Ultimate Popsugar Reading Challenge 2018

This is my first time doing the Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge, and I would be surprised if I can make everything I read fit into this, but the point is more to expand my reading categories and find new things to read.   There is a Goodreads group for this too.
Completed 18th December 2018
1. Category – to do
2. CategoryPlan of what books to read
3. Category – Title of Book Read
1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen  The Martian by Andy Weir 
2. True Crime –  Mr Nice by Howard Marks
3. The next book in a series you started – Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin
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4. A book involving a heist Armatis by Andy Weir
5. Nordic noir The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø
6. A novel based on a real person:  Alias Grace by  Margaret Atwood (based on the historical figure of Grace Marks an Irish/Canadian woman convicted of murdering her employer and his housekeeper in the 1800’s)
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7. A book set in a country that fascinates you: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
by Milan Kundera (set in what is now the Czech Republic, admittedly not a country that fascinates me but this is the second book I have read set in Prague this year so it must interest me if only subconsciously)

8. A book with a time of day in the title – The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22)
by Lee Child
9. A book about a villain or antihero All the Jack Reacher Novels by Lee Child
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10. A book about death or grief  Blood Sisters by Jane Corry
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym- Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J K Rowling (apparently the ambiguity as to her gender from the name was intentional, at the beginning of her career and she has written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith)
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist-  The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin 
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13. A book that is also a stage play or musical – Dune by Frank Herbert (I an not sure how they have done it but yes, Dune the Musical played in Edinburgh in 2014)
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you  Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro

15. A book about feminism  The Power by Naomi Alderman 
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16. A book about mental health:  The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift – The Saffron Road: A Journey with Buddha’s Daughters by Christine Toomey borrowed from the library.
18. A book by two authors –   Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
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19. A book about or involving a sport:  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling (the sport being quidditch)
20. A book by a local author: Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1) by Agatha Christie who comes from Torquay which is 20 miles away from home.
21. A book with your favourite colour in the title – Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt
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22. A book with alliteration in the title Make Me (Jack Reacher #20) by Lee Child
23. A book about time travel – Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
24. A book with a weather element in the title – When the Snow Fell by Henning Mankell
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25. A book set at sea – Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
26. A book with an animal in the title – Release the Bats: Writing Your Way Out Of It
by D.B.C. Pierre
27. A book set on a different planet  Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
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28. A book with song lyrics in the title – One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
29. A book about or set on Halloween – Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie (Poirot #39) 
30. A book with characters who are twins – Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix by JK Rowling (for the Weasley twins of course)
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31. A book mentioned in another book – The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1) by Raymond Chandler (mentioned in on writing by Stephen King)
32. A book from a celebrity book club – The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan (Richard And Judy’s Bookclub)
33. A childhood classic you’ve never read – Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
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34. A book that’s published in 2018 The Hoarder by Jess Kidd
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winnerThe girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins which won the best Mystery and Thriller category in 2015
36. A book set in the decade you were born – Himself by Jess Kidd
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to – If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch
38. A book with an ugly cover – The Rules of Parenting by Richard Templar – Ok the cover is more dull than ugly but I ‘m counting it.
39. A book that involves a bookshop or library –  There is both a bookshop and a library in The Possible World by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz
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40. Your favourite prompt from 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges:
  • 2015: a book with nonhuman characters The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • 2016: Book with a Blue Cover – Winter by Ali Smith
  • 2017: a story within a story:  Asta’s Book by Barbara Vine

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Advanced Reading Challenge ( I might not do this)

1. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school  

2. A cyberpunk book  –  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick
3. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
4. A book tied to your ancestry
5. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title –  Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
6. An Allegory – Plan The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
7. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
8. A micro-history
9. A book about a problem facing society today – The Complete Talking Heads by Alan Bennett, many different problems, take your pick.
10. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 

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