Reading Challenge: Popsugar 2016

2016 Reading Challenge

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the books I read for the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge, but I also did another 2016 reading challenge. The Popsugar 2016 Reading Challenge is a list of 40 categories of books to read. Once again, I winged it throughout the year, so I didn’t have a set reading list before I started out on this challenge. This list covers a broad range of topics, and some were easier for me to fill than others. Since I sometimes draw a blank when coming up books to complete reading challenges, I thought I’d post what I read in case anyone was looking for book ideas. I’m not posting any reviews or ratings for these books, but if you want to see my reading list, click over to Goodreads and check it out.

1. A book based on a fairy tale – Beastly by Alex Flinn
2. A National Book Award winner – Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
3. A YA bestseller – Paper Towns by John Green
4. A book you haven’t read since high school* – Moo by Jane Smiley
5. A book set in your home state – Rumble on the Bayou by Jana Deleon
6. A book translated to English – Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
7. A romance set in the future – The One by Kiera Cass
8. A book set in Europe – The Dinner by Herman Koch
9. A book that’s under 150 pages – The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
10. A New York Times bestseller – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
11. A book that’s becoming a movie this year – The Circle by Dave Eggers
12. A book recommended by someone you just met – Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
13. A self-improvement book – Miss Minimalist by Francine Jay
14. A book you can finish in a day – The Guard by Kiera Cass
15. A book written by a celebrity – Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
16. A political memoir – And the Good News Is… by Dana Perino
17. A book at least 100 years older than you – Madam Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
18. A book that’s more than 600 pages – A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
19. A book from Oprah’s Book Club – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
20. A science-fiction novel – Wool by Hugh Howey
21. A book recommended by a family member – George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade
22. A graphic novel – The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
23. A book that is published in 2016 – The Witnesses by James Patterson
24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation – Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
25. A book that takes place during Summer – Soldiers of Fortune by Jana Deleon
26. A book and its prequel – The Selection and The Prince by Kiera Cass
27. A murder mystery – Watchdog by Laurien Berenson
28. A book written by a comedian – Yes Please by Amy Poehler
29. A dystopian novel – Four by Veronica Roth
30. A book with a blue cover – Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
31. A book of poetry – The Complete Poems by Emily Dickinson
32. The first book you see in a bookstore – Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster
33. A classic from the 20th century – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
34. A book from the library – The Murder House by James Patterson
35. An autobiography – Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman
36. A book about a road trip – An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
37. A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with – Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
38. A satirical book – Animal Farm by George Orwell
39. A book that takes place on an island – Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer
40. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy – The Crown by Kiera Cass

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