PopSugar Reading Challenge 2018

PopSugar Reading Challenge 2018

It's time for yet another reading challenge!

Along with the #BeattheBacklist challenge, I’ve decided to take part in PopSugar’s 2018 Reading Challenge! This fun challenge has forty reading prompts for books ranging across all genres. It challenges the reader to step outside of their comfort zone a bit, and discover new genres that they wouldn’t normally read (True Crime, and Nordic Noir for me). 

Below I’ve added the list of forty prompts if you are interested in checking it out for yourself! 

If you are really ambitious, there is the option to read fifty books total. Just add include the “Advanced” section while deciding your reads! I figured I’d start out with the forty and then add the remaining ten if I’m able to keep up with everything 😀

You can see more details regarding this reading challenge on PopSugar’s website by clicking here!

Now, onto what I chose to read for this challenge!

  1. Book made into a movie that I’ve already seen: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
  2. True Crime: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
  3. The next book in a series you started: Solomon’s Ring by Mary Jennifer Payne
  4. A book involving a heist: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  5. Nordic noir: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  6. A Novel based on a real person: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
  7. A book set in a country that fascinates you: (Romania!) Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
  8. A book with a time of day in the title: A Midnight’s Summer Dream by Shakespear
  9. A book about a villain: Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  10. A book about death or grief: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  11. A book with your favorite color in the title: Black Witch by Laurie Forest
  12. A book with alliteration in the title: The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  13. A book about time travel: A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle
  14. A book with a weather element in the title: Rain Falls On Everyone by Clar Ni Chonghaile
  15. A book set at sea: The Dark of the Moon by E.S. Bell
  16. A book with an animal in the title: The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
  17. A book set on a different planet: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
  18. A book with song lyrics in the title: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
  19. A book about or set on Halloween: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  20. A book with characters who are twins: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  21. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Acton Bell (Anne Bronte)
  22. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist: Ashen by Katherine Bogle
  23. A book that is also a stage play or musical: Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leboux
  24. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you: Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
  25. A book about feminism: The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  26. A book about mental health: Memories of Summer by Ruth White
  27. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift: Illusion by Frank Peretti
  28. A book by two authors: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  29. A book about or involving a sport: The Perfect Horse Elizabeth Letts
  30. A book by a local author: (Grand Rapids, MI) The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  31. A book mentioned in another book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  32. A book from a celebrity book club: (Reese Witherspoon) Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson
  33. A childhood classic you’ve never read: The Giver by Lois Lowry
  34. A book that’s published in 2018: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner: Artemis by Andy Weir
  36. A book set in the decade you were born: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  37. A book you meant to read in 2017: The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso
  38. A book with an ugly cover: Animal Black by M. Black
  39. A book that involves a bookstore or library: Ink & Bone by Rachel Caine
  40. Favorite prompt from 2015, 2016, 2017 Popsugar challenge: (2015 – A book with a one-worded title): Riders by Veronica Rossi

*I will post an update at the end of each month, covering what I've read so far for the challenge.

There they are! Are you participating in PopSugar's Reading Challenge this year? If so, let me know in the comments below! I love seeing what people will be reading throughout the year.

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  1. I’m also taking part in it 😀 Yet to decide on the books, thought I add as I go on

    1. That works too! I just wanted to make sure I’d have some reads ready for those more difficult categories, so I just did all of them. Good luck with the challenge!

  2. This looks like a super interesting challenge. I feel like I should not do it, given that I’m doing Beat the Backlist and Read Harder, but I find myself really wanting to. Must resist!! Good luck though – you definitely have a few books in that list that I need to add to my TBR!

    1. Thanks Ellie! I know what you mean—it’s hard to resist all of these great challenges! If you decide to join or not, I hope you do well on your other challenges this year!

  3. Yay glad you joined. I am also taking part in it 😃 I have noted down my choices for each prompt but I am not sure at the end which book I’ll pick 😜 I did this mistake last year and ended up buying so many books to match each prompt and ended up with huge TBR 🙈 This year I am just going to read a book and then will see if it fits in any category 😃

    1. Oh! I’m glad to hear you are doing this too! Yay! That’s a good idea. I tried to fit in a lot of my old ARCs that I NEED to read into categories too, so that will lessen the load on adding more to my TBR. Good luck! I’ll keep an eye on your blog for updates!

      1. Thanks Sheila 😊 That’s a great idea to adjust the book from your TBR 😊

  4. This sounds like a wonderful challenge! 50 books is certainly a huge goal but an ambitious reader is the best bookworm, haha 😀 Good luck with the challenge. Will wait for your updates on the challenge and really want to read your thoughts on The Cruel Prince—have heard so much about it!

    1. Thanks Fanna! It is, but I think (and hope) it’s do-able! I really want to read The Cruel Prince, but it may be a while. Have you read it yet?

  5. I am trying to do the PopSugar challenge too but I am definitely not as prepared as you – as in I have yet to pick any book for this challenge.

    But you are going to read The Lies of Locke Lamora – I loved it! I think I will reread it this year!

    1. Cool Andreea! I’m glad to hear you are taking part as well! Oh! Did you write a review for The Lies of Locke Lamora? I’d love to check it out!

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