Books I’m Reading for POPSUGAR’s 2017 Reading Challenge

Feb 8, 2017 by

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Books I’m Reading for Pop Sugar’s 2017 Reading Challenge

See The 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge

I like to read books that satisfy multiple prompts when I can. Books subject to change.

17/52 – as of 9/30/2017

1. A book recommended by a librarian – Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (This is one of the most popular books recommended by librarians.)

2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long – Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (I’ve been meaning to read this book for 20 years!)

3. A book of letters – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

4. An audiobook – Watership Down written by Richard Adams & brilliantly narrated by Ralph Cosham (Available with Audible by Amazon. Sign up for a free trial through my referral link and get 2 free audio books!)

5. A book by a person of color – Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title – Walking with Spring by Earl V. Shaffer

7. A book that is a story within a story – The Never Ending Story by Michael Ende

8. A book with multiple authors – The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health by T. Colin Campbell & Thomas M. Campbell II, & Bears in the Night by Stan & Jan Berenstain

9. An espionage thriller – Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

10. A book with a cat on the cover – Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder

11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym – Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read – The Art of War by Sun Tzu

13. A book by or about a person who has a disability – The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

14. A book involving travel – Southbound (The Barefoot Sisters #1) by Lucy & Susan Letcher, & Walking with Spring by Earl V. Shaffer

15. A book with a subtitle – Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder

16. A book that’s published in 2017 – The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

17. A book involving a mythical creature – Moby Dick by Herman Melville

18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile – Behind the Attic Wall by Sylvia Cassedy

19. A book about food – The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health by T. Colin Campbell & Thomas M. Campbell II

20. A book with career advice – No Excuses! The Power of Self Discipline by Brian Tracy

21. A book from a nonhuman perspective – Watership Down by Richard Adams

22. A steampunk novel – Everfair by Nisi Shawl

23. A book with a red spine – The Greatest Salesman in the World Part II: The End of the Story by Og Mandino

24. A book set in the wilderness –Watership Down by Richard Adams, Southbound (The Barefoot Sisters #1) by Lucy & Susan Letcher, & Walking with Spring by Earl V. Shaffer

25. A book you loved as a child – Bears in the Night by Stan & Jan Berenstain

26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visitedWatership Down by Richard Adams, The Art of War by Sun Tzu

27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name – Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

28. A novel set during wartime – The Nightingale – by Kristin Hannah

29. A book with an unreliable narrator – Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone (Audio Version) by Bo Burnham

30. A book with pictures – Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone by Bo Burnham

31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you – The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Earnest J. Gaines

32. A book about an interesting woman – The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

33. A book set in two different time periods – Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson

34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title – Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albom

35. A book set in a hotel – Psycho by Robert Bloch

36. A book written by someone you admire – The Courage to be RichSuze Orman

37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 – A Monster Calls Patrick Ness

38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas – A Long Way DownNick Hornby

39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before – Wallbanger (Cocktail #1) by Alice Clayton

40. A book you bought on a trip – ?

 Advanced Challenge:

41. A book recommended by an author you love – The End of the Affair by Graham Green (Recommended by Robert Cormier)

42. A bestseller from 2016 – When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

43. A book with a family-member term in the title – The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

44. A book that takes place over a character’s life span – The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Earnest J. Gaines

45. A book about an immigrant or refugee – ?

46. A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of – Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel by Vanna Bonta (Quantum Fiction)

47. A book with an eccentric character – Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

48. A book that’s more than 800 pages –  Under the Dome by Stephen King

49. A book you got from a used book sale – Old Turtle and the Broken Truth by Douglas Wood

50. A book that’s been mentioned in another book – ?

51. A book about a difficult topic – True Stories of False Confessions by Rob Warden (Editor), Steven A. Drizin (Editor) (If you read no other book on this list, please read this one! And then follow that up with a donation to The Innocence Project.)

52. A book based on mythology – The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller


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