Reading Challenge 2017

POP Sugar’s Reading Challenge

  1. A book recommended by a librarianDo Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
  2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too longLily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
  3. A book of lettersReturn to Sender by Julia Alvarez
  4. An audiobookFiregirl by Tony Abbott
  5. A book by a person of colorWhat We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
  6. A book with one of the four seasons in the titleThe Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
  7. A book that is a story within a storyFever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
  8. A book with multiple authorsRadical Hope by Carolina De Robertis, et al.
  9. An espionage thriller
  10. A book with a cat on the cover
  11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonymFinal Girls by Riley Sager
  12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read
  13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
  14. A book involving travelThe Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
  15. A book with a subtitle
  16. A book that’s published in 2017Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
  17. A book involving a mythical creatureSing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
  19. A book about food
  20. A book with career adviceMy (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
  21. A book from a nonhuman perspectiveThe Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  22. A steampunk novel
  23. A book with a red spineThe Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
  24. A book set in the wildernessThe Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
  25. A book you loved as a child
  26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visitedThe Vegetarian by Han Kang
  27. A book with a title that’s a character’s nameAn Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur
  28. A novel set during wartime Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  29. A book with an unreliable narratorOne of the Boys by Daniel Magariel
  30. A book with pictures Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than youFirst Comes Love by Emily Giffin
  32. A book about an interesting woman Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  33. A book set in two different time periodsThe Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
  34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
  35. A book set in a hotel The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter
  36. A book written by someone you admire
  37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017
  38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
  39. The first book in a series you haven’t read beforeTwo Days Gone by Randall Silvis
  40. A book you bought on a trip
  41. A book recommended by an author you loveHe Said/She Said by Erin Kelly
  42. A bestseller from 2016My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  43. A book with a family-member term in the titleThe Mothers by Brit Bennett
  44. A book that takes place over a character’s lifespanSalt Houses by Hala Alyan
  45. A book about an immigrant or refugeeThe Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  46. A book from a genre/sub-genre that you’ve never heard of
  47. A book with an eccentric characterInto the Water by Paula Hawkins
  48. A book that’s more than 800 pagesIt by Stephen King
  49. A book you got from a used book sale
  50. A book that’s been mentioned in another book
  51. A book about a difficult topicThe End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
  52. A book based on mythology (kind of)The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

Book Riot’s Harder Reading Challenge

  1. Read a book about sports
  2. Read a debut novelThe Futures by Anna Pitoniak
  3. Read a book about booksMagpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
  4. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author
  5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative
  6. Read an all-ages comic
  7. Read a book published between 1900-1950
  8. Read a travel memoir
  9. Read a book you’ve read before
  10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your locationCommonwealth by Ann Patchett
  11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your locationHum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais
  12. Read a fantasy novel
  13. Read a nonfiction book about technology
  14. Read a book about warExit West by Mohsin Hamid
  15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+
  16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country
  17. Read a classic by an author of color
  18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead
  19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey
  20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novelMarriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu
  21. Read a book published by a micro press
  22. Read a collection of stories by a woman
  23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love
  24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color – The Erotic Stories of Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

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