PopSugar Reading Challenge 2020 Completed!

I did it! It was cutting it close but I didn’t technically start this challenge until this summer. I’m pretty proud of myself for completing all the prompts and advanced prompts too!

Here are the books that I read for each prompt with their rating!

  1. A book that’s published in 2020:
    • Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathyrn Purdie (3/5 stars)
  2. A book by a trans or nonbinary author:
    • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (3/5 stars)
  3. A book with a great first line:
    • The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller (4.5/5 stars)
  4. A book about a book club:
    • The Bromance Book Club by Kay Adams (4/5 stars)
  5. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics: London
    • The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary (4/5 stars)
  6. A bildungsroman:
    • Educated by Tara Westover (3/5 stars)
  7. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed:
    • Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (4/5 stars)
  8. A book with an upside-down image on the cover:
    • The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer (4/5 stars)
  9. A book with a map:
    • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (4/5 stars)
  10. A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club:
    • Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend (4/5 stars)
  11. An anthology:
    • The Book of Dragons by Jonathan Strahan (4/5 stars)
  12. A book that passes the Bechdel test:
    • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (3/5 stars)
  13. A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it:
    • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (4.5/5 stars)
  14. A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name:
    • Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (4/5 stars)
  15. A book about or involving social media:
    • Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (4/5 stars)
  16. A book with a book on the cover:
    • Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi (3/5 stars)
  17. A medical thriller:
    • Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix (3/5 stars)
  18. A book with a made up language:
    • The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (5/5 stars)
  19. A book with a country starting with the letter C:
    • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (5/5 stars)
  20. A book you picked because the title caught your attention:
    • Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It by Patricia Marx (4/5 stars)
  21. A book published in your birthday month: May
    • Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk (4.5/5 stars)
  22. A book about a or by a woman in STEM:
    • Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (3/5 stars)
  23. A book that won an award in 2019:
    • Monstress vol. 1 by Marjorie M. Liu (4/5 stars)
  24. A book about a subject you know nothing about:
    • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (3/5 stars)
  25. A book with only words on the cover-no images:
    • Untamed by Glennon Doyle (3/5 stars)
  26. A book with a pun in the title:
    • Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (3/5 stars)
  27. A book featuring one of the deadly sins: Lust
    • Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren (4/5 stars)
  28. A book featuring a robot/cyborg/AI character:
    • The Toll by Neal Shusterman (3/5 stars)
  29. A book with a bird on the cover:
    • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (4/5 stars)
  30. A book that’s non-fiction/fiction about a world leader:
    • Becoming by Michelle Obama (5/5 stars)
  31. A book with the word “gold” “silver” or “bronze” in the title:
    • Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare (3/5 stars)
  32. A book by a WOC:
    • Lobizona by Romina Garber (4/5 stars)
  33. A book with at least 4 stars on Goodreads:
    • Finale by Stephanie Garber (4/5 stars)
  34. A book you meant to read in 2019:
    • Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman (4.5/5 stars)
  35. A book with a three-word title:
    • Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto (4/5 stars)
  36. A book with a pink cover:
    • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki (3.5/5 stars)
  37. A western:
    • Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman (3/5 stars)
  38. A book by or about a journalist:
    • Saga vol 1. by Brian K. Vaughan (5/5stars)
  39. Read a banned book during Banned Books Week:
    • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (4/5 stars)
  40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge — Debut Novel :
    • Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (2.5/5 stars)


  • A book written by an author in their 20s:
    • Heartstopper by Alice Oseman (4/5 stars)
  • A book with “20” or “twenty” in their title:
    • Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks (3/5 stars)
  • A book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision):
    • Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (3/5 stars)
  • A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics:
    • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (4/5 stars)
  • A book set in the 1920s:
    • The Diviners by Libba Bray (4/5 stars)
  • A book by an author who has written more than 20 books:
    • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (3/5 stars)
  • A book with more than 20 letters in its title:
    • Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen by Serena Valentino (3/5 stars)
  • A book published in the 20th Century:
    • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (4/5 stars)
  • A book from a series with more than 20 books:
    • Into the Wild (Warriors) by Erin Hunter (3/5 stars)
  • A book with a main character in their 20s:
    • Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (4/5 stars)

Did you participate this year?? How did you do? I am so pumped that I was able to finish! I hope that next year is the same. I do really like the new prompts for next year! My 2021 post is coming soon!!

7 thoughts on “PopSugar Reading Challenge 2020 Completed!

  1. Wowow, this is amazing! You’ve done so well, Leslie! Congrats ❤️
    I’m currently struggling to just finish the regular challenge now but I’m gonna push through and cram the last 4 books this month. Ambitious but let’s see if I can do it 😂 Haha

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    • Thank you! You can totally do it!! I had to really change mine up the last two months and add many smaller books because I hit that super long slump. Maybe look for some smaller ones that fit??


    • Thank you!! YES!! I am so excited. I’ve got a good chunk of my books picked out. I am really loving how the advanced challenge is about our own TBR. Makes me read my OWN books. Although, I fit as many as I could to the prompts!

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