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 ideas: Shrill by Lindy West; 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 1900- plan to read: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  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   blog post
  12. a book you can read in a single day/session READ   Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder 1/3/20  blog post
  13. a book based on folklore/myth plan to read: TBD
  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  plan to read: Beartown by Frederik Backman
  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:



Durmstrang  completed May 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 ideas: Middlesex by  Jeffrey Eugenides or The Martian by Andy Wier 
  4. about a book club ideas:  The Agatha Christie Book Club by C.A. Larmer
  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 ideas:  Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica
  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
  12.  that passes the Bechdel test
    1.  same title as a tv show or movie but is unrelated to it 
    2.  by an author with flora or fauna in their name  
    3.  published in the month of your bday  
    4.  about or by a woman in STEM  

    5. that won an award in 2019  In Progress :    This Is How It Always Is  by Laurie Frankel
    6.   on a subject you know nothing about  
    7.  with only words on the cover no images or graphics    
    8.  with a pun in the title 
    9.  featuring one of the 7 deadly sins  
    10.  with a robot, cyborg, AI character  
    11.  with a bird on the cover 
    12. fiction or non fiction about a world leader  ideas:  11/22/63 by Stephen King
    13. Gold, silver or bronze in title  ideas: Private Gold by James Patterson
    14. √ by a WOC 
    15.  with at least a four star rating on goodreads  
    16. √ book you meant to read in 2019  
    17.  about or involving social media 
    18.  that has a book on the cover 
    19.  medical thriller 
    20. with a made up language  ideas: Vox by  Christina Dalcher
    21.  set in a country beginning with "C" 
    22.  you picked up because the title caught your attention   
    23.  with a 3 word title  
    24. with a  pink cover  ideas: Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs ; Slim to None by Jenny Gardiner;  Pink Suit by Nicole Kelby
    25. a Western  ideas: The Hunger by Alma Katsu
    26.  book by or about a journalist  
    27. read a banned book during banned books week  ideas:  And then there were none by Agatha Christie; Animal Farm or 1984 by George Orwell
    28.  fav prompt from a past popsugar reading challenge - 2019  prompt "featuring multiple Points of view"


    •  by an author who has written more than 20 books