2018 Reading Challenge

Reading challenges 2015, 2016, 2017


1. A book made into a movie, you’ve already seen Audiobook: Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 
2. True Crime Physical Book: Jesper Lindberg – Jack the Ripper – Myter og Mysterier #3 
3. The next book in a series you started Audiobook: Stephen King – The Dark Tower – The Dark Tower #7 
4. A book involving a heist Ebook: Line Holm Nielsen – Kuppet 
5. Nordic Noir Ebook: Malin Persson Giolito: Størst af alt (Quick Sand)
6. A novel based on a real person Audiobook Laura Joh Rowland – The Ripper’s Shadow
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you Ebook: Jo Nesbø – Flagermusmanden (The Bat)
8. A book with a time of day in the title Ebook: Dean Koontz – Midnat (Midnight)
9. A book with a villain or antihero Audiobook: Jeff Lindsay – Dexters dunkle drømme (Darkly dreaming Dexter)
10. A book about death or grief Audiobook: Adam Silvera – They both die at the end
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym Ebook: Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) – Babettes Gæstebud (Babette’s Feast)
12. A book with an LBTQ+ protagonist Audiobook: Laura Joh Rowland – A Mortal Likeness
13. A book that is also a stage play or a musical Audiobook: Gaston Leroux – Phantom of the Opera
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you  Ebook: Angie Thomas – The Hate U give
15. A book about feminism Audiobook: Maise Njor – Du ser træt ud, skal jeg holde dine bryster?
16. A book about mental health Audiobook: John Green – Turtles all the way down
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift Physical Book: Teddy Vork – Mare, mare minde
18. A book with two authors Audiobook: Mary Ann Schaffer & Annie Barrows : Guernseys litterære kartoffeltærteklub (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
19. A book involving a sport Ebook: Frederick Backman : Britt-Marie was here
20. A book by a local author Ebook: Erik Nørgaard – Mord efter middag
21. A book with your favorite color in the title Ebook: Jeanett Veronica Hindberg – Lolas lille sorte
22. A book with an alliteration in the title Ebook: Astrid Lindgren – Mio, min Mio
23. A book about time travel Audiobook: Audrey Niffenegger – The Time Traveler’s Wife
24. A book with a weather element in the title Audiobook: Margit Sandemo – Winter Storm (The Ice People #10)
25. A book set at sea Audiobook: Jojo Moyes – The Ship of Brides
26. A book with an animal in the title Audiobook: Rupert Isaacson – The Horse Boy (A father’s Quest to heal his Son)
27. A book set on a different planet Ebook: Andy Weir – The Martian
28. A book with song lyrics in the title Audiobook – Margit Sandemo – Blood Feud (The Ice People #11)
29. A book about or set on Halloween
30. A book with characters who are twins Current Ebook: Jandy Nelson – Jeg henter solen ned (I’ll give you the Sun)
31. A book mentioned in another book Audiobook: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Den lille Prins (The little Prince)
32. A book from a celebrity book club Ebook: Sylvia Plath – The Bell Jar (Lisa Simpson Bookclub)
33. A childhoods classic you’ve never read Audiobook: Madeleine L’Engle – A wrinkle in time
34. A book that’s published in 2018  Audiobook: Jojo Moyes – Still me
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner Physical Book: Paul Kalanithi: Før jeg forsvinder (When breath becomes air)
36. A book set in the decade you were born Audiobook: Beatrice Sparks – Spørg bare Alice (Go ask Alice)
37. A book you ment to read in 2017, but didn’t get to (Suggestion Jette Kjær Petersen – Lygtemandens datter)
38. A book with an ugly cover Audiobook: Will Wheaton – Dancing Barefoot
39. A book that involves a bookstore or a library Audiobook: Ellery Adams – The Secret Book & Scone Society
40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016 or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
41. A bestseller from the year you graduated highschool (link) Current Audiobook: Stephen King: The Dark Half
42. A cyberpunk book (link) Current physical Book: Nicole Boyle Rødtnes – Ilttyv #1 Over sløret
43. A book that was read by a stranger in a public place  Suggestion: Gabriel Tallent – My Absolute Darling/John Green – The Fault in our stars/Philip Pulman – The Book of Dust)
44. A book tied to your ancestry  (Something with Berlin or Switzerland)
45. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title Audiobook: Michael Morpurgo – Cool as a Cucumber
46. An allegory  Animal Farm
47. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you  Something by Annika von Holdt
48. A microhistory  
49. A book about a problem facing society today  Ebook: Kristian Husted – Wahid
50. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
 1. A book with the letters A, Y and T in the title Ebook: Linda Castillo – Bryd Tavsheden (Kate Burkholder #3) (Read it in Danish so the letters fit)
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list Audiobook: Markus Zusak: The Bookthief
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)  Suggestion: Paula Hawkins – Det dybe vand/Into the water, Rick Riordan – Magnus Chase og de nordiske guder
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author…)  Suggestion: Jules Verden – The journey to the center of the earth, Kathy Lette – The Boy who fell to earth, Aprilynne Pike – Earthbound, Ian Rankin – I indviet jord)
5. A book about or inspired by real events  Suggestion: Truman Capote – In cold blod (Med koldt blod, Leonora Christine Skov – Den der lever stille)
6. A book originally written in a language other than English Ebook: Pernille Rasmussen – Livet efter stress
7. A gothic novel  Suggestion: Carlos Ruis – The shadow of the wind, Shirley Jackson – We have always lived in the castle
8. An “own voices” book*  Suggestion: If I was your girl (Hvis jeg var din pige)
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)  Suggestion: Paul Hoffman (The Left Hand of God)/Alice Sebold (The Lovely Bones)/Ira Bloom (Hearts and other Bodyparts)
10. An author’s debut book (their first book to be published)  Suggestion: Jodi Meadows (Incarnate)/Lissa Price (Starters)/Rachel Hartman (Seraphina)
11. A literary fiction
12. A book set in Africa or South America
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
16. A narrative nonfiction
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
18. A book with a location in the title
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)  Suggestion: Noah Hawley – Før faldet, Flynn Berry – Skruestikken or just Stephen King. 
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
21. A book written in first person perspective
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
23. A medical or legal thriller
24. A book with a map
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
26. A book with a text only cover
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
29. A book with a “Clue” weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
30. A short book
31. A book set in a country you’d like to visit but have never been to
32. An alternate history book
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word “born” in the same year as you (link)
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn’t win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)
35. A book featuring a murder
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven’t read before
37. A Women’s Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1link2)
38. A science book or a science fiction book
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
40. A book from Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
44. A ghost story
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection Audiobook: Tom Hanks – Uncommon Type: Some stories
52. A book published in 2018
 And if that is not enough – here are more challenges: