2020 Reading Challenges

Saturday, November 30, 2019

2020 Ultimate Popsugar Reading Challenge

2020 Ultimate Popsugar Reading Challenge

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2020 Challenge - Regular prompts
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
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
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"
20. A book you picked 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 - 
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai - Read 1-4-2020
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
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 favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

2020 Challenge - Advanced prompts
1. A book written by an author in their 20s
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)
4. A book set in the 1920s
5. A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics
6. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books
7. A book with more than 20 letters in its title
8. A book published in the 20th century
9. A book from a series with more than 20 books
10. A book with a main character in their 20s

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Hello and Welcome to my Blog! 

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Kara and I’m a bibliophile. To be honest, I’m returning to the world of books after a long hiatus. As a child, I was a voracious reader. I was able to travel to wonderful places, make new friends, and enter a world of pure imagination through the pages of books. I remember the local town library was in this old Victorian house, divided into 2 sides – the children’s side and the adult side with a beautiful open room separating the two. My favorite section was the stack located in the far back corner on the adult side. It housed many treasured books featuring true stories of animals. I can’t remember the names of all the books, but they were my favorite growing up.

As an adult, my tastes changed. Being a single mother of 4, I was drawn into the world of romance novels. I always had my nose stuck in a romance. Johanna Lindsey was my first introduction into that world when someone gave me the book “Shanna.” I was fascinated. I even started a blog “World According to Books” were I reviewed books and participated in a few challenges. After a couple of years binging on romance, I randomly picked up a John Grisham book, “The Firm.” My eyes were opened to Legal Thrillers, moving on to other mysteries and suspense novels. But then life happened and I somehow got distracted from my love of reading.

Fast forward to today. I’m focusing more on myself lately, pursuing what brings me joy and happiness. It took me a long time to realize that being true to myself was more important and brought more fulfillment in my life than trying to “fit in” and follow the crowd. I unpacked my camera (I love photography – and along with reading – it was pushed aside), and dusted off my bookshelves and began living again. I’ve created a bucket list (https://bucketlist.org/list/KaraT/) of all the things I want to accomplish and places I want to see.  

I am so excited to see what 2020 brings. I wanted to start this blog to help me keep track of my reading challenges, but my hope is that it will turn into to something so much more – a way to connect to other readers, a chance to learn about blogging and improve my skills (I have a plan for a future blog about my travels), and to get back into to my love of reading!! 

Hope to see you around the blogosphere and Happy Reading!!!!

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