POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2018 (Blogmas #28)

Hi Blisses,

This is an edited/updated post that serves as a Wrap Up. PopSugar Reading Challenge is one of the 6 reading challenges I joined in the beginning of 2018 and here’s how it went.


After 3 years of trying and failing this challenge, I’m proud to share that I finally completed it this year. All 40 prompts done.

So here it is:

(Please visit my REVIEW INDEX to see the books’ reviews)

1.) A book made into a movie you’ve already seen – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
2.) True Crime – The Innocent Man by John Grisham (reread)
3.) The Next book in a series you started – The Governess Game (Boy Meets Duke # 2) by Tessa Dare
4.) A book involving a heist – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (highly recommended/reread)

5.) Nordic Noir – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (best book ever)
6.) A novel based on a real person – Rust and Stardust by T. Greenwood (story about the girl whose Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov was based)
7.) A book set in a country that fascinates you – Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Prague, Czech Republic)
8.) A book with a time of day in the title – Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas (actually all the books in the series fit this prompt)

9.) A book about a villain or anti-hero – Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (reread)
10.) A book about death or Grief – Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (read this book please)
11.) A book with your favorite color in the title – The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Berube (DARK: I’ve read other books with real color in the title but I’ll be lying if I said I like red or gold. So dark it is, whatever dark you have in mind. hehe)
12.) A book with alliteration in the title – Star-touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi

13.) A book about time travel – Song for a Lost Kingdom by Steve Moretti
14.) A book with a weather element in the title – The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (WIND)
15.) A book set at sea – Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
16.) A book with an animal in the title – Crooked Raven by Talis Jones

17.) A book set on a different planet – Shattermoon by Dominic Dulley
18.) A book with song lyrics in the title – Made You Up by Francesca Zappia (“I think I made you up” by Tilde)
19.) A book about or set on Halloween – The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (not entirely but around Halloween. there’s even a time when the characters are in costume)
20.) A book with characters who are twins – The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

21.) A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym – The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry (Ambrose Parry is a duo of husband & Wife so with the wife this book fits)
22.) A book with an LGBTQ+ Protagonist – Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
23.) A book that is also a stage play or musical – Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
24.) A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you – Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar (Indian)

25.) A book about Feminism – The Witch Doesn’t Born in this One by________
26.) A book about mental health – Hunting Annabelle by ______(Schizophrenia and others)
27.) A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift – All Penny Reid’s books (borrowed from my aunt)
28.) A book by two authors – Roomies by Christina Lauren

29.) A book about or involving a sport – Kulti by Mariana Zapata
30) A book by a local author – Demons of the New Year: An Anthology of Horror Fiction From the Philippines
31.) A book Mentioned in Another Book – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
32.) A book from a celebrity book club – Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Jimmy Fallon Book Club)

33.) A childhood classic you’ve never read – Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
34.) A book that’s published in 2018 – To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
35.) A past Goodreads choice awards winner – Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King
36.) A book set in the decade you were born – Meddling Kids by_____

37.) A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to – Graceling by Kristin Cashore
38.) A book with an ugly cover – Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
39.) A book that involves a bookstore or library – Weeping Books of Blinney Lane
40.) A book by an author you’ve never read before – The Darkest Star by Jennifer Armentrout

And that’s it. 🙂 I’m really happy I finally completed this challenge. I’ll join again next year, in fact my TBR is all ready. 🙂

Did you do this challenge too? How was it? Let’s chat.

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23 thoughts on “POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2018 (Blogmas #28)

    1. Hi Beatrice.. Thanks for stopping by… Feel free to chat with me anytime about this challenge. 🙂 I think chatting with other participants make it easier to get through this. 🙂 And i haven’t tried audiobook but I’m planning to try it this uyear. 🙂 🙂 Im too old fashioned. 🙂

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  1. Hello, Lili! I’m too intrigued to Handmaid’s Tale and like you, I’m rooting this read for my classic, I just finished The Cruel Prince, working on its review and I’m happy to chat with you after you read it.
    Also, Red Queen is a wow book, you must read it, like READ it! hehe. It’s pact with all things in YA and I hope that you’ll love it too. I read it last year but my blog is just establish last mid of nov. So, I’ll be happy to chat and meet new family here especially a Filipina like me. It makes me giddy and excited! 🙂

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    1. YAy!!! same feelings here. I love meeting new friends here, and of course it’s a big bonus if a Filipina like me.. Nice meeting you. 🙂

      And oh, I really plan on reading Handmaid’s tale after seeing a trailer on youtube of the adaptation.. It’s very intriguing. 🙂
      I’ll be Reading Red Queen soon. Also about cruel prince, I already read it and if you want you can read my review, just look for it on my site. There are mixed reviews about taht book, but I liked it so much? How about you? It’s okay if our opinions differ. 🙂 That’s the beauty of discussion. 🙂 🙂


  2. I have seen this challenge for a couple years now and I’ve never joined it but that will be changing in 2019. I am going to be participating but I haven’t even decided what books I’m going to be reading for each prompt yet. Gosh I am so unorganized.

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    1. I’m not finished choosing books too… 🙂 🙂 But I’m almost done. Maybe you can take some books from my list. I’m going to post my TBR today..:) And lol,, we both are.. It’s like my body knows it;s holidays and it;s not functioning properly..

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