the 2018 popsugar reading challenge part 2

This is the second part of the 2018 popsugar reading challenge. Please see my first post for information about the challenge and the first 20 books I chose. Also please note that these next twenty books are also subject to change depending on library availability or if I don’t like the book.

*Click on the picture to be taken to the Goodreads synopsis.


•a book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym

→Naked in Death by J.D Robb (Nora Roberts)

∇Reason I chose this is because I’ve liked a couple of Nora Roberts books and I honestly had no idea she was J.D Robb. I’ve heard lots of good things about him.

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•a book with an LGBTQIA+ protagonist

→Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters

∇Reason I chose this was because I read this in high school and it really stuck with me. I wanted to see if it still impacted me the way it did back then. Plus the MC is a lesbian which fits the challenge.

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•a book that is also a stage play or musical

→The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

∇Reason I chose this is that I know it’s a play. I’ve never seen it but I imagine it has to be good.

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•a book by an author of different ethnicity than you

→The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

∇Reason I chose this is that Khaled is a different ethnicity from me. I’m of Irish descent and he is from Afghanistan. Plus I would love to re-read this again.

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•a book about feminism

→Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

∇Reason I chose this is because it has the word “feminist” in the title. What could go wrong?

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•a book about mental health

→Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

∇Reason I chose this is because the MC has schizophrenia and that has always been an interest of mine to learn more about.

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•a book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift

→Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley

∇Reason I chose this is because my brother bought this for me for Christmas. And I’ve been meaning to re-read this as well.

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•a book by two authors

→Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman

∇Reason I chose this is probably self explanatory. There are two authors plus the concept sounds really cool.

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•a book about or involving a sport

→The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

∇Reason I chose this is because it involves some sort of sport and I’ve heard through the GR grapevine that it’s pretty rad, despite that horrible cover.

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•a book by a local author

→Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller

∇Reason I chose this is because the author is from Iowa. We don’t get a lot of authors from my home state. Plus this was gifted to me by my grandmother.

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•a book mentioned in another book

→Peter Pan by J.M Barrie

∇Reason I picked this one is because I looked up books that Charlie (from the Perks of Being a Wallflower) read and this was one of them that I have been meaning to read anyway.

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•a book from a celebrity book club

→The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

∇Reason I picked this one is because I’ve been told it has been read in Reese Witherspoon’s book club.

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•a childhood classic you’ve never read

→Matilda by Roald Dahl

∇Reason I chose this is because this is about a girl who loves to read and I’m pretty certain that every child alive has read this book or had it read to them.

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•a book that’s published in 2018

→Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy

∇Reason I chose this is because I have an arc for it and it will be published in January of 2018.

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•a past Goodreads Choice Award winner

→The Help by Kathryn Stockett

∇Reason I chose this is because it was a winner for the 2009 GR Choice Award and I own it. It’s another book I secretly borrowed from my mother.

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•a book set in the decade you were born

→Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

∇Reason I chose this is because I googled books that were set in the 90’s and this came up. Plus the movie is pretty good or so I’ve heard. I’ve never seen it.

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•a book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to

→Blue by Danielle Steel

∇Reason I chose this is because I got this last year with the intention of reading it so I could let my mom know if it was good. I never did.

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•a book with an ugly cover

→Slip by David Estes

∇Reason I chose this is because the cover just has way too much going on. I love simplistic covers with beautiful writing. This was just too much.

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•a book that involves a bookstore or a library

→The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler

∇Reason I chose this one is pretty self explanatory. I mean it says it right there in the title. Plus I love the cover.

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•your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 popsugar reading challenges

→(2017: a book of letters) The Color Purple by Alice Walker

∇Reason I chose this is because I liked the prompt for a book of letters and I had no idea that this book was in the form of letters until after I did a google search. I’ve heard it’s truly a masterpiece and the movie is spot on.

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