POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Forty-Two

Good morning, everyone! I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend so far! It’s been a fairly short week for me. I’ve been dealing with some severe allergy issues since last Saturday evening. Since the only thing that seems to help is Benadryl, I’ve spent a significant portion of my week sleeping. It’s been pretty restful, but not overly productive. Hopefully now that the weather has begun to change, many of those issues will go away.

For this week’s POPSUGAR Reading Challenge update, we are focusing on the prompt “a book that has a book on the cover.” For this particular prompt, I chose to read Uprooted, by Naomi Novik. This book was a re-read for me, but I found that I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time. If you’d like to learn more about Uprooted, you can read my review in my Week Eleven update from March of this year.

I spent a little time this week looking through my home library (as well as previous reviews and Reading Challenge updates), and I came up with quite a few examples of books that have books on their covers. The following list does not include all of the books I found, nor does it account for cover variations. You may find that recent or e-book releases of these titles have very different covers.

If you are currently trying to find “a book that has a book on the cover,” here are some of my suggestions…

  • Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) — If you’d like to learn more about this amazing book, please check out my post from Banned Books Week 2019.
  • The Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries (Ali Brandon) — This cozy mystery series features an extremely intelligent bookstore cat named Hamlet. There are currently six books in the series, all of which have at least one book on the cover.
    • Double Booked for Death
    • A Novel Way to Die
    • Words with Fiends
    • Literally Murder
    • Plot Boiler
    • Twice Told Tail
  • Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores (Jen Campbell) — If you’d like to learn more about this book, please check out my review.
  • The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries (Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly) — This series features a unique crime-solving pair comprised of a bookseller and the ghost of a private investigator who was murdered in her store 50 years earlier. While all of the books in this series are a tremendous amount of fun to read, only three have a book on the cover.
    • The Ghost and Mrs. McClure (#1)
    • The Ghost and the Dead Man’s Library (#3)
    • The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (#6)
  • Twenty-One Truths About Love (Matthew Dicks) — If you’d like to learn more about this book, please check out my review from the beginning of the year.
  • Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Sarajevo (Zlata Filipović) — This is an amazing book about growing up in a war-torn country.
  • Real Murders (Charlaine Harris) — This is the first book of the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries. If you’re a fan of mystery novels, you’ll definitely want to check out the entire series.
  • Forgotten Bookmarks (Michael Popek) — If you’d like to learn more about this unique book, please check out my review.
  • All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane (Amy Elizabeth Smith) — I decided to use this book for the prompt “a book about a book club.” If you’d like to learn more about it, you can check out my review from earlier this year.
  • Book Love (Debbie Tung) — This is a great book for people who love to read! If you’d like to learn more, please check out my review.
  • The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum (Kirsten Weiss) — The first book of this cozy mystery series features an amateur sleuth who returns to her small hometown and ends up running one of the town’s tourist attractions, a museum dedicated to the paranormal.

Even if you’ve already completed this particular prompt, I definitely recommend giving these books a try. If you’re a fan of cozy mysteries, in particular, I think you’ll really enjoy the mystery novels that I’ve included in this list.

If you are currently participating in the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge and looking for books to fulfill specific prompts, please let me know in the comments which prompts you’d like to see me address in the coming weeks. We currently have ten weeks remaining in the challenge. In next week’s update (which will be coming out one day early to accommodate my participation in the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon), I will be talking about the prompt “a book you picked because the title caught your attention.”

In the meantime, I hope you’ll come back frequently next week for book reviews and other new content.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

2 thoughts on “POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Forty-Two

  1. Keep up the great suggestions!
    I’ve actually added a lot of these to my reading list for myself. I haven’t completed the Popsugar Reading Challenge in two years, but the challenge has kept me thinking outside the box on books I wouldn’t have found otherwise.

    1. Thanks! I’m glad that I’ve been able to recommend some titles that you’re interested in reading. I do love how reading challenges like this one give us a chance to discover new authors, or try books that are outside our normal genre preferences. That’s a big part of why I keep coming back to this challenge year after year.

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