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Around the Year in 52 Books | 2020

Hello all and Happy Leap Year day! Is that a thing? I am going to make it a thing. I love that we’re nearly at the end of Feb because I don’t want to be super British and moan about the weather, but I cannot deal with how bad the weather has been this month. So to celebrate the end of the month

As the year goes by and I begin to fulfil the challenges, I plan to update the list and state which book I read. I am also planning on updating my Goodreads throughout. If you decide to take part too then there is a great Goodreads group that is the epicentre of all things relating to the reading challenge and has hints and ideas if you’re struggling for an idea in a particular area!

And the challenges:

1. A book with a title that doesn’t contain the letters A, T or Y
     Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
2. A book by an author whose last name is one syllable
3. A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019
4. A book set in a place or time that you wouldn’t want to live
5. The first book in a series that you have not started
6. A book with a mode of transportation on the cover
     Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone by J K Rowling
7. A book set in the southern hemisphere
8. A book with a two-word title where the first word is “The”
9. A book that can be read in a day
     Oliver Doliver’s Dinosaur Comes to Stay by Papa Perkins
10. A book that is between 400-600 pages
11. A book originally published in a year that is a prime number
     The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
12. A book that is a collaboration between 2 or more people
     The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
13. A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge (Link)
14. A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers (link)
15. A book set in a global city
     Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
16. A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area
17. A book with a neurodiverse character
     The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
18. A book by an author you’ve only read once before
     Noughts and Crosses by Malarie Blackman and John Apps
19. A fantasy book
20. The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.]
21. A book related to Maximilian Hell, the noted astronomer and Jesuit Priest who was born in 1720
22. A book with the major theme of survival
23. A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author
     Pillow Thoughts #1 by Courtney Peppernell
24. A book with an emotion in the title
25. A book related to the arts
26. A book from the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards
     The Poppy War by R F Kuang
27. A history or historical fiction
28. A book by an Australian, Canadian or New Zealand author
29. An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser known book
30. A book from the New York Times ‘100 Notable Books’ list for any year
31. A book inspired by a leading news story
32. A book related to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Japan
33. A book about a non-traditional family
34. A book from a genre or sub genre that starts with a letter in your name (L)
     A Convenient Marriage by Jeevani Charika
35. A book with a geometric pattern or element on the cover
36. A book from your TBR/wishlist that you don’t recognize, recall putting there, or put there on a whim
37. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #1
38. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #2
39. A book by an author whose real name(s) you’re not quite sure how to pronounce
     Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
40. A book with a place name in the title
41. A mystery
     The A.B.C Murders by Agatha Christie
42. A book that was nominated for one of the ‘10 Most Coveted Literary Prizes in the World’ (link)
     Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadette Evaristo
43. A book related to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse
     And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
44. A book related to witches
45. A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018
46. A book about an event or era in history taken from the Billy Joel song “We Didn’t Start the Fire”
47. A classic book you’ve always meant to read
48. A book published in 2020
     Shades of Magic: The Rebel Army #3 by V E Schwab, Andrea Olimpieri, and Enrica Angiolini
49. A book that fits a prompt from the list of suggestions that didn’t win (link)
50. A book with a silhouette on the cover
     Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
51. A book with an “-ing” word in the title
52. A book related to time

I have created a new bullet journal spread for this year so I can track which challenges I have completed and what I have read them for, what do you think? Are you taking part, if you’re not, it’s not too late to join in and take part too!

And if you have any suggestions or ideas I would hugely welcome and appreciate them. Show some love and like/comment down below!

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16 thoughts on “Around the Year in 52 Books | 2020”

  1. Another interesting yearlong challenge! I like the uniqueness of some of these prompts, I’ve never seen them before. With so many challenges like this, it’s refreshing to see some different prompts. Good luck!

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