Thursday, December 31, 2020

Results - 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 

Popsugar is a lifestyle magazine and their reading challenge has been around since 2015. 
On their website they list 40 book promps and additional 10 advanced prompts.
This year I managed to read books for all the regular prompts and six of the advanced prompt, although I finished some of them "last minute". I'm already looking forward to POPSUGAR 2021.

Here's the list with links to all the reviews.

A book that's published in 2020: Bannalec - Bretonische Spezialitäten
A book by a trans or nonbinary author: Charlie Jane Anders - Alle Vögel unter dem Himmel
A book with a great first line: O. Braithwaite - Meine Schwester, die Serienmöderin
A book about a book club: Jo Platt - Die Bücherfreundinnen
A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics: Robert Galbraith - Weißer Tod
A bildungsroman: D.H. Lawrence - Söhne und Liebhaber
The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed: Alex Capus - Königskinder
A book with an upside-down image on the cover: Schertenleib - Das Regenorchester
A book with a map: Tove Jansson - Winter im Mumintal
A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, etc.: David Foster Wallace - Unendlicher Spaß
An anthology: Ein Paradies aus Nichts - Geschichten vom Leben in der Wüste
A book that passes the Bechdel test: Tess Gerritsen - Das Schattenhaus
A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it: Terry Pratchett - Die volle Wahrheit (The Truth)
A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name: Karen Rose - Dornenmädchen
A book about or involving social media: Sophie Kinsella - Frag nicht nach Sonnenschein
A book that has a book on the cover: Agatha Christie - Dreizehn bei Tisch
A medical thriller: Tess Gerritsen - Das Gesicht des Bösen
A book with a made-up language: Leigh Bardugo - Goldene Flammen
A book set in a country beginning with "C": Katharina Hagena - Das Geräusch des Lichts
A book you picked because the title caught your attention: M.E. Stedman - Das Licht zwischen den Meeren
A book published the month of your birthday: Delia Owens - Der Gesang der Flusskrebse
A book about or by a woman in STEM: M.L. Shetterly - Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen
A book that won an award in 2019: Margaret Atwood - Die Zeuginnen
A book on a subject you know nothing about: Aki Ollikainen - Das Hungerjahr
A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics: Siegfried Lenz - Das Wrack
A book with a pun in the title: Terry Pratchett - MacBest
A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins: Jussi Adler Olsen - Opfer 2117
A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character: Ian McEwan - Maschinen wie ich
A book with a bird on the cover: Juli Zeh - Unterleuten
A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader: Michelle Obama - Becoming
A book with "gold," "silver," or "bronze" in the title: Kristina Ohlsson - Silberjunge
A book by a WOC (=Woman of Colour): Toni Morrison - Sehr blaue Augen
A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads: Jennifer L. Armentrout - Opposition (4.4 on 5.1.2020)
A book you meant to read in 2019: Klüpfel und Kobr - Kluftinger
A book with a three-word title: Jussi Adler Olsen - Miese kleine Morde 
A book with a pink cover: Jojo Moyes - Kleine Fluchten
A Western: Carys Davies - West
A book by or about a journalist: Jacques Berndorf - Eifel-Krieg
Read a banned book during Banned Books Week (USA: 20th-26th Sept.) - Ken Kesey - Einer flog übers Kuckucksnest (allerdings im Mai...)
Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge ( = 2019: A book with unusual chapter headings):  Mark Haddon - Supergute Tage

Advanced prompts

A book written by an author in their 20s: Jane Austen - Verstand und Gefühl 
A book with "20" or "twenty" in the title: Jostein Gaarder - 2084 - Noras Welt
A book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision)
A book set in the 1920s
A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics
A book by an author who has written more than 20 books: Jacques Berndorf - Bruderdienst
A book with more than 20 letters in its title: Hugh Lofting - Dr. Dolittle und seine Tiere
A book published in the 20th century: Enid Blyton - Fünf Freunde helfen ihren Kameraden (1945)
A book from a series with more than 20 books: Jacques Berndorf - Eifel-Liebe
A book with a main character in their 20s 


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