PopSugar 2016 Reading Challenge

Listen, I know PopSugar probably isn’t on anyone’s top-5 list of respected intellectual authorities. But guys, their reading challenges are so fun.

PopSugar 2016 reading challenge list

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I first discovered PopSugar’s challenges last year, and I had such a good time completing the 2015 list that there was no doubt about my participation again this year (though I was slightly disappointed to find that the 2016 list is a full twelve books shorter).

The thing I love about these challenges: they’re lists of categories, not of specific books. That means they’re open-ended enough that I can pick something I’m reasonably sure I’ll enjoy, but specific enough that I’m occasionally pushed out of my genre comfort zone (two of the best books I read last year, The Hot Zone by Richard Preston and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby, were the result of such a push). It’s the perfect recipe for discovery.

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