Popsugar’s Ultimate 2016 Reading Challenge

I came, I saw, I conquered.  I was really good about this reading challenge at the beginning of the year, kind of fell off the wagon in the middle, and panic-read the last ten or so prompts in November and December.  In any case, I finished, and here’s my final list.

  1. a book based on a fairy tale: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg
  2. a national book award winner: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  3. a YA bestseller: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
  4. a book you haven’t read since high school: Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins
  5. a book set in your home state: Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk (Wisconsin)
  6. a book translated to English: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  7. a romance set in the future: Some Kind of Perfect by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  8. a book set in Europe: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  9. a book that’s under 150 pages: Tyson Caine by Aleya Michelle
  10. a New York Times bestseller: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
  11. a book that’s becoming a movie this year: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  12. a book recommended by someone you just metMe Before You by Jojo Moyes
  13. a self-improvement book: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight
  14. a book you can finish in a day: Dirty Little Lies by Clare James
  15. a book written by a celebrity: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
  16. a political memoir: Outsider in the White House by Bernie Sanders
  17. a book at least 100 years older than you: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  18. a book that’s more than 600 pages: Winter by Marissa Meyer
  19. a book from Oprah’s book club: Sula by Toni Morrison
  20. a science-fiction novelArmada by Ernest Cline
  21. a book recommended by a family member: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume (recommended by my mom, my aunt, my grandmother, and several cousins)
  22. a graphic novel: Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  23. a book that is published in 2016: Beyond the Stars by Stacy Wise
  24. a book with a protagonist who has your occupation: CPC Training Materials by AAPC (This is possibly cheating, but I could not find a book about a medical coder, and this program involved reading over 7,000 pages that did not count toward my page count or total books read on Goodreads!)
  25. a book that takes place during summerGood Girl by Lauren Layne
  26. a book and its prequel: Every Day and Six Earlier Days by David Levithan
  27. a murder mystery: Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger (originally The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, but I ended up using that for #11)
  28. a book written by a comedian: Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  29. a dystopian novel: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
  30. a book with a blue coverInvincible Summer by Alice Adams
  31. a book of poetry: His Shoes Were Far Too Tight by Edward Lear
  32. the first book you see in a bookstore: Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  33. a classic from the 20th century: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  34. a book from the library: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  35. an autobiography: Sex in the Museum by Sarah Forbes
  36. a book about a road tripGoing Bovine by Libba Bray
  37. a book about a (sub)culture you’re unfamiliar with: Blow by Heidi McLaughlin
  38. a satirical bookWhere’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  39. a book that takes place on an island: You Make Me by Erin McCarthy
  40. a book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy: Lured In by Laura Drewry

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