2018 Reading Challenge

Reading challenges 2015, 2016, 2017

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE

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 Current E-book: Malin Persson Giolito: Størst af alt
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 (Suggestion: “Shadow Falls” or “Dig og mig ved daggry” – “Lady Midnight”)
9. A book about a villain or antihero Next Audiobook: Jeff Lindsay: Dexters dunkle drømme
10. A book about death or grief Current audiobook: Adam Silvera – They both die at the end
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym (Suggestion: Bronte-sisters/JK Rowling/Louisa May Alcott)
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist  Audiobook: Laura Joh Rowland – A Mortal Likeness
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical (Suggestion: Phantom of the Opera)
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
15. A book about feminism
16. A book about mental health
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift 
18. A book by two authors
19. A book about or involving a sport Ebook: Frederick Backman : Britt-Marie was here
20. A book by a local author
21. A book with your favorite color in the title
22. A book with alliteration in the title
23. A book about time travel
24. A book with a weather element in the title
25. A book set at sea
26. A book with an animal in the title
27. A book set on a different planet
28. A book with song lyrics in the title
29. A book about or set on Halloween
30. A book with characters who are twins
31. A book mentioned in another book
32. A book from a celebrity book club
33. A childhood classic you’ve never read
34. A book that’s published in 2018
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner Current physical book: Paul Kalanithi – Før jeg forsvinder
36. A book set in the decade you were born
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to Next physical book: Jette Kjær Petersen – Lygtemandens datter
38. A book with an ugly cover
39. A book that involves a bookstore or library
40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges

ADVANCED:

1. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
2. A cyberpunk book
3. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
4. A book tied to your ancestry
5. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
6. An allegory
7. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
8. A microhistory
9. A book about a problem facing society today
10. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

 

AROUND THE YEAR IN 52 BOOKS

 1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title – 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
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author…)
5. A book about or inspired by real events
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
7. A gothic novel
8. An “own voices” book*
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
10. An author’s debut book (their first book to be published)
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)
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
52. A book published in 2018