So even before I started this wonderful little blog, I had been participating in the POPSUGAR reading challenges on my own. At first I would print them out and fill in books that matched as I went along. Last year though, I printed it out and wrote down choices for each prompt ahead of time. Sadly though, I have misplaced that paper since, and needless to say, did not follow through with many of the suggestions I gave myself.
Instead, I have reprinted the challenge, and filled in from the books I read this past year as they fit. Today I will present you with those that I have filled (and missed). I feel the need to note that not all the books I read this year fit into the prompts, so this does not reflect a complete overlook of my reading this year.
Without further ado, I give you the POPSUGAR 2017 Reading Challenge!
A book recommended by a librarian
A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long
A book of letters
A book by a person of color
A book with one of the four seasons in the title A book that is a story within a story A book with multiple authors An espionage thriller A book with a cat on the cover A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read
A book by or about a person who has a disability
A book involving travel
A book with a subtitle
a book that’s published in 2017
a book involving a mythical creature
I don’t know if you would consider ghosts mythical creatures…but it is as close as I could think of…
a book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile a book about food
a book with career advice
I wouldn’t say that this had “career advice” but it was a book about things that happen in a place that I have made my career…close enough, right?
a book from a nonhuman perspective
a steampunk novel
a book with a red spine
a book set in the wilderness
a book you loved as a child
a book by an author from a country you’ve never visited
a book with a title that’s a characters name
a novel set during wartime
I actually read a lot of books about wartime this year. They are usually some of the best children’s writing that you can find.
a book with an unreliable narrator
a book with pictures
a book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
a book about an interesting woman
a book set in two different time periods
a book with a month or day of the week in the title
a book set in a hotel
a book written by someone you admire
a book that is becoming a movie in 2017
a book set around a holiday other than Christmas
the first book in a series you haven’t read before
a book you bought on a trip
a book recommended by an author you love a best seller from 2016 a book with a family member term in the title a book that takes place over a character’s lifespan
a book about an immigrant or refugee
a book from a genre/sub-genre that you’ve never heard of
a book with an eccentric character
a book that is more than 800 pages a book you got from a used book sale a book that has been mentioned in another book
a book about a difficult topic
a book based on mythology
I still haven’t decided whether or not I am going to map out next year’s list ahead of time with books already on my TBR or if I will just let it fly like I usually do. For those who are curious, here is where you can find 2018’s Reading Challenge.
Do this with me! What are some prompts you are looking forward to filling? How do you usually participate in a challenge (if not this one, what else do you do throughout the year)?