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2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge and Book Club Suggestions (New)

kylajaclynkylajaclyn Posts: 3,231Member
edited March 2017 in Book Club
EDIT: This is the same book club! Nothing has changed! These are my suggestions, and this thread is to decide what to read next. Thanks!

I cannot get this to post in the other thread... stupid "approval needed." So I am starting this thread, which will clean things up about suggestions anyway.

Okay, so, I don't know if you guys are doing the 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenge, but I am, and those are the books I will be sticking to, which is why I recommended Big Little Lies (a genre I don't normally read - chick lit) and This is Not Over (a book published in 2017). I'd rather stick to the ones on my Reading Challenge, otherwise I will bow out unless they happen to intersect again.

That said, I realize we shouldn't just go with what I want to read. But just in case the books I've selected interest anyone else, here are my 51 picks (well, almost 51. I'm not counting the ones I've read). I have listed which book goes in which category.

Alternatively, if you all want to pick your own books for each category, we could read by category and then compare notes sans spoilers. Just a thought!

The four I am about to start reading:

The Divorce Papers (A book of letters)
Happy Mother's Day, Lila (Sweet Valley) (A book about a holiday other than Christmas)
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (A book you got from a used book sale)
An Abundance of Katherines (A book recommended by an author you love - David Levithan)

The rest of the list:

In a Dark, Dark Wood (A book recommended by a librarian - NY Public Library)
The Psychopath Test (A book that's been on your to-read list for way too long)
Small Great Things (An audiobook)
Modern Romance (A book by a person of color - Aziz Ansari)
Summer of Fear (A book with one of the four seasons in the title)
The Wrath & the Dawn (A book that is a story within a story)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (A Book with Multiple Authors - John Green and David Levithan)
Dark Places (An espionage thriller - I am reaching on some of these, I know.)
Heart-Shaped Box (A book by an author who uses a pseudonym - Joe Hill, Stephen King's son)
Look Me in the Eye (A book by or about a person who has a disability - Aspergers)
Wild (A book involving travel)
Outrage: The Five Reasons Why OJ Simpson Got Away with Murder (A book with a subtitle)
The Alchemist (A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile)
The Appetites of Girls (A book about food)
Becoming a Counselor (A book with career advice)
Nutshell (A book from a non-human perspective - a fetus. Controversial, I know!)
The Time Machine (A steampunk novel)
Requiem for a Dream (A book with a red spine)
Lucky You (A book set in the wilderness)
Murder in Paradise (Sweet Valley) (A book you loved as a child)
The Rocks (A book by an author from a country you've never visited - England)
The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (A book with a title that's a character's name)
Mrs. Dalloway (A novel set during wartime)
Belzhar (A book with an unreliable narrator)
Hollow City / Miss Peregrine (A book with pictures)
The Sun is Also a Star (A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you)
White Oleander (A book about an interesting woman)
The Interestings (A book set in two different time periods)
Tenth of December (A book with a month or day of the week in the title)
Heads in Beds (A book set in a hotel)
Every Day (A book written by someone you admire - David Levithan)
The Dinner (A book that's becoming a movie in 2017)
Incarnate (The first book in a series you haven't read before)
The Woman Upstairs (A book you bought on a trip)
Truly, Madly, Guilty (A bestseller from 2016)
Dear Daughter (A book with a family member term in the title)
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (A book that takes place over a character's lifespan)
In Order to Live (A book about an immigrant or refugee - North Korea)
A Great and Terrible Beauty (A book from a genre/subgenre that you've never heard of - Gaslamp)
Manson (A book with an eccentric character)
The Awakening (A book that's been mentioned in another book - mentioned in Wild)
We All Fall Down (A book about a difficult topic - meth addiction)
American Gods (A book based on mythology)
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