Popsugar Reading Challenge Week 2 Update!

Hi! I’m a day late with my Popsugar Reading Challenge Week 2 Update; it had completely slipped my mind as I have been busy with studying (sigh) and other stuff. So here I am now, taking a little break to post this little update. 🙂

The first week I had completed 5/50 of the books, and now I have read 4 more books along with that. Not the progress I’d been hoping for, but with all the studying and things I’ve had to do, I’m happy. The books I’ve finished are as follows (in bold are the ones I’ve finished this week):

  • A classic romance: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • A book written by someone under 30: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • A book with nonhuman characters: Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • A funny book: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • A book set in a different country: Tiger’s Promise by Colleen Houck
  • A book with a love triangle: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • A book set in the future: Flash Point by Nancy Kress
  • A book set in high school: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
  • A banned book: The Giver by Lois Lowry

So that’s it for this week’s Popsugar Challenge update! How have your challenges been going? Let me know in the comments below!


Inside Out Book Tag

Like the Celebrity Book Tag, I found this thanks to Victoria @ Addlepates & Book Nerds. 🙂 Each letter at the start of the question is part of the words ‘Inside Out’. Enjoy!

Inside flap / Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough (Discuss)

Usually not enough! It’s what gets me interested in reading the book, since I want to know what happens next because there’s not all the details.

New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: audio book, e-book, paperback, or hardcover?

I don’t particularily like audiobooks, so I’d choose between e-book, paperback or hardcover. I really like e-books and in most cases I’d go with e-book but for new books that I’ve been excited for (like The Heir by Kiera Cass or Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare) I might choose the paperback or hardcover. I like the feel of paperbacks, but they get bent and worn out easily so hardcovers are my preferred choice. If I want to save money I’d go with the paperback, but I like hardcovers slightly more.

Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, taking notes, making comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean? (Tell us why)

I used to write a bit in my books, but I not go with writing sticky notes or making annotations on my Kobo. It just got messy after a while and it’s simpler using my Kobo to take notes.

In your best voice, read for us your favorite first sentence from a book.

Nooo this is too hard! You’ll have to check out my Favorite First Lines post! 🙂

Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?

Nope. I’ve been reading more books written by females lately but it wasn’t a conscious decision for me to single out female authors. It just happened. I’m perfectly fine with reading books by male authors, and am completely unbiased towards an author’s gender.

Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page way before you got there?

Lately, no. Not on purpose, that is. There have been times where I was checking to see how many chapters or pages left and accidentally read a part of the book in advance, but I try my best not to let it happen too often.

Organised bookshelves, or outrageous bookshelves?

Organized! I like keeping my books in order. 🙂

Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?

Yep! Absolutely. Almost all the books on my Friday Finds have been based on the cover. A specific example would be A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (which I’m currently reading for the Popsugar Challenge for ‘A book based entirely on its cover’).

Take it outside to read, or stay in?

Depends on the weather. If it’s cold, snowing or rainy, obviously I’ll be staying in. If it’s warm and sunny I’ll probably take it outside if my mood is okay with it. 🙂


I tag:

Feel free to ignore this if you don’t want to do it, otherwise I’d love to read your answers! ❤ Link back or leave your link in the comments below so I can come check it out. 🙂

Happy tagging!