My 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenge

  1. A book recommended by a librarian – The Tropic of Serpents, by Marie Brennan
  2. A book that’s been on your TBR for way too long – The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
  3. A book of letters – Silence, by Shusaku Endo
  4. An audiobook –  I Shall Wear Midnight, by Terry Pratchett
  5. A book by a person of color – This Is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz
  6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title – Wintersmith, by Terry Pratchett
  7. A book that is a story within a story – Mr. Gwyn, by Alessandro Baricco
  8. A book with multiple authors – The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, edited by John Joseph Adams
  9. An espionage thriller – Spy, by Ted Bell
  10. A book with a cat on the cover – A Cat on the Bus, by Lydia Adamson
  11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym –Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by Newt Scamander
  12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read – Fifth Grave Past the Light, by Darynda Jones (paranormal romance)
  13. A book by or about a person who has a disability – The Sky Between You and Me, by Catherine Alene (severe anorexia)
  14. A book involving travel – The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  15. A book with a subtitle – Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, by Scott Barry Kaufman
  16. A book published in 2017 – Oathbringer, by Brandon Sanderson
  17. A book involving a mythical creature – Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman
  18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
  19. A book about food – The Gingerbread Bump-Off, by Livia J. Washburn
  20. A book with career advice – Stumbling on Happiness, by Danial Gilbert
  21. A book from a non-human perspective – Cat Bearing Gifts, by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
  22. A steampunk novel – Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare
  23. A book with a red spine – The Vegetarian, by Han Kang
  24. A book set in the wilderness – Wildwood, by Colin Meloy
  25. A book you loved as a child – The Marvelous Land of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
  26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited – The Hill of Evil Counsel, by Amos Oz (Israel)
  27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name- Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis
  28. A novel set during wartime – Pastoral, by Nevil Shute
  29. A book with an unreliable narrator –  The Mask of Sanity, by Jacob M. Appel
  30. A book with pictures – Northlander, Vol. 6: Thor’s Daughter, by Brian Wood
  31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity from yours – 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami
  32. A book about an interesting woman – Travels With My Aunt, by Graham Greene
  33. A book set in 2 different time periods – Shift, by Hugh Howey
  34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title – Black Friday, by James Patterson
  35. A book set in a hotel – Bimbos of the Death Sun, by Sharyn McCrumb
  36. A book written by someone you admire – The Meaning of Human Existence, by Edward O. Wilson
  37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 – American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
  38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas –
  39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before – Gilded Cage, by Vic James
  40. A book you bought on a trip – The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  41. A book recommended by an author you love – Carrie, by Stephen King(recommended by Neil Gaiman)
  42. A bestseller from 2016 – The Trials of Apollo, by Rick Riordan(#62 on Amazon for 2016)
  43. A book with a family-member term in the title – The Hangman’s Daughter, by Oliver Potzsch
  44. A book that takes place over a character’s lifespan – Heike Story, by Eiji Yoshikawa
  45. A book about an immigrant or refugee – Mornings in Jenin, by Susan Abulhawa
  46. A book from a genre/subgenre you’d never heard of – Arctic Chill, by Arnaldur Indridason(Nordic Noir)
  47. A book with an eccentric character –  The Truth, by Terry Pratchett
  48. A book that’s more than 800 pages long – War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy
  49. A book you got from a used book sale – The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx
  50. A book that’s been mentioned in another book – Misery, by Stephen King
  51. A book about a difficult topic – Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler
  52. A book based on mythology – The Last Hero, by Terry Pratchett

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Independent science nerd/writer/music blogger/arts enthusiast/theorist currently in Colorado.
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