POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: 2018

After posting my book related goals last week, I felt it prudent to go ahead and share with you my POPSUGAR Reading Challenge selections while the motivation was here! 😉 I had such a blast searching for novels to fit the prompts and seeing where I could squeeze in books that were already on my TBR for the new year. I’ve included below the 40 prompts for the regular challenge and following that my 10 choices for the advanced reading list, although I may not get to those. We’ll just see how the year goes! I’m so excited to be sharing this now as I think it’ll be really fun to come back to this at the end of 2018 to find out how well I completed this. I tried to keep a mixture of old and new books, and the prompts make it easy to fit in diversity of all types and genres. Do you see any books you have loved in past years, or ones you’d like to read as well? Let me know if you’re participating in the challenge too! If you need a group to join in discussing your POPSUGAR challenge for 2018, feel free to join us on Goodreads HERE

  • A BOOK MADE INTO A MOVIE YOU’VE ALREADY SEEN- The Silence Of The Lambs by Thomas Harris
  • TRUE CRIME- Mindhunter by John Douglas
  • THE NEXT BOOK IN A SERIES YOU STARTED- City Of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  • A BOOK INVOLVING A HEIST- Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon
  • NORDIC NOIR- The Keeper Of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • A NOVEL BASED ON A REAL PERSON- 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • A BOOK SET IN A COUNTRY THAT FASCINATES YOU- Force Of Nature by Jane Harper
  • A BOOK WITH A TIME OF DAY IN THE TITLE- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • A BOOK ABOUT A VILLAIN OR ANTIHERO- Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
  • A BOOK ABOUT DEATH OR GRIEF- Something Very Sad Happened by Bonnie Zucker
  • A BOOK WITH YOUR FAVORITE COLOR IN THE TITLE- Harold And The Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  • A BOOK WITH ALLITERATION IN THE TITLE- Murder In Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
  • A BOOK ABOUT TIME TRAVEL- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • A BOOK WITH A WEATHER ELEMENT IN THE TITLE- A Court Of Frost And Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
  • A BOOK SET AT SEA- To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  • A BOOK WITH AN ANIMAL IN THE TITLE- Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  • A BOOK SET ON A DIFFERENT PLANET- Pitch Dark by Courtney Alemeda
  • A BOOK WITH SONG LYRICS IN THE TITLE- All The Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson
  • A BOOK ABOUT OR SET ON HALLOWEEN- Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie
  • A BOOK WITH CHARACTERS WHO ARE TWINS- Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • A BOOK WITH A FEMALE AUTHOR WHO USES A MALE PSEUDONYM- Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • A BOOK WITH AN LGBTQ+ PROTAGONIST- What You Want To See by Kristen Lepionka
  • A BOOK THAT IS ALSO A STAGE PLAY OR MUSICAL- Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  • A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR OF A DIFFERENT ETHNICITY THAN YOU- Shadowsong by S. Jae Jones
  • A BOOK ABOUT FEMINISM- What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • A BOOK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH- Eliza And Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
  • A BOOK YOU BORROWED OR THAT WAS GIVEN TO YOU AS A GIFT- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  • A BOOK BY TWO AUTHORS- Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • A BOOK ABOUT OR INVOLVING A SPORT- Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
  • A BOOK BY A LOCAL AUTHOR- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • A BOOK MENTIONED IN ANOTHER BOOK- Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  • A BOOK FROM A CELEBRITY BOOK CLUB- The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
  • A CHILDHOOD CLASSIC YOU’VE NEVER READ- Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • A BOOK THAT’S PUBLISHED IN 2018- Truly, Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • A PAST GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS WINNER- Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  • A BOOK SET IN THE DECADE YOU WERE BORN- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • A BOOK YOU MEANT TO READ IN 2017 BUT DIDN’T GET TO- The Language Of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
  • A BOOK WITH AN UGLY COVER- Black Mirror-Vol. 1 by Charlie Brooker
  • A BOOK THAT INVOLVES A BOOKSTORE OR LIBRARY- The Body In The Library by Agatha Christie
  • A RECOMMENDATION FROM SOMEONE WHO WORKS AT A LIBRARY- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

ADVANCED LIST:

  • A BESTSELLER FROM THE YEAR YOU GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • A CYBERPUNK BOOK- Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
  • A BOOK THAT WAS BEING READ BY A STRANGER IN A PUBLIC PLACE- Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino
  • A BOOK TIED TO YOUR ANCESTRY- All The Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doerr
  • A BOOK WITH A FRUIT OR VEGETABLE IN THE TITLE- Vegetables In Underwear by Jared Chapman
  • AN ALLEGORY- The Fellowship Of The Ring- J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR WITH THE SAME FIRST OR LAST NAME AS YOU- One Kick by Chelsea Cain
  • A MICROHISTORY- The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • A BOOK ABOUT A PROBLEM FACING SOCIETY TODAY- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • A BOOK RECOMMENDED BY SOMEONE ELSE TAKING THE POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE- Brother by Ania Ahlborn

 

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Chelsea is a happily married mother of two who's love of mysteries can be traced back to her first Nancy Drew experience. When not reading and writing book reviews, she likes to drink wine in her jammies and pretend that she exercises.
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30 Responses to POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: 2018

  1. Wow! Your TBR for this 2018 challenge is ridiculous. Having read (and loved) many of these books myself, I can say that you are going to have an awesome reading year in 2018. The Harry Potter series, The Night Circus, the Outlander series, THUG… are all some of my favorite books! A few of these are on my TBR: 11/22/63, The Cruel Prince, The Language of Thorns, and All the Light We Cannot See. I will be looking forward to your thoughts 🙂

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  5. Melanie D. says:

    Chelsea, we haven’t chatted in so long but often you pop up and I think…wow…we should meet for tea. So your popsugar reading list has several of my absolute favourites! It is not a secret that I have devoured the Outlander Series since I first stumbled across a copy of the first book at a yard sale. 20years later it’s an award winning TV show and people no longer think I’m nuts. Station Eleven was a surprise hit for me. (With a wee bit of Canadiana). It’s always fun to recognize buildings and geography in my minds eye. Station Eleven is a new fave. Who doesn’t love some magic with Harry Potter and some mystery with Agatha? My love of Outlander led me to the twisty time tale “11-22-63”; definitely worth reading. I think you are going to really enjoy this list. Many of the other stuff are patiently waiting on my TBR shelf. Ruth Ware, Victoria Schwab, and Tolkien. As a footnote “The Keeper of Lost Causes” launched me into the world of Jussi Adler-Olsen and a love him/hate him affair that I cannot tell you at this stage where I will ultimately stand. It appears to depend on the book, however I love him more often than not I suppose because I continue to purchase his novels. Happy Reading my GR Friend.

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  6. Susan says:

    Station Eleven and All the Light We Cannot See are both great books.

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  7. Hannah B says:

    I hope you get to ‘All the Light We Cannot See’!! Phenomenal book about WWII told from perspectives you don’t usually see in historical fiction – that of children. I loved the book and also happened to find myself in St. Malo, France this summer, which is featured on the cover and is where much of the story takes place!

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  8. I’m so excited for his challenge, so thank you again for bringing it to my attention 😊 and to you for getting a book for each prompt, I’ve got a couple in mind and plan to wing the rest and hope it matches up 😂

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  9. Ah, so many amazing books on here that I’ve read and I’m planning to read! 😄 I hope you do well with this challenge! ❤️

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  10. Leigh Kramer says:

    I’m giving myself a high five because I’ve read a whole bunch of these already. I’m surprised you haven’t read The Night Circus or Outlander yet. And I’m jealous Maggie Stiefvater is a local author. I adore her books! I have Renee Carlino’s Wish You Were Here in my January TBR so let me know if you want to buddy read it. (Sorry not sorry for the late notice!)

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    • Ah I love it! I’m shocked I haven’t read them either… guess it’s that old case of too many arcs and pushed the good oldies out of the way? Glad I’m fixing it though! I would love to buddy read Wish You Were Here! Lmk when you start and I’ll squeeze it in. 😘

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  11. Great list Chelsea, I was hoping to read books and squeeze them in somewhere but maybe I’ll try to find some titles in advance, it seems fun to do the research. I’m so excited for you to read 11/22/63 and All the Light We Cannot see, both such fantastic books. Good luck on the challenge!

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  12. FictionFan says:

    Great list! Must have taken you hours to find all these titles to fit – bookish bliss! I don’t want to take on another challenge this year but I know I’m going to spend the rest of this week making up a list anyway… 😉 Good luck with the challenge!

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  13. Pretty books! But in all seriousness, I’m really interested in Jane Harper’s latest novel. I received one of her books The Dry as an advance readers copy that I need to review at some point but the covers are really atmospheric. Best of luck in the challenge! 🙂

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  14. I’m doing this as well! I’ll be posting my list shortly. It took me a while because I had to google a lot of ideas for this. It makes me quite happy to see HP on here! 🙂
    Good luck and I hope you are able to complete it all!

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  15. Geronimo Reads says:

    Very interesting list! A lot of these are ones I’ve never heard of. Good luck on the challenge!!

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  16. Annie says:

    What a great list! I will read Mindhunter too this year ^^ I loved the show!!

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  17. This is a great TBR! I’m particularly keen to read Hillary Clinton’s book this year. Cut through all the media crap and there’s a woman who has experienced A LOT and I bet has a good tale to tell! 🙂

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