Blogmas #14: PopSugar Reading Challenge Wrap Up – all prompts finished!

Hi all!

It’s Blogmas day 14 and I’m still on a roll! Today, I’m bringing you my wrap up of the PopSugar Reading Challenge for 2020 — which I actually finished 🎈 🥳 🎉

This is the first time I’ve ever finished the PopSugar Challenge and I’m so damn excited! Be proud of me please 😅

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1. A book published in 2020: The House in the Cerulean Sea – ★★★★★
Gosh, this book is so damn beautiful. Even though I read it in January, I still adore it!

2. A book by a nonbinary author: The Ascent to Godhood – ★★★★

3. A book with a great first line: Beneath the Sugar Sky – “Children have always tumbled down rabbit holes, fallen through mirrors, been swept away by unseasonal floods or carried off by tornadoes.” – ★★★

4. A book about a book club: Meet Cute Club – ★★★

5. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics: Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure – set in London – ★★★★★

6. A bildungsroman: The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle – ★★★.5

7. The first book on a shelf you touch with your eyes closed: Shadows Return – ★★★★★
– This has been my favourite book out of the entire Nightrunner series. I want to reread it!

8. A book with an upside-down image on the cover: Steel Crow Saga – ★★★★★

9. A book with a map: The City We Became – ★★★★★
– N.K. Jemisin knocks it out of the park with her new book, yet again!

10. A book recommended by your favourite vlog: The Test – Codie’s Book Corner – ★★★★★

11. An anthology: How Long ’til Black Future Month? – ★★★★

12. A book that passes the Bechdel Test: Little Women – ★★★
Sincerely don’t know how this book passes the Bechdel Test, to be honest

13. A book with the same title as a movie but is unrelated to it: The Deep & The Deep (1977) – ★★★★

14. A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name: A Lady’s Desire – Lily – ★★★★

15. A book published the month of your birthday: Foul Is Fair – February – ★★★★

16. A book about or by a woman in STEM: Into the Drowning Deep – marine biology – ★★★★★

17. A book that won an award in 2019: Empire of Sand – Hugo Brave New Words Award 2019 – ★★★

18. A book about a subject you know nothing about: True History of the Kelly Gang – Australian bushrangers – ★★.5

19. A book with only words on the cover: 天官赐福 Tiān Guān Cì Fú – ★★★★★
– This has become one of my favourite books of all time now. I need everyone to read this 2050 page beast

20. A book with a pun in the title: It Takes Two to Tumble – ★★★★.5

21. A book about one of the seven deadly sins: The Mercies – wrath and pride – ★★★★★
– Probably one of the most intense books I’ve ever read. It’s so amazing

22. A book with a robot, cyborg or AI character: Ancillary Justice – Breq – ★★★.5

23. A book with a bird on the cover: Call Down the Hawk – ★★★★★

24. A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader: The Persian Boy – Alexander the Great – ★★★★★
– Yes, yes, yes, I adore this book!

25. A book with ‘gold’ in the title: Chain of Gold – ★★★★

26. A book by a woman of colour: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation – ★★★★★

27. A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads: Gideon the Ninth – ★★★★★

28. A book you meant to read in 2019: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – ★★★★

29. A book about or involving social media: My Dark Vanessa – ★★★★

30. A book that has a book on the cover: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – ★★★★★

31. A medical thriller: V for Vendetta – ★★★★

32. A book with a made-up language: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – parseltongue – ★★★★★

33. A book set in a country beginning with ‘C’: Station Eleven – Canada – ★★★★

34. A book you picked because the title caught your attention: The Shadows Between Us – ★★★★★
– Can’t believe I ended up reading this book on a whim, and I ended up loving it!

35. A book with a three-word title: Cancer Ships Aquarius – ★★★★★

36. A book with a pink cover: Milkman – ★★★

37. A Western: Upright Women Wanted – ★★★★

38. A book by or about a journalist: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – ★★★★

39. Read a banned book during Banned Books Week: Animal Farm – ★★★★★

40. Your favourite prompt from a past Popsugar Challenge: Queen of Coin and Whispers – A book with a LGBTQ+ protagonist (from 2018) – ★★★

Advanced:

  1. A book written by an author in their 20s: Only Mostly Devastated – ★★★★
  2. Read a book with “20” or “twenty” in the title: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century – ★★★★
  3. A book with a character with vision impairment (2020 vision): Two Rogues Make a Right – Martin (glasses) – ★★★★.5
    This book is so freaking cute, my heart!
  4. A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics: Our Dining Table – ★★★★.5
  5. A book set in the 1920s: Slippery Creatures – ★★★★★
  6. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books: The Lightning-Struck Heart – ★★★★★
  7. A book with more than 20 letters in the title: The Last True Poets of the Sea – ★★★
  8. A book published in the 20th century: Maurice – ★★★★★
  9. A book from a series with more than 20 books: It Came from Beneath the Sink! – book 30 – ★★
  10. A book with a main character in their 20s: Captive Prince – Damen, 25 – ★★★★★
    – And, of course, my favourite
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I still can’t believe I completed the full PopSugar Reading Challenge! I’ve never done it before so I’m super proud of myself!

Have you participated in the PopSugar challenge? Let me know!

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