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Sunday, 8 January 2017

The 2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge

Popsugar 2017 reading challenge

I adore reading and have done since I can remember; some of my earliest memories involve the books I read and loved as a child. This year, I want to challenge myself to read outside of the books I would typically pick up, so I'm going to do the POPSUGAR 2017 reading challenge!

I'm going to aim for the 40 books, and if I complete these, I will move onto the 12 books in the advanced list. I've chosen my books for the 40 prompts... some were super easy to choose, and some were super tough but I've already managed to tick two off my list! I have created a page for my list (here) which I will update, and time permitting, I'd like to do a review post on the books as I read them.

I'll be updating my progress via my Goodreads account too; you can see my 2017 reading challenge shelf here. I will also be posting my progress over on my instagram using #popsugarreadingchallenge.

Here are the books I've chosen...

1. A book recommended by a librarian
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

3. A book of letters
Love Letters of Great Men by Ursula Doyle (editor)

4. An audiobook
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

5. A book by a person of colour
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel by Jane Costello

7. A book that is a story within a story
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

8. A book with multiple authors
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

9. An espionage thriller
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

10. A book with a cat on the cover
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
Push by Sapphire

12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
IT by Stephen King

13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

14. A book involving travel
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

15. A book with a subtitle
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime by Val McDermid

16. A book that's published in 2017
King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard

17. A book involving a mythical creature
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen

18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

19. A book about food
Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

20. A book with career advice
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
Watership Down by Richard Adams

22. A steampunk novel
Soulless by Gail Carriger

23. A book with a red spine
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

24. A book set in the wilderness
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

25. A book you loved as a child
Five Have a Wonderful Time (Famous Five) by Enid Blyton

26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

27. A book with a title that's a character's name
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

28. A novel set during wartime
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarqu

29. A book with an unreliable narrator
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

30. A book with pictures
Maus by Art Spiegelman

31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

32. A book about an interesting woman
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafazi

33. A book set in two different time periods
After the Last Dance by Sarra Manning

34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

35. A book set in a hotel
Psycho by Robert Bloch

36. A book written by someone you admire
Strong Woman: The Truth About Getting To The Top by Karren Brady

37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

39. The first book in a series you haven't read before
Of Poseidon (Book 1 in the Syrena Legacy series) by Anna Banks

40. A book you bought on a trip
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Please let me know if you're taking part in the challenge - leave me a link to your Goodreads or your list if you've posted it anywhere online!

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