I've been looking around for fun reading challenges to participate in in 2015, and came across this one on PopSugar. I love reading challenges that have lots of random criteria, they encourage me to look at books I would otherwise have passed over. So, without further ado:

My progress so far:
  • A book with more than 500 pages: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  • A classic romance:
  • A book that became a movie: The Drop by Dennis Lehane
  • A book published this year: If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie
  • A book with a number in the title:
  • A book written by someone under 30:
  • A book with nonhuman characters:
  • A funny book:
  • A book by a female author: The Half Brother by Holly LeCraw
  • A mystery or thriller: The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • A book with a one-word title: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
  • A book of short stories: One More Thing by B.J. Novak
  • A book set in a different country: Black Dove White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
  • A nonfiction book: Crime Seen - Kate Lines
  • A popular author's first book:
  • A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet:
  • A book a friend recommended: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
  • A Pulitzer Prize-winning book: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • A book based on a true story: Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman
  • A book at the bottom of your to-read list: We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • A book your mom loves:
  • A book that scares you:
  • A book more than 100 years old: Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
  • A book based entirely on its cover: Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
  • A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't:
  • A memoir: Just Kids by Patti Smith 
  • A book you can finish in one day: Someone Is Watching by Joy Fielding
  • A book with antonyms in the title: Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller
  • A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit: Why New Orleans Matters by Tom Piazza 
  • A book that came out the year you were born:
  • A book with bad reviews:
  • A trilogy:
  • A book from your childhood: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • A book with a love triangle: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
  • A book set in the future:
  • A book set in high school: The Fever by Megan Abbott
  • A book with a color in the title: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  • A book that made you cry:
  • A book with  magic: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • A graphic novel:
  • A book by an author you've never read before: God Help the Child - Toni Morrison
  • A book you own but have never read: The Sweetness At the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley
  • A book that takes place in your hometown:
  • A book that was originally written in a different language: Blood On Snow - Jo Nesbø
  • A book set during Christmas:
  • A book written by an author with your same initials:
  • A play:
  • A banned book:
  • A book based on or turned into a TV show:
  • A book you started but never finished: Dept. of Speculation - Jenny Offill
Are you participating in the PopSugar reading challenge? Link me in the comments so I can check out the books you've selected!


  1. I have seen this challenge as well and thought about participating. It definitely looks interesting and I cannot wait to read your updates. I am sure I could not find a book that takes place in my hometown. But I need to find some other books that fit the criteria.

    1. Well, I think you can skip any that just don't fit with your reading - and I figure if you're from a small place, you can pick a book that takes place in a larger city near you!

  2. I'm taking part too! https://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/to-read/popsugar-reading-challenge-2015/ but I couldn't figure out how I wanted my page to look lol R x

    1. Yay! I'm looking forward to this one because it's got so much variety. I think it'll be a lot of fun!

  3. What a fun list of criteria! I love it.


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