2017 PopSugar Reading Challenge

A new year, a new challenge! I haven’t really participated in any reading challenges before, so this is a first for me. I’ll be taking part in PopSugar’s 2017 Reading Challenge, where readers are challenged to diversify their book selection by reading forty books of varying themes and origins. For those who succeed at that, there’s an additional twelve “hardcore” themes that can be met. For my own sake, I’ve listed the books in the challenge here so that I can mark them off throughout the year and keep track of what I’m reading!

2017 Reading Challenge
  • A book recommended by a librarian
  • A book that has been on your TBR list for way too long
  • A book of letters
  • An audiobook
    • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • 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
    • Something Violent by Kristopher Rufty
  • A book with multiple authors
    • House by Frank E. Peretti and Ted Dekker
  • 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
    • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  • A book involving a mythical creature
  • A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
  • A book about food
  • A book with career advice
  • 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
    • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  • A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited
    • The Dry by Jane Harper
  • A book with a title that’s a character’s name
  • A novel set during wartime
  • A book with an unreliable narrator
    • I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
  • 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’s 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 Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • A book you bought on a trip
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  • A book recommended by an author you love
  • A bestseller from 2016
    • End of Watch by Stephen King
  • 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’s more than 800 pages
  • A book you got from a used book sale
  • A book that’s been mentioned in another book
    • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • A book about a difficult topic
  • A book based on mythology