Saturday, May 30, 2015

PopSugar Reading Challenge Update

Here's the title I added in the last week:
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery is a book my mom loves.

The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma is a book with more than 500 pages.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is a book that became a movie.

How (Not) to Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts is a book published this year.

Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Sophia Yin is a book with a number in the title.

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini is a book written by someone under 30.

The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 22: 1993-1994 by Charles M. Schulz is a book with nonhuman characters.

CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong by Heather Mann is a funny book.

Where She Went by Gayle Forman is a book with a female author.

The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett is a mystery or thiller.

Ink by Amanda Sun is a book with a one-word title.

Napoleon's Pyramids by William Dietrich is a book set in another country.

Mint Juleps With Teddy Roosevelt by Mark Will-Weber is a nonfiction book.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is a popular author's first book.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor is a book by an author I love that I haven't read yet.

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige is a book that a friend recommended.

A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd is a book that scared me.

Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons From an Extraordinary Life by Louis Zamperini is a memoir.

The Red Deaths by Casey Eanes with Seth Ervin is a book that I can finish in a day.

Dark in the City of Light by Paul Robertson is a book with antonyms in the title.

The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson is a book set somewhere that I've always wanted to visit (London)!

Loop by Karen Akins is a book set in the future.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver is a book set in high school.

A Magic Dark & Bright by Jenny Perinovik is a book with magic.

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a book by an author I've never read before.

Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan is a book I own but have never read.

Modern Crochet: Crochet Accessories and Projects for Your Home by Molla Mills is a book originally written in another language (Finnish)!

The Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers, and Tinkerers by Mark Hatch is a book written by an author with my same initials.

And I'm currently reading America's Library by James Conaway and Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.  America's Library won't count for any checklist items, but I believe I'll count Twilight as "a book with bad reviews."  ;)

Ones that I don't have a book lined up for:  "a classic romance" (recommendations for a romance without extended bedroom descriptions?), "a book of short stories," "a book based on a true story," and "a book that takes place in your hometown" (I've decided to claim the greater Greenville, SC area as my "hometown," as that's where I grew up:  South Carolinians: any recommendations?)  Thank you!

As always, feel free to comment with any suggestions for the remaining checklist items!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!


  1. I just looked these up, but Flabbergasted and Bastard Out of Carolina are two set in Greenville. Really, there's slim pickin's for this.

    Short stories: Have you read My True Love Gave to Me, the Bane Chronicles, or Let It Snow? I've read all those.

    A classic romance: I read Christian fiction for my classic romances, only the ones that are more modern chick lit. I read Erynn Mangum and Kristen Billerbeck for that. If you're looking more YA, then why not keep going with your L.M.Montgomery novels as that is both a classic book and a sort of romance?

    Book based on a true story: Haha, I would read Bossypants or Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? for this one...Or something in a similar vein. :)

    1. Thank you for the suggestions! Bastard Out of Carolina is actually on my (way too long) TBR list, so I'll definitely look into that; and I really enjoyed The Infernal Instruments series so I'll look into The Bane Chronicles too. And I haven't yet read Bossypants! I didn't think about humorous memoirs; that totally fits! Thank you!

  2. I haven't chosen a classic romance yet either but I was thinking a Jane Austen book. A couple years ago I bought all her books and have two left to read.

    1. How did I overlook the literal classics for a romance?! Thank you for reminding me! Yes, I'm totally going to go browse my library's Classics shelf now for a good old-fashioned romance!