PopSugar Reading Challenge 2017 Results

As 2017 draws to a close, I’m saddened to announce that I failed the PopSugar reading challenge. I completed 34/52 objectives.

2017 Reading Challenge


  • A book recommended by a librarian
  • A book that has been on your TBR list for way too long
    • As Shadows Scream by Kylen Coetzee (This is actually the first review request I ever received through my site, so I consider it the first book on my TBR list for too long that I actually intend to read.)
  • A book of letters
  • An audiobook
    • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • A book by a person of color
    • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • A book with one of the four seasons in the title
  • A book that is a story within a story
    • Something Violent by Kristopher Rufty
  • A book with multiple authors
    • House by Frank E. Peretti and Ted Dekker
  • An espionage thriller
    • Three Minutes to Doomsday by Joe Navarro
  • A book with a cat on the cover
  • A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
    • In a Cottage in a Wood by Cass Green (Caroline Green’s pseudonym)
  • A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read
  • A book by or about a person who has a disability
  • A book involving travel
    • Where Dead Men Meet by Mark Mills
  • A book with a subtitle
    • Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World’s Worst Nuclear Disaster by Andrew Leatherbarrow
  • A book that’s published in 2017
    • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  • A book involving a mythical creature
  • A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
  • A book about food
    • Final Girls by Riley Sager (Yes, totally cheating here. I know. BUT MC RUNS A BAKING BLOG AND THERE IS LOTS OF FOOD MENTIONED IN THIS BOOK. So nyah! Also, pardon the caps.)
  • A book with career advice
  • A book from a nonhuman perspective
    • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (I mean, technically Feyre isn’t human anymore, right?)
  • A steampunk novel
    • The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson
  • A book with a red spine
    • Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black (Spine is dark red, red, and orange, depicting flames. I mostly read e-books, so this will have to do.)
  • A book set in the wilderness
    • The Boats of the ‘Glen Carrig’ by William Hope Hodson
  • A book you loved as a child
    • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  • A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited
    • The Dry by Jane Harper
  • A book with a title that’s a character’s name
    • Caila: Evil Unbound by Bobby Fisher
  • A novel set during wartime
    • Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  • A book with an unreliable narrator
    • I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
  • A book with pictures
  • A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
    • Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka (Literally, most of the books I read, so I just randomly chose one that I’ve read this year that doesn’t fit a certain label. I’m actually Hispanic.)
  • A book about an interesting woman
    • The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
  • A book set in two different time periods
    • Glow by Megan E. Bryant
  • A book with a month or day of the week in the title
  • A book set in a hotel
    • House by Frank E. Peretti and Ted Dekker
  • A book written by someone you admire
    • The Scene by R. M. Gilmore
  • A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017
  • A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
  • The first book in a series you haven’t read before
    • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • A book you bought on a trip

Advanced


  • A book recommended by an author you love
  • A bestseller from 2016
    • End of Watch by Stephen King
  • A book with a family-member term in the title
    • The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown
  • A book that takes place over a character’s lifespan
    • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (This book covers many years of several characters’s lives.)
  • A book about an immigrant or refugee
  • A book from a genre/sub-genre that you’ve never heard of
    • Mask of Shadow by Linsey Miller (sub-genre of “Queer”)
  • A book with an eccentric character
    • Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
  • A book that’s more than 800 pages
    • It by Stephen King
  • A book you got from a used book sale
  • A book that’s been mentioned in another book
    • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • A book about a difficult topic
    • Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker (Don’t wanna go into the details there, but yes: this was a very difficult read.)
  • A book based on mythology