2017 Reading Challenge

Popsugar’s 2017 Reading Challenge:


  • A book recommended by an author you love
  • A bestseller from 2016
  • A book with a family-member term in the title
  • A book that takes place over a character’s life span
  • A book about an immigrant or refugee
  • A book from a genre/subgenre that you’ve never heard of
  • A book with an eccentric character
  • A book that’s more than 800 pages
  • A book you got from a used book sale
  • A book that’s been mentioned in another book
  • A book about a difficult topic
  • A book based on mythology

The Books

  1. Every Little Crook and Nanny, by Evan Hunter (Seattle Public Library)
  2. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah (Seattle Public Library)
  3. There Was an Old Woman, by Ellery Queen (Seattle Public Library)
  4. 84, Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff (Seattle Public Library)
  5. All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven (Seattle Public Library)
  6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling (owned)
  7. Bestest. Ramadan. Ever., by Medeia Sharif (Seattle Public Library)
  8. Voices (Röddin), by Arnaldur Indriðason (Seattle Public Library)
  9. The Toyshop At The End Of The World, by Robert H. Brown (owned)
  10. We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson (Seattle Public Library)
  11. The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (online)
  12. The Impossible Fortress, by Jason Rekulak (Seattle Public Library)
  13. Bad Luck and Trouble, by Lee Child (owned)
  14. Saga, Volume One, by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples (owned)
  15. The Golem and The Jinni, by Helene Wecker (Seattle Public Library)
  16. A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, by Jimmy Carter (Seattle Public Library)
  17. The Library of Unrequited Love (La cote 400), by Sophie Divry (Seattle Public Library)
  18. When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka (Seattle Public Library)
  19. White Fang, by Jack London (owned)
  20. James Herriot’s Cat Stories, by James Herriot (Seattle Public Library)
  21. Orleans, by Sherri L. Smith (Seattle Public Library)
  22. Asleep (Shirakawa Yofune), by Banana Yoshimoto (Seattle Public Library)
  23. The Year of the Hare (Jäniksen vuosi), by Arto Paasilinna (Seattle Public Library)
  24. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, by Anthony Bourdain (Seattle Public Library)
  25. Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, by Barack Obama (Seattle Public Library)
  26. The Dalai Lama’s Cat, by David Michie (Seattle Public Library)
  27. The Girl and the Clockwork Conspiracy, by Nikki McCormack (owned)
  28. Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination, by J.K. Rowling (Seattle Public Library)
  29. The Summer Book (Sommarboken), by Tove Jannson (Seattle Public Library)
  30. The Lost City of the Monkey God, by Douglas Preston (Seattle Public Library)
  31. The Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford (Seattle Public Library)