Sunday, July 12, 2015

Challenge Complete: Pop Sugar Challenge

Pop Sugar has what they think is the ultimate reading challenge. From a book your mom loves to a book with a love triangle, they're giving you a wide range of reads, spanning eras and genres, instead of specific books. You don't have to read all 50 books (technically 52, since one is a trilogy), but it's a fun incentive to diversify your reading — you may be surprised by what you find you enjoy! Click link above to see the full post.

My declared goal was 30 (just a little over half). Any over 30 will be bonus. No links to reviews here--my full reading list (with links) can be found at the You Read How Many Books OR 100+ Reading Challenges. I will date when the book is read. 

I just finished my 30th book, so my challenge is complete. Below is the list of categories and the books I read for them.

Book that became a movie: The Great Dinosaur Robbery by David Forrest (5/15/15)
Published this year: The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (5/5/15)
Book with nonhuman characters: The Mote in God’s Eye by Niven & Pournelle (4/12/15)
A funny book: Death of a Tall Man by Frances & Richard Lockridge (1/31/15)
Book by a female author: Mother Finds a Body by Gypsy Rose Lee (1/12/15)
Mystery or thriller: Death Over Deep Water by Simon Nash (2/8/15)
Book with a one-word title: Panic by Helen McCloy (2/22/15)
Book of short stories: The World’s Best 100 Detective Stories Vol. 1 by Eugene Thwing, ed. (2/26/15)
Book set in different country: A Dead Man In Istanbul by Michael Pearce (1/14/15)
Nonfiction book: Mystery! A Celebration by Ron Miller (2/3/15)
Popular author’s first book: Caught Dead in Philadelphia by Gillian Roberts (2/11/15)
Book from author you love but haven’t read yet: 13 Steps Down by Ruth Rendell (2/15/15)
Book based on a true story: Into the Valley by John Hersey (2/28/15)
Book at bottom of TBR pile: The Eye in the Museum by J. J. Connington (5/8/15)
Book you can finish in a day: Lost Laysen by Margaret Mitchell (2/17/15)
Book with antonyms in title: RFK: His Life & Death by Editors of American Heritage (4/15/15)
Book set somewhere you always wanted to visit: Death of a Dwarf by Harold Kemp (1/25/15)
Book that came out the year you were born: The Wilberforce Legacy by Josephine Bell (4/19/15)
Book with bad reviews: Spock, Messiah! by Theodore R. Cogswell & Charles A Spano, Jr. [and I added another one] (5/8/15)
Book from childhood: The Ringmaster’s Secret by Carolyn Keene (4/16/15)
Book with a love triangle: The Riddle of the Traveling Skull by Harry Stephen Keeler (6/21/15)
Book set in the future: Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home by James Tiptree, Jr. (1/12/15)
Book with color in the title: Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B. Hughes (1/3/15)
Graphic novel: The Adventure of the Three Students by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [graphic novel version adapted by Vincent Goodwin; illustrated by Ben Dunn] (4/23/15)
Book by an author you’ve never read before: The Case of the Painted Girl by Frank King (1/6/15)
Book you own by have never read: The Case of Colonel Marchand by E. C. R. Lorac (4/27/15)
Book that takes place in your hometown: The Lack of the Irish by Ralph McInerny (7/11/15) [closest I could come--South Bend in fairly close to Wabash)
Book set during Christmas: The Crime & the Crystal by Elizabeth Ferrars (7/9/15)
Book written by an author with your initials: Call for Michael Shayne by Brett Halliday (4/22/15)
Book based on or turned into a TV show: Harlan Ellison's City on the Edge of Forever by Ellison; Adapted by David & Scott Tipton (6/5/15)

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