Popsugar Advanced Reading Challenge Monthly Check In – April

As stated in my Read Harder Challenge check in, this wasn’t a great month for me. To be on pace for this challenge, I need to have read approximately 16-18 books out of the 52. I had gotten myself way ahead on this challenge thankfully, so that allowed room for slow months like this. After this month, I’m on 25/52. This is ahead of where I need to be but unfortunately… is exactly where I left off last month!

I own a good portion of these books now, so I’m really running out of excuses as to why I’m not reading them! I hope to get a few more in the bag next month, but as I’m ahead I’m not too worried. I don’t want to force myself in to certain books too much at the moment as I’m just coming out of a reading slump.

  1. A book recommended by a librarian: The Brief History of the Dead, Kevin Brockmeier
  2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long: The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  3. A book of letters: Love, Rosie, Cecelia Ahern
  4. An audiobook: You, Caroline Kepnes
  5. A book by a person of colour: Native Son, Richard Wright
  6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title: The Winter People, Jennifer McMahon
  7. A book that is a story within a story: The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
  8. A book with multiple authors: Never Never, Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher
  9. An espionage thriller: Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
  10. A book with a cat on the cover: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
  11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym: The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket
  12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read: The Three Body Problem, Lui Cixin
  13. A book by or about a person who has a disability: A boy made of blocks, Keith Stuart
  14. A book involving travel: The Year of living Danishly…, Helen Russell
  15. A book with a subtitle: I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google employee number 59, Douglas Edwards
  16. A book that’s published in 2017: Leave Me, Gayle Forman
  17. A book involving a mythical creature: How to train your Dragon, Cressida Cowell
  18. A book you’ve read before that makes you smile: Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
  19. A book about food: Food: A Love Story, Jim Gaffigan
  20. A book with career advice: #Girlboss, Sophia Amaruso 
  21. A book from a nonhuman perspective: The art of racing in the rain, Garth Stein
  22. A steampunk novel: Soulless, Gail Carriger
  23. A book with a red spine, Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
  24. A book set in the wilderness: The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey
  25. A book you loved as a child: The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
  26. A book by an author from a country you’ve not visited: Relativity, Antonia Hayes
  27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name: Nimona, Noelle Stevenson
  28. A novel set during wartime: All the light we cannot see, Anthony Doerr
  29. A book with an unreliable narrator: American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
  30. A book with pictures: Illuminae, Amie Kaufman
  31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity: Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  32. A book about an interesting woman: Touch of Power, Maria V. Snyder 
  33. A book set in two different time periods: The Time Travellers Wife, Audrey Niffeneggar
  34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title: The Wednesday Letters, Jason F. Wright
  35. A book set in a hotel: I’ll Meet You There, Heather Demetrios
  36. A book written by someone you admire: Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling
  37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017: All the Bright Places, Jennifer Niven
  38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas: Hallowe’en Party, Agatha Christie
  39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before: The Gatekeeper’s Sons, Eva Pohler
  40. A book you bought on a trip: Survivor, Tom Hoyle 
  41. A book recommended by an author you love: A Living Nightmare, Darren Shan
  42. A bestseller from 2016: The Gender Game, Bella Forest
  43. A book with a family member term in the title: Letter to my Daughter, George Bishop
  44. A book that takes place over a character’s life span: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  45. A book about an immigrant or refugee: Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  46. A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of: A Dirty Job, Christopher Moore
  47. A book with an eccentric character: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  48. A book that’s more than 800 pages: GOT: A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin
  49. A book you got from a used book sale: Screwed, Ronnie Thompson
  50. A book that’s been mentioned in another book: Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  51. A book about a difficult topic: Heroin, Julie O’Toole
  52. A book based on mythology: The Gatekeeper’s Challenge, Eva Pohler

Thanks for reading and I’ll catch up with you all soon!

Love & Laughter

Cheryl xx

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