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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|A book with an ugly cover|
|A book that involves a bookstore or library|
|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!