July
22. A book about or by a woman in STEM – Hidden Figure by Margot Lee Shetterly
23. A book that won an award in 2019 – Goodbye Perfect by Sara Barnard – YA Book Prize 2019
24. A book on a subject you know nothing about – Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
25. A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics – Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
26. A book with a pun in the title – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
27. A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins – Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James
28. A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character – Scarlet by Marissa Myer
29. A book with a bird on the cover – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
30. A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader – Becoming by Michelle Obama
31. A book with “gold,” “silver,” or “bronze” in the title – The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
32. A book by a WOC – The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
33. A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads – The Selection by Kiera Cross
34. A book you meant to read in 2019 – Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
35. A book with a three-word title – Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
36. A book with a pink cover – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
37. A Western – Gunslinger by Lyndsay Ely
38. A book by or about a journalist – Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman
39. Read a banned book during Banned Books Week – Looking for Alaska by John Green
40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge – After by Anna Todd – A book becoming a movie in 2019

2020 Challenge – Advanced prompts
1. A book written by an author in their 20s – To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
2. A book with “20” or “twenty” in the title
3. A book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision) – Dark Lover by J.R Ward
4. A book set in the 1920s – The Divners by Libba Bray
5. A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics – Flame in th by Renée Ahdieh
6. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books – Maximum Ride by James Patterson
7. A book with more than 20 letters in its title – The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart
8. A book published in the 20th century – The Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
9. A book from a series with more than 20 books – Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs
10. A book with a main character in their 20s – Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill