Tuesday 1 January 2019

2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

 PopSugar 2018 Reading Challenge
Well, this was my first year trying this challenge, and while I didn't complete it, I did pretty good. I had books waiting in the wings on some of the uncompleted ones, but just didn't get to them in time. I'm going to try again for 2019, identifying books early to make it more likely to finish well. 

  • A book made into a movie you’ve already seen [Not Read]
  • True crime
    Hell's Princess by Harold Schechter. Finished October 2
  • The next book in a series you started
    The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley. Finished May 11
  • A book involving a heist
    Old Bones by Gwen Molnar. Finished February 25
  • Nordic noir [Not Read]
  • A novel based on a real person
    Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Finished June 1
  • A book set in a country that fascinates you
    Sun Dog by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Suzanne del Rizzo. Finished May 13 (Canada)
  • A book with the time of day in the title
    My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs by Kazuo Ishiguro. Finished January 24
  • A book about a villain or antihero [Not Read]
  • A book about death or grief
    The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson. Finished April 11
  • A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym [Not Read]
  • A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
    The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka. Finished January 18
  • A book that is also a stage play or musical [Not Read]
  • A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
    Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez. Finished February 18
  • A book about feminism
    We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • A book about mental health
    Small Things by Mel Tregonning. Finished February 16
  • A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
    Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg. Finished January 4 (borrowed from the library)
  • A book by two authors
    Too Young to Escape by Van Ho and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. Finished October 19
  • A book about or involving a sport
    Smashed by Lisa Luedeke. Finished March 28 (field hockey)
  • A book by a local author
    Things To Do When It's Raining by Marissa Stapely. Finished April 26
  • A book with your favorite color in the title
    Beyond the Blue Moon 1 of 3 by Simon R. Green. Finished March 20
  • A book with alliteration in the title
    Missing Mike by Shari Green. Finished May 27
  • A book about time travel
    So You Created a Wormhole by Phil Hornshaw and Nick Hurwich. Finished December 7
  • A book with a weather element in the title
    The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls by John Lekich. Finished March 28
  • A book set at sea
    The Flooded Earth by Mardi McConnochie. Finished August 10
  • A book with an animal in the title
    Where's Bunny by Theo Helas. Finished February 28
  • A book set on a different planet [Not Read]
  • A book with song lyrics in the title
    Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell. Finished November 25
  • A book about or set on Halloween [Not Read]
  • A book with characters who are twins
    The Midnight Line by Lee Child. Finished April 30
  • A book mentioned in another book [Not Read]
  • A book from a celebrity book club
    Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd. Finished February 14 (David Bowie Book Club)
  • A childhood classic you’ve never read [Not Read]
  • A book that’s published in 2018
    Say My Name by Allegra Huston. Finished January 7
  • A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
    Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Finished May 3
  • A book set in the decade you were born
    Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine. Finished January 4 (set in the 1960s)
  • A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to
    No One Is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel. Finished January 3
  • A book with an ugly cover
    The Finest Supermarket in Kabul by Ele Pawelski. Finished January 26
  • A book that involves a bookstore or library
    How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry. Finished May 25
  • Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenges
    from 2015:
    A book that came out the year you were born
    The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. Finished December 27, 2018
  • A bestseller from the year you graduated high school [Not Read]
  • A cyberpunk book [Not Read]
  • A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place [Not Read]
  • A book tied to your ancestry [Not Read]
  • A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
    Where the Wild Cherries Grow by Laura Madeleine. Finished September 29
  • An allegory [Not Read]
  • A book by an author with the same first or last name as you [Not Read]
  • A microhistory
    Four Fields by Tim Dee. Finished December 31
  • A book about a problem facing society today
    Shrewed by Elizabeth Renzetti. Finished March 23
  • A book recommended by someone else taking the PopSugar Reading Challenge [Not Read]

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