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My 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

This was my third year to participate in the Popsugar Reading Challenge, and when I was planning my reading year out, I had no idea a pandemic was around the corner. Or that that Popsugar would release a summer and fall challenge, as well. (Here’s My 2020 Popsugar Summer Reading Challenge Wrap-Up post!)

If you look back at my post My Popsugar Reading Challenge from back in January, you’ll see that I didn’t stick to much of my plan. Or I definitely moved books around. That’s typical for me. There’s always new ARCs or books that come along or my mood changes. It’s probably a waste of time to plan out the year, but I have fun doing it. 😉 I did read 26 out of 54 of my original books chosen for my prompts. Which isn’t really too bad…

  • A book that’s published in 2020 – Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker
    My Review 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
  • A book by a trans or nonbinary author – Good Boy by Jennifer Finney Boylan
    My Review 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
  • A book with a great first line – Fable by Adrienne Young
    “That bastard was leaving me again.”
    My Review 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
  • A book about a book club – Beach Read by Emily Henry
    It’s not technically about a book club, but it does feature one. 😉
    My Review 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
  • A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics – The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin set in Paris.
    My Review 3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
  • A book published the month of your birthday – Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin (February 18, 2020, which is my actual birthday. ;))
    My Review 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
  • A book about or by a woman in STEM – The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
    5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
  • A book that won an award in 2019 – Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Diaz
    (Winner of the Whiting Award)
    My review 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
  • A book on a subject you know nothing about – A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler – Botony
    My Review 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
  • A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics – She Said by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey
    4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Your favorite prompt from a past Popsugar Reading Challenge

Advanced Prompts

I was very happy with my challenge choices this year, and now it’s time to start planning for next year! 😉 Are you participating in the Popsugar Reading Challenge? Did we read any of the same books? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Wandering!

8 thoughts on “My 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge Wrap-Up”

  1. Congratulations on completing it!!! This is my first year participating in it, and also first ever annual reading challenge. It’s… been a challenge but I like that it pushed to me to pick up some books that I otherwise wouldn’t have. I have ONE prompt left for this month. Hopefully will finish it soon and post my own wrap-up 😅

  2. Wow, you did great! I wasn’t planning to finish this year’s challenge even at the start of the year (I had no interest in reading a Western, for example) but with everything going on in the world I got more derailed on this challenge than I had anticipated. Still, I think the 2021 challenge is being announced today, and I’m looking forward to planning for it!

    Though one or two of the books you read for this are on my TBR, I didn’t have any overlap with your choices. That’s one of the things I love about the POPSUGAR challenge, is how varied the books read for it are even with some of the very specific prompts.

    1. The western and medical thriller prompts were my least favorite, too. But one thing I’ve discovered with Popsugar is how much the prompts can be tweaked. 😉 Thanks to My Calamity Jane, I found a YA western and I happened to read an ARC that I made fit into the medical thriller prompt. Ha! And when I come across a really hard prompt, I’ll even read a short story to fill it. I let it challenge me, but not force me to read something I know I won’t like.

      I’m super excited about the 2021 prompts! I love that the advanced prompts are TBR ones. I’m always ready to cross off some backlist books. 🙂

      And that is funny that we didn’t have any of the same books! It just proves how many different books are out there, I guess. <3

  3. Wooohooo!! That’s amazing, congrats!! I’m 1.5 books away from finishing. Did you see them post the new prompts today?? Are you in the Facebook group?! I can’t wait to start planning but I really need to finish this year’s first. haha!!

    1. Thanks Leslie! Yes!! I was refreshing on the Goodreads group when it finally popped up! I currently have my Facebook paused,but technically I guess I’m a member of the group. 😍

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