Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge – Possible Reads

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I have been debating over the last few weeks whether or not I will participate in the Popsugar Reading Challenge and I have finally decided that I will. However, it’s not going to take over my reading by any means and I won’t stress if I don’t get it completed.

So I just wanted to share a list of the books I may possibly read for each of the challenges.

I tried as hard as possible to choose books I already own, have already pre-ordered or books I will definitely be picking up soon but it wasn’t always possible.

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HERE is the link to the PopSugar post!


*The image above belongs to PopSugar!*

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A book made into a movie you’ve already seen


I’ve watched these movies so many times and I have tried to read the whole Chronicles of Narnia but I was not enjoying the first book  ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ in the slightest! So I stopped reading. So I’m completely skipping that and just starting with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I also already have an eBook of the whole Chronicles of Narnia books

True Crime

I haven’t decided on this one yet

The next book in a series you started

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I may have already read this one!

A book involving a heist


Nordic Noir


A novel based on a real person


I’ve already read this book, twice actually. I finished by reread via audiobook last night of Stalking Jack the Ripper!

A book set in a country that fascinates you


Anything set in Germany fascinates me and I have been meaning to read this for ages! I also have it on audiobook already.

A book with a time of day in the title


Night counts right?! Already own!!

A book about a villain or antihero


Already own this too! I’m doing good so far haha!

A book about death or grief


Pretty sure this one will cover that and I already have it on audiobook!

A book with a female author that uses a male pseudonym


AKA J.K. Rowling of course!

A book with a LGBTQ+ protagonist


This one has a Trans character who is a lesbian after changing gender. So it definitely counts! And I have this as an eBook through Scribd

A book that is also a stage play or musical


I’ve wanted to read some more Roald Dahl so this helps!!

A book by an author of a different ethnicity to you

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I have already read this one! I finished it today actually.

A book about feminism


I have been hearing tonnes about this so I’m keen!

A book about mental health


I am using this book for the same challenge for the Winter Biannual Bibliothon which is next week!

A book you borrowed or was given to you as a gift

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I received this one for Christmas from my father and I have already read it!

A book by 2 authors

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I already have this one pre-ordered and I can’t wait!!

A book about or involving a sport


A book by a local author

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So, I live in the middle of nowhere! So I don’t know any local authors, so I just chose an Aussie author!!

A book with your favourite colour in the title


I received this book in The YA Chronicles AGES ago! I really need to get to it but I have heard mixed things about it, so I have been hesitant.

A book with alliteration in the title


I have wanted to read more Agatha Christie books, both Hercule Poirot & Miss Arple stories! So I added a couple to this TBR.

A book about time travel


This has been on so many TBRs! But it’s so big, so I keep skipping it!

A book with a weather element in the title 


close enough! And I already own this book.

A book set at sea

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats & Piracy

This doesn’t have a cover yet, but it releases later in the year and I am so keen on it! I’m also guessing that it will take place at sea due to the Piracy part of the title.

A book with an animal in the title


This one has two! So, bonus!

A book set on a different planet


I’ve already started the audiobook for this. I really enjoyed the audiobook of book 1, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.

A book with song lyrics in the title

I haven’t been able to find a book that interests me that fits this challenge! So if you know any YA books that fit this that aren’t romances then please let me know!

A book about or set on Halloween


This is a Frankenstein retelling, so close enough. I really don’t give a damn about Halloween as we don’t celebrate it. So I just chose this instead

A book with characters who are twins


Another Agatha Christie!

A book mentioned in another book


I feel like the Winter Biannual Bibliothon got some inspiration from this list for their challenges as this is the second challenge that is the same as WBB!

A book from a celebrity book club


I found an extensive list HERE for a book group called Vaginal Fantasy by Felicia Day.

A childhood classic you’ve never read


I used to watch the Tv show for this as my Mum loved it, but I have never read the book.

A book that’s published in 2018

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I have already pre-ordered this and I can’t wait!!

A past Goodreads Choice Award winner


I already have a copy of this book and I have been meaning to get to it.

A book set in the decade you were born


I want to reread Harry Potter this year, but the physical books. I have been rereading via audiobook a fair few times now and I have reread the first couple books using the illustrated editions but I’m yet to reread the physical books again in full. So this is a start.

A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to


I have owned this for a fair while now and it has been on a couple TBRs in the past, but I still haven’t picked it up! But it needs to happen, especially with the upcoming release of the prequel book, which I plan to purchase and read before picking up Truthwitch.

A book with an ugly cover


This is one of the eARCs I have from NetGalley however it is not a recent release, it has just been left on NetGalley, it actually released in 2011 I think.

A book that involves a bookstore or library


A favourite prompt from 2015, 2016 or 2017 Popsugar Reading Challenges


For this, I chose the challenge ‘An audiobook’ as I love audiobooks and I have also already started listening to the audiobook of this one!

Advanced Challenges:

I won’t be doing all of these but I will try for a couple. I will still list all below though.

A bestseller from the year you graduated high school


A cyberpunk book


A book that was being read by a stranger in public

As I barely see anyone reading in public that I don’t know. I just don’t have one for this. I live in small town, so we are lacking on people that are strangers to me, places I go that people would sit and read and also just readers in general. If I twisted the challenge slightly I could choose The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor as I have seen one of the girls I used to work with reading that while waiting for her children at the pool while I was working. But not a stranger.

A book tied to your ancestry

I really don’t understand this prompt! My only guess is to read a book that was set in a place where my family was originally from. In which case I would have to read something set in Scotland, Prussia or Germany. But I haven’t chosen anything yet.

A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title


An Allegory 


I still don’t understand what an allegory is really but I just looked at a list on Goodreads and this showed up and as I am already reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe I decided to choose it.

A book with the same first or last name as you


A Microhistory


Another one I don’t really know the meaning of. What’s the difference between a Microhistory and normal history?! This book is known as both Deep Down Dark & The 33 as they changed the name to The 33 after the movie version.

A book about a problem facing society today

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Police brutality may not be as extreme here in Aus as it is overseas, but it is still definitely a problem!

A book recommended by someone else taking the Popsugar Reading Challenge

Are you participating? Then comment a recommendation. Please, not romance heavy!!

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Well, I think that is it! I might do an update every month or so to show how I’m going! Let me know if you are participating and what you plan to read for the challenge next?



7 thoughts on “Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge – Possible Reads

    1. It’s a bit of an odd challenge. Like how do you define local. Normally I would consider that just my town. Which is like max 2.5k people… Not exactly likely to have a local author for me!
      And yay! Good luck!

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      1. 🙂 🙂 Maybe you can just go for a writer in your country 🙂 Anyway, goodluck… Looking forward to your updates of this challenge. Ive been trying to do this in the past couple of years, hope I can do it this year successfully. 🙂

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  1. I’m reading HP for the first time and that’s worked for a lot of challenges! I’ve also been reading some graphic novels to try to get a headstart.

    If I had to recommend a book, I’m going with Kim Reaper. It’s about a girl who is a grim reaper and a somewhat light-hearted death for the death/grief prompt. 🙂 It’s a comic series that’s getting its own volume soon so I counted it as one!


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