Around the year in 52 books *2020*

I’ve heard of this reading challenge before but this is my first time taking part in it. Around the year in 52 books is a list of 52 prompts. The “goal” is to complete all/as many prompts as you like.

My goal is to try and finish at least 30 prompts.

The prompts

*Prompts with a line through them have been finished*

1. A book with a title that doesn’t contain the letters A, T or Y (Finished) I read Queen Rising by Danielle Paige
2. A book by an author whose last name is one syllable (Finished) Happily Ever After & everything in between by Debbie Tung
3. A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019. (Finished) Pokemon Adventures vol 3 by Hidenori Kusaka
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 (Finished) I read Not your idol Vol 1 by Aoi Makino

6. A book with a mode of transportation on the cover
7. A book set in the southern hemisphere (Finished) For this prompt I read Songbird by Ingrid Laguna
8. A book with a two-word title where the first word is “The”
9. A book that can be read in a day (Finished) I read How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you by Matthew Inman

10. A book that is between 400-600 pages (Finished) I read The Frost Eater by Carol Beth Anderson
11. A book originally published in a year that is a prime number (Finished) I read Golden by K.M Robinson which was published in 2017


12. A book that is a collaboration between 2 or more people (Finished) Grow Kind by Jon Lasser and Sage Foster-Lasser
13. A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge 
14. A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers 

Wait around! There’s more prompts

15. A book set in a global city (Finished) I read Get a life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
16. A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area (Finished) I read a children’s book called Beauty and the Beast by Jessica Gunderson
17. A book with a neurodiverse character
18. A book by an author you’ve only read once before (Finished) I read Deception by Melanie Gilbert

19. A fantasy book (finished) I read Hunter’s Truce by Elle Beaumont
20. The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.]
(Finished) I read Captive: A Rapunzel Retelling by Melanie Gilbert

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
(Finished) for this I read Poison: A Snow White Retelling by Melanie Gilbert

23. A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author. (finished) I read If I was your girl by Meredith Russo.

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
27. A history or historical fiction

Around with some more prompts

28. A book by an Australian, Canadian or New Zealand author
29. An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser known book (Finished) For this prompt I read the Curse of the Black Cat by Lou Wilham
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 (Finished) For this prompt I read Midnight: A Cinderella Retelling by Melanie Gilbert
34. A book from a genre or sub genre that starts with a letter in your name
35. A book with a geometric pattern or element on the cover (Finished) I read Mara the space traveler by An Leson

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 (Finished) I read Pokemon Adventures vol 2 by Hidenori Kusaka

almost at the last prompt

40. A book with a place name in the title
41. A mystery
42. A book that was nominated for one of the ‘10 Most Coveted Literary Prizes in the World’  *There is a very incredibly slim chance I will complete this prompt*
43. A book related to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse
44. A book related to witches
(Finished) I read Short stories from Hogwarts about Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K Rowling

45. A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018 (Finished) For this prompt I read Queens Edge by Elle Beaumont
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 (Finished) I read Curse of Blood and Shadow by J.M Kearl

49. A book that fits a prompt from the list of suggestions that didn’t win (Finished) – A book with more than 20 letters in the title: for this prompt I read Step brother with benefits 1 by Mia Clark
50. A book with a silhouette on the cover
51. A book with an “-ing” word in the title (Finished) For this I read Something is killing the children Vol 1 by James Tynion IV
52. A book related to time

Final thoughts

Like I said above this is my first time participating in this year long reading challenge but I think the idea is actually really fun. It gives people that nudge to read outside their comfort zone.

Are you doing this reading challenge? Let me know in the comments below if you are and how it’s going so far for you.

Till next time,

Tanya xoxo

4 thoughts on “Around the year in 52 books *2020*”

    1. I’ve seen it around before but forgot about it. Saw it again last night and figured, why not? Lol

  1. I am also one of the world’s biggest book nerds, too! I love the idea of this challenge. I wrote down several of the titles you’ve read to be added to my TBR pile! Great post, and Happy Reading!

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