2020 Challenge Update

I’m sorry I’ve been absent from my blog for a while now. I’ve just been busy with a lot of other things that have taken my attention away from this. I haven’t even been able to read as much as I have wanted to. I have wanted to give you all an update on the 2020 challenges that I’m participating in though.

For the first one I’m so close to some one lined bingos but my goal is to finish the whole sheet.

For the Read Harder Challenge 2020 by Book Riot, I’m struggling quite a bit to fulfill each area. I have 3 out of the 25 categories done.

For the GoodReads- Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge it seems to be going well. While I may not be completing one book a week I seem to be on track to finish 52 by the end of the year somehow.

PromptsDai G.
1A book with a title that doesn’t contain the letters A, T or YBloom by by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau
2A book by an author whose last name is one syllableEverything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
3A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019 
4A book set in a place or time that you wouldn’t want to live 
5The first book in a series that you have not started 
6A book with a mode of transportation on the cover 
7A book set in the southern hemisphere 
8A book with a two-word title where the first word is “The”The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
9A book that can be read in a dayGenderQueer by Maia Kobabe
10A book that is between 400-600 pages 
11A book originally published in a year that is a prime numberQueens of Geek by Jen Wilde
12A book that is a collaboration between 2 or more people 
13A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge 
14A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers 
15A book set in a global city 
16A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area 
17A book with a neurodiverse characterThe Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
18A book by an author you’ve only read once before 
19A fantasy book 
20The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.] 
21A book related to Maximilian Hell, the noted astronomer and Jesuit Priest who was born in 1720 
22A book with the major theme of survival 
23A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ authorThe Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
24A book with an emotion in the title 
25A book related to the arts 
26A book from the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards 
27A history or historical fiction 
28A book by an Australian, Canadian or New Zealand author 
29An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser known book 
30A book from the New York Times ‘100 Notable Books’ list for any year 
31A book inspired by a leading news story 
32A book related to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Japan 
33A book about a non-traditional familyA Home for Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor
34A book from a genre or sub genre that starts with a letter in your name 
35A book with a geometric pattern or element on the coverPet by Akwaeke Emezi
36A book from your TBR/wishlist that you don’t recognize, recall putting there, or put there on a whimFar From The Tree by Robin Benway
37Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #1 
38Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #2 
39A book by an author whose real name(s) you’re not quite sure how to pronounce 
40A book with a place name in the title 
41A mysteryBloodstream by Tess Garritsen
42A book that was nominated for one of the 10 Most Coveted Literary Prizes in the World 
43A book related to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse 
44A book related to witches 
45A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018 
46A book about an event or era in history taken from the Billy Joel song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” 
47A classic book you’ve always meant to read 
48A book published in 2020Lab Partners by Mora Montgomery 
49A book that fits a prompt from the list of suggestions that didn’t win 
50A book with a silhouette on the cover 
51A book with an “-ing” word in the title 
52A book related to time 
Stats12 Books Completed