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

Feb 8, 2017 by

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make purchases through the links below, I will be compensated. You are not charged extra by shopping with affiliate links.


 

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.

 

15/52 – as of 8/07/2017

 

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 – The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Earnest J. Gaines

 

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 – Southbound (The Barefoot Sisters #1) by Lucy & Susan Letcher & 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


Copyright credit for photo used to promote this post: http://www.123rf.com/profile_alga38


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

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save