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For those of you who participate in reading challenges, PopSugar has just released their 2018 list.
https://www.popsugar.com/---/Reading-Challenge-2018-44138581



1. A book made into a movie you've already seen
2. True Crime
3. The next book in a series you started
4. A book involving a heist
5. Nordic noir
6. A novel based on a real person
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you
8. A book with a time of day in the title
9. A book about a villain or antihero
10. A book about death or grief
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
15. A book about feminism
16. A book about mental health
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
18. A book by two authors
19. A book about or involving a sport
20. A book by a local author
21. A book with your favorite color in the title
22. A book with alliteration in the title
23. A book about time travel
24. A book with a weather element in the title
25. A book set at sea
26. A book with an animal in the title
27. A book set on a different planet
28. A book with song lyrics in the title
29. A book about or set on Halloween
30. A book with characters who are twins
31. A book mentioned in another book
32. A book from a celebrity book club
33. A childhood classic you've never read
34. A book that's published in 2018
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
36. A book set in the decade you were born
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn't get to
38. A book with an ugly cover
39. A book that involves a bookstore or library
40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges

2018 Popsugar Advanced Reading Challenge

1. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
2. A cyberpunk book
3. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
4. A book tied to your ancestry
5. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
6. An allegory
7. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
8. A microhistory
9. A book about a problem facing society today
10. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

 

The prompts for 2018 look more interesting than ever!

 

For those of you who participate in reading challenges, PopSugar has just released their 2018 list.
https://www.popsugar.com/---/Reading-Challenge-2018-44138581


Interesting way to stretch your reading. Thanks

 

Thanks for letting me know about it.

 

But the categorie "A book made into a movie you've already seen" excludes me, I think, because I always read the book before see the movie !

 

Maybe you can change it from a movie to a TV Show? Keep checking the forum, maybe there’s a movie you missed.

 

But the categorie "A book made into a movie you've already seen" excludes me, I think, because I always read the book before see the movie !


There are some movies I've seen that I hadn't known were based on books until long afterwards; you might be able to find one of those. Or look for a new film based on a book you haven't read yet and break your "book first" rule on its account!

Of the obscure-books-turned-into-popular-films I'd include The Bishop's Wife - the 1940s Christmas movie starring Cary Grant; the novel was rather darker, and I admit I didn't love it, but it's one of many examples of didn't-know-there-was-a-book.

Vera Caspary's Laura ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13107355/ ) is another example - and in that case I did enjoy the book.

 

and it sounds interesting. I also like how the challenges are varied. However, 40 books feel like a lot. I am now doing the 666 challenge and the Book Riot Read Harder, and to do another one is just too much and leave me little time to read something that I just want to read.

Maybe I will do this instead of Book Riot, as frankly I am fed up with its obsession with "people of color" and gender orientation. I mean, I enjoy reading all types of book, but Popsugar's "A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you" sounds much nicer. "People of color" basically means there's white and then there's the rest of the world.

As for "A book made into a movie you've already seen" , my thought goes to books like The Jungle Book, Dracula, and many of the older classics. Or just try holding on to a book till you've seen the movie.

 

The great thing about this challenge is that you can customize it any way you want to. If 40 is too many books for you, then only pick however many books you feel is enough for you. You could always read a book and see if it fulfills a prompt in the PopSugar, BookRiot, 666 or any other challenge.

 

The great thing about this challenge is that you can customize it any way you want to. If 40 is too many books for you, then only pick however many books you feel is enough for you. You could always read a book and see if it fulfills a prompt in the PopSugar, BookRiot, 666 or any other challenge.


Well, I usually take the first two third of the year reading whatever I like, then after checking off the list I will try to hunt down books to fill the list.

So I guess now being end of November, I am feeling a bit that all I am reading lately are books to fulfill a challenge. They feel like homework, which somewhat kills the fun and adds to the stress. But I think I'll try this Popsugar challenge!

So who else is in?

 

but plan on giving it a try.

 

Would love to see what everybody is reading for this.

 

I have! I’ve only read one book but I have others lined up. Should we copy and paste the list here and update throughout the year?

 

Paradise Valley by C. J. Box (borrowed from library)
Prose and Cons by Amanda Flowers (involves a bookshop)
Hardcore Twenty-four by Janet Evanovich (next book in a series)
Scandal in Skibbereen by Sheila Connolly (country that fascinates you)
The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess (two authors)
Copy Cat By Alex Lake (animal in title)
The Rocky Road to Romance by Janet Evonovich (alliteration)
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick (death or grief)
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L' Engle (Time Travel)
Wicked Witch Murder by Leslie Meier (Halloween)
Lippazanners and the Spanish Riding School (sports)
The Woman in The Window (2018)
The House on Mango Street (Book meant to be read in 2017)
The Apple Turnover Murder (Fruit in title) (advanced)

 

wingT02S03B11D20wing 11 mos ago
Bumping

 

A book set in a country that fascinates you: Pride and Prejudice
A book with an animal in the title: To Kill A Mockingbird
A book about or involving a sport: Hold My Breath (Swim Team)
A book mentioned in another book: Murder on the Orient Express (The Dinner)
A book about a problem facing society today: Columbine

 

wingAzukiwing 9 mos ago
Mine so far
3. The next book in a series you started – The Twelve Clues of Christmas
9. A book about a villain or antihero – Wickedly Charming
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you – Lakota Woman
18. A book by two authors – Wine and War
20. A book by a local author – Swamplandia!
23. A book about time travel – Flight
26. A book with an animal in the title – In Bear Country
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to – Stories From The Vinyl Cafe
39. A book that involves a bookstore or library – Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore

 

I'll join you! I do the PopSugar challenge every year although I have yet to complete it! I didn't realise there was a thread for it but then I've only just started investigating the BookTalk area!
Anyway I've been doing the challenge since January and have made some headway:

3. Next book in a series Mass Effect:Ascension by Drew Karpyshyn #2
4. A book involving a heist The Midas Code by Boyd Morrison (Museum)
6. Based on a real person The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
17. Given to me as a gift Arthur by Mikael Lindnord
26. Animal in the Title A Dog called Nelson
37. Meant to read in 2017 A Christmas Tail by Cressida McLaughlin
38. Ugly cover Goosebumps: How I got my Shrunken Head by R.L. Stine
39. Involves a bookstore You by Caroline Kepnes

Advanced:
7. Same name Beatrix Potter the complete tales
9. Problem facing society The Loop (Extinction/endangered species)

 

Since I'm just jumping in now, I need to check over the books I've read so far, but just off the top of my head:

12. Book with an LBTQ protagonist- Death of a Dying Man- JM Redmann

 

wingAzukiwing 6 mos ago
An update
1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen – We Bought a Zoo
6. A novel based on a real person – Come August, Come Freedom
10. A book about death or grief – The Murderess
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist – Being Jazz
16. A book about mental health – Truth & Beauty
22. A book with alliteration in the title – Wine and War
24. A book with a weather element in the title – The Summer They Came
27. A book set on a different planet – Ray Bradbury Chronicles #1
29. A book about or set on Halloween – Pumpkin Pumpkin
30. A book with characters who are twins – A Quick Bite
31. A book mentioned in another book – Truth & Beauty
32. A book from a celebrity book club – Wild

 

I'm pleased to report that as we near the end of the year I'm half way through! lol
Better luck next time - BTW 2019's list is available if you didn't already know. :)

Here's my update:
1. A book made into a movie you've already seen The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. Next book in a series Mass Effect:Ascension by Drew Karpyshyn #2
4. A book involving a heist The Midas Code by Boyd Morrison (Museum)
6. Based on a real person The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
9. A book about a villain or antihero The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris
10. A book about death or grief The Keeper of Lost Things
11. Female author using male pseudonym Dead Man's Ransom by Ellis Peters
12. LGBTQ+ protagonist Company of Liars
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical Hamlet (graphic novel)
16. A book about mental health The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
17. Given to me as a gift Arthur by Mikael Lindnord
18. A book by two authors Ant & Dec's autobiography
22. A book with alliteration in the title Sharpe's Story by Bernard Cornwell
23. A book about time travel The Fire Thief by Terry Deary
26. Animal in the Title A Dog called Nelson
27. A book set on a different planet Witches Abroad (Discworld)
30. Characters who are twins Conquest by Stewart Binns
37. Meant to read in 2017 A Christmas Tail by Cressida McLaughlin
38. Ugly cover Goosebumps: How I got my Shrunken Head by R.L. Stine
39. Involves a bookstore You by Caroline Kepnes
40. Favourite prompt - One Blood by GW Kent (murder mystery)

Advanced:
5. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title The Lemon Tree Café
6. An allegory The Shack
7. Same name Beatrix Potter the complete tales
8. A Microhistory - The Discovery of Chocolate
9. Problem facing society The Loop (Extinction/endangered species)

 

even if I had to read till New Year's Eve. Didn't finish the advanced ones though. Look forward to 2019, the list sounds rather interesting!

1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen – We Bought a Zoo
2. True Crime – Bones
3. The next book in a series you started – The Twelve Clues of Christmas
4. A book involving a heist – Artemis
5. Nordic noir – Mind’s Eye
6. A novel based on a real person – Come August, Come Freedom
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you – The Sweet Life in Paris
8. A book with a time of day in the title – The 6:41 to Paris
9. A book about a villain or antihero – Wickedly Charming
10. A book about death or grief – The Murderess
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym – The Outsiders
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist – Being Jazz
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical – The Grapes of Wrath
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you – Lakota Woman
15. A book about feminism – The Help
16. A book about mental health – Truth & Beauty
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift – When
18. A book by two authors – The Scalpel and the Silver Bear
19. A book about or involving a sport – Wild
20. A book by a local author – Swamplandia!
21. A book with your favorite color in the title – Lavender Blue and the Faeries of Galtee Wood
22. A book with alliteration in the title – Wine and War
23. A book about time travel – Flight
24. A book with a weather element in the title – The Summer They Came
25. A book set at sea – The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor
26. A book with an animal in the title – In Bear Country
27. A book set on a different planet – Ray Bradbury Chronicles #1
28. A book with song lyrics in the title – The River
29. A book about or set on Halloween – Pumpkin Pumpkin
30. A book with characters who are twins – A Quick Bite
31. A book mentioned in another book – Truth & Beauty
32. A book from a celebrity book club – Little Fires Everywhere
33. A childhood classic you’ve never read – Call of the Wild
34. A book that’s published in 2018 – We Fed an Island
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner – Before We Were Yours
36. A book set in the decade you were born – The Outsiders
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to – Stories From The Vinyl Cafe
38. A book with an ugly cover – A Confederacy of Dunces
39. A book that involves a bookstore or library – Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore
40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: A book that has been on your TBR List for way too long – Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

2018 Popsugar Advanced Reading Challenge

1. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school – Hatchet
2. A cyberpunk book – Cinder
3. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
4. A book tied to your ancestry – Fried Eggs with Chopsticks
5. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title – The Grapes of Wrath
6. An allegory – Call of the Wild
7. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
8. A microhistory – To Cork or Not To Cork
9. A book about a problem facing society today – The Devil’s Highway
10. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge – Artemis

 

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