Popsugar Reading Challenge 2016

2016 was the first year I participated in the Popsugar Reading Challenge, and I absolutely loved it! Below are the challenge prompts and the books that I read to fulfill them. Click on the book’s title and it will take you to its Goodreads page!

  1. A book based on a fairy tale: A Wild Swan by Michael Cunningham
  2. A National Book Award winner: Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Gluck
  3. A YA Bestseller: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  4. A book you haven’t read since high school: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  5. A book set in your home state: If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins
  6. A book translated to English: Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
  7. A romance set in the future: In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch
  8. A book set in Europe: It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi McFarlane
  9. A book that’s under 150 pages: Love, Accidentally by Sarah Pekkanen
  10. A New York Times bestseller: Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  11. A book that’s becoming a movie this year: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  12. A book recommended by someone you just met: The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore
  13. A self-improvement book: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  14. A book you can finish in a day: The Last Train Home & Other Stories by Erin Lawless
  15. A book written by a celebrity: Sounds Like Me by Sara Bareilles
  16. A political memoir: Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama
  17. A book at least 100 years older than you: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  18. A book that’s more that 600 pages: We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
  19. A book from Oprah’s Book Club: We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
  20. A science-fiction novel: Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  21. A book recommended by a family member: Unlikely Loves by Jennifer S. Holland
  22. A graphic novel: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  23. A book that is published in 2016: We’re All Damaged by Matthew Norman
  24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation: Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis
  25. A book that takes place during summer: The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
  26. A book and its prequel: The Best Man by Kristan HigginsThe Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins
  27. A murder mystery: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
  28. A book written by a comedian: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  29. A dystopian novel: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
  30. A book with a blue cover: Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins
  31. A book of poetry: The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  32. The first book you see in a bookstore: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
  33. A classic from the 20th century: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  34. A book from the library: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
  35. An autobiography: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  36. A book about a road trip: My One and Only by Kristan Higgins
  37. A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  38. A satirical book: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  39. A book that takes place on an island: The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
  40. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy: All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps by Dave Isay
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