POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Update

It’s weird to think anyone who reads this probably has no idea the key to my heart… I mean, how could they? Or you? Until now… I won’t play coy, it’s a good book. Or a good paragraph. Or even a good line in an advertisement. I love to read and POPSUGAR created a reading challenge at the beginning of the year. The gist is a basically a book a week 52 books in total, including a trilogy. It would boost my confidence to be able to say that I am on point with the challenge. But I’m not. To be on schedule, I should be at book #25, but I’m closer to 17…. okay I’m at 17 which is 8 short.


Where I’m at…

  1. A book with more than 500 pages: 
  2. A classic romance: 
  3. A book that became a movie: 
  4. A book published this year: 
  5. A book with a number in the title: 
  6. A book written by someone under 30: White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  7. A book with nonhuman characters: 
  8. A funny book: Tiger, Meet My Sister by Rick Reilly 
  9. A book by a female author: Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
  10. A mystery or thriller: 
  11. A book with a one-word title: 
  12. A book of short stories: Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadia by Kate Chopin
  13. A book set in a different country: The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
  14. A nonfiction book: Adulting by Kelley Williams Brown
  15. A popular author’s first book: 
  16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 
  17. A book a friend recommended: The Ethics of What We Eat by Peter Singer
  18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book:  A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  19. A book based on a true story: 
  20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list: 
  21. A book your mom loves:
  22. A book that scares you: 
  23. A book more than 100 years old:
  24. A book based entirely on its cover: 
  25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t: 
  26. A memoir: American Dreams by Marco Rubio (he’s running for president y’all)
  27. A book you can finish in a day: Guided Tours of Hell by Francine Prose
  28. A book with antonyms in the title: 
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit:
  30. A book that came out the year you were born: 
  31. A book with bad reviews: 
  32. A trilogy:
  33. A book from your childhood: 
  34. A book with a love triangle: 
  35. A book set in the future: 
  36. A book set in high school: 
  37. A book with a color in the title: The Color of Water by James McBride
  38. A book that made you cry: 
  39. A book with magic: The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold by Kate Bernheimer
  40. A graphic novel: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before: Switch by Chip Heath andDan Heath**
  42. A book you own but have never read: Go Tell it On the Mountain by James Baldwin
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown: 
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language:  
  45. A book set during Christmas: 
  46. A book written by an author with your same initials: The Ways of White Folk by Langston Huges
  47. A play: 
  48. A banned book: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  49. A book based on or turned into a TV show: 
  50. A book you started but never finished: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


But I would recommend…

Truthfully, out of those books, at least two I would naht recommend… But I don’t talk shit so you must be influenced by the book itself. I do highly recommend the following:

  1. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi– A mini-history lesson on modern Iran and the Islamic Revolution through the eyes of a teenaged girl. Bonus- It’s a graphic novel wooo picture book.
  2. The Ethics of What We Eat by Peter Singer– This book completely blew my mind! Another mini-lesson (fun lessons, I swear 😉 about the food system in America.  VERY informative.
  3. White Teeth by Zadie Smith- AH I don’t want to spoil it but all you need to know is that Zadie Smith is the shit. She’s a British author who wrote this novel when she was a mere 24. The language is phenomenal.


What about you?

Have you started the POPSUGAR reading challenge? Are you kicking my ass? Throw out some suggestions!


Where are YOU in the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE? || a tipsy gypsy life

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