POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2017 – an update

It’s been a few weeks since I last posted. And there’s an explanation for why. I’ve been busy doing nothing – that is to say knitting away the hours and head down (or earbuds) deep in a book! It’s been incredibly refreshing to take a bit of a break, and get back to the things that truly relax me. I set myself a bit of a challenge to broaden my literary horizons and I’m making really good progress with the help of my trusty Kindle and Audible subscription. So here’s a bit of an update on where I am entering the four month of my POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2017.

Personal highlights so far have been The Perks of Being a Wallflower – an amazing account of friendship and struggles navigating teenage years, and Ready Player One – I devoured this book, and enjoyed listening to it in audiobook format – I cannot, cannot wait for the film now. I may even read it again before its release.

I’ve shuffled a few things around, and introduced a couple of new titles into my list. This is a shifting, moving and ever-changing list, but I’m loving introducing new genres and authors.

Popsugar reading challenge 2017

  1. A book recommended by a librarian The Age of Innocence
  2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them and bonus read of Original Screenplay
  3. A book of letters The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  4. An audiobook Stardust
  5. A book by a person of colour Twelve Years a Slave
  6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title Autumn
  7. A book that is a story within a story The Princess Bride
  8. A book with multiple authors Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  9. An espionage thriller The Bourne Identity
  10. A book with a cat on the cover The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
  11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym The Cuckoo’s Calling (this covers number 39 as well)
  12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  13. A book by or about a person who has a disability All the Light We Cannot See
  14. A book involving travel Into Thin Air or Braving it: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable journey into the Alaskan Wild
  15. A book with a subtitle Curated Closet:Discover Your Personal Style and Build Your Dream Wardrobe
  16. A book that’s published in 2017 This Love
  17. A book involving a mythical creature The Golem and the Jinni
  18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile The Secret Garden
  19. A book about food A Year in Provence
  20. A book with career advice #GIRLBOSS
  21. A book from a nonhuman perspective Watership Down
  22. A steampunk novel The Time Machine
  23. A book with a red spine Fight Club
  24. A book set in the wilderness Into the Wild
  25. A book you loved as a child Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited The Light Between Oceans
  27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name Jane Eyre
  28. A novel set during wartime A Town Like Alice or Cold Mountain
  29. A book with an unreliable narrator Rebecca or Fingersmith
  30. A book with pictures The Walking Dead, Vol 06: This Sorrowful Life
  31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you A Thousand Splendid Suns
  32. A book about an interesting woman Scrappy Little Nobody
  33. A book set in two different time periods The Secret History
  34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title Tuesdays with Morrie
  35. A book set in a hotel The Shining
  36. A book written by someone you admire David Attenborough: Life on Air
  37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 Ready Player One
  38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas Chocolat
  39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before The Cuckoo’s Calling
  40. A book you bought on a trip North and South

PS. If you’re super hard core, there are even 12 bonus books to add on (that’s a huge 52 books in one year). I’m humbly backing down from this extra push this time around…

  1. A book recommended by an author you love
  2. A bestseller from 2016
  3. A book with a family-member term in the title
  4. A book that takes place over a character’s life span
  5. A book about an immigrant or a refugee
  6. A book from a genre/subgenre that you’ve never heard of
  7. A book with an eccentric character
  8. A book that has more than 800 pages –
  9. A book that you got from a used book sale
  10. A book that’s been mentioned in another book
  11. A book about a difficult topic – When Breath Becomes Air
  12. A book based on mythology






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