2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

PopSugar Reading Challenge


  1. Recommended by a librarian Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close / Jonathan Safran Foer 5 stars completed 1/21/17
  2. Been on your TBR list for way too long I’ll Give You The Sun /Jandy Nelson 4 stars 371 pages completed 3/14/17 
  3. A book of letters – Everything Is Illuminated /Jonathan Safran-Foer 276 pages 3 stars completed 4/29/17
  4. An audiobook
  5. A book by a person of color – What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours /Helen Oyeyemi 4 stars 325 pages completed 2/24/17
  6. One of the four seasons in the title The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve /Stephen Greenblatt 
  7. Book with a story within a story Never Mind/ Taha Muhammad Ali 3 stars 127 pages completed 3/18/17
  8. Book by multiple authors Eve Out Of Her Ruins /Ananda Devi (Translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman) 145 pages completed 4/23/17
  9. Espionage thriller – Presidents’ Day /Seth Margolis
  10. Cat on the cover
  11. By an author who uses a pseudonym – We Need New Names /Noviolet Bulawayo 4 stars 298 pages completed 3/9/17
  12. Bestseller from a  genre you don’t normally read – The Time Traveler’s Wife /Audrey Niffenegger 546 pages 2.5 stars completed 4/18/17 (Fantasy/Sci Fi)
  13. By or about a person who has a disability – Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller / Sarah Miller 3 stars 204 pages completed 1/31/17
  14. Book involving travels The Star Side of Bird Hill /Naomi Jackson 294 pages 3 stars completed 2/4/17
  15. Book with a subtitle The Colossus of New York: A City In Thirteen Parts / Colson Whitehead 158 pages 4 stars completed 1/27/17
  16. Book published in 2017 MEXICO: Stories / Josh Barkan 256 pages 4 stars completed 2/13/17
  17. Book involving a mythical creature See Now Then /Jamaica Kincaid, the narrator’s son is named Heracles and is given the qualities of the Greek god Heracles (Hercules in Roman) 182 pages 4 stars completed 2/9/17
  18. Book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile Bridget Jones’ Diary /Helen Fielding
  19. Book about food Heartless /Marissa Meyer 454 pages 3 stars completed 10/30/17
  20. Book with career advice #GIRLBOSS /Sophia Amuroso 256 pages  3 stars completed 3/24/17
  21. Book from a nonhuman perspective – The Book Thief /Markus Zusak 552 pages 4 stars completed 4/13/17
  22. Steampunk novel
  23. Book with a red spine – The Wrath & The Dawn /Renee Ahdieh 388 pages 4 stars completed 3/21/17
  24. Book set in the wilderness – Here and Gone /Haylen Beck 287 pages 3 stars completed 7/25/17 – part of this book is set in the desert mountains of Arizona 
  25. Book you loved as a child
  26. Book by an author from a country you’ve never visited: Shylock Is My Name /Howard Jacobson 288 pages 4.5 stars completed 1/7/16 from England
  27. Book with a title that is a character’s name Sula / Toni Morrison 5 stars 174 pages completed 1/28/17
  28. Novel set during wartime Human Acts /Han Kang 5 stars 218 pages completed 2/27/17
  29. Book with an unreliable narrator The Testament of Mary /Colm Toibin 2 stars 81 pages completed 3/18/17 – this story is a skeptical look at the Bible 
  30. Book with pictures Paris for OneJoJo Moyes 270 pages 3.5 stars completed 1/8/17
  31. Book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you – Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters /Amy Rivers 3 stars 224 pages completed 2/27/17
  32. Book about an interesting woman Americanah /Chimamandah Ngozi Adichie 588 pages 4 stars completed 3/26/17
  33. Book set in two different time periods: Unburnable / Marie-Elena John 296 pages 5 stars
  34. Book with a month or day of the week in the title
  35. Book set in a hotel Here Comes The Sun /Nicole Dennis-Benn 349 pages 4 stars completed 2/20/17
  36. Book written by someone you admire How To Be A Bawse /Lilly Singh  
  37. Book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 The Circle /Dave Eggers
  38. Book set around a holiday other than Christmas – Tell Me How This Ends Well /David Samuel Levinson 404 pages completed 4/30/17 – set around Jewish Passover
  39. First book in a series you haven’t read before Adulthood Is A Myth / Sarah Andersen 109 pages 4 stars completed 2/6/17 (Sarah Scribbles # 1, Book 2 scheduled for 2017)
  40. A book you bought on a trip – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves /Karen Joy Fowler 304 pages completed 7/8/17 – bought at Princeton Library



  1. Book recommended by an author you love Things We Lost In The Fire Stories /Mariana Enriquez 208 pages 4 stars completed 3/5/17 – recommended by Helen Oyeyemi
  2. Bestseller from 2016 The Underground Railroad /Colson Whitehead 306 pages 3 stars completed 3/31/17
  3. Book with a family member term in the title
  4. Book that takes place over a character’s life span Mr. Potter / Jamaica Kincaid 195 pages 5 stars completed 1/12/17
  5. A book about an immigrant or a refugee Happiness Like Water /Chinelo Okparanta 3 stars 196 pages completed 3/16/17
  6. A book from a genre/subgenre that you’ve never heard of – The Barrowfields /Philip Lewis 348 pages 3 stars completed 3/23/17 – Southern Gothic
  7. A book with an eccentric character – The Roanoke Girls /Amy Engel 276 pages 3 stars completed 3/11/17
  8. A book that’s more than 800 pages The Decameron /Giovanni Boccaccio 947 pages 4 stars completed 10/10/17
  9. A book you got from a used book sale Hag-Seed /Margaret Atwood  303 pages 3 stars completed 5/31/17
  10. A book that’s been mentioned in another book The Four Agreements /Don Miguel Ruiz – mentioned in The Art of Social Media 
  11. A book about a difficult topic Radiance of Tomorrow /Ishmael Beah 256 pages 4 stars completed 2/28/17
  12. A book based on mythology Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief /Rick Riordan Graphic novel 128 pages 2 stars completed 3/22/17

Popsugar Reading Challenge-2017



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  1. Wow! That’s a lot, excellent reads


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