2016 POPSUGAR Challenge

April Reading Challenge Round Up

Books Read:

Sooo I accidentally deleted my photo of this month’s books and since they’re mostly library books I’ve already returned, I’m not going to be able to take a new one D:

Pirates! followed two swashbuckling young women not only through the Atlantic Ocean, but also past barriers of race and gender.

Challenger Deep followed another sea-bound adventurer through the dark trenches of mental illness.

Goosebumps: Stay Out of the Basement made me thankful I don’t have a green thumb.

Nimona was probably the cutest thing I’ve read this year with a spunky evil-sidekick-in-training.

The Great Gatsby and Anna Karenina, two classics that criticize the hypocrisy of the elite class, transported me to the Roaring 20s and Imperial Russia.

And Then There Were None kept me guessing yet again, a classic whodunnit.

My favorite reads this month were Nimona and The Great Gatsby. I’d read Gatsby before and enjoyed it even more this time around. Nimona was my first reviewed graphic novel this year, and such a treat to read. The illustrations and the story were adorable and I hope to see more Nimona in the future.

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 Neal 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 Neal 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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