Tuesday, December 31, 2019


An additional challenge I found is hosted at Nicki J Markus’ blog.   This challenge has 25 prompts and allows for a book to count for multiple categories.  If you do the challenge, be sure to use the social media tag #NJMBookChallenge2020

My Selections:  

  1. book published in 2020 READ  Treason by Stuart Woods  2/11/20
  2. a non fiction book READ  Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl  NY Times Food Critic memoir  1/14/20 post
  3. a self published book READ The Opium Lord's Daughter by Robert Wang 5/4/20
  4. a book set during an historical event READ The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff  1/7/20 
    •    blog  post and Goodreads review
  5. a book made into a film/tv series READ Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer 
  6. a book with a bad boy hero READ  False Flags by DS Kane 3/24/20
  7. a biography/autobiography READ Lab Girl by Hope Jahren  3/5/20
  8. pre 1900READ  A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories by Angela McAllister 12/17/20
  9. a book with a sassy heroine READ Death by Jack'OLantern by Alexis Morgan  1/13/20 
  10. a book with over 500 pages READ  The Secret History by Donna Tartt 3/27/20
  11. a book by multiple authors-READ 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro 1/5/20  
  12. a book you can read in a single day READ Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder 1/3/20 
  13. a book based on folklore/myth  READ  The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste 9/23/20
  14. a book with images:  READ  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis 1/30/20
  15. book by a favorite author:  READ Stealth by Stuart Woods 1/27/20
  16. a work translated from another language  READ The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani 9/13/20
  17. a book with LGBTQIA Rep READ  Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman 3/18/20
  18.  a work by a debut author READ  :  Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner 2/17/20
  19. a supernatural tale READ: Cyrus Longbones and the Curse of the Sea Zombie by Jeremy Mathiesen 4/14/20
  20. a book by a new to you author READ Let's Fake a Deal  by Sherry Harris  1/16/20
    •  blog post
  21. a book nominated for an award READ Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 2/4/20
  22. a spec-fic book READ  The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins 5/15/20 
  23. a book with an animal in the title READ  Dogs Don't Lie by Lisa Shay 3/27/20
  24. a book with a  season in the title READ   Winter in Paradise by Elin Hildebrand 3/9/20
  25. a book set in another country  READ  Normal People by Sally Rooney 1/31/20

Sunday, December 29, 2019

2020 Wizarding World Tour

If you love Harry Potter ten this challenge is for you.  The HPOOTP- Flourish and Blotts Facebook group.   Is hosting the 2020 Wizarding World Tour Reading Challenge.   The premise is to complete a series of prompts which will enable you to successfully visit the different Wizarding schools around the world.  The creativity on this challenge is amazing.  You can visit as few or as many schools as you would like in 2020.  You need to join the Facebook group and then post your books in that group

In addition to the main Wizarding Tour there are other challenges and readathons in the group

My Journeys:

Beauxbatons Completed Oct 2020

Castelobruxo Completed Sept 2020

Durmstrang  completed May 2020

Hogwarts  completed Oct 2020

Ilvermorny  completed Aug 2020


Mahoutokoro Completed October 2020

Uagadou  Completed August 2020

Popsugar 2020

Another of the big 50 book prompts is hosted by Popsugar.   There are 40 general topics and then 10 additional advanced topics.  The advanced are based on the year 2020 and have some creative prompts

This challenge can be found here.  There are There is an active Facebook page and Goodreads group for conversation and book recommendations.

My Selections


  1.  published in 2020.
  2.   by trans or non binary author 
  3.   with a  great first line
    •  READ: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 12/17/20
  4.   about a book club 
  5.  set in a city that has hosted the olympics  London
  6.  a bildungsroman 
  7.  first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed
  8.   with an upside down image on the cover 
  9.   with a map 
  10.   recommended by your fav blog, vlog, podcast or online book club  ideas: 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton 
  11.   an anthology  ideas: Down the Rabbit Hole by JD Robb and more  or Ribbons of  Scarlet by Kate Quinn and more
    • READ:  Down the Rabbit Hole Anthology including JD Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas, and Ruth Ryan Langan  8/13/20
    • blog post and Goodreads Review
  12.  that passes the Bechdel test
  13.  same title as a tv show or movie but is unrelated to it 
  14. √ by an author with flora or fauna in their name  
  15. √ published in the month of your bday  
  16.  about or by a woman in STEM  
  17.  that won an award in 2019 
  18.   on a subject you know nothing about  
    1.  with only words on the cover no images or graphics    
    2.  with a pun in the title 
    3.  featuring one of the 7 deadly sins  
    4.  with a robot, cyborg, AI character  
    5.  with a bird on the cover 
    6.  fiction or non fiction about a world leader  
    7.  Gold, silver or bronze in title  
    8.  by a WOC 
    9.   with at least a four star rating on goodreads  
    10.   book you meant to read in 2019  
    11.   about or involving social media 
    12.   that has a book on the cover 
    13.   medical thriller 
    14.   with a made up language 
    15.   set in a country beginning with "C" 
    16.   you picked up because the title caught your attention   
    17.  with a 3 word title  
    18.   with a  pink cover 
    19.  a Western  
    20.  book by or about a journalist  
    21.  read a banned book during banned books week 
    22.   fav prompt from a past popsugar reading challenge - 2019  prompt "featuring multiple Points of view"

    Advanced  completed Aug

    •   set in Japan host of 2020 olympics 
    •  by an author who has written more than 20 books