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Popsugar Summer Reading Challenge 2020

It’s mid July we’re over halfway through the year, so how about a reading challenge update?

I’m quite happy to report that I’m on track with the challenge. By the end of June I had read 30 books and completed 25 out of 50 prompts. It’s my first time doing a journal for these challenges, and I’m finding the colouring in bit quite therapeutic too.

I started the challenge with the intention of reading one book per prompt and I think I should be able to carry on with this plan. Although, so far I’ve just been reading books and fitting them to prompts, now I think I may have to start finding books specifically to fit the prompts. So any ideas, throw them my way.

So to the next stage. The Popsugar Summer reading challenge started on 21st June and continues until 21st September. As I’ve enjoyed the colouring in for the main challenge I created another little chart for the summer reads. There’s 20 prompts for this one, and with a mere 13 weeks in the challenge I’m going to have to do some doubling up with these prompts.

  • A book with “summer” in the title
  • A book that takes place in your favourite (or dream) summer destination

A Venetian Summer by Juliet Michaels

  • A book with a summer drink or cocktail on the cover
  • A book with “sun,” “sand,” or “waves” in the title

Sun, Sea, and Sangria by Victoria Cole

  • A book about a holiday
  • A book classified as a “beach read”

Read, write, love at Seaside by Addison Cole

  • A summer-set thriller
  • A scary book you’d read around a campfire

The Scarecrow walks at midnight R.L Stine

  • A book involving a summer romance
  • A book that takes place during the summer before high school or college

August and Everything After by Jennifer Doktorski

  • A book with sunglasses on the cover
  • A book set at a resort or hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Debbie Moggach

  • A book with an item you’d find at the beach in the title
  • A book that takes place in a beach town

The Thing on the shore by Tom Fletcher

  • A book about Black history in America

On the Bus with Rosa Parks by Rita Dove

  • A book about camping or summer camp

Camp So and So by Mary McCoy

  • A book with a body of water or pool on the cover

A Country to call home – an anthology

  • A book with a release date in June, July, or August of any year

The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde

  • A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
  • A book that makes you nostalgic for summer

I haven’t got any specific reads for these two prompts yet, but hoping inspiration hits whilst reading some of the other books. That’s the tricky thing with some of these prompts, you have to know what the story is about in order to know if it fits the prompt. There are some really good tips in the facebook group though.

Also, if I’m lucky some of these may also fit some of the main challenges prompts into the books I choose for this.

As an extra bit of fun, because I’m a glutton for punishment I’ve got this years ‘Reading Rush’ coming up on 20th July, more about that in a couple of days time.

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