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2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge

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

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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
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The prompts for 2018 look more interesting than ever!
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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


Interesting way to stretch your reading. Thanks
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I'm in

Thanks for letting me know about it.
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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 !
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Maybe you can change it from a movie to a TV Show? Keep checking the forum, maybe there’s a movie you missed.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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but plan on giving it a try.
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Would love to see what everybody is reading for this.
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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?
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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)
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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

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