2018 Reading Challenge

Another year, another Reading Challenge. In fact, 2018 marks my fourth year of attempting to complete the Popsugar Reading Challenge – something I’ve yet to successfully complete.

Despite this, my aims for 2018 are a little different than previous years. Whereas I would typically attempt to read with the intention of crossing off one prompt or another, this year I’m focusing less on the numbers game, and more on the joy of reading. As such, I am not attempting to read 50 books this year: I just want to read the books I am interested in (and will check off prompts as and when they are relevant). But for those numbers fans amongst you, I am setting my reading goal at 12 – as long as I’m reading more than one book a month, I’m happy!

2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge

1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen
2. True crime
3. The next book in a series you started
4. A book involving a heist
5. Nordic noir
6. A novel based on a real person
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you
8. A book with a time of day in the title
9. A book about a villain or antihero
10. A book about death or grief
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
15. A book about feminism
16. A book about mental health: Further Confessions of a GP by Dr. Benjamin Daniels (4/10)
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
18. A book by two authors
19. A book about or involving a sport
20. A book by a local author
21. A book with your favorite colour in the title
22. A book with alliteration in the title
23. A book about time travel
24. A book with a weather element in the title
25. A book set at sea
26. A book with an animal in the title
27. A book set on a different planet
28. A book with song lyrics in the title
29. A book about or set on Halloween
30. A book with characters who are twins: Second Best Friend by Non Pratt (6/10)
31. A book mentioned in another book
32. A book from a celebrity book club
33. A childhood classic you’ve never read
34. A book that’s published in 2018
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
36. A book set in the decade you were born
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to
38. A book with an ugly cover: 1984 by George Orwell (7/10)
39. A book that involves a bookstore or library
40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 Reading Challenge

41. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
42. A cyberpunk book
43. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
44. A book tied to your ancestry
45. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
46. An allegory
47. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
48. A microhistory
49. A book about a problem facing society today
50. A book recommended by someone else taking the Reading Challenge

Happy reading, everyone!