Book 28 The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson fulfilled the “Book Published Posthumously” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. Mr. Larson died in November 2004. The novel was published in Sweden in 2006, then translated to English in 2009. It is the second in the Millennium Series. I opted to read this long …

Book 27 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling fulfilled the “Reread a Favorite Book” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. The classic story of the boy who lived will always be one of my favorite stories of all time. In case you’ve been asleep for the past twenty (yes, twenty) years, HP and …

Book 26 The Blind Assassin

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood fulfilled the “Book about Family” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. The novel spanned the life of the protagonist, Iris Chase, from her childhood until her eighties. The story explored her immediate family, her husband, her in-laws, and her own family of daughter and granddaughter. I will spoil …

Book 25 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie fulfills the “Own Voices” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. I’m so glad I read this book. Most of the story takes place on a Spokane Indian reservation in the state of Washington. It’s a first-person narrative of a fourteen-year-old boy who lives …

Book 24 There There

There There by Tommy Orange fulfilled the category “Book Told from Multiple Points of View” in the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. The novel easily fit the category as it was told by over ten characters. There There was an interesting read, in that it explored the lives of Native Americans who live near Oakland, California. …

Book 23 Pinned for Murder

Pinned for Murder by Elizabeth Lynn Casey fulfills the “Book about a Hobby” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. The novel has a librarian as a protagonist whose hobby is sewing. She is part of the Sweet Briar Ladies Society sewing circle in small-town South Carolina. Cozy mysteries are my jam. I picked up …

Book 22 The Mirror Crack’d Side to Side

The Mirror Crack’d Side to Side by Agatha Christie fulfilled the “Book with Featuring an Amateur Detective” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. Man, I love an Agatha Christie. Miss Marple was our sleuth in this tale. Not my favorite by the author but a steady example of the genre. Ms. Christie published the …

Book 21 Neuromancer

Neuromancer by William Gibson fulfilled the “Book that Has Inspired a Common Phrase or Idiom” in the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. I’m so proud that I finally finished this novel. It’s taken me about twenty years to get it under my belt. Listening to an audio version helped me see what everyone was talking about. …

Book 20 The Cinderella Murder

The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke fulfilled the “Book Written by Two Female Authors” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. I hadn’t read an MHC novel in years. The title jumped out at me as I researched the category. I love a retold fairy tale. It wasn’t one, but that …

Book 19 Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan fulfills the “Book that Includes a Wedding” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading challenge. The story was a great choice for the entry as the whole book centered on a wedding, but it was not one of any of the main characters. Therefore, the mains could roam around and …