2018 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge Progress - January and February

My friend talked me into this challenge again this year. Prompts filled are in bold; this is my progress so far (January and February reads). I am not going to be so obsessed with knocking out every prompt (looking at you Nordic noir), but just going to read the books I want to and hope they fill in a prompt afterwards.



2018 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge

  • Book made into a movie you have already seen
  • True Crime - American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse
  • Next book in the series - The Jade Temptress (Pingkang Li #2) by Jeannie Lin
  • A book involving a heist
  • Nordic noir
  • Novel based on a real person
  • Book set in a country that fascinates me - The Lotus Palace (Pingkang Li #1) by Jeannie Lin
  • Time of day in the title
  • Book about villain or anti-hero
  • Book about death/grief - The Great Silence 1918-1920: Living in the Shadow of the Great War by Juliet Nicolson
  • Female author using a male pen name
  • LGBT+ MC
  • Author with a different ethnicity than me - Ms Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
  • Book that is also a stage play or musical
  • Book about Feminism - The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich
  • Book about mental health
  • Book that was borrowed or gifted to you
  • Book by two authors
  • Book about or involving sport
  • Local author
  • Favorite color in title
  • Alliteration in the title
  • Time Travel
  • Weather Element in Title
  • Book set at sea
  • Book with animal in title
  • Book set on a different planet
  • Book with song lyrics in the title
  • Book set on or about Halloween
  • Book with a set of twins
  • Book mentioned in another book
  • Book from a celebrity book club
  • Childhood classic you’ve never read
  • Book published in 2018
  • Past Good Reads winner
  • Book set in the decade you were born
  • Book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t - Love is Love anthology by Various Authors
  • Book with an ugly cover
  • Book that involves bookstore or library
  • Book set in your home state (prompt from 2016 reading challenge)


Advanced List

  1. Bestseller from the year you graduated high school
  2. Cyberpunk book
  3. Book read by a stranger in public
  4. Book tied to your ancestry
  5. Book with a fruit or vegetable in title
  6. Allegory
  7. Author with same first name as you
  8. Microhistory - Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo
  9. Book about a problem facing today - AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes from Military Service - and How It Hurts Our Country by Kathy Roth Douquet and Frank Schaffer
  10. Book recommended by someone else doing the challenge