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Books Challenges

Popsugar 2017 Reading Challenge

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Popsugar released a fresh list of reading prompts for the year of 2017 and having learned absolutely nothing from the abysmal pit that we're calling 2016, I'm accepting this challenge yet again. I didn't complete last year's list nor did I complete my goal to read sixty books in a year, but having so shyly missed the latter, I'm not only bumping up the difficulty to seventy-five, but I'm also really, actually gunning for the entire dang Popsugar list this time.

As I read and review titles for this challenge, I'll mark them off here, so you can follow my progress on this post or you can add me on Goodreads to watch my folly.

If you'd like to join in on the fun then you can find the list at Popsugar! They even have their own Goodreads book club.

The List

[ ] A book recommended by a librarian
[x] A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long | Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, Book 3) by Jim Butcher
[ ] A book of letters
[x] An audiobook | Romeo and Jude by Marty Ross
[ ] A book by a person of color
[ ] A book with one of the four seasons in the title
[ ] A book that is a story within a story
[x] A book with multiple authors | The Breakbeat Poets ed. by Coval, Marshall, and Ali Lansana
[ ] An espionage thriller
[ ] A book with a cat on the cover
[ ] A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
[x] A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read | Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
[ ] A book by or about a person who has a disability
[x] A book involving travel | Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
[x] A book with a subtitle Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis
[x] A book that's published in 2017 | The Backstagers Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV
[x] A book involving a mythical creature | Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
[ ] A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
[ ] A book about food
[ ] A book with career advice
[ ] A book from a nonhuman perspective
[ ] A steampunk novel
[ ] A book with a red spine
[ ] A book set in the wilderness
[x] A book you loved as a child | The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew #1) by Carolyn Keene
[ ] A book by an author from a country you've never visited
[x] A book with a title that's a character's name | Romeo and Jude by Marty Ross
[ ] A novel set during wartime
[ ] A book with an unreliable narrator
[x] A book with pictures | Claymore Vol.18-22 by Norihiro Yagi
[x] A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you | Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
[x] A book about an interesting woman Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne Valente
[ ] A book set in two different time periods
[ ] A book with a month or day of the week in the title
[ ] A book set in a hotel
[ ] A book written by someone you admire
[ ] A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
[ ] A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
[x] The first book in a series you haven't read before The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
[ ] A book you bought on a trip


[ ] A book recommended by an author you love
[ ] A bestseller from 2016
[ ] A book with a family member term in the title
[ ] A book that takes place over a character's life span
[ ] A book about an immigrant or refugee
[ ] A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of
[ ] A book with an eccentric character
[ ] A book that's more than 800 pages
[ ] A book you got from a used book sale
[x] A book that's been mentioned in another book | Deep Work by Cal Newport
[ ] A book about a difficult topic
[ ] A book based on mythology