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 (2016), 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 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 - The Lying Game by Ruth Ware; recommended by Virginia Grubbs of Darien Library, Connecticut (completed 6/18)
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long - Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk; on TBR list for over five years (completed 12/12)
3. A book of letters - Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller (completed 1/8)
4. An audiobook - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (completed 3/4)
5. A book by a person of color - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (completed 12/20)
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title - Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch (completed 12/2)
7. A book that is a story within a story - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (completed 3/26)
8. A book with multiple authors - Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza (completed 8/4)
9. An espionage thriller
10. A book with a cat on the cover - I Hate Everything by Matthew DeBenneti
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith; pseudonym for J.K. Rowling (completed 7/5)
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read - Turtles All the Way Down by John Green; young adult fiction (completed 11/18)
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability - Mikey and Me: Life With My Exceptional Sister by Teresa Sullivan (completed 10/12)
14. A book involving travel - Siracusa by Delia Ephron (completed 1/21)
15. A book with a subtitle - I Know What I'm Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches from a Life Under Construction by Jen Kirkman (completed 4/23)
16. A book that's published in 2017 - Lucky You by Erika Carter (completed 1/22)
17. A book involving a mythical creature - The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (completed 3/2)
18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated) by J.K. Rowling & Jim Kay (completed 11/26)
19. A book about foodEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert; spiritual memoir (completed 12/8)
20. A book with career advice
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective - Delicious Foods by James Hannaham (completed 12/31)
22. A steampunk novel - Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (completed 12/27)
23. A book with a red spineThe Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (completed 4/7)
24. A book set in the wilderness - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (completed 12/18)
25. A book you loved as a child - The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith (completed 12/20)
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited - As Red As Blood by Salla Simukka; Finland (completed 3/23)
27. A book with a title that's a character's name - The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith (completed 4/6)
28. A novel set during wartime - Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson (completed 6/5)
29. A book with an unreliable narrator - The Fall Guy by James Lasdun (completed 1/15)
30. A book with pictures - Little Heaven by Nick Cutter (completed 1/7)
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you - Pull Me Under by Kelly Luce (completed 4/18)
32. A book about an interesting woman - Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki (completed 5/28)
33. A book set in two different time periods - The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor (completed 11/14)
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title - Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss (completed 11/27)
35. A book set in a hotel - The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor (completed 8/11)
36. A book written by someone you admire - Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow (completed 1/12)
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017 - The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (completed 9/10)
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas - In This Moment by Karma Brown; loosely set around Thanksgiving (completed 5/30)
39. The first book in a series you haven't read beforeCrazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (completed 5/20)
40. A book you bought on a trip - Played! by Michael A. Kahn; trip to St. Louis (completed 10/21)


41. A book recommended by an author you love - Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough; recommended by Stephen King (completed 3/17)
42. A bestseller from 2016 - All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda (completed 8/13)
43. A book with a family member term in the title - It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell (completed 5/9)
44. A book that takes place over a character's life span - Arboria Park by Kate Tyler Wall (completed 6/27)
45. A book about an immigrant or refugee - The Leavers by Lisa Ko (completed 9/3)
46. A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of - Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land; subgenre is "child in peril" (completed 9/20)
47. A book with an eccentric character - The Goddesses by Swan Huntley (completed 8/20)
48. A book that's more than 800 pages - It by Stephen King (completed 11/8)
49. A book you got from a used book sale Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (completed 11/25)
50. A book that's been mentioned in another book - The Grownup by Gillian Flynn; originally appeared in George R. R. Martin's anthology, Rogues (completed 1/23)
51. A book about a difficult topic - Die for You by Amy Fellner Dominy (completed 3/6)
52. A book based on mythology - The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (completed 12/19)

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

  6. How did I not know about this?! I'm joining you. Can't wait to read any reviews you share :)

    xx, Alexandra

    1. POPSUGAR's been hosting it annually since 2015. I started doing it in 2016 and I freaking love it! The 2018 challenge was recently revealed and you can find more info about it here: https://goo.gl/bnCpyF.