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Book 44 If It Bleeds

  If It Bleeds by Stephen King fulfills the category “Book by an Author Who Has Written Twenty or More Books” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. To date, Mr. King has approximately eighty-six books. I have read almost all of them. I began reading the man at age eleven when I asked my mom …

Book 43 Frankenstein

  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley fulfilled the category “Book Written by an author in their 20s” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. Yes, I’m aware Ms. Shelley wrote the novel at nineteen, and it was published when she was twenty. That’s close enough for government work. It took me thirty years to read the tale. …

Book 42 The Screaming Staircase

  Book 42 The Screaming Staircase The Screaming Staircase, Lockwood & Co Book 1 by Jonathan Stroud fulfilled the category “Book with a Character with a Vision Impairment or Enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision)” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. Wow, that sentence was a mouthful. The Screaming Staircase is a post-apocalyptic middle grade/young …

Book 41 A Clockwork Orange

  A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess fulfilled the category “Book with a Made-Up Language.” All I can say is I am so glad I listened to this title on audio. A Clockwork Orange, a novella about a bleak future full of ultra-violence perpetrated by the very young, explored some serious societal issues. Topics mentioned …

Book 40 House

  House by Frank E. Peretti and Ted Dekker fulfills the category “Book with the Same Title as a Movie or TV show but is unrelated to it” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. The novel is a haunted house adventure while the TV show is a fanfic of Sherlock Holmes and very awesome. It’s …

Book 39 Drama

  Drama by Raina Telgemeier fulfilled the prompt “Read a Banned Book During Banned Book Week Sept. 20-26” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. The graphic novel was banned for three years in Texas for being explicitly sexual, and “promoting the homosexual agenda.” (Quotes from the Wiki article that quoted the ACLU of Texas.) Drama …

Book 38 Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami fulfills the category “Book Set in Japan” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. The book takes place in Tokyo. I have some things about this book. But starting with the prompt is best. The novel was a great choice for the prompt. Toru lives in Tokyo as a student. He …

Book 37 Devil May Care

Devil May Care by Elizabeth Peters fulfills the category “Book with a Book on the Cover” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. Both the audio book cover and the paperback/digital cover have a book present. Important because….books….(No spoiling!) Disclaimer: I messed up the blog. This was not the entry planned for today and not the …

Book 36 The Adventures of the Deadly Dimensions

  The Adventures of the Deadly Dimensions (Sherlock Holmes vs Cthulhu #1) by Lois H. Gresh fulfilled the category “Book Who’s Title Caught my Attention” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. I work in a library. At least one hour of every shift, I check in returns. The bright green cover with all the gold …

Book 35 Speak

  Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson fulfilled the category “Book with at least a 4-Star Rating on Goodreads” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. As of this post, Speak has a rating of 4.02 based on almost 500,000 ratings and a well-deserved score. I couldn’t have chosen a better book for the category. It blew …