PopSugar Reading Challenge *FINISHED!! Nov 25 2017*

I am taking on the awesome task of finishing 52 books from the POPSUGAR’s 2017 Reading Challenge!!  I figure this is the best place to keep track of it all.

                          I am always open to suggestions for the empty slots!

51/52 as of October 7 2017


    1. A book recommended by a librarian: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (5/5 stars!)  YA
    2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long  The Little Prince by Antione de Saint-Exupery   (3/5 stars)  INT
    3.  A Book of Letters- Letters by Marjorie Pay Hinckley  (2.5/5) NF
    4.  An Audiobook– The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman  (4/5 stars) INT
    5.  A book by a person of color– 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup  (4/5 stars) NF
    6. A book with one of the season in the title – Summerlost by Ally Condie (4/5 stars) INT
    7. A book that is a story within a story: A Girl I Know by David Just  (unpublished…for now.)
    8. A book with multiple authors: Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock (Retelling), Susan Buckley(Retelling), P.J. Loughran (Illustrations) (4/5 stars) INT
    9. An espionage thriller: Zero Day by Jan Gangsei (4/5) YA
    10.  A book with a cat on the cover Catwings by Ursula K Le Guin (3/5 stars) INT
    11.  A book by an author who uses a pseudonym: I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore (2.5/5) YA
    12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally readKilling Floor by Lee Child  (2/5) AFIC
    13. A book by or about a person who has a disability: Elizabeth is Missing   by Emma Healey. (5/5) AFIC
    14. A book involving travel: Railhead by Philip Reeve (4/5) YA
    15. A book with a subtitle: Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by Stan Lee (4/5) NF Graphic Novel
    16. A book that’s published in 2017- The List by Patricia Forde (will be published in August) (3/5 stars) INT
    17. A book involving a mythical creature: Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C Wrede (2/5) INT
    18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile: Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson (who comes to our library all the time by the way) (5/5 stars) AFIC
    19. A book about food;Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan (3/5 stars) NF
    20. A book with career advise: Mindfulness for Parents by Amber Hatch (5/5 stars) NF
    21. A book from a nonhuman perspective: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (4/5) INT
    22. A steampunk novel: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (3.5/5) YA
    23. A book with a red spine: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson YA Graphic Novel
    24. A book set in the wilderness: Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr (4/5) INT
    25. A book you loved as a child: Freckle Juice by Judy Blume (3/5) INT
    26.  A book by an author from a country you’ve never visitedThe Strange Library by Haruki Marakami (2/5 stars) AFIC
    27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name: Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown (3/5 stars) INT
    28.   A novel set during wartime: To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden (2/5) AFIC
    29. A book with an unreliable narratorRoom by Emma Donoghue (3/5 stars) AFIC
    30.  A book with pictures- Smile by Raina Telgemeier (4/5 stars) INT Graphic Novel
    31.  A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you-Digging to America by Anne Tyler (4/5 stars) AFIC
    32.  A book about an interesting woman– Popular by Maya VanWaganen (4/5 stars) YA
    33.  A book set in two different time periods- Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner (3/5 stars) AFIC
    34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title – The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. (3/5) INT
    35. A book set in a hotel- What I saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (3/5 stars) YA
    36. A book written by someone you admire-Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman (4/5) INT
    37. A book being made into a movie in 2017:The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman  (3/5 stars) NF
    38.  A book set around a holiday other than Christmas- Ready Freddy Super-Secret Valentine by Abby Klein (2/5 stars) INT
    39. The First book in a series you haven’t read before-Matched by Ally Condie (2/5 stars) YA
    40.  A book you bought on a trip-The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier (3/5 stars) INT
    41. A Book Recommended by an author you love: Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUYEN PHAM (3/5 stars) INT Graphic Novel
    42. A bestseller from 2016- Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (3/5) YA
    43. A book with a family member-member term in the title-The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen (3/5 stars) AFIC
    44. A  book that takes place over a character’s life span- The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis AFIC
    45. A book about an immigrant or refugee: Cress by Melissa Meyer. (I mean, it’s fictional, but she is an immigrant from Luna…) (4/5) YA
    46. A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of: Monster Blood Tattoo: The Foundling by DM Cornish. (4/5 stars) YA
    47. book with an eccentric character Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (3/5 stars)  AFIC
    48. A book that’s more than 800 pages Winter by Marissa Meyer (4/5) YA
    49. A book you got from a used book sale: Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. (3/5) INT
    50. A book that’s about a difficult topic: Bubonic Panic!:When Plague Invaded America by Gail Jarrow (5/5 stars) YNF
    51. A book that’s been mentioned in another book: The Tempest by William Shakespeare. (4/5) AFIC
    52. A book based on mythology: Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (3.75/5) YA

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Aaron Ludwig says:

    I’d definitely call the Bubonic Plague a “difficult topic.” 🙂


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