2018 Challenges

Science Fiction vs Fantasy Bingo

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Space: Gemina by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff
AI: I Still Dream by James Smythe
Wibbly Wobbly Time Travel: Kindred by Octavia Butler
It's the End of the World As We Know It: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
Alien Invasion



Plague
Dystopia
Alternate Reality: Tarnished City by Vic James
Cyberpunk
This is Totally Going to Happen One Day: Jinxed by Amy McCulloch



Asian: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
African: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Rebellion: Bright Ruin by Vic James
Independent
South American



Portal: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
Fantastic Beasts: Angelic: Heirs & Graces by Simon Spurrier + Caspar Wijngaard
Haunted
Undead: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Re-Telling: The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill



Bite Me: Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness
Kings, Queens and Long, Lost Relatives: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Demonic: SLAY by Kim Curran
Immortal
Epic



POPSUGAR

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge


1 A book made into a movie you’ve already seen: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
2 True crime: I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
3 The next book in a series you started: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
4 A book involving a heist: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


5 Nordic noir: Dark Pines by Will Dean
6 A novel based on a real person: The Hunger by Alma Katsu
7 A book set in a country that fascinates you: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
8 A book with a time of day in the title


9 A book about a villain or antihero: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
10 A book about death or grief: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
11 A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
12 A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee


13 A book that is also a stage play or musical: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
14 A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
15 A book about feminism: Inferior by Angela Saini
16 A book about mental health: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green


17 A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift: The Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett
18 A book by two authors: Gemina by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff
19 A book about or involving a sport: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
20 A book by a local author: Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller


21 A book with your favorite color in the title: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
22 A book with alliteration in the title: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
23 A book about time travel: Kindred by Octavia Butler
24 A book with a weather element in the title: A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke


25 A book set at sea: Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
26 A book with an animal in the title: White Rabbit, Red Wolf by Tom Pollock
27 A book set on a different planet: Saga volume 8 by Brian K. Vaughan + Fiona Staples
28 A book with song lyrics in the title: I Still Dream by James Smythe



29 A book about or set on Halloween
30 A book with characters who are twins: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
31 A book mentioned in another book: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
32 A book from a celebrity book club: After the Fire by Will Hill


33 A childhood classic you’ve never read: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
34 A book that’s published in 2018: Still Me by Jojo Moyes
35 A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
36 A book set in the decade you were born: Paper Girls volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang + Matt Wilson


37 A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to: The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss
38 A book with an ugly cover: SLAY by Kim Curran
39 A book that involves a bookstore or library: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
40 Your favorite prompt from the 2015 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: Based on a Fairytale: The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill


Advanced:
1 A bestseller from the year you graduated high school: Affinity by Sarah Waters
2 A cyberpunk book
3 A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
4 A book tied to your ancestry: Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
5 A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title: Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson



6 An allegory: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
7 A book by an author who has the same first or last name as you
8 A microhistory
9 A book about a problem facing society today: The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu
10 A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

ReadHarder

Hosted Book Riot.



A book published posthumously: Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
A book of true crime: I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
A classic of genre fiction: Lost Mars: The Golden Age of the Red Planet edited by Mike Ashley
A comic written and illustrated by the same person: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui



A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
A book about nature: The Bumblebee Flies Anyway by Kate Bradbury
A western: River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: Monstress: The Blood by Marjorie Liu + Sana Takeda



A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
A romance novel by or about a person of color
A children’s classic published before 1980: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
A celebrity memoir: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah



An Oprah Book Club selection
A book of social science: Inferior by Angela Saini
A one-sitting book: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton



A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: Lost at Sea by Brian Lee O'Malley
A book of genre fiction in translation: The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu
A book with a cover you hate: SLAY by Kim Curran

A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
An essay anthology
A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
An assigned book you hated (or never finished)

Beat the Backlist

Hosted by Novel Knight and I'm in the Novel Knights team.

1 Gemina by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff
2 A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
3 Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
4 The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss
5 River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
6 The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
7 Monstress: The Blood by Marjorie Liu + Sana Takeda
8 The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
9 Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
10 Lost at Sea by Brian Lee O'Malley
11 Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
12 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
13 The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
14 Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
15 The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson
16 Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
17 In Real Life by Cory Doctorow + Jen Wang
18 Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
19 The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu
20 A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke
21 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
22 Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
23 Paper Girls volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang + Matt Wilson
24 Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
25 Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
26 Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
27 A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
28 Tarnished City by Vic James
29 The Diviners by Libba Bray
30 My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

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