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The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge

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We're excited to share our brand new 2020 reading challenge! In this episode, we explain each of the following challenges in depth. Be sure to subscribe to hear upcoming episodes loaded with recommendations.

You can find the form to fill out at professionalbooknerds.com or on our pinned tweet over at @ProBookNerds on Twitter. Be sure to share your progress using the hashtag #PBNread2020

The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge

Book translated from a language other than your own

Book written by an LGBTQ+ author

A collection of short stories or an anthology

A graphic novel

Read two books on the same subject, 1 fiction & 1 nonfiction

A microhistory

A book you haven't read since high school

A self-published book

A book with Nontraditional formatting

Book featuring a cat or dog

First book of a series

A book published between 2000 & 2010

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