2017 Reading Challenge

popsugar_2017readingchallenge_list_r21_small300It’s that time of year again. Some people make resolutions, others sign up for the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge! I think you know which way I am leaning.

Last year I kind of forgot to check in with the challenge, and so I only finished with 21/40 books. I did meet my Goodreads challenge of 70 books, but clearly didn’t hit the diversity in books that POPSUGAR’s challenge provides. Here’s to a better 2017! This year they’ve also added an advanced category for people who breeze through the first 40. (Hmmm…that sounds like a stretch, based on my past performance.)

Here we go!

A book recommended by a librarian

A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

A book of letters

An audiobook

The Diviners by Libba Bray

A book by a person of color

A book with one of the four seasons in the title

Winter by Marissa Meyer

A book that is a story within a story

Woman with a Gun by Phillip Margolin

A book with multiple authors

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

An espionage thriller

A book with a cat on the cover

The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle by Laura DiSilverio

A book by an author who uses a pseudonym

Double Up by Gretchen Archer

A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read

A book by or about a person who has a disability

A book involving travel

A Dream Worth Living by Andy Amick

A book with a subtitle

Catalina Eddy: A Novel in Three Decades by Daniel Pyne

A book that’s published in 2017

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

A book involving a mythical creature

A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile

A book about food

Bitter Harvest by Wendy Tyson

A book with career advice

A book from a nonhuman perspective

Fairest by Marissa Meyer (Does this count? Queen Leva is Lunar?)

A steampunk novel

A book with a red spine

A book set in the wilderness

A book you loved as a child

A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

A book with a title that’s a character’s name

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

A novel set during wartime

A book with an unreliable narrator

The Hundred lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

A book with pictures

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda

A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

A book about an interesting woman

An Old, Cold Grave by Iona Whishaw

A book set in two different time periods

The Lake House by Kate Morton

A book with a month or day of the week in the title

A Million Junes by Emily Henry

A book set in a hotel

A book written by someone you admire

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017

The Circle by Dave Eggers

A book set around a holiday other than Christmas

Double Jinx by Gretchen Archer

The first book in a series you haven’t read before

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

A book you bought on a trip


A book recommended by an author you love

Lowcountry Book Club by Susan M. Boyer

A bestseller from 2016

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

A book with a family-member term in the title

A book that takes place over a character’s life span

The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern

A book about an immigrant or refugee

A book from a genre/subgenre that you’ve never heard of

Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison (Domestic Noir – I had not heard that term before.)

A book with an eccentric character

Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich

A book that’s more than 800 pages

Winter by Marissa Meyer (I know, I used it above for the seasons title. BUT 800 pages!)

A book you got from a used book sale

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

A book that’s been mentioned in another book

A book about a difficult topic

Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello

A book based on mythology