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message 1: by Nicole (last edited Sep 25, 2017 01:06PM) (new)

Nicole Sterling | 452 comments CHALLENGE FINISHED 09/08/17!!!

Group: Ultimate Popsugar Reading Challenge
Folders: General > Post your 2017 reading lists (Message #314)
Nicole's 2017 Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge

So far, I've read 40 of 40 books - Last updated 09/08/17

Here's my list:
√ 1. A book recommended by a librarian - Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
√ 2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long - The Lake House by Kate Morton
√ 3. A book of letters - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
√ 4. An audiobook - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
√ 5. A book by a person of color - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
√ 6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title - The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon (January Group Read winner)
√ 7. A book that is a story within a story - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
√ 8. A book with multiple authors - The Murder House by James Patterson & David Ellis
√ 9. An espionage thriller - Protocol One by Nathan A. Goodman
√ 10. A book with a cat on the cover - Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass
√ 11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym - The Long Walk by Richard Bachman/Stephen King
√ 12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read - A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages by Kristin Chenoweth
√ 13. A book by or about a person who has a disability - Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
√ 14. A book involving travel - Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
√ 15. A book with a subtitle - In The Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time by Peter Lovenheim
√ 16. A book that's published in 2017 - Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
√ 17. A book involving a mythical creature - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling
√ 18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile - Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
√ 19. A book about food - The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman
√ 20. A book with career advice - Bossypants by Tina Fey
√ 21. A book from a nonhuman perspective - Cinder by Marissa Meyer (cyborg)
√ 22. A steampunk novel - Soulless by Gail Carriger
√ 23. A book with a red spine - For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
√ 24. A book set in the wilderness - The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
√ 25. A book you loved as a child - The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
√ 26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
√ 27. A book with a title that's a character's name - Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
√ 28. A novel set during wartime - The Tin Snail by Cameron McAllister
√ 29. A book with an unreliable narrator - We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
√ 30. A book with pictures - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone illustrated version by J.K. Rowling
√ 31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you - Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
√ 32. A book about an interesting woman - Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham
√ 33. A book set in two different time periods - The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
√ 34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
√ 35. A book set in a hotel - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
√ 36. A book written by someone you admire - Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama
√ 37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017 - Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
√ 38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas - New Year's Slay by Harper Lin
√ 39. The first book in a series you haven't read before - Killer Christmas by Harper Lin
√ 40. A book you bought on a trip - No Man's Land by David Baldacci


message 2: by Nicole (last edited Sep 25, 2017 01:05PM) (new)

Nicole Sterling | 452 comments CHALLENGE FINISHED 09/16/17!!!

Group: Ultimate Popsugar Reading Challenge
Folders: General > Post your 2017 "advanced" reading lists! (Message #217)
Nicole's 2017 Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge - Advanced List

So far, I've read 12 of 12 books - Last updated 09/06/17

Here's my advanced list (hope I get to it!):
√ 1. A book recommended by an author you love - Fidelity by Thomas Perry (recommended by James Patterson)
√ 2. A bestseller from 2016 - Heartless by Marissa Meyer
√ 3. A book with a family member term in the title - Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
√ 4. A book that takes place over a character's life span - Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
√ 5. A book about an immigrant or refugee - Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
√ 6. A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (genre
- bildungsroman)
√ 7. A book with an eccentric character - The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
√ 8. A book that's more than 800 pages - Winter by Marissa Meyer
√ 9. A book you got from a used book sale - Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark
√ 10. A book that's been mentioned in another book - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (mentioned in The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky)
√ 11. A book about a difficult topic - The Boy Who Carried Bricks: A True Story by Alton Carter
√ 12. A book based on mythology - The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordian


message 3: by Nicole (last edited Nov 16, 2017 07:45AM) (new)

Nicole Sterling | 452 comments Group: Books & Coffee
Folders: 2017 Yearly Challenges > A to Z Titles Challenge - 2017 (Message #28)
Nicole's A to Z Titles Challenge
Duration: January 1 to December 31, 2017
Last Updated 11/09/17 - 23 of 26 completed

***left this group 09/25/17 due to inactivity, but decided to continue this challenge for myself on this page***

A - As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark - finished 9/28/17
B - The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner (with my son) - finished 01/15/17
C - Cress by Marissa Meyer - finished 02/12/17
D - Double Fudge by Judy Blume (with my son) - finished 05/09/17
E - Evergreen Falls by Kimberley Freeman - finished 10/20/17
F - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North - finished 01/31/17
G - Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok - finished 04/21/17
H - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi - finished 01/04/17
I - The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street (audio version) by Susan Jane Gilman - finished 02/21/17
J -
K - Killer Christmas by Harper Lin - finished 01/07/17
L - The Long Walk by Richard Bachman/Stephen King - finished 02/17/17
M - Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark - finished 01/19/17
N - No Man's Land by David Baldacci - finished 01/14/17
O - Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama - finished 01/03/17
P - The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - finished 03/17/17
Q - Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling) - finished 10/16/17
R - Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin - finished 03/18/17
S - The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel - finished 03/24/17
T - Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (with my son) - finished 02/22/17
U - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - finished 02/10/17
V - The Vampire's Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter - finished 11/05/17
W - Winter by Marissa Meyer - finished 03/01/17
X -
Y - The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child by Daniel J. Siegel - finished 10/27/17
Z -


message 4: by Nicole (last edited Nov 16, 2017 07:47AM) (new)

Nicole Sterling | 452 comments Group: Books & Coffee
Folders: 2017 Yearly Challenges > Chunky Chunksters Challenge (Message #14)
Nicole's Chunky Chunksters Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2017- December 31, 2017
Completed: 10/5
Updated 09/25/17

***left this group 09/25/17 due to inactivity, but decided to continue this challenge for myself on this page***

1. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (452 pages) - finished 02/05/17
2. Cress by Marissa Meyer (550 pages) - finished 02/12/17
3. The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman (505 pages) - audiobook version - finished 02/21/17
4. Winter by Marissa Meyer (823 pages) - finished 03/01/17
5. The Lake House by Kate Morton (492 pages) - finished 04/11/17
6. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (462 pages) - finished 07/08/17
7. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (476 pages) - finished 06/19/17
8. Heartless by Marissa Meyer (454 pages) - finished 07/02/17
8. Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford (480 pages) - finished 07/07/17
9. The Murder House by James Patterson & David Ellis (451 pages) - finished 07/12/17
10. The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz (464 pages) - finished 09/21/17
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (734 pages) - finished 10/16/17
12. The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz (512 pages) - finished 09/27/17
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (870 pages) - currently reading


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