I Finished the 2018 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge

The end of October came around and I finally finished the 40 challenge prompts of the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge. I didn’t let the prompts influence my reading too much for most of the year, and it wasn’t until book 134 that I finally finished the last prompt but I can finally say I did it! Definitely the hardest prompts were nordic noir (I’m just picky and not super aware of the genre) and a book by a local author (I chose an alumni of my university who was in town for a book talk) but honestly this was kind of fun to do and I can’t wait for next year!

1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen–Wonder by RJ Palacio2. True Crime–All American Murder by James Patterson
3. The next book in a series you started–Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
4. A book involving a heist–School for Psychics by KC Archer
5. Nordic noir–Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
6. A novel based on a real person–Hamilton & Peggy by LM Elliott
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you–Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent
8. A book with a time of day in the title–Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
9. A book about a villain or antihero–Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hal
10. A book about death or grief–On the Fence by Kasie West
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym–Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist–Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical–Mean Girls by Micol Ostow
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you–Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
15. A book about feminism–The Power by Naomi Alderman
16. A book set on a different planet–The Young Queens by Kendare Blake
17. A book with song lyrics in the title–Lucky in Love by Kasie West
18. A book about or set on Halloween–Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
19. A book about twins–Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
20. A book with an animal in the title–The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
21. A book about mental health–Eliza and Her Monsters by Franseca Zappia
22.A book that was borrowed or given to you–Unified by Trey Gowdy and Tim Scott
23. A book by two authors–Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
24. A book involving a sport–Courage to Soar by Simone Biles
35. A book by a local author–The English Wife by Lauren Willig

26. A book mentioned in another book–Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
27. A book from a celebrity book club–An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
28. A childhood classic you’ve never read–Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
29. A book that’s published in 2018–The Elizas by Sara Shepard
30. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner–Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrass Tyson
31. A book set in the decade you were born–Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
32. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to–PS I Like You by Kasie West
33. A book with an ugly cover–No Good Deed by Goldy Moldavsky
34. A book that involves a bookstore or library–Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
35. A book with your favorite color in the title–Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve by Ben Blatt
36. A book with alliteration in the title–Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West
37. A book about time travel–Pivot Point by Kasie West
38. A book with a weather element in the title–A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas
39.  A book set at sea–The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
40. Your favorite prompt from a previous PopSugar–The Fill In Boyfriend by Kasie West

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