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message 1: by Cassandra (last edited Dec 07, 2015 01:47PM) (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments POPSUGAR 2016 READING CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016


This year, Popsugar has come out with a new Ultimate Reading Challenge for 2016. We know that a lot of our members had fun with last year's challenge, so we decided to make it an official group challenge this year.

The goal is to check off all of the tasks in a year, but if that's too much, feel free to set a smaller goal.

NOTE: Several of these tasks are fairly United States-specific. Feel free to adjust them as you see fit for your country or language.

1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe
9. A book that's under 150 pages
10. A New York Times bestseller
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
18. A book that's more than 600 pages
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel
21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel
23. A book that is published in 2016
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century
34. A book from the library
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy


message 2: by Cassandra (last edited Dec 31, 2016 01:43PM) (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments How to Participate
1. Post here telling the challenge leader that you'd like to join the challenge. You can choose your books for the challenge at the beginning, or add them as you go. You can join a challenge at any time, as long as the challenge is still active.

2. Whenever you finish a book for the challenge, post here and let the challenge leader know so they can update your progress.

Some members choose to update their original post with their progress to keep track of their challenge more easily, but make sure to also post a new message so the challenge leader knows to go look at your original post. You can look at how other members report their progress to find a strategy that works well for you.

For more information about how challenges work, check out this thread or ask your challenge leader.

Participants
Adria | 20/20
Adriana | 9/15
Alejandra | 3/40
Aj | 1/20
Alek | 11/25
Alex | 30/40
Alexxy | 4/30
Alisia | 30/30
Alta | 19/25
Aly | 5/25
Amanda | 0/40
Amanda [abh1212] | 31/40
Amanda [amandag23] | 0/20
Amanda [Davis] | 1/40
Andréa | 29/35
Angel | 1/10
Angela | 22/24
Anna | 0/40
Anna | 11/41
Anna [Glebova] | 40/40
Annabeth | 6/15
Arcadia | 20/52
Ariana | 0/25
Ash | 0/12
Ashleigh | 9/40
Ashley | 1/30
Ashly | 12/28
Aysegul | 3/20
B | 11/40
Babitix | 15/30
Bea | 0/22
Becky | 3/10
Beth (Ducky) | 0/40
Blagica | 23/20
Bobbi [schadenfreudian] | 19/20
Bridget | 19/40
caitlin | 0/5
Carly | 3/40
Caro | 12/12
Carri | 5/40
Carrie | 10/40
Cassie | 0/40
Cee Cee | 0/40
Ceri | 0/40
Chaitra | 12/30
Chandra Yvette | 0/21
Charity | 21/25
Charlotte | 5/10
Cheri | 33/40
Chetara | 34/37
Chloé | 10/10
Chris | 0/40
ChrisP | 11/40
Christa | 40/40
Christina | 5/20
Claire | 11/20
Claudia | 6/40
Claudia | 17/40
Colleen | 34/40
Colleen [Lambert] | 11/40
Courtney | 0/15
Cynthia | 3/27
Dana | 0/40
Dana [elkins_88] | 24/36
Dayave | 6/20
Debbie (Doc) | 18/30
Deborah | 1/40
Debra | 0/20
Dessa | 0/40
Destiny | 14/20
Diana | 11/12
Diana | 26/20
Dominique (Dom) | 21/40
Dramapuppy | 40/40
Ecem | 32/32

Elizabeth [betwixtthesepages] | 3/37
Elizabeth | 0/38
Elizabeth [Koenig] | 0/40
Ella | 2/40
Ellie | 22/35
Emily | 19/30
Emily Grace | 0/30
Emma | 14/16
Erica | 0/15
Erika | 1/20
Fallon | 34/40
Fatma | 2/20
Fiona | 0/40
Francina | 11/30
Gabriella | 23/20
Gail | 41/40
Gary | 13/40
Gemma | 0/10
Goedele | 8/41
Gretchen | 15/15
Gwen S | 20/20

Haley | 7/40
Heather | 0/40
Heather [dustypork] | 0/30
Heather (Heatso) | 6/20
Helen | 20/20
Helena | 0/?
Holli | 0/40
Jade | 40/40
Jai | 10/20
James | 13/30
Jamie | 4/40
Jane | 30/35
Jane | 0/40
Janine | 40/40
Jenn | 0/40
Jennifer | 4/40
Jennifer (livresaddicted) | 2/30
Jenny | 1/40
Jess | 0/20
Jessa | 1/40
Jessica | 30/30
Jessica [bitsy55] | 20/40
Jewel | 21/35
Jill | 0/40
Jimmy | 0/40
Joanne♥~Bookworm Extraordinaire | 0/40
Jodi | 2/10
Julia | 7/40
JuliaOrlando | 4/40
Julie | 5/40
Julie [jules1008] | 0/40
June | 16/20
Kadijah Michelle | 23/40
Kady | 2/24
Kaitlyn | 25/40
Kaitlyn | 22/40
Kara | 0/40
Karen | 0/40
Karen [Fitzgerald] | 0/40
Karin | 29/40
Karina | 0/30
Karishma | 0/40
Kate | 14/40
Katelyn | 0/15
Katharine | 40/40
Kathryn | 25/25

Kathy | 2/20
Katie | 23/40
Katie [ohcakey] | 0/15
Kelli | 8/40
KellI | 40/40
Kelly | 30/30
Kelsi | 25/25

Kendra | 0/40
Kenzie | 3/30
Kerry | 0/40
Kester | 25/40
Kiddisaster | 7/40
Kim | 1/40
Kirsten | 39/40
Kirsty | 40/40
Kiwi | 40/40

Kme_17 | 0/40
Krissie | 26/30
Kristine | 2/40
Krystal | 8/40
Kylie | 0/40
Kym | 38/40
Laura | 0/40
Laura [Sawyer] | 1/40
Lauren [liveandlauren] | 40/40
Lauren [Paciullo] | 7/40
Layla | 0/37
Leslie | 20/30
Leslie [Hayden] | 1/40
Libby | 3/25
Linda | 40/40
Lindsay IL | 0/20
Lindsey | 0/40
Lindsey | 33/40
Lisa | 0/20
Lisa | 13/40
Lisa | 15/40
Lisa [Bartholomew] | 2/40
Lisa [nfinitepages] | 0/30
Lisa (likenbooks) | 16/30
Lorina | 4/15
Luisa | 36/40
Lynn [BookRainbow] | 2/40
Lynn [lmelliott] | 40/40
Macie | 4/40
Maddison | 13/55
Maiko | 30/30
Mallory Heart | 0/40
Marcella | 0/20
Margaret | 10/40
Maria [Johnson] | 0/TBD
Maria [MariaH90602] | 38/40
Maria [smariastefani] | 25/25
Marie Clarisse | 13/30
Marina H | 20/20
Mary (Bibliophile) | 21/40
Mary-Ann | 0/40
Mary Pat | 20/15
Maryjane | 23/40
Maureen | 6/40
Mave | 0/40
Maya | 16/40
Mayra | 21/40
Meg | 38/50
Megan BG | 22/20
Melissa | 0/30
Melissa | 39/40
Meranda | 21/40
Merja | 5/40
Michelle | 10/40
Mie | 40/40
Monica | 0/40
Monique | 30/30
Morgan | 3/40
MyzanM | 32/20
Nadia | 0/40
Naj | 5/40
Natalie O | 13/40
Natalie [Shipman] | 25/25
Nep | 1/25
Nick | 13/40
Nicole | 0/40
Nicole W | 9/20
Niecie | 20/40
Nik | 17/40
Nikinnia | 0/40
Norma | 0/40
Nurai | 22/20
Patricia | 9/20
Patricia [Bergman] | 19/40
Paul | 40/32
Phyllis | 0/30
Pien | 6/40
Polina | 24/38
Prerana | 4/40
Psico-Taco | TBD
R | 5/41
Rachel | 21/40
ReGina | 26/20
Reenah | 40/40
Richard | 0/40
Riley | 3/25
Robin | 39/40
Robyn | 3/40
Roda | 0/40
Rosalyn | 0/40
Ruth | 0/30
Saara | 3/40
Sam F | 40/40
Samantha | 0/40
Samantha | 6/40
Samantha B | 0/40
Samantha (AK) | 16/15
Sandra | 3/40
Sandra [Riverol] | 0/40
Sara | 2/5
Sarah | 0/40
Sarah [Isenegger] | 0/40
Serena | 40/40
Shannon | 40/40

Sharon | 0/40
Sharon [Conty] | 41/41
Sharon [Mariampillai] | 8/40
Sherry | 20/20
Sheryl | 24/24

SibylM | 0/20
Splodygirl | 0/40
Sovanratana | 8/40
Sreemoyee Mukherjee | 0/40
Stacey | 0/40
Steph | 1/40
Steph | 11/41
Steph & Manda | 0/5
Stephanie | 25/41
Stephanie [Krone] | 30/40
Stephanie (Chinchillita) | 20/41
Stephanie (R-A) | 29/40
Stipe | 0/27
Sue | 6/40
Susan [ciaosuz] | 13/40
Susan [Gilbert] | 14/20
Susan C [sacorwin] | 31/40
Talia | 9/20
Tania | 25/40
Tanya | 13/40
Tara | 8/40
Tarah | 10/40
Taylor R | 20/24
Tearsa | 0/20
Teresa | 0/30
Teske | 0/15
Theresa~OctoberLace | 1/40
Therese | 0/20
TerryJane | 37/41
Tiffany [Herndon] | 12/20
Tiffany [Heywood] | 2/40
Tina | 14/40
Tori | 8/20
Tula | 2/40
Veronica | 6/15
Victoria | 26/33
Victoria [booksocray] | 10/25
Violet | 2/40
Voracious_reader | 0/40
Wednesday | 0/25
Will | 40/40
Willemijn | 19/15
Winter | 16/40
Yvonne | 15/40
Zara | 5/10
Zita | 27/40


message 3: by Paul Emily (last edited Sep 21, 2016 12:25PM) (new)

Paul Emily Ryan (kickbackyak) I wasn't sure whether I wanted to do this or not, there was a requirement holding me back, but now that it's an official thing I think I will! Put me down for 32, Cassandra. :)

1. A book based on a fairy tale - Beauty by Robin McKinley (7/5/16)
2. A National Book Award winner - The Color Purple by Alice Walker (20/3/16)
3. A YA bestseller - Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas (3/9/16)
4. A book you haven't read since high school - Macbeth by William Shakespeare (13/2/16)
5. A book set in your home state - The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney (11/5/16)
6. A book translated to English - Blindness by José Saramago (7/4/16)
7. A romance set in the future - Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (3/4/16)
8. A book set in Europe - Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (16/4/16)
9. A book that's under 150 pages - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (2/1/16)
10. A New York Times bestseller - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (22/4/16)
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year - Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (6/9/16)
12. A book recommended by someone you just met - Z Minus 1 (8/9/16)
13. A self-improvement book - Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (19/5/16)
14. A book you can finish in a day - Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner (27/3/16)
15. A book written by a celebrity - A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking (with Leonard Mlodinow) (5/7/16)
16. A political memoir - Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela (23/1/16)
17. A book at least 100 years older than you - The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (2/1/16)
18. A book that's more than 600 pages - A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (25/1/16)
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club - Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (11/9/16)
20. A science-fiction novel - The Martian by Andy Weir (5/1/16)
21. A book recommended by a family member - Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (sort of recommended to me by my cousin ages back) (7/5/16)
22. A graphic novel - Watchmen by Alan Moore (22/2/16)
23. A book that is published in 2016 - Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane (5/2/16)
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation - The Secret History (31/3/16)
25. A book that takes place during summer - The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (16/7/16)
26. A book and its prequel - Skellig and My Name Is Mina by David Almond (15/9/16)
27. A murder mystery - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (17/9/16)
28. A book written by a comedian - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (20/9/16)
29. A dystopian novel - Divergent by Veronica Roth (19/4/16)
30. A book with a blue cover - All the Light We Cannot See (6/1/16)
31. A book of poetry - Station Island (10/7/16)
32. The first book you see in a bookstore - The Girl on the Train (18/6/16)
33. A classic from the 20th century - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (5/2/16)
34. A book from the library - The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien (4/3/16)
35. An autobiography - Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (ambiguous as to whether it's actually an autobiography) If not, I have plenty of ideas. (11/2/16)
36. A book about a road trip - The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto "Che" Guevara (9/4/16)
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with - A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (Jamaican gang wars and reggae in the late 20th century) (16/1/16)
38. A satirical book - The Dog by Joseph O'Neill (24/3/16)
39. A book that takes place on an island - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (20/4/16)
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (this year. it's going to happen) (26/6/16)

40/32


message 4: by [deleted user] (last edited Apr 24, 2016 04:53AM) (new)



Can't wait! What's one more challenge? I've got a whole year to complete them all, right?

1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school Ethan Frome
5. A book set in your home state Because of Winn-Dixie
6. A book translated to English Ruby Red
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe
9. A book that's under 150 pages-The Yellow Wallpaper
10. A New York Times bestseller
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day-The Yellow Wallpaper
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
18. A book that's more than 600 pages
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel
21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel-Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 1: The Ronin
23. A book that is published in 2016
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation The Thread That Runs So True
25. A book that takes place during summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover Sapphire Blue
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century
34. A book from the library
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy


message 5: by Patricia (last edited Jul 22, 2016 10:37AM) (new)

Patricia (patea) | 172 comments Though I haven't finished even half of this year's pop-sugar challenge, I think I'll give this a go. I will set myself a more realistic goal of 20/40 in this challenge, hope that's not going to put a damper on the spirit of the game.

POPSUGAR 2016 READING CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

Progress: 9/20

1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school: Siddharta (to read)
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English: A Hand Full of Stars
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe: The Post Office Girl: Stefan Zweig’s Grand Hotel Novel
9. A book that's under 150 pages: Resistencia (to read)
10. A New York Times bestseller
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book: A Time For New Dreams (Though not classed as a self-improvement book, I think it fits well here - the author calls for all of us to strive for better.)
14. A book you can finish in a day: We Should All Be Feminists
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you: (possibly) The Prince and the Pauper or Black Beauty
18. A book that's more than 600 pages
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel
21. A book recommended by a family member: the Watchmen
22. A graphic novel
23. A book that is published in 2016: Shtum
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover: The Seafront Tea Rooms
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
33. A classic from the 20th century: Slaughterhouse 5 (on-going)
34. A book from the library: White Fang / The Call of the Wild
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip: Little Dribbling (to read)
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with: Hiding in Plain Sight
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy


message 6: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments That's fine, Patricia! :)

Sara, that's the perfect GIF to describe my excitement for challenges to start. You do have the whole year, and you can always lower your goal later if you need.


message 7: by Winter, Group Reads (last edited Apr 16, 2016 06:30AM) (new)

Winter (winter9) | 4592 comments Popsugar 2016 Reading Challenge

Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

1. A book based on a fairy tale - Cinder, Marissa Meyer
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller - The Maze Runner, James Dashner
4. A book you haven't read since high school - One Day at Horrorland, R.L. Stine
5. A book set in your home state - Hunger, Knut Hamsun
6. A book translated to English
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe - The Family at Gilje (Familien paa Gilje), Jonas Lie
9. A book that's under 150 pages - Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente
10. A New York Times bestseller
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day - Deep Trouble, R.L. Stine
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you - Gift, Alexander Kielland
18. A book that's more than 600 pages - A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club - The Road, Cormac McCarthy
20. A science-fiction novel - The Martian, Andy Weir
21. A book recommended by a family member - The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches, Gaétan Soucy
22. A graphic novel
23. A book that is published in 2016
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery - Enhjørningen, André Bjerke*
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover - Stray, Andrea K. Höst
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century
34. A book from the library
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island - The Island, Michael Bray
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy - The Brothers Lionheart, Astrid Lindgren

Total: 16/40

* There's some different opinions as to the genre of this book, but I think it fits perfectly!

Popsugar Reading Challenge


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

...and you can always lower your goal later if you need."

I tend to set a low goal to start and set it higher as the year goes on.

I think with this one I'll start with 10.


message 9: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments That works too! I corrected your goal.


message 10: by Paul Emily (last edited Dec 05, 2015 03:10PM) (new)

Paul Emily Ryan (kickbackyak) I wasn't sure whether to ask this question this or not, but I think I will now - we don't have states where I live (although in a way, we do, we just don't call them that). Any sort of reasonable equivalent like town/county/province would work to substitute in for number 5, right?


message 11: by Karina (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments I'll aim for 30.

0/30


message 12: by Dominique (last edited Dec 02, 2016 10:42AM) (new)

Dominique  | 765 comments POPSUGAR 2016 READING CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

21/39

1. A book based on a fairy tale
The Looking Glass Wars The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1) by Frank Beddor

2. A National Book Award winner
The Corrections The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

3. A YA bestseller
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 01/19/16

4. A book you haven't read since high school
The World According to Garp The World According to Garp by John Irving

5. A book set in your home state
Last Night in Montreal Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel

6. A book translated to English
The Bat The Bat (Harry Hole, #1) by Jo Nesbø 02/10/16

7. A romance set in the future
Warm Bodies Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1) by Isaac Marion 02/08/16

8. A book set in Europe
The Girl in the Spider's Web The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) by David Lagercrantz 01/03/15

9. A book that's under 150 pages
Final Assignment 02/19/16

10. A New York Times bestseller
The Goldfinch 01/28/16

11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
Eleanor & Park Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 04/05/16

12. A book recommended by someone you just met
Night Mara Night Mara (The West Coast, #1) by Romina D'Alessandro (rec by Katrina)

13. A self-improvement book

14. A book you can finish in a day
Heart of Darkness 02/23/16

15. A book written by a celebrity
Yes Please 04/11/16 Yes Please by Amy Poehler

16. A political memoir
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban I Am Malala The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

17. A book at least 100 years older than you
The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 07/21/16

18. A book that's more than 600 pages
The Passage The Passage (The Passage, #1) by Justin Cronin 11/30/16

19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
Freedom Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

20. A science-fiction novel
Never Let Me Go Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 02/26/16

21. A book recommended by a family member
The 33: Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free The 33 Deep Down Dark The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar

22. A graphic novel
Batman: The Killing Joke Batman The Killing Joke by Alan Moore

23. A book that is published in 2016
Far From True 02/21/16

24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
Too Big to Miss Too Big to Miss (An Odelia Grey Mystery, #1) by Sue Ann Jaffarian

25. A book that takes place during summer
A Little Life A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara 05/13/16

26. A book and its prequel
Fairest Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer Winter Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer

27. A murder mystery
Gone for Good 04/21/16

28. A book written by a comedian
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

29. A dystopian novel
Angelfall Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee 03/29/16

30. A book with a blue cover
The Truth According to Us The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows 02/22/16

31. A book of poetry
The Raven and other poems The Raven and other poems by Edgar Allan Poe 03/17/16

32. The first book you see in a bookstore
A Beauty A Beauty by Connie Gault

33. A classic from the 20th century
A Prayer for Owen Meany 04/06/16

34. A book from the library (TBR) The Dragon's Path 01/28/16

35. An autobiography Not My Father's Son Not My Father's Son (Unabridged Audiobook) by Alan Cumming

36. A book about a road trip
The Price of Salt The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

38. A satirical book
Infinite Jest Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

39. A book that takes place on an island We Were Liars We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 06/18/16

40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett


message 13: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 24, 2016 12:40PM) (new)

30/30

1. A book based on a fairy tale - Fire Touched
2. A National Book Award winner -Redeployment
3. A YA bestseller -Morning Star
4. A book you haven't read since high school - Dracula
5. A book set in your home state - Bluebeard's Egg
6. A book translated to English - The Vegetarian
7. A romance set in the future - Born of Night
8. A book set in Europe - The Nightingale
9. A book that's under 150 pages - Allanon's Quest
10. A New York Times bestseller -
All the Light We Cannot See

13. A novel that's over 100 years old - The Time Machine
14. A book you can finish in a day - Animal Attraction
18. A book that's more than 600 pages - The Bonehunters
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club - Cane River
20. A science-fiction novel - Stranger in a Strange Land
21. A book recommended by a family member - Requiem Vampire Knight Vol. 1: Resurrection
22. A graphic novel - Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began
23. A book that is published in 2016 - It Ends with Us
25. A book that takes place during summer - On Mystic Lake
26. A book and its prequel - Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
27. A murder mystery - Lord John and the Succubus
29. A dystopian novel - Calamity
30. A book with a blue cover -Empire of Ivory
33. A classic from the 20th century - 1984
34. A book from the library - Still Alice
35. An autobiography - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
36. A book about a road trip - Three Day Road
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with - Cutting for Stone
38. A satirical book - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
39. A book that takes place on an island - Bloodline


message 14: by Alisia (new)

Alisia (meniali) | 248 comments Yay! I knew it!!! :P Count me in !


message 15: by Cheri (last edited Nov 04, 2016 08:56AM) (new)

Cheri (jovali2) Yay!! I'm in for all 40. I was doing it in parallel with the other yearly challenges anyway. Here are things I'm thinking about for each item:

2016 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge

✔ 1. A book based on a fairy tale - The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter (5 stars)
✔ 2. A National Book Award winner - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (5 stars)
✔ 3. A YA bestseller - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (5 stars)
4. A book you haven’t read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
✔ 6. A book translated into English - The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
✔ 7. A romance set in the future - Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (2 stars)
✔ 8. A book set in Europe - The Relic Master: A Novel by Christopher Buckley (3 stars)
✔ 9. A book that’s under 150 pages - We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (4 stars)
✔ 10. A New York Times bestseller - Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon & Shana Krizhnik (5 stars)
✔ 11. A book that’s becoming a movie this year - Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang (5 stars). The movie is called Arrival and releases Nov. 11, 2016.
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
✔ 13. A self-improvement book - Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals by Dave Fox (3 stars)
✔ 14. A book you can finish in a day - Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! by Kate Schatz (5 stars)
✔ 15. A book written by a celebrity - Yes Please by Amy Poehler (3 stars)
✔ 16. A political memoir - I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai (3 stars)
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
18. A book that’s more than 600 pages
✔ 19. A book from Oprah’s Book Club - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (5 stars)
✔ 20. A science-fiction novel - The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin (4 stars)
21. A book recommended by a family member
✔ 22. A graphic novel - How the World Was: A California Childhood by Emmanuel Guibert (4 stars)
✔ 23. A book that is published in 2016 - Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey (5 stars)
24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation
✔ 25. A book that takes place during summer - The Girls by Emma Cline (5 stars)
✔ 26. A book and its prequel - Cinder (4 stars) and Glitches (4 stars) by Marissa Meyer
✔ 27. A murder mystery - Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (4 stars)
28. A book written by a comedian
✔ 29. A dystopian novel - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (2 stars)
✔ 30. A book with a blue cover - Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (3 stars)
✔ 31. A book of poetry - Electric Light by Seamus Heaney (4 stars)
✔ 32. The first book you see in a bookstore - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (3 stars)
✔ 33. A classic from the 20th Century - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (5 stars)
✔ 34. A book from the library - Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service by Maryn McKenna (4 stars)
✔ 35. An autobiography - The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband by David Finch (4 stars)
✔ 36. A book about a road trip - My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (5 stars)
✔ 37. A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with - China in Ten Words by Yu Hua (5 stars)
✔ 38. A satirical book - Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher (4 stars)
✔ 39. A book that takes place on an island - The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland (4 stars)
✔ 40. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy - Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne (5 stars)


message 16: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments I'm in but only for 5 I'm afraid.


1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe
9. A book that's under 150 pages
10. A New York Times bestseller
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
18. A book that's more than 600 pages
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel
21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel
23. A book that is published in 2016
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century
34. A book from the library
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

Hmm. Can I change mine to 5 as well? I was a little over eager.


message 18: by Stephanie (last edited Dec 05, 2015 07:53PM) (new)

Stephanie | 316 comments I already planned to do this challenge, have it all set up in my 2016 member's corner, Stephanie's Challenges for 2016. So I'm definitely in, trying for all! Will keep track of my challenge in my corner, but will post here to let you know when I complete a book.


message 19: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Yup, Paul - any smaller area inside a country would work for that.


message 20: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie  | 976 comments Sara wrote: "

Can't wait! What's one more challenge? I've got a whole year to complete them all, right?"


This is the greatest.


message 21: by Heather (Heatso) (last edited Nov 21, 2016 03:43AM) (new)

Heather (Heatso) (hyperweather) | 45 comments I'm going to go ahead and try for 20 this year, but hope to up it to 39 by end of year :)

27/20 (39)

1. A book based on a fairy tale: Cinder Completed 8/23
2. A National Book Award winner: Challenger Deep
3. A YA bestseller: Fangirl Completed 1/10
4. A book you haven't read since high school: The Outsiders Completed 7/24
5. A book set in your home state: Emmy & Oliver Completed 6/9
6. A book translated to English: Ruby Red
7. A romance set in the future:
8. A book set in Europe: Scarlet Completed 10/23
9. A book that's under 150 pages: The Red Pony Completed 7/2
10. A New York Times bestseller: The Silkworm Completed 3/25
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year: Allegiant Completed 4/24
12. A book recommended by someone you just met: Shadow and Bone
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day: Rat Queens, Vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'rygoth Completed 1/8
15. A book written by a celebrity: Binge Completed 6/30
16. A political memoir: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
17. A book at least 100 years older than you: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
18. A book that's more than 600 pages: Feed
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club: Ruby
20. A science-fiction novel: The Martian Completed 2/3
21. A book recommended by a family member: Room Completed 7/7
22. A graphic novel: Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice Completed 1/9
23. A book that is published in 2016: Glass Sword Completed 2/24
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation: Mary Poppins
25. A book that takes place during summer: Lumberjanes, Vol. 4 Completed 2/4
26. A book and its prequel: Queen Song and Red Queen Completed 1/29
27. A murder mystery: The Cuckoo's Calling Completed 3/12
28. A book written by a comedian: Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang Completed 6/22
29. A dystopian novel: The Last Star Completed 7/30
30. A book with a blue cover: All the Bright Places Completed 3/8
31. A book of poetry: I Could Pee on This And Other Poems by Cats Completed 1/9
32. The first book you see in a bookstore: The Girl on the Train Completed 8/25
33. A classic from the 20th century: Fahrenheit 451 Completed 4/2
34. A book from the library: Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers Completed 1/23
35. An autobiography:
36. A book about a road trip: The Haters Completed 6/29
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with: Between Shades of Gray Completed 5/30
38. A satirical book: Catch-22
39. A book that takes place on an island:
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy: The Titan's Curse Completed 1/8


message 22: by Maria (last edited Dec 08, 2016 01:22PM) (new)

Maria (mariah90602) | 1719 comments Please count me in.

38/40

1. A book based on a fairy tale Winter by Marissa Meyer 1-1-16
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 4-14-16
4. A book you haven't read since high school Lord of the Flies by William Golding 2-5-16
5. A book set in your home state The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 1-26-16
6. A book translated to English- Como agua para chocolate Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel 1-28-16
7. A romance set in the future - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 5-21-16
8. A book set in Europe A Very Corporate Affair #3 by D.A. Latham 2-11-16
9. A book that's under 150 pages Never, Never part 3 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher 77 pages 1-21-16
10. A New York Times bestseller Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee 4-24-16
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith 3-4-16
12. A book recommended by someone you just met - In the Woods by Tana French 7-1-16
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day - Nightmare in Night Court 37 pages 5-8-16
15. A book written by a celebrity - A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking 3-11-16
16. A political memoir - Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela 8-22-16
17. A book at least 100 years older than you Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 3-2-16
18. A book that's more than 600 pages A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin 2-17-16
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde 7-1-16
20. A science-fiction novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 3-9
21. A book recommended by a family member Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney 2-16-16 recommended by son
22. A graphic novel - V for Vendetta by Alan Moore 11-28-16
23. A book that is published in 2016 Aced (The Driven Series Book 5) by K. Bromberg 1-12-16
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation Office Girl by Joe Meno 9-27-16
25. A book that takes place during summer The Summer I turned pretty by Jenny Han 1-31-16
26. A book and its prequel  Red Queen (1-1-16) & its prequel Queen Song(1-8-16)
27. A murder mystery And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 1-7-16
28. A book written by a comedian Yes Please by Amy Poehler 10-22-16
29. A dystopian novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 1-3-16
30. A book with a blue cover The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes 1-20-16
31. A book of poetry The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe 5-5-16
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 1-14-16
34. A book from the library Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas 1-1-16
35. An autobiography What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey 9-25-16
36. A book about a road trip Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward 6-8-16
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with - Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan by Lafcadio Hearn 5-7-16
38. A satirical book - Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 8-11-16
39. A book that takes place on an island We Were Liars 242 pages 5-14-16
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy Simple Abundance: A Day book of comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach 12-3


message 23: by Carri (last edited Jan 20, 2016 09:40PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments I'm in for all 40
06/40
1. A book based on a fairy tale Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon READ 0/13/16
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school Lisa, Bright and Dark BY Neufeld, John READ 01/08/16
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe
9. A book that's under 150 pages
10. A New York Times bestseller
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
18. A book that's more than 600 pages
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel
21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge, READ 01/07/16
23. A book that is published in 2016
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker READ 01/9/16
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century
34. A book from the library Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
35. An autobiography Night by Elie Wiesel
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy


message 24: by Franci (new)

Franci (francina) | 122 comments This sounds great! I'll go for 30.


message 25: by Reenah (new)

Reenah | 179 comments I enjoyed the 2015 one very much, and I'm definitely in for the new one! :)

I'll go for all 40! :)

Thanks so much for adding it to the group and all your guys' work! :)


message 26: by Reenah (last edited Aug 03, 2016 07:04AM) (new)

Reenah | 179 comments 40/40 - Done! :)

1. A book based on a fairy tale - Cinder
2. A National Book Award winner - The Color Purple
3. A YA bestseller - City of Ashes
4. A book you haven't read since high school - The Catcher in the Rye
5. A book set in your home country - Der Schimmelreiter
6. A book translated from another language - Madame Bovary
7. A romance set in the future - The One
8. A book set in Europe - The Master
9. A book that's under 150 pages - The Bridge of San Luis Rey
10. A New York Times bestseller - The Fault in Our Stars
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year - The Girl on the Train
12. A book recommended by someone you just met - Mud, Sweat and Tears
13. A self-improvement book - Shaolin - Das Geheimnis der inneren Stärke (GU Text-Ratgeber)
14. A book you can finish in a day - The Giving Tree
15. A book written by a celebrity - The Gun Seller
16. A political memoir - Was ich noch sagen wollte
17. A book at least 100 years older than you - Der zerbrochne Krug
18. A book that's more than 600 pages - Vanity Fair
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club - The Pillars of the Earth
20. A science-fiction novel - The Martian
21. A book recommended by a family member - The House of God
22. A graphic novel - The Encyclopedia of Early Earth
23. A book that is published in 2016 - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation - Full Catastrophe
25. A book that takes place during summer - The Summer Book
26. A book and its prequel - The Selection and The Prince
27. A murder mystery - The Cuckoo's Calling
28. A book written by a comedian - Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
29. A dystopian novel - Ready Player One
30. A book with a blue cover - Catch-22
31. A book of poetry - Deutschland, ein Wintermärchen
32. The first book you see in a bookstore - Oh, The Places You'll Go!
33. A classic from the 20th century - Steppenwolf
34. A book from the library - Heart of Darkness
35. An autobiography - Running: The Autobiography
36. A book about a road trip - Lolita
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with - Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
38. A satirical book - A Modest Proposal
39. A book that takes place on an island - Lord of the Flies
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy - What Do You Care What Other People Think?


message 27: by Caro (last edited Dec 06, 2015 03:46AM) (new)

Caro (karopi) | 975 comments Oh I saw this one last year... Is taugh... Specially if your limit is only 52 books per year... So I will attempt to go for at least 12. If I manage more I will post upgrade my challenge.Just a small question... National book award implies that is a US book award? Can I play with the fact that the book can be a National Book award of some country? Let's say Spain, Colombia, UK, etc... It will also be valid?
Also point 6. I was wondering, since some of us are not from US or from countries that English is the mother tongue can we make a twist here and say a book translate it to our mother tongue? I can also read books translated to english of course, but just wondering....


message 28: by Regina (new)

Regina (pien) | 19 comments I'm in. Managed to complete 35 in 2015, but the year is not yet over. :P Going for all 40 in 2016!


message 29: by Sam F (last edited Oct 29, 2016 05:07PM) (new)

Sam F | 1091 comments I'm in! Will try for all 40, but there are a couple that I may not get too.

Books that have been read are linked: 40/40 completed


1. A book based on a fairy tale - The Princess Bride by William Goldman
2. A National Book Award winner - 1954 winner - The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
3. A YA bestseller - Landline by Rainbow Rowell
4. A book you haven't read since high school - Lord of the Flies by William Golding
5. A book set in your home state - The Perfect Order of Things by David Gilmour
6. A book translated to English - The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
7. A romance set in the future - MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
8. A book set in Europe - At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
9. A book that's under 150 pages - The Pearl by John Steinbeck
10. A New York Times bestseller - Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
12. A book recommended by someone you just met - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
13. A self-improvement book - What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey
14. A book you can finish in a day - Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
15. A book written by a celebrity - Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming
16. A political memoir - I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
17. A book at least 100 years older than you - Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
18. A book that's more than 600 pages - Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
20. A science-fiction novel - The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore
21. A book recommended by a family member - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
22. A graphic novel - The Pretenders by Charlaine Harris
23. A book that is published in 2016 - And After Many Days by Jowhor Ile
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation - Scarlet Song by Mariama Bâ - both main characters are teachers
25. A book that takes place during summer - Ten Points by Bill Strickland
26. A book and its prequel - The Kill Order & The Death Cure by James Dashner
27. A murder mystery - The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
28. A book written by a comedian - Bossypants by Tina Fey
29. A dystopian novel - Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
30. A book with a blue cover - Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
31. A book of poetry - Shaler's Fish: Poems by Helen Macdonald
32. The first book you see in a bookstore - Frog by Mo Yan
33. A classic from the 20th century - Katherine by Anya Seton
34. A book from the library - Nice to Come Home To by Rebecca Flowers
35. An autobiography - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
36. A book about a road trip - The Dog Who Danced by Susan Wilson
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
38. A satirical book - Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
39. A book that takes place on an island - Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy - Vinyl Cafe Turns the Page by Stuart McLean


message 30: by Monica (last edited Dec 08, 2015 11:02AM) (new)

Monica Yes, this is right up my alley! Count me in for 40, and I will add my books as I go--I might not be able to complete all of them, but the point is to have fun and explore, right?! :D

1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner: https://www.goodreads.com/award/show/...
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state: The Secret Life of Bees
6. A book translated to English
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe
9. A book that's under 150 pages
10. A New York Times bestseller: http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-b...
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
18. A book that's more than 600 pages
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel
21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel
23. A book that is published in 2016: https://www.goodreads.com/book/popula...
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century
34. A book from the library
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy


message 31: by Susan C (last edited Dec 31, 2016 07:00PM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments I had already planned to do this as a personal challenge - happy to see that it's an "official" challenge this year. I'm in for the whole 40.


✓ 1. A book based on a fairy tale Boy, Snow, Bird read 1/26/2016
✓ 2. A National Book Award winner The Echo Maker read 12/9/2016
✓ 3. A YA bestseller Eleanor & Park read 12/20/2016
✓ 4. A book you haven't read since high school The Catcher in the Rye read 3/20/2016
✓ 5. A book set in your home state The Opposite of Everyone read 11/26/2016
✓ 6. A book translated to English A Man Called Ove read 1/27/2016
7. A romance set in the future
✓ 8. A book set in Europe Orkney read 2/6/2016
✓ 9. A book that's under 150 pages Making Toast read 2/29/2016
✓ 10. A New York Times bestseller A Spool of Blue Thread read 4/10/2016
✓ 11. A book that's becoming a movie this year The Choice read 12/20/2016
✓ 12. A book recommended by someone you just met Little Black Lies read 3/13/2016
✓ 13. A self-improvement book 365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life read 2/5/2016
✓ 14. A book you can finish in a day Girl at War read 1/16/2016
✓ 15. A book written by a celebrity Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography read 2/22/2016
✓ 16. A political memoir A Fighting Chance read 3/19/2016
✓ 17. A book at least 100 years older than you Twelve Years a Slave read 12/31/2016
✓ 18. A book that's more than 600 pages World Without End read 2/2/2016
✓ 19. A book from Oprah's Book Club A Fine Balance read 7/9/2016
✓ 20. A science-fiction novel John Dies at the End read 2/9/2016
✓ 21. A book recommended by a family member A Constellation of Vital Phenomena read 4/22/2016
✓ 22. A graphic novel Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened read 3/5/2016
✓ 23. A book that is published in 2016 Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality read 9/30/2016
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
✓ 25. A book that takes place during summer A Sudden Light read 4/14/2016
✓ 26. A book and its prequel Up at Butternut Lake read 1/19/2016 and Butternut Summer read 3/20/2016
✓ 27. A murder mystery Broken Harbor read 5/23/2016
✓ 28. A book written by a comedian Yes Please read 1/8/2016
✓ 29. A dystopian novel Gathering Blue read 1/29/2016
✓ 30. A book with a blue cover Little Night read 1/11/2016
✓ 31. A book of poetry Inside Out & Back Again read 12/22/2016
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
✓ 33. A classic from the 20th century A Wrinkle in Time read 8/24/2016
✓ 34. A book from the library Little Lady, Big Apple read 1/3/2016
✓ 35. An autobiography My Story read 5/26/2016
✓ 36. A book about a road trip The Borrower read 10/3/2016
✓ 37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier read 6/9/2016
✓ 38. A satirical book A Dirty Job read 1/1/2016
✓ 39. A book that takes place on an island Burial Rites read 2/10/2016
✓ 40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy A Dog's Journey read 1/26/2016

37/40


message 32: by Kelly (last edited Sep 17, 2016 08:10AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 1000 comments I've been debating whether or not to do this challenge in 2016, but now it's been added as a group challenge I'm definitely signing up.

I'm going to try and double up some books I'm planning to read for other challenges. I'm going to aim for 20 to begin with and hopefully up it from there.

POPSUGAR 2016 READING CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

1. A book based on a fairy tale - Tiger Lily
2. A National Book Award winner - Mockingbird
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school - Holes
5. A book set in your home state - Under Milk Wood
6. A book translated to English - The Diary of a Young Girl
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe - A Darker Shade of Magic
9. A book that's under 150 pages - The Grownup
10. A New York Times bestseller - The Night Circus
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year - Me Before You
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day - Animal Farm
15. A book written by a celebrity - Yes Please by Amy Poehler ✔
16. A political memoir - I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
17. A book at least 100 years older than you - Pride and Prejudice
18. A book that's more than 600 pages - Winter
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club - Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found
20. A science-fiction novel - False Hearts
21. A book recommended by a family member - The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
22. A graphic novel - Nimona
23. A book that is published in 2016 - Glass Sword
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation - The Nightingale
25. A book that takes place during summer - The Night Stalker
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery - The Girl In The Ice
28. A book written by a comedian - Bossypants by Tina Fey ✔
29. A dystopian novel - Flawed
30. A book with a blue cover - The Tales of Beedle the Bard
31. A book of poetry - Ariel: The Restored Edition: A Facsimile Of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection And Arrangement
32. The first book you see in a bookstore - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
33. A classic from the 20th century
34. A book from the library - The Silkworm
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip - My Life on the Road
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy - Mary Poppins

COMPLETE: 20/20
Updated Goal COMPLETE: 30/30


message 33: by Maria (last edited Dec 07, 2016 12:27AM) (new)

Maria (smariastefani) | 64 comments I'm in :) I'll go for 25!

1. A book based on a fairy tale - Cinder
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller - The 5th Wave
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English - Inkspell
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe - After You
9. A book that's under 150 pages - The Little Prince
10. A New York Times bestseller - The Book Thief
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year - Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
12. A book recommended by someone you just met - Everything That Makes You
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day - More Than This
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you - Pride and Prejudice
18. A book that's more than 600 pages
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club - Great Expectations
20. A science-fiction novel - The Martian
21. A book recommended by a family member - The Paper Magician
22. A graphic novel
23. A book that is published in 2016 - The Rose & the Dagger
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation - Fans of the Impossible Life
25. A book that takes place during summer -
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery - The Cuckoo's Calling
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel - Matched
30. A book with a blue cover - All the Light We Cannot See
31. A book of poetry - Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
32. The first book you see in a bookstore - Lies We Tell Ourselves
33. A classic from the 20th century - To Kill a Mockingbird
34. A book from the library - Falling into Place
35. An autobiography - Binge
36. A book about a road trip - I Was Here
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with - The Kite Runner
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island - The Old Man and the Sea
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy - Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Completed: 25/25
COMPLETED


message 34: by Alex (last edited May 31, 2016 06:14PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments POPSUGAR 2016
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Link:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... msg 34

1. A book based on a fairy tale - Snow: A Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2. A National Book Award winner - Inside Out & Back Again
3. A YA bestseller - Between Shades of Gray
4. A book you haven't read since high school - Valley of the Dolls
5. A book set in your home state - Rules of Prey
6. A book translated to English -Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love
7. A romance set in the future - Never Let Me Go
8. A book set in Europe - The Mermaids Singing
9. A book that's under 150 pages - The Grownup 64 pages
10. A New York Times bestseller - The Shadow of the Wind
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year - Me Before You or A Monster Calls or Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day - West Side Story
15. A book written by a celebrity - Yes Please
16. A political memoirI Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
17. A book at least 100 years older than you - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
18. A book that's more than 600 pages - Gone with the Wind
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club Drowning Ruth
20. A science-fiction novel - Sugar Skulls
21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel-Ghost World
23. A book that is published in 2016 The Way I Used to Be
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer - The Girl Next Door
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery - See Jane Die
28. A book written by a comedian-Bossypants
29. A dystopian novel- Wool Omnibus
30. A book with a blue cover - The Doll's House (Helen Grace, #3) by M.J. Arlidge
31. A book of poetry - Edge of Wonder: Notes from the Wildness of Being
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century- The Alchemist
34. A book from the library:The Poison Tree
35. An autobiography:When Rabbit Howls
36. A book about a road trip - Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with - Radhika's Story: Surviving Human Trafficking
38. A satirical book - Beauty Queens
39. A book that takes place on an island -Dance Upon the Air
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy-Two for the Dough

Completed: 30/40


message 35: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Several of you have noticed that this challenge is unfortunately US-centric. Feel free to adjust the tasks as you see fit for your country and language. I'll actually put that up in the first post.


message 36: by Caro (new)

Caro (karopi) | 975 comments Thanks a lot Cassandra!


message 37: by Jane (last edited Oct 19, 2016 05:40PM) (new)

Jane | 240 comments Woo hoo! So glad this became a yearly challenge as I wanted to do it already. I'm going to do 35 out of the 40!

30/35

1. A book based on a fairy tale - The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
2. A National Book Award winner - White Noise by Don DeLillo
3. A YA bestseller - N/A
4. A book you haven't read since high school - The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
5. A book set in your home province - The Piano Man's Daughter by Timothy Findley
6. A book translated to English - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
7. A romance set in the future - N/A
8. A book set in Europe - Super-Cannes by J.G. Ballard
9. A book that's under 150 pages - Mother, Come Home by Paul Hornschemeier
10. A New York Times bestseller - Night by Elie Wiesel
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met - N/A (never trust a book recommendation from someone you've just met haha)
13. A self-improvement book - The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil A. Fiore
14.A book you can finish in a day - The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
15. A book written by a celebrity -Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology - Leah Remini
16. A political memoir - N/A
17. A book at least 100 years older than you - A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
18. A book that's more than 600 pages - A Son of the Circus by John Irving
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club - A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
20. A science-fiction novel -The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
21. A book recommended by a family member - The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō
22. A graphic novel - Daytripper by Fábio Moon
23. A book that is published in 2016 - Three-Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation - The Door by Magda Szabó
25. A book that takes place during summer - The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
26. A book and its prequel - N/A
27. A murder mystery - Night Film by Marisha Pessl
28. A book written by a comedian - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansaro
29. A dystopian novel - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
30. A book with a blue cover - Post Office by Charles Bukowski
31. A book of poetry - milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
32. The first book you see in a bookstore - N/A
33. A classic from the 20th century - Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
34. A book from the library - Purity by Jonathan Franzen
35. An autobiography - Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
36. A book about a road trip - Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated All-Girl Road Novel Thing by Erika Lopez
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with - The Reluctant Tuscan: How I Discovered My Inner Italian by Phil Doran
38. A satirical book - The Torrents of Spring - Ernest Hemingway
39. A book that takes place on an island - The Fish Can Sing by Halldór Laxness
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy - Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving


message 38: by Paul Emily (new)

Paul Emily Ryan (kickbackyak) Does college student count as an occupation?


message 39: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments I think it should! It's my occupation.


message 40: by Cassie (new)

Cassie Iturrino | 14 comments OK I am going to attack this challenge as well....Maybe I can even cross the same book off of multiple challenges!!!?????

1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe
9. A book that's under 150 pages
10. A New York Times bestseller
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
18. A book that's more than 600 pages
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel
21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel
23. A book that is published in 2016
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century
34. A book from the library
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy


message 41: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12010 comments I didn't do this challenge last year so i was hoping it be OK to start with 20 and work my way up if that's OK?


message 42: by Zita (last edited Dec 18, 2016 05:00PM) (new)

Zita H. K. | 417 comments I'm in this year! But I think I´ll try just realistic 20.

20/20 = Done!!! >>> now 27/40

1. A book based on a fairy tale Throne of Glass 4/8/16
2. A National Book Award winner Cold Mountain 4/17/16
3. A YA bestseller An Ember in the Ashes 5/1/16
4. A book you haven't read since high school XXX
5. A book set in your home state Kuchařka první republiky 5/22/16
6. A book translated to English The Strange Library 1/2/16
7. A romance set in the future Kinsman's Oath 8/3/16
8. A book set in Europe The Garden of Letters 1/10/16
9. A book that's under 150 pages Her Stepbrothers' Demands 1/2/16
10. A New York Times bestseller Salt to the Sea 10/10/16
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year Let It Snow 1/1/16
12. A book recommended by someone you just met Vivienne Westwood 1/28/16
13. A self-improvement book Šťávy a míchané nápoje z přírody 2/19/16; Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style 3/8/16
14. A book you can finish in a day The Crafty Teddy 1/31/16
15. A book written by a celebrity Girl Online On Tour 1/8/16
16. A political memoir XXX
17. A book at least 100 years older than you XXX
18. A book that's more than 600 pages Breaking News 4/16/16
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club XXX
20. A science-fiction novel The Fall 5/7/16
21. A book recommended by a family member Deset přání 1/20/16
22. A graphic novel From Hell 3/4/16
23. A book that is published in 2016 The Crown 7/5/16
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation XXX
25. A book that takes place during summer XXX
26. A book and its prequel XXX
27. A murder mystery The Cruelest Month 1/11/16
28. A book written by a comedian XXX
29. A dystopian novel The Water Knife 5/29/16
30. A book with a blue cover The Blue 2/17/16
31. A book of poetry XXX
32. The first book you see in a bookstore Everybody Rise 1/3/16
33. A classic from the 20th century XXX
34. A book from the library Dead Man's Land 1/7/16
35. An autobiography Rande aneb měsíc lásky s nepřetržitou kocovinou v zádech 2/23/16
36. A book about a road trip XXX
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with India: The Cookbook 4/3/16
38. A satirical book XXX
39. A book that takes place on an island XXX
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy Rudá jako rubín 7/20/16


message 43: by Charity (last edited Nov 21, 2016 06:11PM) (new)

Charity (faeryrebel78) | 1465 comments I'm going to join this one and try for 25 to start.

Goal 21/25

1. A book based on a fairy tale - Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
2. A National Book Award winner - The Round House by Louise Erdrich
3. A YA bestseller - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 5/7/16
4. A book you haven't read since high school - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 8/3/16
5. A book set in your home state - Savannah by Eugenia Price
6. A book translated to English - The Bat by Jo Nesbo 9/23/16
7. A romance set in the future - Naked in Death by .D. Robb 7/28/16
8. A book set in Europe - The Paris Wife by Paula McLain 8/31/16
9. A book that's under 150 pages - The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 1/31/16
10. A New York Times bestseller - The Shadow of the Wind 7/27/16
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
12. A book recommended by someone you just met - Alice in Zombieland 10/3/16
13. A self-improvement book - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
14. A book you can finish in a day - Pippi Longstocking1/30/16
15. A book written by a celebrity - Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia by Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner 9/30/16
16. A political memoir - I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
17. A book at least 100 years older than you - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
18. A book that's more than 600 pages - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club - Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende 11/20/16
20. A science-fiction novel - The Martian by Andy Weir 1/9/16
21. A book recommended by a family member - The Vampire Lestat 8/20/16
22. A graphic novel -
23. A book that is published in 2016 - Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs 4/2/16
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation -
25. A book that takes place during summer - The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
26. A book and its prequel -
27. A murder mystery - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
28. A book written by a comedian -
29. A dystopian novel - The Scorch Trials by James Dashner 1/9/16
30. A book with a blue cover - The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes 6/4/16
31. A book of poetry - The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
32. The first book you see in a bookstore - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 6/15/16
33. A classic from the 20th century - A Separate Peace by John Knowles 7/7/16
34. A book from the library -
35. An autobiography - High on Arrival by Mackenzie Phillips 4/30/16
36. A book about a road trip - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with -
38. A satirical book - Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut 8/8/16
39. A book that takes place on an island - Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy - Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery 9/15/16


message 44: by Kelsi (last edited Dec 21, 2016 06:36PM) (new)

Kelsi | 336 comments POPSUGAR 2016 READING CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Completed: 25/25


1. A book based on a fairy tale: Cress (3/31/16)
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller: Throne of Glass (3/14/16)
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English: Things Fall Apart (8/13/16)
7. A romance set in the future: Wither (4/1/16)
8. A book set in Europe: Muse (6/25/16)
9. A book that's under 150 pages: The Old Man and the Sea (7/28/16)
10. A New York Times bestseller: After You (9/6/16)
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year: The Girl on the Train (6/4/16)
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (12/1/16)
14. A book you can finish in a day: A Room of One's Own (4/7/16)
15. A book written by a celebrity: Bossypants (3/2/16)
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you: Little Women (published 1868) (3/26/16)
18. A book that's more than 600 pages: The Pillars of the Earth (973 pages) (12/12/16)
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club: I Know This Much Is True (11/20/16)
20. A science-fiction novel: Foundation and Empire (5/15/16)
21. A book recommended by a family member: The Way the Crow Flies (11/28/16)
22. A graphic novel
23. A book that is published in 2016: A Court of Mist and Fury (5/29/16)
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery: Nearly Departed in Deadwood (11/14/16)
28. A book written by a comedian: You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day (9/28/16)
29. A dystopian novel: The Road (11/4/16)
30. A book with a blue cover
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century: Anne of Green Gables (3/10/16)
34. A book from the library
35. An autobiography: Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography (11/5/16)
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with: The Kite Runner (12/6/16)
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island: Island of the Blue Dolphins (3/12/16)
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy: The Color of Magic (2/29/16)


message 45: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Welcome, everyone!

Just to confirm, it's totally fine to start with a smaller goal and increase later. It's also acceptable to use the same book for more than one challenge.


message 46: by Mary Pat (new)

Mary Pat | 2186 comments I am in but I don't know for how many yet. Need to look at my TBR....


message 47: by Tanya (last edited Feb 09, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments I am in for 41 (26 has two books). Very close to finishing the 2015 challenge, but I think I may fall just a couple of books short. So glad this group is here to support the new challenge as this will be much more fun with others making progress and sharing their reads. Looking around for ideas of what I may like to read next year...may list multiple books in each category and sort it out later, based on what I can actually get my hands on. My kids can't wait when it is time to do the bookstore challenge and the book I lay my eyes on.

I left three categories open that don't require me to plan ahead as some of.the books on this list already would qualify for those also. Making this list almost makes me want to start putting holds at he library or browsing which of the classics I have already in my personal library. But now that the liaison made, I rally should get back to my 2015 reading challenge and READ instead of planning.

Have fun with the challenge everyone!

POPSUGAR 2016 READING CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

1. A book based on a fairy tale The Wishing Spell
2. A National Book Award winner The Round House
✔ 3. A YA bestseller Thirteen Reasons Why*** (01/02/16)
✔4. A book you haven't read since high school The Outsiderss|7624]***
5. A book set in your home state
The Maltese Falcon
The Long Goodbye
The Big Sleep
Less Than Zero
Play It as It Lays
6. A book translated to English Candide
7. A romance set in the future Delerium
✔ 8. 02/03/16 A book set in Europe The Danish Girl (★★★)
✔ 9. A book that's under 150 pages Anthem*** (01/03/16)
✔ 10. A New York Times bestseller Will Grayson, Will Grayson*** (01/01/16)
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Legend
Me Before You
12. A book recommended by someone you just met Frankenstein
✔ 13. A self-improvement book Move Your DNA
✔ 14. A book you can finish in a day When You Reach Me
15. A book written by a celebrity
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
Wildflower
16. A political memoir Long Walk to Freedom
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
Oliver Twist
Cranford
✔ 18. A book that's more than 600 pages The Goldfinch*** (01/04/16)
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club A Tale of Two Cities
The Invention of Wings
20. A science-fiction novel
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Island of Dr. Moreau
The Time Machine
21. A book recommended by a family member Paper Towns
✔ 22. 01/16/16 A graphic novel The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln (★★★)
23. A book that is published in 2016 The Zig Zag Girl
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation Older, Faster, Stronger: One runner's quest to find out how women are running into their 50s, 60s and beyond, and what that can teach us all about living younger, longer
25. A book that takes place during summer
Beach Town
The Rumor
Summer Secrets
26. A book Red Queen & its prequel Queen Song
27. ✔ 02/09/2016 27. A murder mystery Murder Most Frothy (★★★)
28. A book written by a comedian
Bossypants
Why Not Me?
29. A dystopian novel The 5th Wave
30. A book with a blue cover
Blue
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Summer Secrets
438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea - or biography
31. A book of poetry Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poems / Poemas de Animales
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century On the Road
34. A book from the library
✔ 35. 01/24/16 An autobiography Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
36. A book about a road trip Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with The Hobbit
✔ 38. 01/13/16 A satirical book Candide
39. A book that takes place on an island Treasure Island
✔ 40. 01/28/16 A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Guide to the Life-Changing KonMari Method


message 48: by Elizabeth (last edited Jan 08, 2016 02:00PM) (new)

Elizabeth Mathis (betwixtthesepages) | 54 comments popsugar 2016 Reading Challenge

Goal: 3 / 37
*the stricken numbers are the ones I'm not doing*

1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner -- Inside Out & Back Again
3. A YA bestseller -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
4. A book you haven't read since high school -- Swan Song
5. A book set in your home state -- Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me
6. A book translated to English
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe -- A Corner of White
9. A book that's under 150 pages
10. A New York Times bestseller -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year -- The Girl on the Train
12. A book recommended by someone you just met -- Unspeakable
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda --Finished
15. A book written by a celebrity -- Elixir
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
18. A book that's more than 600 pages
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club -- Here on Earth
20. A science-fiction novel -- Vinyl --Finished
21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel -- Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games
23. A book that is published in 2016
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer -- The Summer I Wasn't Me
26. A book and its prequel -- The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet and The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet
27. A murder mystery -- Hallowe'en Party OR The Humbug Murders: An Ebenezer Scrooge Mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover -- The Girl Who Fell from the Sky --Finished
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century
34. A book from the library
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip -- Everlost
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with -- Freakshow
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island -- Ten
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy -- The Secret Garden of Zombies


message 49: by Merja (last edited Feb 28, 2016 05:48AM) (new)

Merja (merjafrob) | 488 comments I'm in! And I try to get all of them, so 40! Adding books here as I read, no planning ahead.


1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe
9. A book that's under 150 pages
10. A New York Times bestseller

11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
✔ 18. A book that's more than 600 pages Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
✔ 20. A science-fiction novel The Martian

21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel
✔ 23. A book that is published in 2016 The Book of You
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover

31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
✔ 33. A classic from the 20th century Equal Rites
34. A book from the library
✔ 35. An autobiography Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy

5/40


message 50: by Bücherhäschen (last edited Dec 07, 2015 03:18AM) (new)

Bücherhäschen (usagimono) | 74 comments I'm in.

Since I'm sure there are some books in it, I'd never read, not even for a challenge, I'll try for 30.

I won't plan ahead, I never end up reading what I wanted to read :)

Oh and one question: the language I read in doesn't matter, does it? Since I'm from Austria a lot will be in German. For example I'd also probably change number 6 (to a book translated to German)


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