Quarterly PopSugar Check-In

It’s that time. As we move into the month of April, I want to check in on my progress of my 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge. Am I on track to finish that challenge? Have a I made any changes and why? What is my total reading count for all books for the year?

True crime Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial by Rabia Chaudry
The next book in a series you started King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
A book involving a heist Heist Society by Ally Carter
A novel based on a real person The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford
A book set in a country that fascinates you The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson
A book with a time of day in the title Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
A book about a villain or anti-hero Heartless by Marissa Meyer
A book about death or grief The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
A book with a female author with a male pseudonym Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
A book with a LGBTQ+ protagonist A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
A book that is also a stage play or musical The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
A book about feminism The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
A book about mental health The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A book by two authors The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
A book about or involving a sport Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
A book by a local author Love by the Book by Melissa Pimentel
A book with your favorite color in the title Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World by Simon Garfield
A book with alliteration in the title Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
A book about time travel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
A book with a weather element in the title A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Mass
A book set at sea The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
A book with an animal in the title To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A book set on a different planet These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
A book with song lyrics in the title Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
A book about or set on Halloween The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
A book with characters who are twins In The Woods by Tana French
A book mentioned in another book The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
A book from a celebrity book club The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
A childhood classic that you’ve never read Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
A book that’s published in 2018 War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner Talking as Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
A book set in the decade you were born The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky
A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
A book with an ugly cover Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
A book that involves a bookstore or library Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Sloan Robin
Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: Topic that is uncomfortable The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
A cyberpunk book Warcross by Marie Lu
A book tied to your ancestry All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Ann Mary Shaffer
An allegory American Gods by Neil Gaiman
A book by an author with the same first or last name as you Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
A microhistory Bonk by Mary Roach
A book about a problem facing society today We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Threadwalkers by Joanna Volavka


-Removed Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier. In order to read both of these, I would have had to also read Ruby read and that three books. I try to avoid trilogies or duologies in case I don’t like the first book and then I need to figure out more that one book.

-Replaced Sapphire Blue with Mauve: How One Man invented a color that changed the world. I have been staring at this book at my day job’s bookcase for what seems like forever. It’s basically the history of the color purple.

-Transplanted Emerald Green with The Shadow Cabinet. Both of these books take place in England, so it was an easy swap.

-Removed I am Malala. I do want to read this book, but I’m just not feeling it at this moment. My sister gave me the book We should all be Feminists a while back and I want to read that first. If I have time or the mood strikes, I will add I am Malala back.

-Added Threadwalkers. This book was written on a friend of mine and is on many of my friend’s reading lists for this year!

Totals and Challenge Status

So far I have read 10 out of 30 books for my yearly challenge.

Three months into the year and I’m already a third of the way there. I’ll take it!

I have read 8 our of 46 POPSUGAR challenge books.

I think I am working at a pretty good pace. I am really utilizing audio books. There isn’t much I can’t access between my local library and my Audible account.

Until the halfway point!

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