Reading Challenge · Uncategorized

Around the Year in 52 Books 2020

Every year I love looking through all of the amazing reading challenges that are coming up and planning what amazing challenges I’m going to give a shot in the coming year. I love challenges with prompts and I had a little bit of trouble deciding which one to join in this year but I really loved some of the prompts in this round of the Around the Year in 52 books. If you haven’t heard of this challenge before I’ve got all the prompts down below. I am also linking the Goodreads page because the interaction there is amazing and its so much fun seeing what everyone else is reading, check it out here!

Challenges like this are really important to me to help expand my reading. I tend to stick to books in my comfort zone so I enjoy trying new books outside of bubble as well as looking at books in a way that is different than how I normally look at.

8/52 challenges met.

1. A book with a title that doesn’t contain the letters A, T or Y
2. A book by an author whose last name is one syllable = Marshmallow
3. A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019 = Summer and Smoke
4. A book set in a place or time that you wouldn’t want to live
5. The first book in a series that you have not started = A Call of Pride

6. A book with a mode of transportation on the cover = Mouth to Mouth
7. A book set in the southern hemisphere
8. A book with a two-word title where the first word is “The”
9. A book that can be read in a day = Amber

10. A book that is between 400-600 pages
11. A book originally published in a year that is a prime number = Total Money Makeover
12. A book that is a collaboration between 2 or more people
13. A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge (Link)
14. A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers (link)

15. A book set in a global city
16. A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area
17. A book with a neurodiverse character
18. A book by an author you’ve only read once before

19. A fantasy book
20. The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.]
21. A book related to Maximilian Hell, the noted astronomer and Jesuit Priest who was born in 1720
22. A book with the major theme of survival

23. A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author = She’s the One
24. A book with an emotion in the title
25. A book related to the arts
26. A book from the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards
27. A history or historical fiction

28. A book by an Australian, Canadian or New Zealand author
29. An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser known book
30. A book from the New York Times ‘100 Notable Books’ list for any year
31. A book inspired by a leading news story

32. A book related to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Japan
33. A book about a non-traditional family
34. A book from a genre or sub genre that starts with a letter in your name
35. A book with a geometric pattern or element on the cover

36. A book from your TBR/wishlist that you don’t recognize, recall putting there, or put there on a whim
37. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #1
38. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #2
39. A book by an author whose real name(s) you’re not quite sure how to pronounce

40. A book with a place name in the title
41. A mystery
42. A book that was nominated for one of the ‘10 Most Coveted Literary Prizes in the World’ (link)
43. A book related to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse
44. A book related to witches

45. A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018
46. A book about an event or era in history taken from the Billy Joel song “We Didn’t Start the Fire”
47. A classic book you’ve always meant to read
48. A book published in 2020

49. A book that fits a prompt from the list of suggestions that didn’t win (link)
50. A book with a silhouette on the cover
51. A book with an “-ing” word in the title = Finding Friday
52. A book related to time

3 thoughts on “Around the Year in 52 Books 2020

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.