Reading

What I’m reading and what I think about it.

2017 Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge
1. A book recommended by a librarian
2. [COMPLETE] A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too longMr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
3. [COMPLETE] A book of letters – Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod
4. [COMPLETE]An audiobook – Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
5. [COMPLETE]A book by a person of color – Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
6. [COMPLETE] A book with one of the four seasons in the title – Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
7. A book that is a story within a story
8. [In progress] A book with multiple authors – The Dictator’s Handbook by Alistair Smith, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
9. [COMPLETE] An espionage thriller – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré
10. A book with a cat on the cover
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
12. [Selected] A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read – The Stuff of Thought by Steve Pinker
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
14. [COMPLETE] A book involving travel – The Fold by Peter Clines
15. A book with a subtitle
16. [COMPLETE] A book that’s published in 2017 – One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul
17. A book involving a mythical creature
18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
19. [COMPLETE] A book about food – I’ll Eat When I’m Dead by Barbara Bourland
20. A book with career advice
21. [COMPLETE] A book from a nonhuman perspective – The Humans by Matt Haig
22. A steampunk novel
23. [COMPLETE] A book with a red spine – 1984 by George Orwell
24. [COMPLETE] A book set in the wilderness – Tales From Out There – The Barkley Marathons, The World’s Toughest Trail Race by Frozen Ed Furtaw
25. A book you loved as a child
26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited
27. [COMPLETE] A book with a title that’s a character’s name – Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
28. A novel set during wartime
29. A book with an unreliable narrator
30. A book with pictures
31. [COMPLETE] A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you – China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
32. [COMPLETE] A book about an interesting woman – Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes
33. A book set in two different time periods
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel
36. A book written by someone you admire
37. [COMPLETE] A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
39. [COMPLETE] The first book in a series you haven’t read before – The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
40. A book you bought on a trip

Advanced
41. A book recommended by an author you love
42. A bestseller from 2016
43. A book with a family member term in the title
44. A book that takes place over a character’s life span
45. [COMPLETE] A book about an immigrant or refugee – The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
46. A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of
47. [COMPLETE] A book with an eccentric character – Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
48. A book that’s more than 800 pages
49. A book you got from a used book sale
50. A book that’s been mentioned in another book
51. [COMPLETE] A book about a difficult topic – The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff
52. A book based on mythology

Ugh, this is getting hard to stick to just the prompts…

Other stuff I’ve read:

  • Captured by a Laird – Maragaret Mallory – this is smut lite.
  • Banking the Billionaire by Max Monroe
  • Royally Matched by Emma Chase
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