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Reading Challenges 2020

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@aus.fangirl.reads Bookish Bingo.

So Jess set up this super fun reading bingo that ran from 6th-12th April, to keep us entertained during these crazy self-isolation times and it also coincided with the Easter long weekend. I found it to be a really great challenge, that encouraged me to read more and step out of my comfort zone for some categories too! Definitely go and give her bookstagram account some love @aus.fangirl.reads 📚

Here’s the bingo board and all the books I read to tick off the categories:

  • A book set in your country: Tomorrow When The War Began by John Marsden.
  • A book with an animal or monster on the cover: No Place For An Octopus by Claire Zorn.
  • Short Story Collection or Poetry: The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.
  • One Word Title: Matilda by Roald Dahl.
  • A book published in 2020: Emily and the Very Big Feeling by Celeste Cannell.
  • PHOTO CHALLENGE: Shelf Portrait (you and your shelves):
  • CHALLENGE: Read a book in 24 hours: The Spiderwick Chronicles – The Ironwood Tree by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black.
  • A book picked by someone else: One Hundred Great Books in Haiku by David Bader.
  • Blue on the cover: The Chronicles of Narnia – The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis.
  • PHOTO CHALLENGE: Show your height in books:
  • CHALLENGE: read a book in one sitting: The Spiderwick Chronicles – Lucinda’s Secret by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black.
  • A book set in space or has to do with space: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars – Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher.
  • Re-read a book: The Spiderwick Chronicles – The Seeing Stone by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black.
  • A graphic novel, comic or manga: Hamlet by No Fear Shakespeare.
  • A book 150 pages or under: The Spiderwick Chronicles – The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black.
  • Listen to an audiobook: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, narrated by Karen Gillan.

Categorical Reading Challenge 2020.

50 different categories, each book can only be used to fill a category once. Be creative and step out of your comfort zone! I’ll add the books to this table each time I complete a new category.

I’ll add a copy of this reading challenge to my blog page so you can download it and join in too!

CategoryBook TitleAuthor
A book that’s published in 2020Emily and the Very Big FeelingCeleste Cannell
A book with a great first line
A book about a book club
A book set in a city that has hosted the OlympicsBreak The FallJennifer Iacopelli
A bildungsroman
The first book you touch on the shelf with your eyes closed
A book with an upside down image on the coverOne of Us Is NextKaren M. McManus
A book with the same title as a movie but unrelated to itAshes to AshesJenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name
A book about or involving social media29 DatesMelissa De La Cruz
A book with a book on the coverOne Hundred Great Books in HaikuDavid Bader
A medical thriller
A book with a made up languageWilliam Shakespeare’s Star WarsIan Doescher
A book set in a country beginning with CThis Is My SongRichard Yaxley
A book you chose because its title attracted your attentionOne Strange AccidentKay Wyont
A book published the month of your birthdayThe Spiderwick Chronicles: The Ironwood TreeTony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
A book about or by a woman in STEM
A book that won an award in 2019
A book about a subject you know nothing about
A book with only words on the coverNo One Is Too Small To Make A DifferenceGreta Thunberg
A book with a pun in the titleBookshop Girl in Paris (got creative here, the main character’s name is Paige Turner)Chloe Coles
A book with a non-traditional familyThe Spiderwick Chronicles: The Seeing StoneTony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
A book with a robot, cyborg or AI character
A book with a bird on the cover
A book with gold, silver or bronze in the title
A book you meant to read in 2019No Place For An OctopusClaire Zorn
A book with a three word titleOne Inner VoiceKay Wyont
A book with more than twenty letters in its titleDiva and Flea: A Parisian TaleMo Willems & Tony DiTerlizzi
A book by or about a journalist
A book written by an author in their twenties
A book about one of the Seven Deadly Sins
A book set in the 20s of any century
A book with a pink coverFire with FireJenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
A book that leaves you thinkingBoy 87Ele Fountain
A book written in first person
A book from the Fantasy genreThe Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field GuideTony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
A book in the Narnia seriesThe Magician’s NephewC.S. Lewis
A book with a forewordThe Secret GardenFrances Hodgson Burnett
A book with a character who wears glassesMatildaRoald Dahl
A book by an author you previously disliked
A book set in winter
A book about one of the creative arts
A ‘how to’ book
A graphic novelHamletNo Fear Shakespeare
A memoir that has been made into a movie
A book from a sub-genre of your favourite genre
A book that contains more than just textThe Road Not TakenRobert Frost
A book containing a famous pair of charactersJohn Keats and Virginia Woolf: from Hampstead to RomeRoberto Einaudi & Keats Shelley House
A book you don’t own488 Rules for LifeKitty Flannagan
A book of your choiceTomorrow When The War BeganJohn Marsden

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