I’m doing the Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge!

A new year means another new reading challenge! This is my first time taking part in Popsugar’s yearly reading challenge, and I’m so excited. I’m hoping that this challenge will help me check off some of the books on my to-read list and help me discover some new favorites as well! Keep on reading to see the categories for this year’s challenge and the books I’ve chosen.


A book made into a movie you’ve already seen: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
True crime: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The next book in a series you started: Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra
A book involving a heist: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Nordic noir: Before the Frost by Henning Mankell
A novel based on a real person: Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
A book set in a country that fascinates you: I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable
A book with a time of day in the title: A Night in With Audrey Hepburn by Lucy Holliday

A book about a villain or antihero: And I Darken by Kiersten White
A book about death or grief: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym: Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist: Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
A book that is also a stage play or musical: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you: I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
A book about feminism: Room by Emma Donoghue
A book about mental health: Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim
A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A book by two authors: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

A book about or involving a sport: First & Then by Emma Mills
A book by a local author: Love and Other Alien Experiences by Kerry Winfrey
A book with your favorite color in the title: Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
A book with alliteration in the title: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
A book about time travel: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
A book with a weather element in the title: Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne
A book set at sea: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
A book with an animal in the title: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes, Turtles All the Way Down by John GreenIf Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak, or Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin
A book set on a different planet: Zodiac by Romina Russell
A book with song lyrics in the title: These Things I’ve Done by Rebecca Phillips
A book about or set on Halloween: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
A book with characters who are twins: The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu
A book mentioned in another book: And then There Were None by Agatha Cristie

A book from a celebrity book club: Reese Witherspoon’s book club pick: In a Dark, Dark Wood
by Ruth Ware
A childhood classic you’ve never read: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A book that’s published in 2018: The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
A book set in the decade you were born: Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman
A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to: Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
A book with an ugly cover: A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
A book that involves a bookstore or library: The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
Your favorite prompt from the 2015,2016,
or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: 2015 Challenge: A book with a one-word title: Possession by M. Verano, Bombshell by Rowan Maness, or Bang by Barry Lyga


A bestseller from the year you graduated high school: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
A cyberpunk book: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place: I’m keeping my eye out when I ride the subway for this one!
A book tied to your ancestry: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title: Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
An allegory: Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A book by an author with the same first or last name as you: Another Little Piece of My Heart
by Tracey Martin
A microhistory: The Curious History of Dating: From Jane Austen to Tinder by Nichi Hodgson
A book about a problem facing society today: Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton
A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Would you ever do a reading challenge like this? Let me know in the comments below!

Xx Tracie

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