Update: Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017


Hi Munchworms!

One of my first ever blog posts consisted of all the prompts I have to tick off during the Popsugar Reading Challenge – which consists of 40 “normal” prompts and 12 “advanced” prompts.

As you could see back then – you can go to my original post here – I still had a decent amount of books to read and tick off! Since we’re nearing the end of 2017 pretty quickly and I’ve read a fair amount of books lately, I decided to see how many books I still have to read. Truly, I want to be able to say that I finished the whole thing, ha!

1. A book recommended by a librarian – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long – A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
3. A book of letters – Ladies of Letters by Carole Hayman & Lou Wakefield
4. An audiobook – Mary Poppins by Pamela L. Travers
5. A book by a person of color – Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title – A Summer at Sea by Katie Fforde
7. A book that is a story within a story – The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
8. A book with multiple authors – Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson & Robin Wasserman
9. An espionage thriller – The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
10. A book with a cat on the cover – Fairy Tail, Vol. 01 by Hiro Mashima or Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
11. A book with an author who uses a pseudonym – Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read – The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability – Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
14. A book involving travel – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
15. A book with a subtitle – Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
16. A book that’s published in 2017 – My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon
17. A book involving a mythical creature – Maneater by Thomas Emson
18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile – The Charm Bracelet by Melissa Hill
19. A book about food – Recipe for Love by Katie Fforde
20. A book with career advice – Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective – The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
22. A steampunk novel – Cinder by Marissa Meyer
23. A book with a red spine – Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor
24. A book set in the wilderness – Roar by Cora Carmack
25. A book you loved as a child – Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling [Illustrated version]
26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited – The Summer of Hopes and Dreams by Lynsey James [Scotland]
27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name – The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
28. A novel set during wartime – Atonement by Ian McEwan
29. A book with an unreliable narrator – The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
30. A book with pictures – Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling [Illustrated version]
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you – Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
32. A book about an interesting woman – Men on the Menu by Bambi Smyth
33. A book set in two different time periods – The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title – Waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French
35. A book set in a hotel – The Shining by Stephen King
36. A book written by someone you admire – Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas – The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell [Easter]
39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before – Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
40. A book you bought on a trip – Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

41. A book recommended by an author you love – Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell [Recommended by Lauren Kate!]
42. A bestseller from 2016 – Heartless by Marissa Meyer
43. A book with a family-member term in the title – Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
44. A book that takes place over a character’s life span – The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
45. A book about an immigrant or refugee – Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
46. A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of – Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman [Slipstream]
47. A book with an eccentric character – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
48. A book that’s more than 800 pages – Winter by Marissa Meyer
49. A book you got from a used book sale – The Girl in Blue by Pauline Hunt
50. A book that’s been mentioned in another book – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald [Mentioned in Perks of Being a Wallflower]
51. A book about a difficult topic – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
52. A book based on mythology – Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

This means I only have 4 more prompts to tick off! Pretty sure I can manage that by the end of the year, haha. And it’s not like I haven’t read more books than just these since I’ve reached my Goodreads goal a while back.

I’ve also been busy creating my own Books & Munches Challenge for 2018, so I’ll have to wait and see whether or not I’m doing the Popsugar Reading Challenge next year as well.

Are you already thinking of your reading goals for 2018?
What have you come up with so far?
Maybe it’ll give me some extra inspiration, haha.





11 thoughts on “Update: Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017

  1. Wow, you are doing fantastic with this reading challenge! Good luck with the final four prompts.

    I’m starting to think a little about reading challenges for 2018, namely that I’ll once again participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I always start my goal at 75 books, but will typically change it two or three times by the end of the year. But I may look into joining another type of reading challenge, like Popsugar or something similar. Maybe. I still have a few months to figure it out.

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    1. Thank you!

      I’ve also been thinking about that. I actually got a draft with a whole bunch of ideas for my own huge Books & Munches Reading Challenge 2018; which has multiple parts. I have no clue when I’ll be happy with it [read: when it’ll be complete], but feel free to use it as your own inspiration as well, haha!
      I did enjoy the Popsugar Reading Challenge a lot though. Mainly because it got me reading books that I normally wouldn’t pick up and that’s always a bonus.

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  2. Wow, you’ve done so well on this! I’ve been failing pretty much every single one of my reading challenges this year. XD Daughter of Smoke and Bone is really good, so I hope you enjoy that! I’ve had the First Fifteen Lives of Harry August on my TBR for so long; it’s shameful!

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    1. Oooh! Bad! Time to pick them back up then, haha. You have a little over three months left! xD
      I started The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August a while back, but somehow ended up reading something else; and something else after that, and after that, and after that.. And now it’s stuck on my “Currently reading”.. Oops.

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    1. I just made an initial list with a book for each prompt and ended up changing it completely along the way, haha. Still not sure if I’ll be doing it next year as well or not, but I have some time left to think that over. 😀


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