A Quick Update Filled with Sugar

As you (probably) know, I am participating in the Pop Sugar 2016 reading challenge! I’m a big fan of this challenge because, for starters, you get to cross things off – which is very exciting for people like me who make To Do lists just for the satisfaction of crossing items off. BUT, it’s also very cool because there are so many different challenges to meet.


If you’re unfamiliar with this challenge then allow me to explain:

Each year Pop Sugar sets up a new reading challenge and you can see my announcement post HERE. There are roughly near the 50 mark number of things to complete, however this year it’s 40! Which is totally achievable. If you want to see what the list contains this year then head over to my announcement page where I posted the complete list.

Today I want to do a quick update for you to show my progress and let you know what books I read in January that counted towards the challenge. I will also be trying to work out whether I can check off on the list that is on the announcement page.

 A YA Bestseller

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes


Okay so it doesn’t say ‘bestseller’ on the cover but this is YA and it is very popular. So good enough.

 A Book Set in Europe

Legacy of the Clockwork Key by Kristin Bailey


This takes places in London during the late 19th century.

 A Book that is Becoming a Movie this Year

Allegiant by Veronica Roth


Allegiant is due to be released in cinemas on the 9th of March! Eeep!

 A Book Written by a Comedian

According to Yes by Dawn French


Dawn French is a comedian so, check! If you haven’t watched any of her stuff then you are missing out.

 A Book about a Road Trip

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin


This might not be the typical road trip but they do ride motorbikes across three continents . . . so you know.

 A Book about a Culture You’re Unfamiliar with

The Sage, the Swordsman, and the Scholars by Pierre Dimaculangan


This book is set during the Ming Empire in China. Whilst I have done a little bit of study on this era for the most part this still remains reasonably foreign to me.

 Challenges completed in January: 6

Total challenges completed: 6

 So far so good, I should definitely be ticking off some more books throughout February and I have high hopes of actually finishing the challenge this year!

Did you read any books that fit the challenges I completed this month?

Let me know in the comments below!

 End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

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