2018 Reading Challenge

Popsugar’s 2018 Reading Challenge:

  • A book made into a movie you’ve already seen – The Double
  • True crime
  • The next book in a series you started – Saga, Volume Eight
  • A book involving a heist – Heist Society
  • Nordic noir – Sun Storm
  • A novel based on a real person – Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • A book set in a country that fascinates you
  • A book with a time of day in the title
  • A book about a villain or antihero
  • A book about death or grief
  • A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
  • A book with a LBGTQ+ protagonist – Kevin Keller: Welcome to Riverdale
  • A book that is also a stage play or musical
  • A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you – Blackass
  • A book about feminism
  • A book about mental health
  • A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
  • A book by two authors – The Man Who Went Up in Smoke
  • A book about or involving a sport
  • A book by a local author – The Bamboozlers
  • A book with your favorite color in the title
  • A book with alliteration in the title – The Haunting of Hill House
  • A book about time travel – The Infinite Loop
  • A book with a weather element in the title
  • A book set at sea
  • A book with an animal in the title
  • A book set on a different planet
  • A book with song lyrics in the title
  • A book about or set on Halloween
  • A book with characters who are twins
  • A book mentioned in another book – Never Tell Our Business to Strangers
  • A book from a celebrity book club
  • A childhood classic you’ve never read
  • A book that’s published in 2018
  • A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
  • A book set in the decade you were born
  • A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to – Turtles All the Way Down
  • A book with an ugly cover
  • A book that involves a bookstore or library
  • Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges


  • A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
  • A cyberpunk book
  • A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
  • A book tied to your ancestry
  • A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
  • An allegory
  • A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
  • A microhistory
  • A book about a problem facing society today
  • A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

The Books

  1. The Double (O Homem Duplicado), by José Saramago (Seattle Public Library)
  2. Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier (owned)
  3. Saga, Volume Eight, by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples (owned)
  4. Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green (Seattle Public Library)
  5. The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Mannen som gick upp i rök), by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (Seattle Public Library)
  6. The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson (Seattle Public Library)
  7. The Bamboozlers, by Michael de Guzman (Seattle Public Library)
  8. Blackass, by A. Igoni Barrett (Seattle Public Library)
  9. Heist Society, by Ally Carter (Seattle Public Library)
  10. The Infinite Loop, by Pierrick Colinet and Elsa Charretier (owned)
  11. Never Tell Our Business to Strangers, by Jennifer Mascia (Seattle Public Library)
  12. Kevin Keller: Welcome to Riverdale, by  Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, and Jack Morelli (owned)
  13. Sun Storm (Solstorm), by Åsa Larsson (Seattle Public Library)