giovedì 19 dicembre 2019

PopSugar reading challenge 2020


Come sempre, tengo sott'occhio anche questa sfida. Quest'anno la parte "advanced" è completamente dedicata al Giappone e al numero 20.
E come sempre, dubito di completarla, soprattutto perchè ci sono categorie che proprio non capisco cosa significhino e quindi devo "studiarci un po'", ma a volte ci sono spunti interessanti.

- A book that's published in 2020 --> Tutto chiede salvezza (Daniele Mencarelli)

- A book by a trans or nonbinary author --> Il paese del sale e delle stelle (Zeyn Joukhadar)

- A book with a great first line --> Tanti piccoli fuochi (Celeste Ng)

- A book about a book club --> Orgoglio e pregiudizio bookclub (Georgia Hill)

- A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics --> Ultime della notte (Petros Markaris)

- A bildungsroman

- The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed --> La locanda del bianco Natale (Colleen Wright)

- A book with an upside-down image on the cover

- A book with a map --> La società letteraria di Guernsey (Mary Ann Shaffer)

- A book recommended by your favourite blog, vlog, podcast, or online bookclub --> La felicità del cactus (Sarah Haywood)

- An anthology

- A book that passes the Bechdel test --> Britt-Marie è stata qui (Fredrik Backman)

- A book with the same title as a movie or tv show but is unrelated to it --> I sognatori (Karen Thompson Walker)

- A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name --> Le 999 donne di Auschwitz (Heather Dune Macadam)

- A book about or involving social media --> Il cerchio (Dave Eggers)

- A book that has a book on the cover --> Il gatto che leggeva Shakespeare (Lilian Jackson Braun)

- A medical thriller --> La paziente scomparsa (Liz Lawler)

- A book with a made-up language --> Harry Potter e la pietra filosofale (J.K. Rowling)

- A book set in a country beginning with "C"--> L'isola contesa (Vincenzo Migliaccio) --> Cyprus

- A book you picked because the title caught your attention --> Sette lettere, un destino (J.P. Monninger)

- A book published in the month of your birthday (giugno) --> La casa dei bambini speciali di Miss Peregrine (Ransom Riggs)

- A book about or by a woman in STEM

- A book that won an award in 2019 --> November road (Lou Berney)

- A book on a subject you know nothing about

- A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics

- A book with a pun in the title --> L'importanza di essere onesto (Oscar Wilde)

- A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins --> La chiave (Jun'ichiro Tanizaki)

- A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character--> Cinder (Marissa Meyer)

- A book with a bird on the cover --> Agatha Raisin e i caminatori di Dembley (M. C. Beaton)

- A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader --> Il principe (Niccolò Machiavelli)

- A book with "gold", "silver", or "bronze" in the title

- A book by a WOC --> Jazz (Toni Morrison)

- A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads --> Winter (Marissa Meyer) 

- A book you meant to read in 2019 --> Come piante tra i sassi (Mariolina Venezia)

- A book with a three-word title --> Le vergini suicide (Jeffrey Eugenides)

- A book with a pink cover --> Itadakimasu. Umilmente ricevo in dono (Fabio Geda)

- A western --> Little house in the big woods (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

- A book by or about a journalist --> Non dire notte (Amos Oz)

- Read a banned book during Banned Book Week --> Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)

- Your favorite prompt from a past Popsugar reading challenge (a book with a cat on the cover) --> Aria di neve (Serena Venditto)

ADVANCED
- A book written by an author in their 20s --> Scarlet (Marissa Meyer)

- A book with "20" or "twenty" in the title

- A book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 
20/20 vision) --> Cress (Marissa Meyer)

- A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics --> Il coperchio del mare (Banana Yoshimoto)

- A book set in the 1920s --> L'età della luce (Whitney Scharer)

- A book by an author who has written more than 20 books --> La vita davanti a sè (Romain Gary) 

- A book with more than 20 letters in its title --> Jane e lo spirito del male (Stephanie Barron)

- A book published in the 20th century --> L'iguana (Anna Maria Ortese)

- A book from a series with more than 20 books --> Il gatto che annusava la colla (Lilian Jackson Braun)

- A book with a main character in their 20s --> Il rosso e il nero (Stendhal)

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