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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Brand New Year! POPSUGAR reading Challenge 2017

UPDATE 01/02/2018
I missed 9.

So I haven't had a chance to update my book blog since the middle of December. I apologize.I had a baby, my fourth, and it was pretty traumatic. Read about it here

For the first blog of the new year I wanted to talk about the POPSUGAR reading challenge of 2017. Which I am going to try very hard to accomplish. I'm already six books behind my good reads goal, so this might be over extending myself, but oh well.

Every month I'll update you all on how it's going and what books I've checked off the list and whether they were worth you guys checking them out for yourself.

Here's the list:


A book by an author from a country you've never visited  A Most Magical Girl- the author is Karen Foxlee who lives in Australia
A book recommended by a librarian The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins 5 stars
A book that's been on your TBR for over a year Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 5 stars
A book of letters Dracula by Bram Stoker
An audio book  Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham- This was pretty good!
A book written by a POC  Weeping Wells by Angel Chadwick -3 stars
A book with one of the four seasons in the title
A book that is a story within a story
A book with multiple authors Urban Enemies- Jim Butcher and others
An espionage thriller  The Burning Page by  4 stars
A book with a cat on the cover
A book by an author who uses a pseudonym Echoes in Death by JD Robb (Nora Roberts) 5 stars
A book from a genre you don't normally read Almost Famous Women; Stories (Historical fiction anthology) by Bergman, Megan Mayhew
A book with a subtitle The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke Five starsA book involving travel Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt- a girl walks miles and miles. 2 starsA book by or about a person with a disability  Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens Eddie Izzard, four stars. He has Dyslexia. 
A book that is published in 2017  Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton So good! Four Stars!
A book involving a mythological creature Hollow House- there is a creepy God in it- by Greg Chapman. 4 stars
A book you've read before that makes you smile After Realm by Renee Travis- a dancing princess retelling
A book about food  Back to the Kitchen: 75 Delicious, Real Recipes (& True Stories) from a Food-Obsessed Actor by Freddie Prinze Jr. 4 stars
A book with career advice  Adulting: How to become a Grown Up in 468 Steps by Kelly Williams Brown- Eh...ok 3 stars
A book from a nonhuman perspective    Creepy Carrots ( the pov is a rabbit) - 3 stars
A steampunk novel
A book with a red spine  Rose Blood by AG Howard- 2 stars- see review
A book set in the wilderness House at the Bottom of the Lake by Josh Malerman- The entire novel basically takes place in or on a lake. 3.5 Stars
A book you loved as a child  The Wizard Of Oz by Frank L Baum
A book with a title that is the character's name  Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory -- eh 3 stars
A book set during wartime
A book with an unreliable narratoFinal Girls by Riley Sager Five Stars
A book with pictures How to Train a Train- 5 stars
A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you Roses of May by Dot Hutchinson 5 stars
A book about an interesting woman Talking as Fast as I can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham- listened to this, such a fun great book. 5 stars
A book set in two different time periods The Girl From Rawblood by Catriona Ward 4 stars
A book with a month, or day of the week in the title
A book set in a hotel  Security by Gina Wohlsdorf- creepy slasher closed room mystery 4 stars
A book written by someone you admire   The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fischer 4 stars
A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
The first book in a series you haven't read before  A Curious Beginning b Deanna Raybourn 3 stars
A book you bought on a trip.


A book that was recommended by your friend or spouse In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 5 stars
A best seller from 2016
A book with a family member term in the title Your Baby's First Word Will be DADA by Jimmy Fallon- 4 stars
A book that takes place over the characters life span I know I am, but What are You by Samanatha Bee- 4 stars
A book about an immigrant or refugee
A book from a genre you've never heard of before The United States of Absurdity (based on a podcast)  by Dave Anthony 4 stars
A book with an eccentric character Wicked like Wildfire by Popović, Lana  Five Stars
A book that's more than 800 pages
A book you got used  Curious George and The Dinosaur Discover- got at the DI back page ripped 4 stars
A book that's been mentioned in another book The American Way of Death Revisited by Jessica Mitford 3 stars 
A book about a difficult topic Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty (about death) 5 stars
A book based on mythology Venturess by Betsy Cornwell 4 stars

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