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Book 43 What I Did for Love

What I Did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips fulfilled the “Book with the Word Love in the Title” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. As a romance author and reader, I had so many choices for this one. I wish I’d chosen better. Okay, that was mean. I usually love SEP’s books and …

Book 42 The Fourth Bear

The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde fulfills the “Book with a Plant in the Title or on the Cover” for the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. Technically, there are trees on the cover of my copy. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I will admit this one is a bit of a cheat. I’m …

Book 41 Survival Quest: The Way of the Shaman Book 1

Survival Quest by Vasily Mahanenko fulfilled the “LitRPG Book” from the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. LitRPG is a new genre for me. I read Ready Player One last year because it mentioned Zork. (Yes, I’m that old.) I enjoyed the novel, but Survival Quest blew me away. Let me qualify the blog post. I’m an …

Book 40 Whose Body?

Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers fulfilled the “Book with a Question in the Title” of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. I’m a huge Agatha Christie fan and have been trying to read her complete words for the past two years. Ms. Sayers seemed an easy fit. I liked the novel but didn’t love it, …

Book 39 Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow fulfilled the “Book with a Two Word Title” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. I randomly chose the novel from my bookshelf, knowing I purchased it because it was a “great mystery.” I had the wrong story in mind and spent half the book wondering when the Edward Norton …

Book 38 A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman fulfilled the “Book Set in Scandinavia” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. The novel is set in Sweden and is one of the best books I’ve read this year. Ove (pronounced Ah-vey) is a grumpy old man. He polices his little neighborhood, checking to make sure everyone …

Book 37 The Art of Asking

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer fulfilled the “Book Written by a Musician (fiction or nonfiction)” for the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. Amanda Palmer is an indie musician and was once part of the band, The Dresden Dolls. I am so very glad I read this. In the book, Amanda Palmer describes her story, …

Book 36 The Life of Pi

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel fulfilled the “Book Seen Read on TV or in a Movie” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. This novel was not originally on my List Challenge for the category. I decided to use it over Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court or Stephen Hawking’s …

Book 35 Bridge of Birds

Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart fulfilled the “Book I Think Should Be Turned into a Movie” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. If you haven’t read Barry Hughart, go now. Read. I’ll wait. Bridge of Birds is a self-proclaimed “history of ancient China that never was.” I’m not a historian and do not …

Book 34 The Lost World

The Lost World by Michael Crichton fulfilled half of the “Two Books that Share the Same Title” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. I also read The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as well. See the previous blog post for a stellar review on that story. Time to compare and contrast. I’m …