2016 POPSUGAR Challenge

January Reading Challenge Round-Up

Books Read:

It’s been a successful first month of new discoveries and old favorites!

January Reading Challenge

I Reread and re-fell-in-love with the Jessica Darling series, still my favorite YA series of all time.

I got career change advice from What Color is Your Parachute? by completing activities to find out the kind of people, places, and skills would contribute to my ideal working environment.

I was unimpressed by the sci-fi collaboration Illuminae, which everyone else seems to love. I felt it was all over the place and the romance was a bit dry.

I saw into the near future with Super Sad True Love Story and have considered making social media less of a priority ever since.

Finally, I saw a more personal side of Tyler Oakley in Binge, and he made me cry with a chapter about breaking up with his first love.

Month One, down. Twelve to go. I’m excited for February and hope I find a new 5-star book!

The List

  1. A Book Based on a Fairy Tale: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  2. A National Book Award Winner: Challenger Deep by Neil Shusterman
  3. A YA Bestseller: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  4. A Book You Haven’t Read Since High School:  Pirates! by Celia Rees
  5. A Book Set in Your Home State: Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
  6. A Book Translated Into English: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  7. A Romance Set in the Future: Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  8. A Book Set in Europe: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  9. A Book That’s Under 150 Pages: Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs by Erik Didriksen
  10. A New York Times Bestseller: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  11. A Book That’s Becoming a Movie This Year: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  12. A Book Recommended By Someone You Just Met: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  13. A Self-Improvement Book: What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard N. Bolles
  14. A Book You Can Finish in a Day: Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs by Erik Didriksen
  15. A Book Written By A Celebrity: Binge by Tyler Oakley
  16. A Political Memoir: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  17. A Book At Least 100 Years Older Than You: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  18. A Book That’s More Than 600 Pages: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  19. A Book From Oprah’s Book Club: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (listen…)
  20. A Science-Fiction Novel: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  21. A Book Recommended By A Family Member: Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green
  22. A Graphic Novel: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  23. A Book That is Published in 2016: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  24. A Book With a Protagonist That Has Your Occupation: Schooled by Anisha Lakhani
  25. A Book That Takes Place During the Summer: The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  26. A Book AND Its Prequel: Warm Bodies and The New Hunger by Isaac Marion
  27. A Murder Mystery: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  28. A Book Written By A Comedian: Binge by Tyler Oakley
  29. A Dystopian Novel: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  30. A Book With A Blue Cover: Challenger Deep by Neil Shusterman
  31. A Book of Poetry: Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs by Erik Didriksen
  32. The First Book You See in a Bookstore: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  33. A Classic from the 20th Century: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  34. A Book From the Library: (all but one or two of these books will qualify in this category…)
  35. An Autobiography: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  36. A Book About A Road Trip: The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  37. A Book About a Culture You’re Unfamiliar With: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  38. A Satirical Book: Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  39. A Book That Takes Place on an Island: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  40. A Book That’s Guaranteed to Bring You Joy: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
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