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.
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•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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?
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.