2018 Reading Challenges

Goodreads Reading Challenge:

60/60 books read!

2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

I successfully completed the 2016 & 2017 POPSUGAR Reading challenges. It got difficult towards the end, so I promised myself I would stick to a plan this year!  This page and the lack of check marks should keep me motivated.

For those of you who haven’t heard of this challenge before: there are prompts that you must fill. It’s pretty simple, although some categories can be tricky! Here’s a link to the 2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge.

50/50 books read!

Read A book made into a movie you’ve already seen: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

ReadTrue crime: Lady Killers by Tori Telfer

ReadThe next book in a series you already started: Ghost Town by Rachel Caine

ReadA book involving a heist: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

ReadNordic Noir: The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl, Agnete Friis

ReadA novel based on a real person: Madame Victoria by Catherine Leroux

ReadA book set in a country that fascinates you: Whisper by Lynette Noni

ReadA book with a time of day in the title: In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey

ReadA book about a villain or antihero: The Scribbled Victims by Robert Tomoguchi

ReadA book about death or grief: Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman 

ReadA book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym: Bring me Back by B. A. Paris

ReadA book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist: Past Tense by Star Spider

ReadA book that is also a stage play or musical: Dracula by Bram Stoker

ReadA book by an author of a different ethnicity than you: I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi

ReadA book about feminism: The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont

ReadA book about mental health: Depression: The Comedy by Jessica Holmes

ReadA book you borrowed or was given to you as a gift: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

ReadA book by two authors: Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

ReadA book about or involving a sport: There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

ReadA book by a local author: The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Bérubé

ReadA book with your favorite color in the title: Green Zone Jack by I. James Bertolina

ReadA book with alliteration in the title: Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

ReadA book about time travel: Under My Skin by Lisa Unger

ReadA book with a weather element in the title: When it Will Rayne it Will Pour by S. C. McCormack

ReadA book set at sea: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis

ReadA book with an animal in the title: The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis

ReadA book set on a different planet: Ashes of Retribution by L. J. Andrews*

ReadA book with song lyrics in the title: The French Girl by Lexie Elliott

ReadA book about or set on Halloween: Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

ReadA book with characters who are twins: The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

ReadA book mentioned in another book: Carrie by Stephen King

ReadA book from a celebrity book club: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

ReadA childhood classic you’ve never read: The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis (Goodreads review)

ReadA book that’s published in 2018: Rebel with a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring

ReadA past Goodreads Choice winner: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

ReadA book set in the decade you were born: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

ReadA book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

ReadA book with an ugly cover: Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby**

ReadA book that involves a bookstore or library: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

ReadYour favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd


ReadA bestseller from the year you graduated high school: Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark

ReadA cyberpunk book: Tomorrow’s World by Guy Portman

ReadA book that was being read by a stranger in a public place: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

ReadA book tied to your ancestry: Irish Folk Tales by Henry Glassie (Goodreads review)

ReadA book with a fruit or vegetable in the title: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

ReadAn allegory: Delivering Virtue by Brian Kindall

ReadA book by an author with the same first or last name as you: Air & Light & Time & Space by Helen Sword

ReadA microhistory: Scottish Witches and Wizards by Lily Seafield (Goodreads review)

ReadA book about a problem facing society today: #Murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

ReadA book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: The Hand of the Devil by Dean Vincent Carter

*This is a stretch, but the planet’s lunar cycle is different from ours, so I’m counting it!

**Please note that I’m criticizing the Canadian cover, not the American version!