POPSUGAR and ATW in 52 Books reading challenges updates

Here I will keep track of the challenges I complete through out the year!

My goal is to complete as many challenges as possible, not necessarily to read one book per challenge.

Around the World in 52 Books challenges

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t – “Uglies” by Scott Westerfeld
2. A book set in a different continent – “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Seth Grahame-Smith
3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015 – “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan
5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name – “Remembering Raquel” by Vivian Vande Velde
6. The highest rated on your TBR
7. A book about books
8. A classic book with less than 200 pages – “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
9. A book that was mentioned in another book
10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now – “Vampire Academy” by Richelle Mead
11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge
12. A childhood classic – A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning” by Lemony Snicket
13. Reader’s Choice
14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How)
15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)
16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels – “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie
17. A book with a beautiful cover
18. A book on a summer/beach reading list
19. A non-fiction book – “This Book Loves You” by PewDiePie
20. A book with a first name in the title – “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer
21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
22. The first book in a new to you series – “Hold Me Closer Necromancer” by Lish McBride
23. The next book in a series you are reading – “The Seas of Monsters” by Rick Riordan
24. A “between the numbers” book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)
25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
26. A book everyone is talking about – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion)
28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir
29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name
30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own
31. A work of young adult fiction – “Necromancing the Stone” by Lish McBride
32. A historical fiction book
33. The 16th book on your TBR
34. A book about mental illness
35. An award winning book
36. An identity book – a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
37. A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read
38. A book about an anti hero
39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list
40. A novella from your favorite genre
41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
42. A top 100 fantasy novel
43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night – In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories retold by Alvin Schwartz, art by Dirk Zimmer
44. A book you’re embarrassed to read in public
45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have
46. A crime story
47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title
48. A dystopia
49. A book with a great opening line
50. A book originally written in a language other than English – “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
51. A short story from a well-known author
52. A book published in 2016

Challenges completed: 15/52

POPSUGAR Challenge

  1. A book based on a fairy tale – “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer
  2. A National Book Award winner
  3. A YA bestseller – “Vampire Academy” by Richelle Mead
  4. A book you haven’t read since high school
  5. A book set in your home state – The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  6. A book translated to English – “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  7. A romance set in the future
  8. A book set in Europe – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  9. A book that’s under 150 pages – “Remembering Raquel” by Vivian Vande Velde
  10. A New York Times bestseller – “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Seth Grahame-Smith
  11. A book that’s becoming a movie this year
  12. A book recommended by someone you just met
  13. A self-improvement book
  14. A book you can finish in a day – Marvin Redpost: Why Pick On Me? by Louis Sachar
  15. A book written by a celebrity – “This Book Loves You” by PewDiePie
  16. A political memoir
  17. A book at least 100 years older than you
  18. A book that’s more than 600 pages
  19. A book from Oprah’s Book Club
  20. A science-fiction novel
  21. A book recommended by a family member
  22. A graphic novel – “The Sandman Vol. 2 – The Doll’s House” by Neil Gaiman
  23. A book that is published in 2016
  24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation
  25. A book that takes place during Summer
  26. A book and its prequel
  27. A murder mystery – “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie
  28. A book written by a comedian
  29. A dystopian novel
  30. A book with a blue cover – “Freak the Mighty” by Rodman Philbrick
  31. A book of poetry
  32. The first book you see in a bookstore
  33. A classic from the 20th century
  34. A book from the library – “Hold Me Closer Necromancer” by Lish McBride
  35. An autobiography
  36. A book about a road trip
  37. A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with
  38. A satirical book
  39. A book that takes place on an island – “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie
  40. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy

Challenges completed: 14/40

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