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ChallengeChallenge GroupPlannedBook TitleAuthorCompleted DateComments/ Notes
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January: A book with one of the four seasons in the title PopSugar Monthly ChallengeWinter's Bone by D. WoodrellWinter's BoneWoodrell, Daniel
1/25/2017
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February: A book by a person of color PopSugar Monthly ChallengeN/A
Dragon Springs RoadChang, Janie2/15/2017
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March: A book about an interesting woman PopSugar Monthly ChallengeScrappy Little Nobody by Anna KendrickScrappy Little NobodyKendrick, Anna3/25/2017
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April: A book with an unreliable narrator PopSugar Monthly ChallengeWe Were Liars by E. LockhartWe Were LiarsE. Lockhart4/6/2017
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May: A novel set during wartime PopSugar Monthly ChallengeN/A
The Baker's SecretStephen P. Kiernan5/6/2017
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June: A book involving travelPopSugar Monthly ChallengeN/A
News of the WorldPaulette Jiles6/18/2017
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July: A book set in two different time periods PopSugar Monthly ChallengeN/A
The Cottingley SecretHazel Gaynor7/27/2017
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August: A book set in the wildernessPopSugar Monthly ChallengeN/A
American WolfNate Blakeslee8/27/2017
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September: A book of letters PopSugar Monthly ChallengeN/A
Keep Me PostedLisa Beazley9/2/2017
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October: A book with a mythical creaturePopSugar Monthly ChallengeN/A
MermaidCarolyn Turgeon10/26/2017
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November: A book about foodPopSugar Monthly ChallengeN/A
SourdoughRobin Sloan11/15/2017
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December: A book that's published in 2017PopSugar Monthly ChallengeN/AThis is Just My FaceGabourey Sidibe12/3/2017
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A book recommended by a librarianUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeThe Goldfinch by Donna TarttThe GoldfinchTartt, Donna1/19/2017
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A book that's been on your TBR list for way too longUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeGirl in Translation by Jean KwokGirl in TranslationJean Kwok9/26/2017
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A book of lettersUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeWhere'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple100 Love NotesYi, Hyong2/13/2017
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An audiobookUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeIdentical by Ellen HopkinsIdenticalEllen Hopkins5/1/2017
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A book by a person of colorUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/ABorn a CrimeTrevor Noah3/31/2017
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A book with one of the four seasons in the titleUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeA Fall of Marigolds by Susan MeissnerSummer IslandKristin Hannah10/8/2017
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A book that is a story within a storyUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengePossession by A.S. ByattGlowMegan E. Bryant10/5/2017
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A book with multiple authorsUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeI Hate Everyone but You by Gaby Dunn and Allison RaskinI Hate Everyone but YouGaby Dunn and Allison Raskin8/23/2017
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An espionage thrillerUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeCode Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
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A book with a cat on the coverUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeA Few of the Girls by Maeve BinchyA Few of the Girls Binchy, Maeve3/14/2017
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A book by an author who uses a pseudonymUltimate PopSugar Reading Challenge1984 by George Orwell
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A bestseller from a genre you don't normally readUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeIt by Stephen KingGood Me Bad MeAli Land10/22/2017
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A book by or about a person who has a disabilityUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AThe Secret Life of Ivan IsaenkoScott Stambach3/14/2017
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A book involving travelUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AThe Gods of TangoCarolina de Robertis4/19/2017
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A book with a subtitleUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/A
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 – A World on the Edge
Helen Rappaport2/3/2017
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A book that's published in 2017Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AThe Impossible FortressJason Rekulak2/5/2017
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A book involving a mythical creatureUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeThe Golem and the Jinni by Helene WeckerA Sea of SorrowThe H Team10/24/2017
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A book you've read before that never fails to make you smileUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeHarry Potter and the Sorceror's StoneAnne of Green GablesL.M. Montgomery12/1/2017
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A book about foodUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AA Square Meal
Jane Ziegelman, Andrew Coe
2/27/2017
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A book with career adviceUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AYou are a BadassJen Sincero
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A book from a nonhuman perspectiveUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeWatership Down by Richard AdamsWatership DownRichard Adams4/13/2017
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A steampunk novelUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeSoulless by Gail Carriger
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A book with a red spineUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AStalin's DaughterRosemary Sullivan2/8/2017
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A book set in the wildernessUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeThe Wolf RoadThe Wolf RoadBeth Lewis4/22/2017
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A book you loved as a childUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AMatildaDahl, Roald1/12/2017
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A book by an author from a country you've never visitedUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeHavana Real by Yoani SanchezHavana RealSanchez, Yoani3/5/2017
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A book with a title that's a character's nameUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AThe Last Painting of Sara de VosDominic Smith4/1/2017
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A novel set during wartimeUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AThe Orphan's TalePam Jenoff3/10/2017
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A book with an unreliable narratorUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeGold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye WatkinsWe Can't Be FriendsCyndy Etler10/8/2017
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A book with picturesUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AShockaholicCarrie Fisher3/28/2017
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A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than youUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/ABurn Baby BurnMeg Medina3/5/2017
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A book about an interesting womanUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/ALove WarriorGlennon Melton Doyle3/22/2017
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A book set in two different time periodsUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AA Bridge Across the OceanSusan Meissner3/12/2017
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A book with a month or day of the week in the titleUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeLive from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night LiveTuesdayDavid Wiesner12/17/2017
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A book set in a hotelUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie FordThe Frangipani HotelViolet Kupersmith10/13/2017
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A book written by someone you admireUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AThe Princess DiaristCarrie Fisher3/1/2017
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A book that's becoming a movie in 2017Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeEverything, Everything by Nicola YoonThe Glass CastleJeanette Walls12/2/2018
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A book set around a holiday other than ChristmasUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeBilly Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben FountainBilly Lynn's Long Halftime WalkBen Fountain12/14/2018Thanksgiving
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The first book in a series you haven't read beforeUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeCapital Girls by Ella Monroe
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A book you bought on a tripUltimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeThe Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
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A book recommended by an author you love(Advanced) Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeFingersmith by Sarah Waters (rec'ed by Kate Quinn - https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/14356812-top-ten-books-of-2016 )FingersmithSarah Waters6/28/2017
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A bestseller from 2016(Advanced) Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeHarry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. RowlingLab GirlHope Jahren12/3/2017
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A book with a family member term in the title(Advanced) Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeThe Traitor's Wife by Allison PatakiThe Traitor's WifeAllison Pataki12/10/2017
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A book that takes place over a character's life span(Advanced) Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeThe Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. GainesThe Autobiography of Miss Jane PittmanErnest J. Gaines11/18/2017
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A book about an immigrant or refugee(Advanced) Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AThe Radius of UsMarquadt, Marie1/23/2017
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A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of(Advanced) Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengePerilous Undertaking by Leanna Renee Hieber Perilous UndertakingLeanna Renee Hieber 7/12/2017Gaslamp Fantasy
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A book with an eccentric character(Advanced) Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AEggshellsCatriona Lally3/14/2017
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A book that's more than 800 pages(Advanced) Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeHamilton by Ron ChernowA Column of FireKen Follett10/8/2017
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A book you got from a used book sale(Advanced) Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeTender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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A book that's been mentioned in another book(Advanced) Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (mentioned in Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick)
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A book about a difficult topic(Advanced) Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeN/AWindy City BluesRenee Rosen3/2/2017Racism, Civil Rights Movement
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A book based on mythology(Advanced) Ultimate PopSugar Reading ChallengeThe Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
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Read a book about sportsBook Riot's Read Harder ChallengeMoneyball by Michael LewisMoneyballMichael Lewis6/6/2017
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Read a debut novelBook Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/AThe Thousandth FloorMcGee, Katherine1/6/2017
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Read a book about booksBook Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/AA World Between Two CoversAnn Morgan3/26/2017
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Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeCity of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
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Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/ABehold the DreamersImbolo Mbue4/30/2017
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Read an all-ages comic.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/AScenes from an Impending MarriageTomine, Adrian1/14/2017
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Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeI Change Worlds by Anna Louise StrongI Change WorldsAnna Louise Strong4/24/2017
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Read a travel memoirBook Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/ASchadenfreudeRebecca Schuman4/18/2017Germany
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Read a book you’ve read before.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/AThe Handmaid's TaleAtwood, Margaret1/19/2017
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Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/AThe Wicked CityBeatriz Williams2/9/2017River Junction, Maryland (fictional but in Allegheny County)
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Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/APachinkoMin Jin Lee3/11/2017
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Read a fantasy novel.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/AWintersongS. Jae-Jones1/31/2017
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Read a nonfiction book about technology.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeThe Innovators
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Read a book about war.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/AStolen Beauty
Laurie Lico Albanese
1/29/2017
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Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/AOur Own Private UniverseRobin Talley3/23/2017
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Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeFarhenheit 451 by Ray BradburyFarhenheit 451Ray Bradbury11/1/2017
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Read a classic by an author of color.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeBeloved by Toni MorrisonSong of SolomonToni Morrison11/27/2017
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Read a superhero comic with a female lead.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeWires and Nerve by Marissa MayerWires and NerveMarissa Mayer12/30/2018
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Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journeyBook Riot's Read Harder ChallengeLabyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
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Read an LGBTQ+ romance novelBook Riot's Read Harder ChallengeIf I was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
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Read a book published by a micropress.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/AConcepcion and the Baby BrokersDeborah Clearman4/6/2017
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Read a collection of stories by a woman.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeParis and Other Stories by Jojo MoyesParis and Other StoriesJojo Moyes11/25/2017
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Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeOdes to Common Things by Pablo NerudaOdes to Common ThingsPablo Neruda5/12/2017
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Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color.Book Riot's Read Harder ChallengeN/AChina Rich GirlfriendKevin Kwan5/5/2017
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Global VoicesCurious Iguana Read BroaderHomegoing by Yaa GyasiHomegoingYaa Gyasi6/1/2017
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LGBTQ+ PerspectivesCurious Iguana Read BroaderBecoming Nicole by Amy Ellis NuttBecoming NicoleAmy Ellis Nutt3/20/2017
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Small Press Works in TranslationCurious Iguana Read BroaderBefore the Feast by Sara StanisicBefore the FeastSara Stanisic6/5/2017
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Collections Near and FarCurious Iguana Read BroaderWhatever happened to interracial love? By Kathleen CollinsWhatever happened to interracial love?Kathleen Collins7/22/2017
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Justice for AllCurious Iguana Read BroaderHillbilly Elegy by J.D. VanceHillbilly ElegyJ.D. Vance2/1/2017
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Armchair AdventuresCurious Iguana Read BroaderKindred by Octavia ButlerKindredOctavia Butler5/7/2017
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Peek into the PastCurious Iguana Read BroaderThe Black Calhouns by Gail Lumet BuckleyThe Black Calhouns
Gail Lumet Buckley
7/23/2017
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Global VoicesCurious Iguana Read BroaderThe Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina HenriquezThe Book of Unknown AmericansCristina Henriquez7/24/2017
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LGBTQ+ PerspectivesCurious Iguana Read BroaderThe Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna NorthThe Life and Death of Sophie StarkAnna North7/25/2017
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Small Press Works in TranslationCurious Iguana Read BroaderThe Party Wall by Catherine Leroux (not in library)The Party WallCatherine Leroux10/10/2017
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Collections Near and FarCurious Iguana Read BroaderSidewalks by Valeria LuiselliSidewalksValeria Luiselli7/26/2017
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