During 2015, I competed against my sister in the 2015 PopSugar Reading Challenge, and it was so much fun! The loser had to buy the winner a book, so it was a great incentive. I had tons more time to read then, so I finished pretty quickly. We allowed each other to use one book for multiple categories (Ethan Frome, for example, was my choice for a book I should have read in high school, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a book I could finish in a day). I finished in March with 28 books, which ended up being most of the reading I did last year. Boo!
So this year I’m finishing the challenge alone because evidently new moms have less time? That’s cool too I guess. Here are the books I’m planning on using, though they will probably change by the time I finish.
Based on a fairy tale: Cinder
National Book Award winner: Challenger Deep
YA best seller: Eleanor and Park
Haven’t read since high school: Book Thief
Set in home state: Isaac’s Storm
Translated to English: Anna Karenina
Set in future: Fahrenheit 451
Under 150 pages: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
NYT Best Seller: Eleanor and Park
Becoming a movie this year: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Recommended by someone just met: TBD
Self-Improvement book: Skankology
Can finish in a day: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Written by a celebrity: Why Not Me?
Political Memoir: Why Not Me?
At least 100 years older than me: Anna Karenina
600+ pages: A Song of Ice and Fire
Oprah’s book club: Anna Karenina
Sci-Fi: Fahrenheit 451
Recommended by family member: TBD
Graphic Novel: Sorcerers and Secretaries, Vol 2
Published in 2016: The Siren
Protagonist with your occupation: The Wedding Planner’s Daughter
Takes place during summer: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour
Book and its prequel: Second Position/Turning Pointe
Murder Mystery: Dear Killer
Written by a comedian: Why Not Me?
Blue cover: Challenger Deep
Poetry: Chasers of the Light
First book seen in a bookstore: TBD
20th century classic: Fahrenheit 451
Book from library: Anna Karenina or Challenger Deep
Autobiography: Why Not Me?
Road trip: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour
Culture unfamiliar to me: Why Not Me? or Anna Karenina
Island setting: Bright Young Things
Guaranteed to bring you joy: TBD
Some of these are a bit of a stretch, like Skankology being a self-help book, or Bright Young Things being an ‘island setting’. Manhattan counts, right?
Sound off in the comments: Are you doing this challenge? What books are you using? Do you have any suggestions for me? Let me know!