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Heyho! So finally I decided to do another challenge this year, after skipped all kinds of challenges in 2016. Well, go with the flow was really fun and liberating, but I think I would like to add a bit of spice for this year reading. Because after a long and winding 2016, people need to welcome 2017 with some more spirit 🙂

After looking at some candidates for my challenge this year (I decided to only join one challenge), I kept coming back to POPSUGAR Reading Challenge. It doesn’t require reviews, unlike challenges hosted by bloggers, and I think most of the books there could come from my forever tall TBR pile.

Here’s the list:

2017 Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge

1. A book recommended by a librarian – Three Times Lucky (Sheila Turnage)
2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long – The House of The Spirits (Isabelle Alende)
3. A book of letters – 84, Charing Cross Road (Helene Hanff)
4. An audiobook – TBD
5. A book by a person of color – The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title – If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler (Italo Calvino)
7. A book that is a story within a story – The Princess Bride (William Goldman)
8. A book with multiple authors – Let It Snow (John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle)
9. An espionage thriller – An Officer and A Spy (Robert Harris)
10. A book with a cat on the cover – Cat and the Stinkwater War (Kate Saunders)
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym – 1984 (George Orwell)
12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read – When I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Haruki Murakami)
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability – Wonderstruck (Brian Selznick)
14. A book involving travel –  Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Robert M. Pirsig)
15. A book with a subtitle – Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented (Thomas Hardy)
16. A book that’s published in 2017: TBD
17. A book involving a mythical creature: A Feast for Crows (George R.R. Martin)
18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile: TBD
19. A book about food – Sweetbitter (Stephanie Danler)
20. A book with career advice – Girlboss (Sophie Amoruso)
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective – The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
22. A steampunk novel -Un Lun Dun (China Mieville)
23. A book with a red spine – TBD
24. A book set in the wilderness – The Call of The Wild (Jack London)
25. A book you loved as a child – TBD
26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited – Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name – The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair (Joel Dicker)
28. A novel set during wartime – Sophie’s Choice (William Styron)
29. A book with an unreliable narrator -The Dinner (Herman Koch)
30. A book with pictures – TBD
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you – Broken Monsters (Lauren Beukes)
32. A book about an interesting woman – The Signature of All Things (Elizabeth Gilbert)
33. A book set in two different time periods – The Distant Hours (Kate Morton)
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title – One of Our Thursdays is Missing (Jasper Fforde)
35. A book set in a hotel – Evil Under The Sun (Agatha Christie)
36. A book written by someone you admire – Seriously, I’m Kidding (Ellen Degeneres)
37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 – TBD
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas – TBD
39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before – Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of Lioness, #1) (Tamora Pierce)
40. A book you bought on a trip -TBD

Phewww, those are a lot of books! Hopefully I could actually finish this challenge LOL. Let’s see what happens at the end of the year…

Actually POPSUGAR also has an Advanced Challenge, with additional themes but I don’t think I would do it, since I would still join BBI Reading & Review event each month.

Sooo… wish me luck!!

PS: Since POPSUGAR doesn’t make official button for this challenge, I took the image from their original post about this challenge and add the wording myself, and voila, I made a special button just for my posts 😀