Friday, December 29, 2017

2018 Popsugar Challenge, and Netgalley and Edelweiss Challenge!

2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge

1. A book made into a movie you've already seen: Vertigo by Pierre Boileau
2. True Crime: And the Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi
3. The next book in a series you started: The Sawyer Swindle by Victoria Abbot
4. A book involving a heist: Priceless by Robert K. Wittman
5. Nordic noir: The Bat by Jo Nesbo
6. A novel based on a real person: Crippen by John Boyne
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you: Adam and Eve and Pinch Me by Ruth Rendell
8. A book with a time of day in the title: The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
9. A book about a villain or antihero: Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
10. A book about death or grief: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist: Outburst by R.D. Zimmerman
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical: Carrie by Stephen King
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
15. A book about feminism: Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay
16. A book about mental health: Monkey Mind by Daniel Smith
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift: The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders
18. A book by two authors: A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel by Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang
19. A book about or involving a sport: The Secret Game by Scott Ellsworth
20. A book by a local author: The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai
21. A book with your favorite color in the title: Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Samkovitch
22. A book with alliteration in the title: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
23. A book about time travel: Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
24. A book with a weather element in the title: Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson
25. A book set at sea: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
26. A book with an animal in the title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
27. A book set on a different planet: Bindi by Nnedi Okorafor
28. A book with song lyrics in the title: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
29. A book about or set on Halloween: Gossamer Ghost by Laura Childs
30. A book with characters who are twins: The Lost Twin by Sophie Cleverly
31. A book mentioned in another book: The General's Daughter by Nelson DeMille
32. A book from a celebrity book club: Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty
33. A childhood classic you've never read: An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
34. A book that's published in 2018: The Other Mother by Carol Goodman
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
36. A book set in the decade you were born: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn't get to: Looking for Alaska by John Green
38. A book with an ugly cover: The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
39. A book that involves a bookstore or library: A Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zebin
40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: A mystery or thriller: Original Sin by P.D. James

2018 Popsugar Advanced Reading Challenge

1. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school: The Inner Circle by T.C. Boyle
2. A cyberpunk book: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
3. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
4. A book tied to your ancestry: Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
5. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title: Seven Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
6. An allegory: The Name of the Rose by Umbero Eco
7. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you: Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
8. A microhistory: The Murder of Helen Jewett by Patricia Cline Cohen
9. A book about a problem facing society today: Courtroom 302 by Steve Bogira
10. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson 



2018 Netgalley and Edelweiss Challenge
I'm going for the Gold Level, 50 books!
1) Another One Bites the Crust by Ellie Alexander
2) Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant
3) Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner
4) A Whisper of Bones by Ellen Hart
5) Grit by Gillian French
6) Into the Thinnest of Air by Simon R. Green
7) Stowed Away by Barbara Ross
8) The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
9) The Marmalade Murders by Elizabeth J. Duncan
10) Down the Aisle with Murder by Auralee Wallace
11) Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
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