2020 Reading Challenge

The Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge from the Goodreads Group.

Around the Year in 52 Books

1. A book with a title that doesn't contain the letters A, T or Y - Interference by Sue Burke
2. A book by an author whose last name is one syllable - Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
3. A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019 - Heartstream by Tom Pollock
4. A book set in a place or time that you wouldn't want to live - Spark by Alice Broadway
5. The first book in a series that you have not started - Ink by Alice Broadway
6. A book with a mode of transportation on the cover - A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison
7. A book set in the southern hemisphere - A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
8. A book with a two-word title where the first word is "The" - The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
9. A book that can be read in a day - Life Lessons I Learned from My Cat by Jamie Shelman
10. A book that is between 400-600 pages - Night Film by Marisha Pessl
11. A book originally published in a year that is a prime number - Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
12. A book that is a collaboration between 2 or more people - The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
13. A book with a strong female character - The Way of Kings Part 1 by Brandon Sanderson
14. A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers (link) - The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
15. A book set in a global city - The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
16. A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area - The Island by Jen Minkman
17. A book with a neurodiverse character - All the Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman
18. A book by an author you've only read once before - Learn My Lesson by Kasee Robert
19. A fantasy book - Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
20. The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.] - Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
21. A book related to Maximilian Hell, the noted astronomer and Jesuit Priest who was born in 1720 - A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
22. A book with the major theme of survival - The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
23. A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author - VOX by Christina Dalcher
24. A book with an emotion in the title - How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne
25. A book related to the arts - The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
26. A book from the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards - The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
27. A history or historical fiction - The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
28. A book by an Australian, Canadian or New Zealand author - Scrublands by Chris Hammer
29. An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser-known book - Semiosis by Sue Burke
30. A book from the New York Times '100 Notable Books' list for any year - The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
31. A book inspired by a leading news storyThe Test by Sylvain Neuvel
32. A book related to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Japan - Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
33. A book about a non-traditional family - On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
34. A book from a genre or sub-genre that starts with a letter in your name - Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
35. A book with a geometric pattern or element on the cover - The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
36. A book from your TBR/wishlist that you don't recognize, recall putting there or put there on a whim - Ink by Amanda Sun
37. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #1 - Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
38. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #2 - The Thief's Daughter by Jeff Wheeler
39. A book by an author whose real name(s) you're not quite sure how to pronounce - Our Zoo by June Mottershead
40. A book with a place name in the title - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
41. A mystery - The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
42. A book that was nominated for one of the ‘10 Most Coveted Literary Prizes in the World’ (link) - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
43. A book related to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse - The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
44. A book related to witches - House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
45. A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018 - Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
46. A book about an event or era in history taken from the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire" - The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
47. A classic book you've always meant to read - The Iliad by Homer
48. A book published in 2020 - Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
49. A book with a heart on the cover or in the title - Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
50. A book with a silhouette on the cover - Final Girls by Riley Sager
51. A book with an "-ing" word in the title - Nyxia: Uprising by Scott Reintgen
52. A book related to time - Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Total: 52/52 COMPLETED

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