POPSUGAR 2017 Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

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.

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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.

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Without further ado, I give you the POPSUGAR 2017 Reading Challenge!


A book recommended by a librarian

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A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long

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A book of letters

An audiobook

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A book by a person of color

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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

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A book by or about a person who has a disability

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A book involving travel

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A book with a subtitle

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a book that’s published in 2017

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a book involving a mythical creature

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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

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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

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a steampunk novel

a book with a red spine

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a book set in the wilderness

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a book you loved as a child

a book by an author from a country you’ve never visited

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a book with a title that’s a characters name

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a novel set during wartime

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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

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a book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you

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a book about an interesting woman

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a book set in two different time periods

a book with a month or day of the week in the title

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a book set in a hotel

a book written by someone you admire

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a book that is becoming a movie in 2017

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a book set around a holiday other than Christmas

the first book in a series you haven’t read before

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a book you bought on a trip

Advanced List:

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

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a book from a genre/sub-genre that you’ve never heard of

a book with an eccentric character

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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

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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.

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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)?

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