Pop Sugar Advanced Reading Challenge

Links are to Goodreads. Original challenge here.

  1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen – A Long Way Home
  2. True crime – The Princes in the Tower
  3. The next book in a series you started – The Mummy Case
  4. A book involving a heist – Seven Million: A Cop, A Priest, A Soldier for the IRA, and the Still-Unsolved Rochester Brinks Heist
  5. Nordic noir – Macbeth (Nesbø)
  6. A novel based on a real person – My Lady Jane
  7. A book set in a country that fascinates you – A Scot in the Dark
  8. A book with a time of day in the title – Dusk or Dawn or Dark or Day
  9. A book about a villain or antihero – The Republic of Thieves
  10. A book about death or grief – The Rules of Magic
  11. A book with a female author that uses a male pseudonym – We Need to Talk About Kevin
  12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist – Into the Drowning Deep
  13. A book that is also a stage play or musical – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you – A Bollywood Affair
  15. A book about feminism –We Should All Be Feminists
  16. A book about mental health – Wishful Drinking
  17. A book that was borrowed or was given to you as a gift – Imperial Mongolian Cooking
  18. A book by two authors –The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennett
  19. A book about or involving a sport –Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack
  20. A book by a local author – City of Light
  21. A book with your favorite color in the title (orange) – Five Quarters of the Orange
  22. A book with alliteration in the title – Bewitched Bothered and Biscotti
  23. A book about time travel – A Knight in Shining Armor
  24. A book with a weather element in the title – Girls Made of Snow and Glass
  25. A book set at sea – The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Journey to Antarctica
  26. A book with an animal in the title – Six of Crows
  27. A book set on a different planet – From a Certain Point of View
  28. A book with song lyrics in the title – Ella Minnow Pea (the alphabet song!)
  29. A book about or set on Halloween – Hocus Pocus & the All New Sequel
  30. A book with characters who are twins – Bloodline
  31. A book mentioned in another book – Bad Behavior (mentioned in Sex with Shakespeare)
  32. A book from a celebrity book club – The Underground Railroad
  33. A childhood classic you’ve never read – The Princess Diaries
  34. A book that’s published in 2018 – Beneath the Sugar Sky
  35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner – The Hate U Give
  36. A book set in the decade you were born – Bridge to Terabithia
  37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to – Hogfather
  38. A book with an ugly cover – Bedlams Bard
  39. A book that involves a bookstore or library – Equal Rites
  40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges (A book that never fails to make you smile) – Beatrix Potter’s Giant Treasury


  1. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school – The Wedding, 8/4/96 NYT Bestseller
  2. A cyberpunk book – Alif the Unseen
  3. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place – Becoming (via Subway Book Review)
  4. A book tied to your ancestry –Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth
  5. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title – On The Banks of Plum Creek
  6. An allegory – Peter Darling
  7. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you – Pan Am Exposition 1901 (Revisited): Redwork Embroidery Patterns
  8. A microhistory – The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America
  9. A book about a problem facing society today – We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
  10. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Challenge – Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, recommended by Unauthorized Cinnamon)