PopSugar Reading Challenge 2015: Final Tally

So back in August, I first attempted to track my progress with the PopSugar Reading Challenge. I had read 35 books and I managed to squeeze 34 of them into categories from the list. In the end, I read 76 books (well above the PopSugar’s total of 52) and I only managed to check off 41 of the categories! 33 of my books didn’t fit any categories, which is insane.

1. A book with more than 500 pages: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (562)

3. A book that became a movie: Room by Emma Donoghue

4. A book published this year: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

5. A book with a number in the title: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

6. A book written by someone under 30: The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

7. A book with nonhuman characters: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

8. A funny book: You Deserve a Drink by Mamrie Hart

9. A book by a female author: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

10. A mystery or thriller: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

11. A book with a one-word title: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

12. A book of short stories: Amor and Psycho by Carolyn Cooke

13. A book set in a different country: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

14. A nonfiction book: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

15. A popular author’s first book: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

17. A book a friend recommended: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list: The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

22. A book that scares you: Swerve by Vicki Petterson

23. A book more than 100 years old: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

24. A book based entirely on its cover: Astray by Emma Donoghue

26. A memoir: This Is Not a Love Story by Judy Brown

27. A book you can finish in a day: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

28. A book with antonyms in the title: Social Death by Tatiana Boncompagni

29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit: The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

30. A book that came out the year you were born: Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

31. A book with bad reviews: The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer

32. A trilogy: The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

34. A book with a love triangle: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

35. A book set in the future: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

36. A book set in high school: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

37. A book with a color in the title: Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

38. A book that made you cry: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

39. A book with magic: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

40. A graphic novel: Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

41. A book by an author you’ve never read before: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

42. A book you own but have never read: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

43. A book that takes place in your hometown: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

44. A book originally written in a different language: The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel

45. A book set during Christmas: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

46. A book written by an author with your same initials: Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

50. A book you started but never finished: Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman


Here are the challenges I didn’t fulfill:

2. A classic romance

18. A Pulitzer Prize winning book

19. A book based on a true story

21. A book your mom loves

25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t

33. A book from your childhood

47. A play

48. A banned book

49. A book based on or turned into a TV show


I didn’t do horribly considering I wasn’t really trying to fulfill most of these categories, though several of these are stretches, I know. I honestly can’t believe I didn’t read a single play. But I’m so glad I got the initials one in under the wire. GC is apparently a really rare set of initials.

How did you guys do? Are you going to be doing the 2016 PopSugar Challenge?

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