2015 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge Book List

  1. A book with more than 500 pages
    • The Goldfinch- Donna Tartt
  2. A classic romance
    • Just Kids- Patti Smith (Sure, this is not a traditional classic romance. So what!)
  3. A book that became a movie
    • The Martian- Andy Weir
  4. A book published this year
    • Modern Romance- Aziz Ansari
  5. A book with a number in the title
    • Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury
  6. A book written by someone under 30 (Local philly author, what what. Follow her @nicolebrett and thanks for the borrow/rec @noshingshiksa)
    • Getting Lucky- Nicole Steinberg
  7. A book with non-human characters
    • Library of Souls- Ransom Riggs
  8. A funny book
    • Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling
  9. A book by a female author (Two books read for this category, both meh.)
    • Orphan Train- Christine Klein and/or The Boston Girl- Anita Diamant
  10. A mystery or thriller
    • Dark Places- Gillian Flynn
  11. A book with a one word title
    • Wild- Cheryl Strayed
  12. A book of short stories
    • The Game We Play- Sooze Lanier (Can’t recommend this fresh author enough. You can also follow her on twitter @soozelanier)
  13. A book set in a different country
    • Girl on the Train- Paula Hawkins
  14. A non-fiction book
    • The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up- Mary Kondo
  15. A popular author’s first book (Totally cheated on this one. I know.)
    • Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me?- Mindy Kaling
  16. A book from an author you love but haven’t read yet
    • The Marriage Plot- Jeffrey Eugenides
  17. A book a friend recommended (thanks, @tifsum)
    • Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl- Carrie Brownstein
  18. A Pulitzer-prize winning book
    • A Visit from the Goon Squad- Jennifer Egan
  19. A book based on a true story
    • Out of Her Mind- edited by Rebecca Shannonhouse
  20. A book at the bottom of your to read list
    • Timequake- Kurt Vonnegut
  21. A book your mom loves
    • Stephen King- It
  22. A book that scares you
    • We Need to Talk About Kevin- Lionel Shriver
  23. A book more than one hundred years old
    • The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
  24. A book based entirely on its cover
    • Purity- Jonathan Franzen
  25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
    • The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath
  26. A memoir
    • Girl in a Band- Kim Gordon
  27. A book you can finish in a day
    • Home with Henry- Anne Kaier
  28. A book with antonyms in the title
    • Burning in Water, Drowning in Flames
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted visit
    • No Country for Old Men- Cormac McCarthy
  30. A book that came out the year you were born
    • The Basketball Diaries- Jim Carroll
  31. A book with bad reviews
    • Bad Feminist- Roxane Gay
  32. A trilogy (Okay, so I read Divergent in 2012, and never finished Allegiant. I admit it)
    • Divergent/Insurgent/Allegiant- Veronica Roth
  33. A book from your childhood
    • The Celery Stalks at Midnight- James Howe
  34. A book with a love triangle
    • Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn
  35. A book set in the future
    • The Road- Cormac McCarthy
  36. A book set in high school
    • Eleanor and Park- Rainbow Rowell
  37. A book with a color in the title
    • Black Hole- Charles Burns
  38. A book that made you cry
    • All the Bright Places- Jennifer Niven
  39. A book with magic
    • Hollow City- Ransom Riggs
  40. A graphic novel
    • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic- Alison Bechdel
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before
    • Yes Please!- Amy Poehler
  42. A book you own but have never read
    • Devil in the White City- Erik Larson
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown (Shameless self-promotion? No. Editing/Rewriting/Thesising totally counts y’all)
    • Water Down a Drain- Abigail Lalonde
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language
    • Siddhartha- Herman Hesse
  45. A book set during Christmas
    • A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle- John Green from Let it Snow- various
  46. A book written by an author with the same initials
    • Bird by Bird- Anne Lamott
  47. A play
    • Mixtape- Adam Gaines
  48. A banned book
    • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian- Sherman Alexie
  49. A book based on a TV show
    • The Leftovers- Tom Perotta
  50. A book you started but never finished
    • Perrigrine’s Home for Peculiar Children- Ransom Riggs

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