So I’m going to attempt the PopSugar 2018 Reading Challenge this year, in addition to my personal goals. I’m going to list off the prompts, and the books I have chosen for the prompts so far. I’ll come back and check them off on my master list, linked in the sidebar. (And link to my reviews.) I haven’t picked out every book yet, to leave room for books I find interesting throughout the year.
POPSUGAR 2018 READING PROMPTS
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.
The next book in a series you started – 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
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 – Paula McLain‘s The Paris Wife or Circling the Sun
A book set in a country that fascinates you
A book with a time of day in the title – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I’ve been meaning to read it.
A book about a villain or antihero
A book about death or grief
A book with your favorite color in the title – Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch
A book with alliteration in the title
A book about time travel – A Wrinkle in Time
It’s time I re-read this, before the movie comes out!
A book with a weather element in the title
A book set at sea – Avi‘s The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
A childhood book my husband loved.
A book with an animal in the title – 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
A book with song lyrics in the title – Unbelievable: 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
A book with characters who are twins – something about Jacen and Jaina Solo
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 – The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
I also have a biography of Radclyffe Hall, so I’ll probably read them consecutively. I might use one of them for the advanced prompt of an author with the same first or last name as you.
A book that is also a stage play or musical – Harper Lee‘s To Kill a Mockingbird
A classic I’ve never read
A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you – Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
Canadian-Jamaican author, so it fits my Read Canadian Challenge as well
A book about feminism – Colonize This! Young women of color on today’s feminism
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
A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift – No is Not Enough
Given to me by my mother-in-law for Christmas.
A book by two authors
A book about or involving a sport
A book by a local author
A book mentioned in another book
I’ll probably pick one after I read Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, since it’s about reading!
A book from a celebrity book club – The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Oprah’s Book Club List
A childhood classic you’ve never read – Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Another suggestion from my husband
A book that’s published in 2018 – I’ll probably have a bunch of these to choose from, but currently it’s between The Girl in the Tower and Fire and Fury.
A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner – Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (2016)
It looks amazing, and there’s a second book in the series now.
A book set in the decade you were born
A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to – Blackwing by Ed McDonald
An ARC I won through Goodreads but didn’t get around to
A book with an ugly cover
A book that involves a bookstore or library – Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
Won a Kindle copy from Goodreads
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.
A bestseller from the year you graduated high school – Tom Brokaw‘s The Greatest Generation
A cyberpunk book
A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place – Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
Spotted in the Atlanta airport on my way home from holidays with my in-laws
A book tied to your ancestry
A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title – Roald Dahl‘s James and the Giant Peach
Another childhood book of my husband’s that I’ve never read
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 book about a problem facing society today
A book recommended by someone else taking the PopSugar Reading Challenge