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#1 Riotproof

Posted 29 December 2018 - 09:12 AM

I wonder if anyone is interested in doing this. I’m tempted.

https://www.popsugar...e-2019-45603825

#2 rollinginthepages

Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:53 PM

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Edited by rollinginthepages, 06 September 2019 - 04:36 PM.


#3 Riotproof

Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:45 PM

My first reaction was the same.

I think the idea is to go out and find new authors, new genres .. mix it up a little. The good reads group has lots of ideas for pretty much every category too.

#4 Riotproof

Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:22 AM

And in terrific news, the first book I want to read this year is a debut novel.

#5 Mishu

Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:23 PM

This looks good, I might do this

#6 OscarAndTilly

Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:59 PM

This looks interesting and a way to expand my reading and find new authors etc.

#7 seayork2002

Posted 08 January 2019 - 03:08 PM

I have so much on my Kindle I doubt I will be able to do the whole thing but will try as I love this idea.

I will probably cheat and if I have read any that apply in the last year or so I will add them.

#8 Riotproof

Posted 08 January 2019 - 03:14 PM

So, to try and keep myself accountable, here is the list with what I’ve read or think I’m might read listed.

1. A book becoming a movie in 2019 - The sun is also a star - fantastic. Caught all the young adult angst and the immigration stuff was eye opening.
2. A book that makes you nostalgic - Finders Keepers - really liked reading this.
3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction) The bad beginning by Lemony Snicket
4. A book you think should be turned into a movie how to be second best
5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads Percy Jackson and the lightning thief.
6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover The unexpected education of Emily Dean by Mira Robertson.
7. A reread of a favorite book possessions by Judith Michael
8. A book about a hobby
9. A book you meant to read in 2018 - Shell by Kristina Olsson 🤔
10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title
11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover - Deenie by Judy Blume
12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore
13. A book published posthumously suite Francaise
14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie ??
15. A retelling of a classic the beasts garden
16. A book with a question in the title is everyone hanging out without me by Mindy Kaliningrad
17. A book set on college or university campus the scholar by Derbka mctiernan
18. A book about someone with a superpower the power Naomi Alderman
19. A book told from multiple POVs ??
20. A book set in space the first one by Becky someone
21. A book by two female authors - the silver well by Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins
22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title - Bitter Greens
23. A book set in Scandinavia something crime
24. A book that takes place in a single day - night of the jabberwock by Frederic Brown
25. A debut novel-  Boy Swallows Universe
26. A book that's published in 2019 - The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion ❤️
27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature - Fantastic beasts screenplay. :wub:
28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire ?
29. A book with LOVE in the title Love and Punishment by Wendy Harmer 🙃
30. A book featuring an amateur detective - murder most unladylike
31. A book about a family - Life after Life Kate Atkinson. Good but I wanted more.
32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America - the guest cat by Takashi Hiraide or temporary people by Deepak Unnikrishnan
33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title - where the shadows lie by Michael Ridpath
34. A book that includes a wedding ?
35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter Monica mcinerney A taste for it.
36. A ghost story
37. A book with a two-word title Still Alice by Lisa Genova
38. A novel based on a true story Unbreakable Threads by Emma Adams
39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game Bring me back by BA Paris. Good with many flaws.
40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge - Audiobook The Fragments by Toni Jordan

Edited by Riotproof, 08 June 2019 - 11:13 AM.


#9 seayork2002

Posted 08 January 2019 - 03:22 PM

2 female authors

The wife between us

and there is one I read set a bit in a English university where there was 2 main female characters I was given on Netgalley but i can't find it - would have been 2014-2016 I think?

I think it had two female authors

Edited by seayork2002, 08 January 2019 - 03:22 PM.


#10 OscarAndTilly

Posted 08 January 2019 - 04:19 PM

Well disappeared down a rabbit hole today aka signed up to Goodreads.

Looks like a great time waster oops I mean site.

#11 Future-self

Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:44 PM

I really like your list RP!
I might give it a go too.
Hoping the two I’ve already got in line fit somewhere

#12 Riotproof

Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:43 PM

Oh thanks Future self.

the goodreads group is good to join becuase they have a thread on each prompt.
I do want to read more Australian books as well, plus read my to be read shelf.
I also aim to make use of the library as well, though I will buy some if I need to.

In case anyone is looking for a college set book, Normal People by Sally Rooney would fit. I started it last year, so I didn’t count it, but it was a beautifully written book. Not pretty characters, realistically ugly in that they don’t always make the best choices but still very charming.

#13 Riotproof

Posted 20 January 2019 - 10:50 AM

I finished Finders Keepers, and the sun is also a star was also a quick, enthralling read.

#14 Fourteenyears

Posted 20 January 2019 - 11:32 AM

So far this year I’ve knocked off

Book featuring someone with a super power:  Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin

Book featuring an amateur detective:  Report for Murder by Val McDirmid

Book recommended by a celebrity:  Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (as recommended by Barack Obama).

And I am currently reading a book with a two word title:  Lethal White by JK Rowling.

Edited by Fourteenyears, 20 January 2019 - 11:35 AM.


#15 unicycle

Posted 20 January 2019 - 11:58 AM

18. The Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness. It's three books but really compelling.

it also fits into 1 and 20

#16 Riotproof

Posted 20 January 2019 - 08:10 PM

Bring me back by BA Paris. I’m inclined to put it under 39. Though I do think it’s a stretch. I also think it would probably be a better movie than book.

#17 rollinginthepages

Posted 21 January 2019 - 09:41 AM

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Edited by rollinginthepages, 06 September 2019 - 04:50 PM.


#18 Lunagirl

Posted 21 January 2019 - 05:47 PM

I've put myself down for 50 books on the reading challenge thread and I want to do this one too.

I have a bunch of books in my TBR pile, so I'm going to read them and hope they fit, then pick new ones based on the prompts.

It's been a 50/50 strike rate so far after reading two books. 'The Final Empire' by Brandon Sanderson fits the superhero prompt, but Milkman didn't apply to any.

#19 Fourteenyears

Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:32 PM

lettyraines, The Power is a great choice for the superpower prompt. (It was one of the last books I read last year).

I wasn’t looking forward to that prompt as superheroes aren’t my thing, but I covered it by accident in my second book of the year anyway!

#20 Lunagirl

Posted 24 January 2019 - 07:28 PM

My list so far:

1. A book becoming a movie in 2019


2. A book that makes you nostalgic


3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction)


4. A book you think should be turned into a movie - Milkman by Anna Burns


5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads


6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover


7. A reread of a favourite book


8. A book about a hobby


9. A book you meant to read in 2018


10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title


11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover


12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore


13. A book published posthumously


14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie


15. A retelling of a classic


16. A book with a question in the title


17. A book set on college or university campus


18. A book about someone with a superpower - The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson


19. A book told from multiple POVs - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. This one definitely qualifies. I think there were 12 POVs in the end. I felt like we spent too much time with some characters who weren't very compelling (cough, Frances) at the expense of other characters. But overall it was fun.


20. A book set in space


21. A book by two female authors


22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title


23. A book set in Scandinavia


24. A book that takes place in a single day


25. A debut novel


26. A book that's published in 2019


27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature


28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire


29. A book with LOVE in the title


30. A book featuring an amateur detective


31. A book about a family


32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America


33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title


34. A book that includes a wedding


35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter


36. A ghost story


37. A book with a two-word title


38. A novel based on a true story


39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game


40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge


Edited by Lunagirl, 24 January 2019 - 07:29 PM.


#21 Lunagirl

Posted 26 January 2019 - 08:26 AM

4. A book you think should be turned into a movie - Milkman by Anna Burns

18. A book about someone with a superpower - The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

19. A book told from multiple POVs - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

This book could have gone in multiple categories, but I've got other books in mind for some of the categories, and I feel like it's cheating to count this as a book by an author from Asia, given he moved to America when he was 12.

#22 Riotproof

Posted 27 January 2019 - 04:43 PM

So for book about a family, Life after Life by Kate Atkinson. I wanted more from it, but I do think the concept is so different. Like a bit of time travel, and reincarnation is a similar idea when you’re landing in the same place.

Next up is Shell by Kristina Olsson for one I wanted to read in 2018, unless I can stick it somewhere else.

Edited by Riotproof, 27 January 2019 - 04:45 PM.


#23 Riotproof

Posted 28 January 2019 - 08:52 AM

This link might help with one published in 2019. The January ones are mostly last year, I think.

https://www.booktopi...g-forward-2019/

Edited by Riotproof, 28 January 2019 - 08:52 AM.


#24 Riotproof

Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:10 PM

9. Book you meant to read in 2018 Shell by Kristina Olsson. The writing was very evocative, so much beautiful prose. I felt like I would have loved it more if I’d read it more solidly, as it did seem to drag a little at the end. But overall, it was a really interesting read and I’m glad I read it.

#25 Riotproof

Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:01 PM

A book with love in the title.. Love and punishment by Wendy Harmer. Very enjoyable quick read. I felt it suffered a bit from shallow characterisation, but it is chick lit so that’s kind of standard. Was enjoyable, loved the ending.




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