I’m almost at the end of my Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017, and I’m already thinking of what books I’ll be reading after it ends. So my little experiment has worked! I now read so much more, I listen to audiobooks when I knit, so my other time-consuming past-time hasn’t suffered as a result.
It’s helping me to power through quite a few WIPs, and I’ve even cast off a couple of projects. A moss stitch tie for Papa Shortrounds, the beautiful Speckled Scarf by Purl Soho, We Are Knitters Slushies Top and my Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry. All finished! (Updated images to follow soon!)
Let’s hope that when I round off this series of blog posts in December, I’ve been as productive in my reading as in my knitting!
- A book recommended by a librarian Anne of Green Gables
A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them A book of letters The Perks of Being a Wallflower An audiobook Stardust A book by a person of colour Twelve Years a Slave A book with one of the four seasons in the title Autumn A book that is a story within a story The Princess Bride A book with multiple authors Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- An espionage thriller The Bourne Identity
- A book with a cat on the cover The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
A book by an author who uses a pseudonym Jane Eyre A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? A book by or about a person who has a disability All the Light We Cannot See A book involving travel Into Thin Air A book with a subtitle Curated Closet:Discover Your Personal Style and Build Your Dream Wardrobe A book that’s published in 2017 This Love A book involving a mythical creature The Golem and the Jinni
- A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile The Secret Garden
A book about food A Hygge Holiday A book with career advice Little Black Book A book from a nonhuman perspective The Bees A steampunk novel The Time Machine A book with a red spine Fight Club A book set in the wilderness Into the Wild A book you loved as a child Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited The Snow Child A book with a title that’s a character’s name Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe A novel set during wartime A Town Like Alice
- A book with an unreliable narrator A Clockwork Orange
A book with pictures The Walking Dead, Vol 06: This Sorrowful Life A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you A Thousand Splendid Suns A book about an interesting woman Scrappy Little Nobody
- A book set in two different time periods Outlander
A book with a month or day of the week in the title Tuesdays with Morrie
- A book set in a hotel Murder on the Orient Express
A book written by someone you admire David Attenborough: Life on Air A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 Ready Player One A book set around a holiday other than Christmas Chocolat The first book in a series you haven’t read before The Cuckoo’s Calling A book you bought on a trip North and South
PS. If you’re super hard core, there are even 12 bonus books to add on (that’s a huge 52 books in one year). I’ve looked at books I could possibly cover these topics off with, but it’ll be a miracle if I get far enough through my list to pick these ones up this year.
- A book recommended by an author you love Far from the Madding Crowd (recommended by Suzanne Collins)
- A bestseller from 2016 The Little Book of Hygge
- A book with a family-member term in the title Braving It: A Father, A Daughter and an Unforgettable Journey Into the Alaskan Wild
- A book that takes place over a character’s life span The Curious Case of Benjamin Button / A Man Called Ove
- A book about an immigrant or a refugee Hamilton: The Revolution / The Silence and the Roar
- A book from a genre/subgenre that you’ve never heard of One (Verse novel) / Jurassic Park (Biopunk)
- A book with an eccentric character The Rosie Project
- A book that has more than 800 pages ???
- A book that you got from a used book sale The Age of Innocence
- A book that’s been mentioned in another book The Diary of Young Girl
- A book about a difficult topic When Breath Becomes Air
- A book based on mythology Norse Mythology / The Once & Future King