Books for Popsugar 2017 Reading Challenge

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Last year I did the Popsugar 2016 Reading Challenge, and now I’m working on this year’s challenge.

This year’s reading challenge includes 40 book prompts, plus an “advanced” list with 12 additional prompts. I’m going to try to read a book for each prompt, so that’s 52 books for this challenge. Below is the challenge, plus my book for that prompt. I will update this list as I finish reading books.

Updated 8/1/17:
Finished this reading challenge on 7/31/17!

✓1. A book recommended by a librarian – The Martian by Andy Weir
✓2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
✓3. A book of letters – 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
✓4. An audiobook – Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
✓5. A book by a person of color – You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
✓6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title – This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
✓7. A book that is a story within a story – A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
✓8. A book with multiple authors – Missing by James Patterson and Kathryn Fox
✓9. An espionage thriller – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
✓10. A book with a cat on the cover – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
✓11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym – The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories by Mark Twain
✓12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
✓13. A book by or about a person who has a disability – Wonder by R.J. Palacio
✓14. A book involving travel – The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
✓15. A book with a subtitle – Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld
✓16. A book that’s published in 2017 – The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
✓17. A book involving a mythical creature – The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
✓18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile – Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
✓19. A book about food – The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher
✓20. A book with career advice – What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles
✓21. A book from a nonhuman perspective – Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
✓22. A steampunk novel – Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
✓23. A book with a red spine – Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
✓24. A book set in the wilderness – The Call of the Wild by Jack London
✓25. A book you loved as a child – The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
✓26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited – The Vegetarian by Han Kang
✓27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name – Cinder by Marissa Meyer
✓28. A novel set during wartime – Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
✓29. A book with an unreliable narrator – Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
✓30. A book with pictures – Every You, Every Me by David Levithan
✓31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you – The Mothers by Brit Bennett
✓32. A book about an interesting woman – Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir< ✓33. A book set in two different time periods - Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
✓34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title – Tenth of December by George Saunders
✓35. A book set in a hotel – The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane
✓36. A book written by someone you admire – Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush
✓37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
✓38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas – The Gates by John Connolly
✓39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before – The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
✓40. A book you bought on a trip – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

✓41. A book recommended by an author you love – The Sellout by Paul Beatty
✓42. A bestseller from 2016 – Cross the Line by James Patterson
✓43. A book with a family member term in the title – The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
✓44. A book that takes place over a character’s life span – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
✓45. A book about an immigrant or refugee The Brief Wondrous – Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
✓56. A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of – Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
✓47. A book with an eccentric character – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
✓48. A book that’s more than 800 pages – A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
✓49. A book you got from a used book sale – Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
✓50. A book that’s been mentioned in another book – Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
✓51. A book about a difficult topic – Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
✓52. A book based on mythology – The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Author: Darinda

Darinda lives in East Texas with her husband and son. She loves reading and traveling.

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