Good morning, everyone! The weekend is almost here, and I hope that you’ve had a wonderful week so far! This week’s POPSUGAR Reading Challenge update is coming out one day early to make way for a very special post for Talk Like A Pirate Day.
This week, we’re focusing on the prompt “a book with more than 20 letters in the title.” The book I chose to read for this prompt was My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life, by Rachel Cohn. If you’d like to learn more about this book, please check out my “POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Twelve” post.
While this prompt is perhaps not really difficult to complete, it may take some time to locate a book with a title of sufficient length. If you’re currently participating in the Reading Challenge and looking for a book to complete this prompt, here are some great options:
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) — This rather unusual book is a science fiction classic.
- Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor (Stephanie Barron) — If you are a fan of mystery novels and Jane Austen, I highly recommend checking out the first book of Barron’s Jane Austen Mystery series, which places Austen in the role of investigator when her friend is accused of adultery and murder.
- Loves Music, Loves to Dance (Mary Higgins Clark) — This thrilling mystery will definitely make you question the wisdom of meeting complete strangers for dates.
- Dancer Daughter Traitor Spy (Elizabeth Kiem) — This young adult novel tells the story of a young Russian ballet dancer who defects to the United States along with her father after her mother disappears.
- Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered (Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark) — If you’re a fan of the My Favorite Murder podcast, you’ll definitely want to check out Kilgariff and Hardstark’s joint memoirs.
- The Ghost and Mrs. McClure (Alice Kimberly) — The first book of the Haunted Bookshop Mystery series introduces an unusual (but effective) investigative team, which is made up of a bookseller named Penelope McClure and the ghost of a private investigator who was murdered inside her store 50 years earlier.
- Stalking Jack the Ripper (Kerri Maniscalco) — If you’d like to learn more about this book, which is the first in a great mystery series, please check out my “Capturing the Devil” post from back in April.
- An Old Friend of the Family (Fred Saberhagen) — This novel tells the story of the members of the Southerland family, who are being targeted by an enemy with an ancient grudge. Fortunately, they have some help, which comes in the form of a mysterious man who claims to be “an old friend of the family.” While this book is part of Saberhagen’s The Dracula Sequence series, which is excellent, this book can also be read as a standalone novel.
- Happily Ever After & Everything In Between (Debbie Tung) — If you’re interested in learning more about this book, please check out my review from earlier this year.
In addition to having fairly lengthy titles, all of these books are a tremendous amount of fun to read. If you have the opportunity to read any (or all) of these books, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Are you currently participating in the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge and struggling to find a book to complete one of your remaining prompts? If so, please leave a comment on this post with a list of any prompts you would like to see me address in upcoming posts. You can find the list of this year’s Reading Challenge prompts on POPSUGAR’s website.
I hope that you will join me here tomorrow as I celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day with some great non-fiction book recommendations. Also, please check back on September 22nd for a special post in recognition of Hobbit Day!