PopSugar 2018 Challenge

This is my Master List for the 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge – I will be adding links to reviews as I read books, and adding the books I intend to read as I come up with them.
Edit: Now that I’m halfway through the challenge, I have bolded the prompts I haven’t finished yet to make them easier to find.


A book made into a movie you’ve already seen – Heinlein’s Starship Troopers
My husband’s been encouraging me to read this one, but I HATED the movie. He says the book is quite different. We’ll see.

True Crime READ/REVIEWEDConfessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg

The next book in a series you started READ/REVIEWED Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
I read Rolling in the Deep, a novella starting this series, a long time ago. Thought it was a standalone, I’m really happy to learn she continued to write more in this world!

A book involving a heist READ/REVIEWEDCatwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

Nordic Noir – the princess of burundi by Kjell Eriksson
Found this at Baltimore’s The Book Thing, and it’s a winner of the Swedish Crime Academy Award for Best Crime Novel, so I thought it would fit!

A novel based on a real person READ/REVIEWED Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini

A book set in a country that fascinates you READ/REVIEWED Before The Storm by Christie Golden
Yes, it’s set in Azeroth which is a fictional world that has territories and kingdoms, not really countries. Don’t care. Counting it.

A book with a time of day in the title READ/REVIEWED Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

A book about a villain or antihero READ/REVIEWED Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey
A prequel to Shakespeare’s The Tempest

A book about death or grief READ/REVIEWED The Clothesline Swing

A book with your favorite color in the title READ/REVIEWED Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch

A book with alliteration in the title READ/REVIEWED Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

A book about time travel READ/REVIEWEDThe Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt

A book with a weather element in the title READ/REVIEWED Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

A book set at sea READ/REVIEWED Avi‘s The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
A childhood book my husband loved.

A book with an animal in the title READ/REVIEWED Turtles All The Way Down
John Green‘s newest that I’ve been wanting to read, and have a hold on at the library

A book set on a different planet READ/REVIEWED Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston

A book with song lyrics in the title READ/REVIEWEDUnbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur
A book about a journalist’s experience on the Trump campaign

A book about or set on Halloween READ/REVIEWEDAll I Want for Halloween by Marie Harte

A book with characters who are twins READ/REVIEWED – Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym – Swastika Night by Katharine Burdekin writing as Murray Constantine

A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist READ/REVIEWED When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri

A book that is also a stage play or musical READ/REVIEWEDOld Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot.

A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you READ/REVIEWED Dust Tracks on a Road – Zora Neale Hurston
Hurston’s autobiography/memoir

A book about feminism READ – Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
A book that’s been on my reading list for a while, and I recently bought from a used bookstore

A book about mental health READ/REVIEWED Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift – No is Not Enough by Naomi Klein
A gift from my mother-in-law for Christmas

A book by two authors READ/REVIEWED Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik

A book about or involving a sport READ/REVIEWEDOdd One Out involved cheerleading, If You Come Softly involved basketball. The Weight of Feathers involved swimming.

A book by a local author READ/REVIEWED Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
She lives in Richmond, Virginia, just a few hours away.

A book mentioned in another book READ/REVIEWEDLittle Bee by Chris Cleave
It was mentioned in Tolstoy and the Purple Chair.

A book from a celebrity book club READ/REVIEWED The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Oprah’s Book Club List

A childhood classic you’ve never read READ Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Another suggestion from my husband

A book that’s published in 2018 READ/REVIEWED Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, due out March 6, 2018

A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner READ/REVIEWED Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (2016)
It looks amazing, and there’s a second (make that third!) book in the series now.

A book set in the decade you were born READ – Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to READ/REVIEWEDThe Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

A book with an ugly cover READ/REVIEWED The Black Rose by Tananarive Due

A book that involves a bookstore or library READ/REVIEWED How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenges
This will probably be a book with a cat on the cover, from 2017’s Challenge. Because cats.
Love Saves the Day by Gwen Cooper is my pick. READ/REVIEWED


A bestseller from the year you graduated high school READ – Shel Silverstein’s A Light in the Attic

A cyberpunk book READ/REVIEWED Autonomous

A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place READ/REVIEWED – Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime
Spotted in the Atlanta airport on my way home from Christmas vacation!

A book tied to your ancestry

A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title READRoald Dahl‘s James and the Giant Peach
Another childhood book of my husband’s that I’ve never read

An allegory

A book by an author with the same first or last name as you – To the Elephant Graveyard: A True Story of the Hunt for a Man-Killing Indian Elephant by Tarquin Hall

A microhistory READ/REVIEWED – Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

A book about a problem facing society today READ/REVIEWED All The Rage
A book about rape culture

A book recommended by someone else taking the PopSugar Reading Challenge