Popsugar's Reading Challenge for 2017!

It's that time again, folks, and I am pumped. Popsugar recently posted their 2017 reading challenge , and it's a doozie,  y'all...

It's that time again, folks, and I am pumped. Popsugar recently posted their 2017 reading challenge, and it's a doozie,  y'all! I participated in the Popsugar reading challenge for the first time this year, and had a blast! It got me back into reading in 2016, and I read over 60 books this year. The main list consists of 40 prompts, but this year they've added an advanced section, for a combined total of 52 prompts. That's a book a week, and I've already got a ton of ideas for what I'll be reading in 2017! I'm super excited because I can start reading the ton of the books I already own, but haven't read yet (plus a ton of other books!). Check out the list below, and I hope you'll join me.

(PS. There's a printable graphic below to keep up with what you're reading!)

2017 Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge

1. A book recommended by a librarian
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
3. A book of letters - Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller (completed January 8, 2017)
4. An audiobook - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (completed March 4, 2017)
5. A book by a person of color
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
7. A book that is a story within a story - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (completed March 26, 2017)
8. A book with multiple authors
9. An espionage thriller
10. A book with a cat on the cover
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
14. A book involving travel - Siracusa by Delia Ephron (completed January 21, 2017)
15. A book with a subtitle
16. A book that's published in 2017 - Lucky You by Erika Carter (completed January 22, 2017)
17. A book involving a mythical creature - The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (completed March 2, 2017)
18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
19. A book about food
20. A book with career advice
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
22. A steampunk novel
23. A book with a red spine
24. A book set in the wilderness
25. A book you loved as a child
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited - As Red As Blood by Salla Simukka; author from Finland (completed March 23, 2017)
27. A book with a title that's a character's name
28. A novel set during wartime
29. A book with an unreliable narrator - The Fall Guy by James Lasdun (completed January 15, 2017)
30. A book with pictures - Little Heaven by Nick Cutter (completed January 7, 2017)
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
32. A book about an interesting woman
33. A book set in two different time periods
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel
36. A book written by someone you admire - Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow (completed January 12, 2017)
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
39. The first book in a series you haven't read before
40. A book you bought on a trip


41. A book recommended by an author you love - Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough; recommended by Stephen King (completed March 17, 2017)
42. A bestseller from 2016
43. A book with a family member term in the title
44. A book that takes place over a character's life span
45. A book about an immigrant or refugee
46. A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of
47. A book with an eccentric character
48. A book that's more than 800 pages
49. A book you got from a used book sale
50. A book that's been mentioned in another book
51. A book about a difficult topic - Die For You by Amy Fellner Dominy (completed March 6, 2017)
52. A book based on mythology

Make sure to leave your Goodreads account in the comments below, so I can follow along with what you're reading!

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  1. This sounds like so much fun! I may have to give it a try :)

    1. You should! I'm so excited for this one. It looks fun, I agree.

  2. What a fun list, I can't wait to hear what you read and think about all the books you choose.

    1. Yes! I already have so many plans for so many of these prompts!

  3. I love the PopSugar Challenges! I did great in 2015, but was a terrible reader last year. I'm looking forward to better reading habits this year. And this is me on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5145171-christen-orbanus

    1. The first one I did was last year, and I didn't complete it. I still had about 6 prompts (I think) to complete. But I'm hoping to finish my prompts better.

      I've added you on Goodreads now, so I look forward to following along with what you read this year!

  4. I'm going to be doing this challenge as well and I'm pretty excited. This will my first time doing one. Can't wait to see what you pick for some of these topics.

    1. My first time was last year, so I'm definitely excited to do the challenge again this year!

  5. Hey, this is my second time with a popsugar challenge (first one was in 2015) and it's a really fun way to discover new books. But i have a dilemma, for the "published in 2017" prompt I wanna read a book that was published in USA in 2016 but in my country it will be published in April... Does it count? :( thanks xx

    1. I would definitely go with the release date for your country!

      Thanks for stopping by!


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