PopSugar Reading Challenge (Updated 6/24)

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!

34/52 as of June 24


  1. A book recommended by a librarian: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (5/5 stars!)
  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)





  3.  A Book of Letters- Letters by Marjorie Pay Hinckley 
  4.  An Audiobook– The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman  (4/5 stars)
  5.  A book by a person of color– 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup  (4/5 stars)
  6. A book with one of the season in the title – Summerlost by Ally Condie (4/5 stars)
  7. *A book that is a story within a story: A Girl I Know by Dave Armstrong
  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)turning 15
  9. *An espionage thriller:
  10.  A book with a cat on the cover Catwings by Ursula K Le Guin (3/5 stars)catwings
  11. *A book by an author who uses a pseudonym: I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore (2.5/5)
  12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally readKilling Floor by Lee Child  (2/5)killing floor             
  13. *A book by or about a person who has a disability:
  14. *A book involving travel- Fried Eggs with Chopsticks by Polly Evans
  15. A book with a subtitle: Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by     Stan Lee (4/5)
  16. A book that’s published in 2017- The List by Patricia Forde (will be published in August) (3/5 stars)The List
  17. *A book involving a mythical creature: Hounds of Hades by Lucy Coats (Book one of this series is Beast Keeper.) 
  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)
  19. A book about food;Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan (3/5 stars)
  20. A book with career advise: Mindfulness for Parents by Amber Hatch (5/5 stars)




  21. *A book from a nonhuman perspective: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (4/5)
  22. A steampunk novel: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (3.5/5)
  23. *A book with a red spine:
  24. *A book set in the wilderness: Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr (4/5)
  25. A book you loved as a child: Freckle Juice by Judy Blume (3/5)
  26.  A book by an author from a country you’ve never visitedThe Strange Library by Haruki Marakami (2/5 stars)
  27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name: Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown (3/5 stars)





  28.  *A novel set during wartime
  29. A book with an unreliable narratorRoom by Emma Donoghue (3/5 stars)
  30.  A book with pictures- Smile by Raina Telgemeier (4/5 stars)
  31.  A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than youDigging to America by Anne Tyler (4/5 stars)
  32.  A book about an interesting woman– Popular by Maya VanWaganen (4/5 stars)
  33.  A book set in two different time periods- Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner (3/5 stars)





  34. *A book with a month or day of the week in the title –Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George (#2 of Castle Glower. #1 is Tuesdays in the Castle)
  35. *A book set in a hotel- Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  36. A book written by someone you admire-Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman (4/5)
  37. A book being made into a movie in 2017:The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman  (3/5 stars)
  38.  A book set around a holiday other than Christmas Ready Freddy Super-Secret Valentine by Abby Klein (2/5 stars)
  39. The First book in a series you haven’t read before-Matched by Ally Condie (2/5 stars)
  40.  A book you bought on a trip-The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier (3/5 stars)





  41. *A book recommended by an author you love:
  42. *A bestseller from 2016-The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (This is the new Newberry Award Winner)
  43. A book with a family member-member term in the title-The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen (3/5 stars)painters daughter
  44. *A  book that takes place over a character’s life span-The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  45. *A book about an immigrant or refugee:
  46. A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of: Monster Blood Tattoo: The Foundling by DM Cornish. (4/5 stars)
  47.  A book with an eccentric character Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (3/5 stars)





  48. *A book that’s more than 800 pages The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  49. *A book you got from a used book sale-The Secret of the Ginger Mice by Frances Watts
  50. A book that’s about a difficult topic: Bubonic Panic!:When Plague Invaded America by Gail Jarrow (5/5 stars)bubonic panic
  51. *A book that’s been mentioned in another book:
  52. *A book based on mythology:

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