Thursday, December 1, 2022

2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

One that I always look forward to has arrived at last for 2023.


  1. A book you meant to read in 2022: 22 Seconds--James Patterson
  2. A book you bought from an independent bookstore: Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York--Gail Parent
  3. A book about a vacation: The Hotel Nantucket--Elin Hilderbrand
  4. A book by a first-time author: The Black Kids--Christina Hammonds Reed
  5. A book with mythical creatures: The Deep--Rivers Solomon
  6. A book about a forbidden romance: The Deal--Elle Kennedy
  7. A book with "Girl" in the title: Almost American Girl--Robin Ha
  8. A celebrity memoir: The Office BFFs--Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey
  9. A book with a color in the title: Red--Alison Cherry
  10. A romance with a fat lead: Big Summer--Jennifer Weiner
  11. A book about or set in Hollywood: Pure Hollywood--Christine Schutt
  12. A book published in spring 2023: Once More With Feeling--Elissa Sussman
  13. A book published the year you were born: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman--Ernest J. Gaines
  14. A modern retelling of a classic: Macbeth--Jo Nesbo
  15. A book with a song lyric as its title: Back in Black--Lori Foster
  16. A book where the main character's name is in the title: My Name is Asher Lev--Chaim Potok
  17. A book with a love triangle: 1022 Evergreen Place--Debbie Macomber
  18. A book that's been banned or challenged in any state in 2022: All Boys Aren't Blue--George M. Johnson
  19. A book that fulfills your favorite prompt from a past challenge (Sunglasses on the Cover): Cool For the Summer--Dahlia Adler
  20. A book becoming a TV series or movie in 2023: Dear Edward--Ann Napolitano
  21. A book set in the decade you were born: Burn Baby Burn--Meg Medina
  22. A book with a queer lead: Kiss & Tell--Adib Khorram
  23. A book with a map: Midnight in Chernobyl--Adam Higginbotham
  24. A book with a rabbit on the cover: The Green Ember--S.D. Smith
  25. A book with just text on the cover: White Women--Regina Jackson
  26. The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list: The Clue in Blue--Betsy Allen
  27. A #BookTok recommendation: I Kissed Shara Wheeler--Casey McQuiston
  28. A book you bought secondhand: Death of an Italian Chef--Lee Hollis
  29. A book your friend recommended: Dune--Frank Herbert
  30. A book that's on a celebrity book-club list: Seven Days in June--Tia Williams
  31. A book about a family: 8 Sandpiper Way--Debbie Macomber
  32. A book that comes out in the second half of 2023: Pink Lemonade Cake Murder--Joanne Fluke
  33. A book about an athlete/sport: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life--William Finnegan
  34. A historical-fiction book: Tending Roses--Lisa Wingate
  35. A book about divorce: Summer on the Bluffs--Sunny Hostin
  36. A book you think your best friend would like: The London Seance Society--Sarah Penner
  37. A book you should have read in high school: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry--Mildred D. Taylor
  38. A book you read more than 10 years ago: Little Town on the Prairie--Laura Ingalls Wilder
  39. A book you wish you could read for the first time again: The Long Winter--Laura Ingalls Wilder [re-read]
  40. A book by an author with the same initials as you: Sister Stardust--Jane Green


  1. A book written during NaNoWriMo: The Astonishing Color of After--Emily X.R. Pan
  2. A book based on a popular movie: Anna and Elsa's Hygge Life--Heather Knowles
  3. A book that takes place entirely in one day: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk--Kathleen Rooney
  4. A book that was self-published: Changeling--Molly Harper
  5. A book that started out as fan fiction: The Love Hypothesis--Ali Hazelwood
  6. A book with a pet character: Claws For Alarm--Cate Conte
  7. A book about a holiday that's not Christmas: Calypso, Corpses and Cooking--Raquel V. Reyes
  8. A book that features two languages: The House of Broken Angels--Luis Alberto Urrea
  9. One of the longest book (by pages) on your TBR list: Drums of Autumn--Diana Gabaldon
  10. A book with alliteration in the title: Odd One Out--Nic Stone

Challenge completed on December 7


Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Main" and "Advanced" categories -- nice!

Sandra Cox said...

Have a good one.