Good morning, everyone! I hope that you are having a fantastic weekend! It’s been a pretty quiet week around here, which has enabled me to do a significant amount of reading and writing. I’ve had the opportunity to read some great titles that I’m really looking forward to sharing with all of you in the coming weeks.
For this week’s POPSUGAR Reading Challenge update, we are focusing on the prompt “a book with a map.” While I believe the intention behind this prompt was to encourage readers to find a book that actually contains a drawing or picture of a map, the wording does leave it somewhat open to interpretation. If you have read a book where a character finds and/or uses a map, even if that map is not shown on the page, I think that title would ultimately fit the prompt.
Personally, I chose to read a book which did contain a printed map. The book I chose to fulfill this prompt was The Queen of Nothing, which is the third book of Holly Black’s The Folk of the Air trilogy. To be honest, I didn’t really plan to use this book for this specific prompt in advance. I was in the process of reading the trilogy when this year’s Reading Challenge began, and it just happened to work out.
If you are currently looking for a book to fulfill this prompt, here are some amazing titles that contain a map:
- The Folk of the Air trilogy (Holly Black) — If you are interested in learning more about this trilogy, please check out my “POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week One” post.
- The Cruel Prince
- The Wicked King
- The Queen of Nothing
- The Mapmakers trilogy (S.E. Grove) — This young adult fantasy trilogy is set in a world where an event known as the Great Disruption has caused the continents to be thrown into different time periods.
- The Glass Sentence
- The Golden Specific
- The Crimson Screw
- The Midnight, Texas trilogy; books 2-3 (Charlaine Harris) — These paranormal mysteries focus on the unusual town of Midnight, Texas. While the first book of this trilogy (Midnight, Texas) does not contain a map, I highly recommend reading it prior to diving into the second and third books.
- Day Shift
- Night Shift
- A Song of Ice and Fire series (George R.R. Martin) — While I have not yet had the opportunity to read every book in this series, I have thoroughly enjoyed the first three titles. (Potential readers should be aware that the series does contain some content which may cause emotional distress.)
- A Night Divided (Jennifer A. Nielsen) — This historical fiction book tells the story of a girl whose family becomes divided after the construction of the Berlin Wall.
- The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) — This is one of my all-time favorite fantasy novels! Please be sure to visit The Unapologetic Bookworm on September 22nd (Hobbit Day) for a special Book vs. Movie article focusing on this title.
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy (J.R.R. Tolkien) — This is my favorite fantasy trilogy!
- The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Two Towers
- The Return of the King
These titles are not only great examples of books that contain maps, but they are also amazing reads! If you have the opportunity to read one (or more) of these books, I hope that you enjoy them as much as I did.
Are you currently participating in the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge? If so, I’d love to hear from you this week regarding challenge prompts that you would like to see me address in the coming weeks. If there is a specific prompt that you are having difficulty with, or would just like to find alternate titles for, please leave a comment on this post. You can find a list of this year’s challenge prompts on POPSUGAR’s website.
Next week’s POPSUGAR Reading Challenge post will be coming out one day early, because of a special post on September 19th. I hope you will join me here on The Unapologetic Bookworm throughout the week for book reviews and other new content.