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?




  1. lilisblissfulpages · January 18, 2018

    Lol, I struggled at choosing a book by a local author too. 🙂 🙂 I ended up choosing an anthology of horror stories by various filipino artists. 🙂 Goodluck with this.. I’m participating too. 🙂

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    • duskangelreads · January 18, 2018

      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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      • lilisblissfulpages · January 18, 2018

        🙂 🙂 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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      • duskangelreads · January 18, 2018

        That’s what I did haha.
        And this is my first time participating actually. So I’m keen.

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  2. rebeccamills01 · January 19, 2018

    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!


  3. mall3tg1rl · January 19, 2018

    Oh man, some A+ choices on this list!!

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  4. abyssallibrarian · January 20, 2018

    Great choices. Looks like we have quite a few books in common!

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