PopSugar Reading Challenge

I just can't help myself. I'm a sucker for reading challenges. So...here comes another one. This one is hosted by PopSugar and has been making the rounds with a lot of book bloggers I follow. It's a simple checklist. There are several individual items to complete on the scavenger hunt style reading challenge. 

I'll be honest...a few of the categories are outside of my regular reading comfort zone - by a ways - so in all honesty, I may not quite make the total tally. But, I'm going to try my best to reach a majority.

I'll be tracking my progress with my traditional progress meter and listing the categories (and their respective books) below.


PopSugar 2016 Reading Challenge Progress
11 / 40 Books

1. A book based on a fairy tale:

2. A National Book Award Winner:

3. A YA best seller: Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

4. A book you haven't read since high school:

5. A book set in your home state:

6. A book translated to English:

7. A romance set in the future:

8. A book set in Europe:

9. A book that's under 150 pages: Porko von Popbutton by William Pene du Bois

10.  A New York Times bestseller: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

11. A book that's becoming a movie this year:

12. A book recommended by someone you just met: 

13. A self-improvement book:

14. A book you can finish in a day: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

15. A book written by a celebrity: Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

16. A political memoir:

17. A book at least 100 years older than you:

18. A book that's more than 600 pages: The Norton Introduction to Literature by Alison Booth

19. A book from Oprah's Book Club: 

20. A science-fiction novel:

21. A book recommended by a family member

22. A graphic novel

23. A book that is published in 2016: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation:

25. A book that takes place during Summer:

26. A book and its prequel:

27. A murder mystery:

28. A book written by a comedian

29.  A dystopian novel

30. A book with a blue coverThe Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

31. A book of poetry

32. A first book you see in a bookstore

33. A classic from the 20th centuryAs I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

34. A book from the library

35. An autobiographyBinge by Tyler Oakley

36. A book about a road trip:

37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with: The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

38. A satirical book:

39. A book that takes place on an island:

40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy:

PopSugar 2015 Reading Challenge Results
29 / 50 Books

1. A book with more than 500 pages: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

2. A classic romance

3. A book that became a movie: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

4. A book published this year: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

5. A book with a number in the title

6. A book written by someone under 30The Duff by Kody Kiplinger

7. A book with nonhuman characters: The Mischievians by William Joyce

8. A funny book

9. A book by a female author: The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi

10.  A mystery or thriller: The Hand That Feeds You by A.J. Rich

11. A book with a one word title: 

12. A book with short stories: The Shore by Sara Taylor

13. A book set in a different country: The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi

14. A non-fiction book: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

15. A popular author's first book: Looking for Alaska by John Green

16. A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

17. A book a friend recommended: The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

18. A Pulitzer Prize winning novel:

19. A book based on a true story: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

20. A book at the bottom of your TBR list

21. A book your mom loves

22. A book that scares you

23. A book more than a 100 years old: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

24. A book based entirely on its cover: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

25. A book you were supposed to read in school and didn't: Lord of the Flies by William Golding

26. A memoirYes Please by Amy Poehler

27. A book with antonyms in the title

28. A book you can finish in a day: Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

29.  A book set somewhere you've always wanted to go: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous

30. A book published the year you were born

31. A book with bad reviews

32. A Trilogy

33. A book from your childhood

34. A book with a love triangle: The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

35. A book set in the future

36. A book set in high school: Nothing Like Looking by Chris Van Hakes

37. A book with a color in the titleRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard

38. A book that made you cry: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

39. A book with magic: The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks

40. A graphic novel:

41. A book by an author you've never read before: The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson

42.  A book you own but never read: Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

43. A book that takes place in your hometown

44. A book that was originally written in another language: Beowulf by Anonymous

45. A book set during Christmas

46. A book by an author who had your same initials:  

47. A play: Othello by William Shakespeare

48.  A banned book

49. A book based on or turned into a tv show

 50.  A book you started but never finished


  1. I found this challenge after I told myself "no extra challenges", so I hope Pop Sugar have another one next year!

    1. Yup...I'm planning a reboot of this one even if they don't provide a new challenge next year. It's just fun!


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