Challenge Wrap Up #3: 2017 Popsugar and Diverse Reading Challenge

Here’s the last batch of my reading challenge wrap up! Here are the 2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge and Diverse Reading Challenge hosted by Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales and Shelly @ Read Sleep Repeat.

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017

  1. Book recommended by a Librarian – Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (Michelle @ Undeniably Book Nerdy)
  2. Book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long – Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
  3. Book of LettersStolen: A Letter to my Captor by Lucy Christopher
  4. AudiobookAddicted After All by Krista & Becca Ritchie (Narrated by Erin Mallon & Charles Carr)
  5. Book by a Person of ColorAlways and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
  6. Book with one of the four seasons in the titleSomeone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman
  7. Book that is a story within a storyNext to Never by Penelope Douglas
  8. Book with Multiple AuthorsWicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren
  9. Espionage thriller – N/A
  10. Book with a cat on the cover – N/A
  11. Book by an author who uses a pseudonymWhen It’s Real by Erin Watt (Elle Kennedy & Jen Frederick)
  12. Bestseller from a genre you don’t normally readAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (YA Fantasy)
  13. Book by  or about a person who has disabilityThe Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon (MC w/ amputated leg)
  14. A book involving travelPlayboy Pilot by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland
  15. Book w/ a subtitleBecause You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy edited by Ameriie
  16. 2017 book Separation Games by C.D. Reiss
  17. Book involving a mythical creatureRot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (Zombie)
  18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile –
  19. Book about food – N/A
  20. Book with a career advice – N/A
  21. Book from a nonhuman perspective – N/A
  22. Steampunk novel – N/A
  23. Book w/ a red spineMister Moneybags by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
  24. Book set in the wildernessInto the Light by Aleatha Romig
  25. Book you love as a child –
  26. Book by an author from a country you’ve never visitedEvery Little Thing by Samantha Young
  27. Book with a character’s name in the titleKiro’s Emily by Abbi Glines
  28. Novel set during wartime – N/A
  29. Book with an unreliable narratorChallenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  30. Book with picturesTrue Philippine Ghost Stories vol. 29 edited by Alexie Cruz
  31. Book where the main character is a different ethnicity than youSomeone Like You by Sarah Dessen
  32. Book about an interesting woman – N/A
  33. Book set in a two different time periods – N/A
  34. Book with a month or day of the week in the title – N/A
  35. Book set in hotel / innEasy Charm by Kristen Proby
  36. Book written by someone you admireWarcross by Marie Lu
  37. Book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 – N/A
  38. Book set around a holiday other than Christmas – N/A
  39. The first book in a series you haven’t read beforeBound by Honor by Cora Reilly
  40. Book you bought on a trip – N/A

*I didn’t proceed with the advanced prompts*

Diverse Reading Challenge

Here are the diverse books I’ve read this year. It wasn’t a lot but I managed to read as many as I can.

  1. Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (Mental Illness: Schizophrenia)
  2. A List of Cages by Robin Roe (Mental Illness: ADHD / Disability: Dyslexia)
  3. Salt by Nayyirah Waheed – (Own voices)
  4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (POC lead)
  5. Trese vol. 1: Murder on Balete Drive by Budjette Tan & KaJo Baldisimo (Philippine Myth and Urban Legends)
  6. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (Biracial lead)
  7. Warcross by Marie Lu (Biracial protagonists / 2017 Release)
  8. Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward (Biracial lead)
  9. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (Mental Illness: Depression) *though the story centers on sexual abuse and silence, the protagonist has been depressive.
  10. The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon (Mental Illness: PTSD)
  11. Hideaway by Penelope Douglas (Biracial protagonist)
  12. The Love Letters of Abelard & Lily by Laura Creedle (Mental Illness: ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, Disability: Dyslexia, 2017 Release, Own voices)
  13. Ms. Marvel vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona (Muslim MC)
  14. Take Me With You  by Andrea Gibson (LGBT poetry)
  15. True Philippine Ghost Stories vol.29 edited by Alexie Cruz (Nonfiction, Non-Western Setting)
  16. True Philippine Ghost Stories vol. 30 edited by Alexie Cruz (Nonfiction, Non-Western Setting)
  17. Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry (POC lead)

Overall thoughts:

  • Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017 have difficult categories this year and I just did my best completing it based on the books I’ve read this year. As for the Diverse Reading Challenge, I’m on relax mode too. I’ve only read 17 diverse books which isn’t a bad number for me.

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