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Book 6 Binti

  Binti by Nnedi Okorafor fulfills the category “An Afrofuturistic Book” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. The novella, part of a trilogy, begins (probably) in Namibia and moves into space. Binti’s African culture and traditions are fundamental to the story. Wow, what did I just read? Binti reminded me of the Southern Reach trilogy …

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 …

Book 34 Doing Harm

  Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons fulfills the category “Medical Thriller” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. At first, I read Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw for the blog. I enjoyed the story of a doctor caring for supernatural creatures and the spin on the mythology regarding those beings—vampires, mummies, ghouls, and the like. But …

Book 33 Burn the Dark: Malus Domestica #1

  Burn the Dark: Malus Domestica #1 by S.A. Hunt fulfills the category “Book About or Involving Social Media” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. The novel highlights YouTube as a medium for earning money while hunting witches. Good work, if you can get it. Robin is a young woman on a mission. She knows …

Book 32 Deadly Notions

  Deadly Notions by Elizabeth Lynn Casey fulfills the category “Book with a Pun in Its Title” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. It is the fourth in the Southern Sewing Circle series. For punny titles, I could’ve gone with either with a cozy mystery or a romance. I’d considered one of Sarah MacLean’s books …