Sunday, November 5, 2017

PopSugar Reading Challenge 2018



The folks at the PopSugar Reading Challenge like to encourage us to expand our reading horizons by giving a list of forty reading prompts--plus a bonus ten for those who are very committed. We don't have to do all of them--the goal is to read more and read more of things we don't normally read. I'm quite sure I won't read all of these--especially since I try to limit my non-owned reading (I have mountains of books right here in the house that I need to get to). So, my declared goal is 20 from the initial list. Once I've met that, I'll be able to claim the challenge as done and any additional reading prompts will be bonus.

Here are the prompts that I'm most likely to complete--for the full list, click on the link above.

1. A book made into a movie you've already seen: Rear Window by Cornell Woolrich (5/16/18)

2. True Crime: Great True Stories of Crime, Mystery & Detection by various authors; put together by Reader's Digest

3. The next book in a series you started: The Hellfire Conspiracy by Will Thomas (6/1/18)

4. A book involving a heist: 

5. Nordic Noir: The Terrorists by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo (8/30/18)

6. A novel based on a real person: The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher [Harry Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & several others] (6/12/18)

7. A book set in a country that fascinates you: A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh (1/7/18) England--I've always wanted to travel there.

8. A book with a time of day in the title: Murder at Midnight by C.S. Challinar (7/23/18)

9. A book with your favorite color in the title: The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie (5/28/18)

10. A book with alliteration in the title: Lament for a Lady Laird by Margot Arnold (2/3/18)

11. A book with a weather element in the title: Foggy, Foggy Death by Frances & Richard Lockridge (9/22/18)


12. A book with an animal in the title: The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver by Thornton W. Burgess (2/8/18)

13. A book set on a different planet: (various different planets) World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 by Donald Wollheim & Terry Carr, eds (1/9/18)

14. A book with song lyrics in the title: Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner [song sung most famously by Louis Armstrong] (3/30/18)

15. A book about or set on Halloween:

16. A book by a female author who uses a male pseudonym: With Blood & Kisses by Richard [Dora] Shattuck (2/23/18)

17. A book you borrowed or was given to you as a gift: The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards [gift from one of my 2017 Secret Santas] (1/23/18)

18. A book by two authors: Murder Out of Turn by Frances & Richard Lockridge (3/27/18)

19. A book by a local author: Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay (1/11/18)

20. A childhood classic you've never read: The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (7/25/18)

21. A book set in the decade you were born: The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird [1969--my birth year, in fact] (2/16/18)

22. Book with an ugly cover: The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction 8th Series by Anthony Boucher (ed) [I think it's ugly because there's SO much yellow--and I'm really not a yellow fan.] (1/28/18) 

23. A book that involves a bookstore or library (Both!): Murder by the Book by Stephen Sheridan (5/8/18)

24. Favorite prompt from 2015, 2016, or 2017 PopSugar Challenges. I would choose 2015's Book with a number in the title:  The Zero Trap by Paula Gosling (4/8/18)

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