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
It's the End of the World As We Know It: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
Alien Invasion



Plague
Dystopia
Alternate Reality
Cyberpunk
This is Totally Going to Happen One Day

Asian
African
Rebellion
Independent
South American

Portal: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
Fantastic Beasts
Haunted
Undead: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Re-Telling



Bite Me
Kings, Queens and Long, Lost Relatives: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Demonic
Immortal
Epic



POPSUGAR

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge


1 A book made into a movie you’ve already seen
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


5 Nordic noir
6 A novel based on a real person
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
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
14 A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
15 A book about feminism
16 A book about mental health


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
20 A book by a local author: Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

21 A book with your favorite color in the title
22 A book with alliteration in the title
23 A book about time travel
24 A book with a weather element in the title


25 A book set at sea: Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
26 A book with an animal in the title
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
32 A book from a celebrity book club


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


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
39 A book that involves a bookstore or library
40 Your favorite prompt from the 2015 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges:

Advanced:
1 A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
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
5 A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title



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
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
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
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
A book with a cover you hate

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

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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
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