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I enjoyed doing my reading challenges last year so I decided to do a couple of them this year. Not too many that made me anxious and not enjoying my reading, but still I need something to challenge and motivate me to reach my goals.

Because I love doing the Popsugar Reading Challenge so much last year, I decided to do it again this year. The prompts look interesting and challenging, without making it too hard to accomplish. And I think there are some books that I can read from my ever growing TBR pile 😀

Here’s the list for Popsugar Reading Challenge 2018: 

  1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen: Holes (Louis Sachar)
  2. True crime: In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
  3. The next book in a series you started: A Dance with Dragons (George RR Martin)
  4. A book involving a heist: Pangeran Pencuri (Cornelia Funke)
  5. Nordic noir: The Bat/Harry Holes #1 (Jo Nesbo)
  6. A novel based on a real person: The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)
  7. A book set in a country that fascinates you: TBD
  8. A book with a time of day in the title: Midnight Feast (Meg Cabot)
  9. A book about a villain or antihero: Heartless (Marissa Meyer)
  10. A book about death or grief: My Sister Lives on a Mantelpiece (Annabel Pitcher)
  11. A book with your favorite color in the title: The Mystery of The Blue Train (Agatha Christie)
  12. A book with alliteration in the title: Magpie Murders (Anthony Horowitz)
  13. A book about time travel: The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
  14. A book with a weather element in the title: The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey)
  15. A book set at sea: The Woman in Cabin 10 (Ruth Ware)
  16. A book with an animal in the title: Lily and the Octopus (Steven Rowley)
  17. A book set on a different planet: The Gunslinger (Stephen King)
  18. A book with song lyrics in the title: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Truman Capote)
  19. A book about or set on Halloween: The Halloween Tree (Ray Bradbury)
  20. A book with characters who are twins: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter (Kim Edwards)
  21. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym: Middlemarch (George Elliot)
  22. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Benjamin Alire Saenz)
  23. A book that is also a stage play or musical: The Phantom of the Opera (Gaston Leroux)
  24. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you: Beloved (Toni Morrison)
  25. A book about feminism: The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
  26. A book about mental health: The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
  27. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift: TBD
  28. A book by two authors: The Screaming Statue/The Curiosity House #2 (Lauren Oliver, H.C. Chester)
  29. A book about or involving a sport: Quidditch Through the Ages (Kennilworthy Whisp)
  30. A book by a local author: Gelombang (Dee)
  31. A book mentioned in another book: Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
  32. A book from a celebrity book club: Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)
  33. A childhood classic you’ve never read: Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
  34. A book that’s published in 2018: TBD
  35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner: Trigger Warning (Neil Gaiman)
  36. A book set in the decade you were born: Dear Mr. Henshaw (Beverly Cleary)
  37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to: TBD
  38. A book with an ugly cover: TBD
  39. A book that involves a bookstore or library: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore (Matthew J. Sullivan)
  40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 Popsugar Reading Challenges: A book you bought on a trip: TBD


And, to spice things up a bit. I will also join one of my favorite challenges, What’s in a Name, hosted by The Worm Hole. Here are the categories:

  • The word ‘the’ used twice (The Secret By The Lake; The End Of The Day, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)
  • A fruit or vegetable (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society; The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake)
  • A shape (The Ninth Circle, The Square Root Of Summer, Circle Of Friends)
  • A title that begins with Z – can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’ (Zen In The Art Of Writing; The Zookeeper’s Wife, Zelda)
  • A nationality (Anna And The French Kiss; How To Be A Kosovan Bride; Norwegian Wood)
  • A season (White Truffles In Winter; The Spring Of Kasper Meier; The Summer Queen; Before I Fall; The Autumn Throne)

I’ll update the reading list later, and probably will move the challenges into separate pages.

So what do you think? Are these challenges still feasible for me? Do you have any reading challenge you’d like to join this year?

Good luck everyone and may 2018 bring the best books for you!