2018 Reading Challenge

Popsugar’s 2018 Reading Challenge:


  • 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 – The Andromeda Strain
  • A book tied to your ancestry – Under Milk Wood
  • A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title – Oranges
  • An allegory
  • A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
  • A microhistory – Banana
  • A book about a problem facing society today – A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo
  • A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge – Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

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)
  14. Silas Marner, by George Eliot (King County Library System)
  15. Layover, by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer (Seattle Public Library)
  16. England, Their England, by A.G. Macdonell (owned)
  17. How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Seattle Public Library)
  18. Girlfriend in a Coma, by Douglas Coupland (King County Library System)
  19. One, by Sarah Crossan (Seattle Public Library)
  20. Sundiver, by David Brin (Seattle Public Library)
  21. Ice Station Zebra, by Alistair MacLean (office lending library)
  22. The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain, by Tim Moore (King County Library System)
  23. Round Ireland With a Fridge, by Tony Hawks (Seattle Public Library)
  24. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG Keller (owned)
  25. Billy Budd, by Herman Melville (Seattle Public Library)
  26. The Strange Library (Fushigi na toshokan), by Haruki Murakami (Seattle Public Library)
  27. Chocolates for Breakfast, by Pamela Moore (Seattle Public Library)
  28. Waypoint Kangaroo, by Curtis C. Chen (owned)
  29. Artemis, by Andy Weir (Seattle Public Library)
  30. The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton (King County Library System)
  31. 4:50 from Paddington, by Agatha Christie (Seattle Public Library)
  32. Snowdrops, by A.D. Miller (King County Library System)
  33. Monday’s Not Coming, by Tiffany D. Jackson (Seattle Public Library)
  34. Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the d’Urbervilles, by Kim Newman (Seattle Public Library)
  35. Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices, by Dylan Thomas (Seattle Public Library)
  36. Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie (King County Library System)
  37. Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World, by Dan Koeppel (Seattle Public Library)
  38. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, by James Tiptree, Jr. (Seattle Public Library)
  39. Oranges, by John McPhee (Seattle Public Library)