POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2017 Overview


If you have never heard of the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prior to clicking onto this blog post, it is essentially exactly what it's called. Each year POPSUGAR put out a reading challenge that consists of forty prompts and a further twenty in the advanced section for us speedy readers. I actually didn't start taking part in this challenge until mid-August but I was lucky enough to of already managed to tick off over half of the list without realising it, and surprisingly it still managed to shove me out of my reading comfort zone. I have picked up so many books that never would've crossed my path if it wasn't for this, so to say I'm excited for the 2018 one is an understatement.

But alas, 2017 is still in full swing so here is my completed list of the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge of 2017. Enjoy.

A book recommended by a librarian:
Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck

A book that's been on your TBR for way too long:
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

A book of letters:
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

A book by a person of colour:
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

A book with one of the four seasons in the title:
The Winter Of Our Disconnect by Susan Maushart
(Read Review HERE)

A book that's a story within a story:

Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

A book with multiple authors:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Lavithan

An espionage thriller:
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

A book with a cat on the cover:
The Moment Of Everything by Shelly King

A book by an author who uses a pseudonym:
Find Her by Lisa Gardner

A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read:
The Martian by Andy Weir

A book by or about a person who has a disability:
Wonder by R. J. Palacio

A book involving travel:
Wild by Cheryl Strayed 
(Read Review HERE)

A book with a subtitle:
Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose by Gillian McCain

A book that's published in 2017:
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

A book involving a mythical creature:
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'engle

A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile:
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

A book about food:
The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kid

A book with career advice:
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned by Lena Dunham

A book from a nonhuman perspective
Animal Farm by George Orwell

A steampunk novel:
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

A book with a red spine:
Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan 

A book set in the wilderness:
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding 

A book you loved as a child:
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A book by an author from a country you've never visited:
Veronika Decides To Die by Paulo Coelho (Brazil)

A book with a title that's a characters name:
A Year Of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman
(Read Review HERE)

A novel set during wartime:
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

A book with an unreliable narrator:
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

A book with pictures:
Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you:
The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

A book about an interesting woman:
Autobiography Of A Face by Lucy Grealy

A book set in two different time periods:
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

A book with a month or day of the week in the title:
Sundays With Scottie by Milton Jones

A book set in a hotel:
Psycho by Robert Blotch

A book written by someone you admire:
Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

A book that's becoming a movie in 2017:
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

A book set around a holiday other than Christmas:
The Lemures by Steven Saylor

The first book in a series you haven't read before:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

A book you bought on a trip:
The Age Of Miracles by Karen Thompson


A book recommended by an author you love:
Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira (recommended by Stephen Chbosky)

A bestseller from 2016:
The Girls by Emma Cline

A book with a family-friendly term in the title:
The Lady In The Van by Alan Bennett 
(My cat knows my mother as 'lady'. It counts to me!)

A book that takes place over a character's life span:
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne 

A book about an immigrant or refugee:
The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez

A book from a genre/subgere that you've never heard of:
Urban Fantasy - Storm Front by Jim Butcher

A book with a eccentric character:
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

A book that's more than 800 pages:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

A book you got from a used book sale:
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
(Read Review HERE)

A book that's been mentioned in another book:
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

A book about a difficult topic:
Massive by Julia Bell
(Read Review HERE)

A book based on mythology:
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
(Read Review HERE)

So there we have it. You may of noticed that I skipped the audio book entirely, but I just can't get into that. I tried but I find it all too weird. I enjoy the process of reading a physical book too much. I'll work on it! If you'd like to get involved with the 2018 challenge, click HERE to see the prompts and start planning. I would love a challenge buddy. 

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