How I Did in the 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenge

At the beginning of the year, I saw that PopSugar were hosting a reading challenge over 2017 and thought it would be a great challenge to keep in mind throughout the year. To be honest, I only looked at it once, but have read over 50 books this year and many of them related to one of the prompts. I didn’t do all of them, but I did manage to do most!

My Results

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A book recommended by a librarian

A book that’s been on your TBR for way too long – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

A book of letters – Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (not entirely letters, but close enough)

An audiobook – The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

A book by a person of colour – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

A book with one of the four seasons in the title – Strawberry Summer by Marissa Brayden

A book that is a story within a story

A book with multiple authors – Because You Love to Hate Me edited by Ameriie

An espionage thriller – Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

A book with a cat on the cover

A book with an author who uses a pseudonym – Harlequin’s Riddle by Rachel Nightingdale

A bestseller from a genre you don’t typically read – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (speculative fiction)

A book by or about a person who has a disability – Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover (deaf character)

A book involving travel – The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

A book with a subtitle – Moxie: Moxie Girls Fight Back by Jennifer Mathieu (does that count?)

A book that’s published in 2017 – One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

A book involving a mythical creature

A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile

A book about food

A book with career advice

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A book from a nonhuman perspective – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (death)

A steampunk novel 

A book with a red spine – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

A book set in the wilderness

A book you loved as a child

A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited – I See You by Clare Mackintosh (England)

A book with a title that’s a character’s name – Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

A novel set during wartime – The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

A book with an unreliable narrator – The Confession by Jo Spain

A book with pictures – Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

A book where the main character is a different ethnicity to you – When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (Indian)

A book about an interesting woman – Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

A book set in two different time periods

A book with a month or day of the week in the title – November 9 by Colleen Hoover

A book set in a hotel

A book written by someone you admire – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 – Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (close enough – it was a TV show)

A book set around a holiday other than Christmas 

The first book in a series you haven’t read before – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

A book you bought on a trip – Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

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A book recommended by an author you love

A bestseller from 2016 – The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

A book with a family-member term in the title 

A book that takes place over a character’s life span – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

A book about an immigrant or refugee

A book from a genre or subgenre you’ve never heard of – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (speculative fiction)

A book with an eccentric character – Feel Me Fall by James Morris

A book that’s more than 800 pages

A book you got from a used book sale – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

A book that’s been mentioned in another book – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

A book about a difficult topic – Flowers In the Attic by V. C. Andrews (incest…?)

A book based on mythology

I used several of the same books more than once and didn’t use many of the books I read, but they just didn’t fit in anywhere!

2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge

The 2018 PopSugar reading challenge prompts have been released! These ones seem much more interesting and challenging.

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  • Did you take part in any challenges in 2017?

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41 thoughts on “How I Did in the 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenge

  1. Wow, you did so well, Charlotte! You go girl 😀
    I never take part in challenges because a) I’m a mood reader and b) I never know when I’ll have the time. So if I ever decide to do one, I’ll have to commit 100% (or I’ll just end up frustrated hahaha)
    Best of luck with next year’s challenge!!

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    1. Haha thanks! ☺️
      I’m totally a mood reader too. I only did this challenge because I knew I probably wouldn’t have to think about it much 😂 Totally, ending up frustrated would be awful! Thank you 😀


  2. You did good!

    The only prompt I have yet to tick off is “A book that takes place over a character’s life span”.
    I was reading a book for that but DNF’d it because it just didn’t grab me in any way and.. Ugh. I was battling every word, sentence and page after a while.
    I’m not going to do the 2018 one, though. There are some prompts on there that I just not like, haha. So I made my own giant bingo-sheet. 😀

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    1. Thank you! 🙂
      That’s great you only have one more to tick off! Ugh I hate it when that happens though, hopefully you’ll find another one to fit the prompt! If not, you still did so well! I’m not sure if I’ll do the 2018 one yet. That’s cool you made a bingo sheet, now you can think of prompts you would actually do 😀

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      1. I already have one in mind and ordered it, haha. I just hope it arrives soon so I can dig in and finish it in time.
        Indeed! I think I’m going to throw it online next week or something; you’re free to join in if the prompts look interesting enough to you! 🙂

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  3. you did so good! wow! it’s so cool when you can cross off a list at the end of the year. that reminds me i need to look at my ongoing challenges haha 😀
    i won’t do any challenges next year, because i am such a mood reader and all that challenges took the fun away and made me stress out. i don’t want that to happen next year!

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    1. Thanks! It is really satisfying to tick everything off! Haha have fun 😀
      I know how you feel! I’m a mood reader too and will just read whatever and hope for the best when it comes to looking at the challenge again 😂

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  4. I never knew such a challenge existed. Damn I feel so bad right now! Thank you so much for this! I would’ve stayed oblivious if it weren’t for you.

    And you did soooo good! You write AND read so much. How do you find the time?!

    (Btw a small correction- it’s ‘Maybe Someday’. Just trying to help!)

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  5. Wow you did really well! Congrats on that! 😀
    I’m not really one for yearly challenges, I just don’t like the pressure of them. And it’s more the pressure I put on myself rather than the one from the challenge. They just never seem to work out for me. So I don’t do them, aside from the Goodreads reading challenge that is! 😀

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  6. Congrat! I have always wanted to do the popsugar reading challenges but for some reason forget about. I wantto do it for 2018. This time I will have to print it out and put in my agenda. 😝

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  7. Oh wow, this challenge seems like so much fun! I’m more of a mood reader and even if I do decide to participate in a reading challenge/readathon, I end up quitting about halfway through because I’m in the mood to read something else entirely! I really like the prompts for this one though, especially the ones for 2018! I’m not sure if I’ll participate in this challenge in 2018 but I wish you the best of luck! ❤

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    1. It is a lot of fun, especially when you get to tick everything off! Oh I totally understand, I think this is the first challenge I’ve done and I didn’t even get all the prompts completed! The 2018 challenge does sound fun, thanks so much! ❤️

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  8. I was happy with my Popsugar challenge. I only had 4 blanks, but I won’t be doing it next year. I scanned the list, and it is a little too challenging. You did awesome this year!

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