Since the Popsugar book reading challenge has only about 40 books on the list, I decided to add different genres from other challenges. I could have read two books of the same genre but I’m thinking it will be more interesting to add more.

I have no idea about titles yet so you are welcome to suggest books to read in the comments below. I will update the list as I go along.

Another interesting challenge is the #BustleReads Challenge 2016 which encourages you to read women and writers of color. Details can be found here.

  • A book based on a fairy tale
  • a national Book Award winner
  • A YA bestseller
  • A book you haven’t read since high school
  • A book set in your home state
  • A book translated to English
  • A romance set in the future
  • A book set in Europe
  • A book that’s under 150 pages
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A book that’s becoming a movie this year
  • A book recommended by someone you just met
  • A self-improvement book
  • A book you can finish in a day
  • A book written by a celebrity
  • A political memoir
  • A book at least 100 years older than you
  • A book that’s more than 600 pages
  • A book from Oprah’s Book Club
  • A science-fiction novel
  • A book recommended by a family member
  • A graphic novel
  • A book with a blue cover
  • A book of poetry
  • The first book you see in a bookstore
  • A classic from the 20th century
  • A book from the library
  • An autobiography
  • A book about a road trip
  • A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with
  • A satirical book
  • A book that takes place on an island
  • A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy.
  • A book you’ve been meaning to read
  • A book chosen for you by your spouse, partner, or BFF
  • A book you’ve previously abandoned
  • A book you own but have never read
  • A book that intimidates you
  • A book you’ve already read at least once
  • a book someone tells you “changed my life”
  • Read A Children’s Book Aloud
  • A mystery or detective novel
  • A book that won the Pulitzer prize
  • a humorous book
  • A book based on a true story
  • A book by Jane Austen
  • A book by or about Martin Luther
  • A book with a one-word title
  • A book about money or finance
  • A book set in a country that is not your own
  • A book about music
  • A book written by a first-time author
  • A book about food
  • A book by your favorite author
  • a book about business
  • A book by an author less than 30
  • A book published by a UK-based publisher
  • A book you borrow

The books I’ve read so far, still reading or planning to read

A book that is becoming a movie this year: You could read The Fifth Wave series by Rick Yancey. I did not like the movie at all but I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books last year. Book #4 is coming out in May 2016 and I am so looking forward to reading it.

The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate

A book that’s becoming a movie this year

The Fallen Series

I read the first book Fallen many years ago. I had been meaning to read the rest of the series but never got around it until I heard it was coming to the screen. Check out The Fallen series by Lauren Kate.

A book written by a celebrity

Love Life by Rob Lowe

I listened to the audio books read Rob Lowe himself. At first I could not get into it, then it became quite enjoyable. I chose Rob Lowe because I remembered the posters plastered all over my bedroom walls when I was a teen but cannot remember why as back then I rarely watched TV.  I might read his autobiography. Check out Love Life.

A book that’s under 150 pages

The Fyrelit Tragedy

The Fyrelit Tragedy by Alison Lochel and Nicholas Lochel . I had that one on my iPad. It may have been the free book of the week on iTunes. I enjoyed the read though.
A Self-Help Book

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself

I struggled to read this one but it is interesting. I had to buy the meditations but I can’t see myself meditating for one hour daily. Check Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One here.
438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea.

A book based on a true story

438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea.

438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea. It was an interesting story but for me, it was painful to read. The first 200 pages bored me. I cried in the last 80 pages from the moment he reached an island and finally was spotted.