2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge


Duration: 1st September – 31st December
Number of books: 40 (+12 advanced)
Hosted by: Pop Sugar

A book recommended by a librarian

A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long – The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
This is a bit of a different one in the fact that not only has it been on my TBR list for a while, but it is also one that I’ve had on my To Finish Reading for far too long. Over a year for that matter.

A book of letters

An audiobook

A book by a person of colour

A book with one of the four seasons in the title – A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson
Pretty self-explanatory here, Summer in the title. But it is such a beautiful summer.

A book that is a story within a story

A book with multiple authors

An espionage thriller

A book with a cat on the cover – Veiled Magic by Deborah Blake
Donata (the witch’s) familiar cat is on the cover.

A book by an author who uses a pseudonym – On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
Although Ilona is the name of one of the pair in this husband / wife duo, they both write under Ilona Andrews as their pseudonym.

A bestseller from a genre you don’t usually read

A book by or about a person who has a disability

A book involving travel – Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
The girls travel to Greece for a reunion, Bee travels even further and nothing is as it seems.

A book with a subtitle

A book that’s published in 2017

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

A book from a nonhuman perspective

A steampunk novel

A book with a red spine

A book set in the wilderness

A book you loved as a child – The Gypsy Crown by Kate Forsyth
This was the first historical fiction story that I ever read, and it’s beautiful.

A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited

A book with a title that’s a character’s name – Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Skulduggery Pleasant, a detective, a magician and a skeleton.

A novel set during wartime – The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson
This beautiful romance is set against the beginning of Nazi occupation in Europe and the start of WWII. It is sad, sweet and beautiful.

A book with an unreliable narrator – Princess in Love by Meg Cabot
This series, and indeed, book, is written from the POV of Princess Mia, completely unreliable, but oh so sweet, cute and fun!

A book with pictures

A book where the main character is a different ethnicity from you

A book about an interesting woman

A book set in two different time periods

A book with a month or day of the week in the title

A book set in a hotel

A book written by someone you admire

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 book you bought on a trip


A book recommended by an author you love

A bestseller from 2016

A book with a family-member in the title

A book that takes place over a character’s lifetime

A book about an immigrant or refugee

A book from a genre / sub genre that you’ve never heard of

A book with an eccentric character

A book that’s more than 800 pages

A book you got from a used book sale

A book that’s mentioned in another book

A book about a difficult topic

A book based on mythology

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