2017 PopSugar Reading Challenge

I participated in POPSUGAR’S reading challenge this year purely for fun, without truly aiming to complete the challenge. I’m quite happy with how many categories I have been able to cross off; I will be posting my wrap-up closer to the end of the year.

I have already decided to participate in the POPSUGAR 2017 reading challenge, which they have made even more challenging by adding additional categories! For those who want to participate, there is also a very active Goodreads group dedicated to the challenge.


And here are just a few books I’m thinking about reading for this challenge:

  • A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – a book more than 800 pages
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – a book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
  • The Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig – a book about food
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – a story within a story

I haven’t gotten any further than that so far!

Books Completed for the 2017 PopSugar Challenge

Total Completed: 18/52 (Last updated 2 April)

  • A book recommended by a librarian:
  • A book that has been on your TBR list for way too long: Dawn by Elie Wiesel. Review here.
  • A book of letters:
  • An audiobook: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
  • A book by a person of color: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur.
  • A book with one of the four seasons in the title:
  • A book that is a story within a story: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. Review here.
  • A book with multiple authors: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. Review here.
  • An espionage thriller: The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
  • A book with a cat on the cover:
  • A book by an author who uses a pseudonym: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket.
  • A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Review here.
  • A book by or about a person who has a disability: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.
  • A book involving travel: Paper Girls, Vol. 2 by Brian K Vaughan
  • A book with a subtitle: Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian F. Haney-Lopez.
  • A book that’s published in 2017: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. Review here.
  • A book involving a mythical creature: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
  • A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile:
  • A book about food: A Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub. Review here.
  • A book with career advice:
  • A book from a nonhuman perspective:
  • A steampunk novel:
  • A book with a red spine: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Review here.
  • A book set in the wilderness:
  • A book you loved as a child:
  • A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • A book with a title that’s a character’s name: Ms. Marvel, Volumes 2 – 5. Review here.
  • A novel set during wartime:
  • A book with an unreliable narrator: The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda. Review here.
  • A book with pictures: Why I March: Images from the Women’s March Around the World by Abrams Image, New York
  • A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • A book about an interesting woman:
  • A book set in two different time periods: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • A book with a month or day of the week in the title:
  • A book set in a hotel: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  • A book written by someone you admire: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
  • 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: Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan. Review here.
  • A book you bought on a trip:


  • A book recommended by an author you love:
  • A bestseller from 2016: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family or Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Review here.
  • 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/subgenre you have never heard of:
  • A book with an eccentric character: The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie.
  • A book that’s more than 800 pages: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. Review here.
  • A book you got from a used book sale: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • A book that’s been mentioned in another book:
  • A book about a difficult topic: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Review here.
  • A book based on mythology:

Do you plan on participating in the 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge? Do you have any recommendations for the reading prompts?


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