Popsugar Reading Challenge: 2018

I’m a tad late to the game in posting, but this year, I’m tackling the popular Popsugar Reading Challenge, which offers a varied 40 prompts, as well as 10 advanced prompts for overachievers. Even though I managed to sneak in a bunch of titles already in my TBR, I can tell that some of these are going to force me to stretch myself outside my reading comfort zone – and I couldn’t be happier!

If you’re anything like me, there’s an immense sense of satisfaction that comes from ticking off check boxes. I thought I’d turn that aspect of the challenge into something fun, too. I’ve been getting into the concept of bullet journaling lately because I wanted a less daunting way of tracking my fitness and diet routines as I prepare for fights. It’s a lot of fun and strangely relaxing, and if you haven’t heard of it before, I definitely recommend you check it out!

For the Popsugar challenge, I’ll be coloring the book spines as I go, so at the end of the year, I’ll have a unique souvenir of all the varied reading I did 🙂

Challenge Books

Here’s this year’s prompts and the books I’m currently planning on reading for each of them. Each one is linked to its Goodreads page, and I’m still in the progress of migrating over reviews for books I’ve already read, but for the reviews that are on my blog, they’re tagged with #popsugar2018.

Have you read anything on this list or see anything new that piques your interest? Or is there a book you love that fits one of these prompts? I’d love to know!

Current Progress: 19/40 (as of 7/7/18)

  1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen: The Maze Runner
  2. True crime: Killers of the Flower Moon
  3. The next book in a series you started: This Fallen Prey ✅
  4. A book involving a heist: Artemis 
  5. Nordic noir: Burned
  6. A novel based on a real person: I Was Anastasia ✅
  7. A book set in a country that fascinates you: Force of Nature ✅
  8. A book with a time of day in the title: Tower of Dawn
  9. A book about a villain or antihero: Lovesick Titans
  10. A book about death or grief: Fragments of the Lost 
  11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonymKillman Creek ✅
  12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist: This Is How It Always Is 
  13. A book that is also a stage play or musical: Alexander Hamilton
  14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you: Exit West
  15. A book about feminism: The Favorite Sister ✅
  16. A book about mental health: All the Things We Never Knew 
  17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift: Unsub 
  18. A book by two authors: Strangers 
  19. A book about or involving a sport: Beartown
  20. A book by a local author: The Cruel Prince ✅
  21. A book with your favorite color in the title: Red Queen
  22. A book with alliteration in the title: Six Stories
  23. A book about time travel: The Shining Girls
  24. A book with a weather element in the title: A Court of Mist and Fury
  25. A book set at sea: Daughter of the Pirate King 
  26. A book with an animal in the title: The Bat
  27. A book set on a different planet: Red Rising
  28. A book with song lyrics in the title: Once and For All
  29. A book about or set on Halloween: Disturbed
  30. A book with characters who are twins: I See You ✅
  31. A book mentioned in another book: House of Silk
  32. A book from a celebrity book club: The Lying Game
  33. A childhood classic you’ve never read: A Wrinkle in Time
  34. A book that’s published in 2018: Two Girls Down 
  35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner: Queen of Shadows ✅
  36. A book set in the decade you were born: Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before
  37.  A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to: Stillhouse Lake 
  38. A book with an ugly cover: Into the Black Nowhere ✅
  39. A book that involves a bookstore or library: All the Beautiful Lies ✅
  40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: A book with antonyms in the title: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue


Author: Kaila

My name is Kaila, and I'm a bibliophile with a love of traveling and adventure. When I'm not buried in a book - preferably mysteries, thrillers, and fantasies - you'll find me at work as a software engineer or training as an amateur Muay Thai fighter ... no dull moments here!

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