My POPSUGAR 2018 Reading Challenge

Besides the Goodreads challenge, I have never participated in a reading challenge before and that is going to change in 2018! I came across the 2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge and it seems like a lot of fun.  There are 40 prompts to follow, 50 if you wish to try the advanced option. Today, I am going to share the book that I plan to read for each prompt.  I am sure these are going to change but as of right now these are the books that I hope to read! Here is a goodreads group that you can join if you wish to participate as well!

A book made in to a movie that you’ve already seen

Dead Poets Society by N. H. Kleinbaum


True crime

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


The next book in a series you started

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab


A book involving a heist

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


Nordic noir

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo


A novel based on a real person

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd


A book set in a country that fascinates you

A Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman


A book with a time of day in the title

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff


A book about a villain or antihero

Vicious by V.E. Schwab


A book about death or grief

The Art of Racing the Rain by Garth Stein


A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)


A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson


A book that is also a stage play or musical

The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde


A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton


A book about feminism

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood


A book about mental health

It;s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini


A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarity


A book by two authors

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


A book about or involving a sport

Moneyball by Michael Lewis


A book by a local author

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (I had no idea she was from my hometown!)


A book with your favorite color in the title

The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Reread)


A book with alliteration in the title

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Reread)


A book about time travel

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells


A book with a weather element in the title

The Name in the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss


A book set at sea

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Reread)


A book with an animal in the title

What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell


A book set on a different planet

Golden Son by Pierce Brown


A book with song lyrics in the title

I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb


A book about or set on Halloween

The Legend of Sleepy Hallow (Graphic Novel) by Bo Hampton


A book with characters who are twins

I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb (This book is over 800 pages so I am fitting it in to two prompts)


A book mentioned in another book

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Reread)


A book from a celebrity book club

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd


A childhood classic you’ve never read

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein


A book that’s published in 2018

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan


A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


A book set in the decade you were born

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta


A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to

I am not sure about this one yet! We will see!

A book with an ugly cover

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


A book that involves a bookstore or library

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan


Your favorite prompt from the 2015 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: 2017’s 

*A book that is a story within a story*

The Princess Bride by William Goldman


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I love that this challenge is giving me an excuse to read books that have been on my TBR for a long time, as well as reread a few classics! If you plan on participating in this challenge I would love to see what books you plan on reading.  Do you participate in a different challenge?

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47 thoughts on “My POPSUGAR 2018 Reading Challenge

  1. I don’t like planning out my reading that much, but the Popsugar challenge sounds fun and I think I’m going to be joining you. You have some amazing books ahead of you.

  2. This sounds like a really cool challenge and it gives you a lot of room to choose when you want to read it (I am a mood reader, so I usually don’t like to set a certain TBR for my month). I think I’ll join in. 😀 I already have a lot of books that fit the categories… 😀

  3. Wow! High five, Kristin ✋ I came across this challenge this morning and decided to join it! And I see you’ve already planned for 2018 😆 Good job! Happy reading!

  4. I am in theory still trying to do the 2017 challenge but not doing well as I stopped looking at the prompts and now only have about 6 weeks and no books that fit 😂

    I will no doubt attempt 2018 but don’t hold out much hope of sticking to it and I’m afraid I haven’t found the Goodreads group much help. It’s kinda cliquey.

      1. The group is quite good for getting ideas for the prompts but I didn’t find there was much chat. I’d post comments to the various threads or respond to others but it felt like I was talking to myself as I got no response and I like a chat.

        I definitely need some way to stay motivated on this one as I always start well then wander off.

  5. This challenge sounds lovely! Already joined after seeing it here. I’m not going to plan it out too much though as historically, that has been terrible for me. I think I’ll just take it easy and hope I get through all 50 books. The books on your list sound lovely!

  6. Good luck with this! We both have the same favourite colour! 😀 I read the Color Purple in high school but I don’t think I really understood it. I’m sure if I were to read it again today I’d understand it a lot more; I think I as too young at the time.
    My challenge for next year is to make it through half my TBR… I say it now but we’ll see, if anything I hope to make a dent in it! 🙂

  7. Good luck with the challenge! 🙂 I’ve never looked into any Goodreads challenges, but I really should. It sounds like a great way to get a lot of reading done without feeling forced, since it’s by choice!

  8. Great selections, and good luck with the reading challenge. The only thing I’ll point out is that Dead Poets Society is a novel based on the film, not a film based on a novel. It’s still worth a read though.

  9. Doing the PRC this year! The prompts for 2018 don’t speak to me as much though..
    There are some challenges on there that I’d rather hide from, haha. So I decided to make my own list of challenges – adding some of the PRC but also some other fun prompts I found. 😀

    Good luck!

  10. Lots of good books on here! Ive always wanted to do this challenge but never have. Maybe I will next year 😀

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