Thursday, November 7, 2019

Challenge Complete: Pop Sugar

The folks at the PopSugar Reading Challenge 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. They don't insist that we do all of them--just read as many as we like as we try new things. I set myself a personal goal of 20 books from any of the 50 and here are the prompts that most appealed to me when I was working on my 20--for the full list, follow the link above.

1. A book that makes you nostalgic: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle [remembering my reading as a child] (2/17/19)
2. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover: No Patent on Murder by Akimitsu Takagi [flowers] (2/21/19)
3. A reread of a favorite book: Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/12/19)
4. A book about a hobby: The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W. E. Bowman [mountain-climbing] (1/2/19)
5. A book with "pop," "sugar," or "challenge" in the title: Ellery Queen's Challenge to the Reader by Ellery Queen (22/5/19)
6. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover: Blood of the North by James B. Hendryx [Mountie's hat & uniform] (2/15/19)
7. A book with a question in the title: Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers (3/24/19)
8. A book set on a college or university campus: Beverly Gray's Island Mystery by Clair Blank [actually takes place more at a college than on an island] (5/21/19)
9. A book told from multiple character POVs: Died in the Wool by Ngaio Marsh (1/10/19)
10. A book set in space: A Hard Rain by Dean Wesley Smith (7/31/19)
11. A book by two female authors: Thrones, Dominations by Dorothy L. Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh (9/19/19)
12. A debut novel: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (1/18/19)
13. A book featuring an amateur detective: A Knife in the Back by Bill Crider (4/2/19)
14. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (10/15/19)
15. A ghost story: The Haunted Man & The Haunted House by Charles Dickens (1/16/19)
16. A novel based on a true story: The Lover by Laura Wilson (5/17/19)
17. Favorite prompt from a past PopSugar Challenge (2017--book by a person of color): Becoming by Michelle Obama (3/27/19)
18. A "choose-your-own-adventure" book: Tower of London: A Chilling Interactive Adventure by Blake Hoena (1/26/19)
19. Read a book during the season it is set in: Where the Snow Was Red by Hugh Pentecost [Winter] (2/16/19)
20. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent: Murder in a Nunnery by Eric Shepherd (4/26/19)

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