Reading Challenge: Popsugar 2018


One of my favorite reading challenges is the one by Popsugar. I’ve participated in it the last few years, and, of course, wanted to do it again this year. This year’s challenge has 40 prompts, with an additional 10 prompts for the advanced option. Since I read a lot, I’m working on all 50 prompts. Below is the list of prompts, followed by the book I read. I will update this list as I continue to work on the challenge.

To see what I’m reading, find me on Goodreads.

I completed this challenge in October 2018.

1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen – Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
2. True crime – I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
3. The next book in a series you started – 16th Seduction by James Patterson
4. A book involving a heist – Heist by James Patterson
5. Nordic noir – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
6. A novel based on a real person – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you – Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
8. A book with a time of day in the title – Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
9. A book about a villain or antihero – Let’s Play Make Believe by James Patterson
10. A book about death or grief – Flight Season by Marie Marquardt
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym – The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist – Murder Games by James Patterson
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical – The Crucible by Arthur Miller
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you – When the Dragon Roars by Nesly Clerge
15. A book about feminism – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
16. A book about mental health – Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift – I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
18. A book by two authors – Haunted by James Patterson and James O. Born
19. A book about or involving a sport – Friday Night Lights by H. G. Bissinger
20. A book by a local author – Ever Present Danger by Kathy Herman
21. A book with your favorite color in the title – The Color Purple by Alice Walker
22. A book with alliteration in the title – Father Figure by James J. Cudney
23. A book about time travel – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
24. A book with a weather element in the title – Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo
25. A book set at sea – Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
26. A book with an animal in the title – The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
27. A book set on a different planet – Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card
28. A book with song lyrics in the titles – Friction by Sandra Brown
29. A book about or set in Halloween – Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
30. A book with characters who are twins – The Neighbor by Joseph Souza
31. A book mentioned in another book – Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
32. A book from a celebrity book club – Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
33. A childhood classic you’ve never read – Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
34. A book that’s published in 2018 – Friends and Other Liars by Kaela Coble
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner – Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
36. A book set in the decade you were born – ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to – Daisy Miller and Other Stories by Henry James
38. A book with an ugly cover – Feed by M. T. Anderson
39. A book that involves a bookstore or a library – Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
40. You favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenges – City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

41. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school – Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
42. A cyberpunk book – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
43. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place – The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
44. A book tied to your ancestry – The Loch by Steve Alten
45. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title – Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke
46. An allegory – Life of Pi by Yann Martel
47. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you – First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
48. A microhistory – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
49. A book about a problem facing society today – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
50. A book recommended by someone else taking the PopSugar Reading Challenge – The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

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