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 Story Collection by Cornell Woolrich

2. True Crime: Public Enemies by Bryan Burrough

3. The next book in a series you started: The Hellfire Conspiracy by Will Thomas

4. A book involving a heist: Neuromancer by Willaim Gibson

5. Nordic Noir: The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell

6. 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.

7. A book with a time of day in the title: Murder at Midnight by C.S. Challinar

8. A book with your favorite color in the title: The Puzzle of the Blue Banderilla by Stuart Palmer

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

10. A book set at sea:

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

12. 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)

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

14. A book about or set on Halloween:

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

16. A book that is also a stage play or musical: Witness for the Prosecution

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: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

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)

22. 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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