This is the fifth year I’ve regaled you all with my reading challenge successes (or failures), and I’m really excited for this one. I really love looking back over the year and seeing how many of the prompts I’ve crossed off. I’m then wrecking my head in the later months trying to find a book to clear up the ones I’ve yet to tick.
I’ve once again decided to forego the Modern Mrs Darcy reading challenge, though I have looked at the prompts and they seem really interesting. For 2020, however, all my energy will be on the PopSugar reading challenge.
It’s the one challenge I look forward to every year, and it’s been a staple of my book blogging since I revived it in 2016. I really like this challenge as there are basic prompts, with 40 to complete, but there’s also an extra 10 for if you want to let your inner Matilda Wormwood shine.
So, what will I be aiming for in 2020? I’ll also be taking on the Goodreads challenge, as per usual.
Goodreads Reading Challenge
I absolutely smashed my reading goal in 2019, reading over 30 books extra from the 70 I had aimed for. The main reason for this success is that I spent a lot of the year out of work, so I had all the time in the world to pick up some books.
Now I’m back in work, at least for now, I’ll be taking a better look at my challenge. I think 70 again is definitely achievable, but also I don’t want to go for 70 three years in a row. So, in 2020 I’ll be changing up my Goodreads tally – but only slightly.
Goodreads target 2020: 80 books
PopSugar Reading Challenge
This is really the main event for me. As always I’ll be trying to complete all 50 prompts by the end of the year.
A book that’s published in 2020
A book by a trans or non-binary author
A book with an upside-down image on the cover
A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins
A book with a robot, cyborg or AI character
A fiction or non fiction book about a world leader
A book with “gold”, “silver”, or “bronze in the title
A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads
A book that has a book on the cover
A medical thriller
A book set in a country beginning with C
A book with a pink cover
Read a banned book during Banned Books Week
Your favourite prompt from a past PopSugar Reading Challenge
A book with “20” or “twenty” in the title
A book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision)
A book by an author who has written more than 20 books
A book published in the 20th Century
A book from a series with more than 20 books