Book Stuff

2018 is going to be the year of reading.
My GoodReads goal for this year is 50 books.
Erin’s Challenges will trump all others this year, but I’m also doing the POPSUGAR challenge.

Book Challenge by Erin 9.0

July 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018 (link)

  • |5 points| Freebie (at least 200 pages): Roomies by Christina Lauren
  • |10 points| Starts with the letter N: Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen
  • |10 points| Has a mostly orange color: A Tyranny of Petticoats by various authors
  • |15 points| A book with an unlikable character: An Act of Villainy by Ashley Weaver
  • |20 points| One of the 100 books PBS calls “The Great American Read”Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (illustrated version) by J.K. Rowling
  • |20 points| Something related to water in the title: On A Cold Dark Sea by Elizabeth Blackwell
  • |25 points| A book you’ve owned the longest (GoodReads list) but haven’t read yet: The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
  • |30 points| An emotion word in the title: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • |30 points| Each word in the title begins with the same letter: After Alice by Gregory Maguire
  • |35 points| A book featuring a character who shares your profession or similar one (i.e. does the same kind of thing as you do day to day): The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

POPSUGAR 2018 Reading Challenge

✔ A book made into a movie you’ve already seen (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling)
🔲 True Crime
✔ The next book in a series you started (The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie)
🔲 A book involving a heist
🔲 Nordic noir
✔ A novel based on a real person (Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart)
✔ A book set in a country that fascinates you (The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch)
🔲 A book with a time of day in the title
✔ A book about a villain or antihero (Renegades by Marissa Meyer)
✔ A book about death or grief (And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman)
✔ A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym (Not So Nice Guy by R.S. Grey)
✔ A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist (A Tyranny of Petticoats by various authors)
🔲 A book that is also a stage play or musical
✔ A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you (Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake)
✔ A book about feminism (We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
✔ A book about mental health (Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella)
✔ A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift (Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen)
✔A book by two authors (Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb)
✔ A book about or involving a sport (One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus)
🔲 A book by a local author
🔲 A book with your favorite color in the title
✔ A book with alliteration in the title (It Takes One To Tango by Winifred M. Reilly)
✔ A book about time travel (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling)
🔲 A book with a weather element in the title
 A book set at sea (On A Cold Dark Sea by Elizabeth Blackwell)
🔲 A book with an animal in the title
🔲 A book set on a different planet
🔲 A book with song lyrics in the title
🔲 A book about or set on Halloween
🔲 A book with characters who are twins
🔲 A book mentioned in another book
🔲 A book from a celebrity book club
✔ A childhood classic you’ve never read (Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix)
✔ A book that’s published in 2018 (Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey)
✔ A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner (The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas)
🔲 A book set in the decade you were born
✔ A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t (The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking)
✔ A book with an ugly cover (Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton – very plain)
✔ A book that involves a bookstore or library (84, Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff)
✔ Your favorite prompt from the ’15, ’16, or ’17 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges
(2017) A book with pictures (Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton)
A D V A N C E D
🔲 A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
🔲 A cyberpunk book
🔲 A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
🔲 A book tied to your ancestry
✔ A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title (The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows)
🔲 An allegory
🔲 A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
🔲 A microhistory
✔ A book about a problem facing society today (Roomies by Christina Lauren… immigration?)
🔲 A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge


2018

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End of Year Review

Check out my book progress in 2017 and 2016!