Friday 1 January 2021

Wrap-Up for 20/20 Reading Challenge

This was a new challenge for 2020
It sounded fun, but I didn't complete it, ending 4 books short.
It's hosted here.
There are 20 categories that have you reading 10 fiction and 10 nonfiction books. 
I read 9 Fiction books and 7 Nonfiction that fit the challenge categories. I had the most trouble with the last category as I had few books on my list that the host had read.

The Categories:
1. Crime fiction or True Crime
   The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri. Finished January 5 (Crime Fiction)
2. A book set in the country where you are currently residing (so that's Canada for me)
   The Great Halifax Explosion by John U. Bacon. Finished February 6 (Nonfiction)
3. A book with a (mostly) white cover
   Protecting Pollinators by Jodi Helmer. Finished July 28 (Nonfiction)
4. A book with day or night in the titles
5. LGBTQ related title (fiction or nonfiction)
  Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur. Finished March 12 (Fiction)
6. Book originally published in the 1990s
   Land Girls by Angela Huth. Finished August 16 (Published 1994) (Fiction)
7. Book about mental health / dealing with mental illness
   The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind by Barbara K. Lipska. Finished July 19 (Nonfiction)
8. A humour book
9. A book from an author you chose for another category in this challenge
    Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks. Finished December 10 (Nonfiction)
10. A book with 11 letters/characters in the title (excluding spaces and punctuation)
    Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain. Finished March 20 (Fiction)
11. An epistolary book
    Ambulance No. 10 by Leslie Buswell. Finished October 14 (Nonfiction)
12. A book with a calendar month in the title
    March by Geraldine Brooks. Finished February 17. (Fiction)
13. A book you read in your childhood days
14. Book translated into English from another language
    Machiavelli by Patrick Boucheron. Finished April 20 (Nonfiction)
15. Book with more than 500 pages
    The Half Brother by Lars Saabye Christensen. Finished January 4 (764 pages)(Fiction)
16. A book that has something to do with sports
     Sky Girls by Gene Nora Jessen. Finished January 21 (Nonfiction)
17. An illustrated book
     What Cats Think by Mies van Hout, text by John Spray. Finished January 12 (Fiction)
18. A wartime book (fiction or nonfiction)
     The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton. Finished January 15 (Fiction)
19. A book that has won the Sahitya Akademi Award for English
     The Sari Shop by Rupa Bajwa. (Fiction)
20. A book earlier reviewed by the host of the challenge. 

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