Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge.

My favorite time of year!  Below, please find the 2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge.  And if you’re in search of the past challenges, look no further than 2018, 2017, and 2016 (yes, I have corresponding books for each). 2019 reading challenge, reading challenge 2019

Might I give you a few suggestions to start?

  • A book you think should be turned into a movie, Life After Joe (or A Fine Line, which I’ve already adapted to screenplay)
  • A book that takes place in a single day, Room 702.  I’m perhaps cheating as it’s each chapter that takes place in a single day (all in the same hotel suite), but I think I have the right idea.
  • A book about someone with a superpower, The Queen of England: Coronation.  I’m not going to give anything away, but there are some magical elements involved.
  • A book you meant to read in 2018 — perhaps The Queen of England: Grand Tour didn’t make it to your TBR list?  Well, I think it’s about time you picked it up!

Happy reading, everyone!

 

 

 

Life After Joe: Playlist.

I decided Liz (Life After Joe) deserved a soundtrack for her many hours in the car. #betterlatethannever  In case you’re interested, I also did one for The Queen of England: Coronation.

  • Hamilton Soundtrack
  • Hamilton Mixtape
  • Good Feeling, Violent Femmes
  • Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
  • Bad Habit, Offspring
  • Back to Black, Amy Winehouse
  • Drinking in LA, Bran Van 3000
  • Save the Last Dance for Me, Michael Buble
  • Mess, Ben Folds
  • Come Away With Me, Norah Jones
  • Tonight the Heartache’s on Me, Dixie Chicks
  • Landslide, Dixie Chicks
  • Die A Happy Man, Thomas Rhett
  • Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of, U2
  • Stolen Dance, Milky Chance
  • FourFiveSeconds, Rihanna
  • Don’t Speak, No Doubt
  • 99% Invisible (podcast)
  • Bitch Sesh (podcast)
  • This American Life (podcast)
  • On Being with Krista Tippett (podcast)

 

Made my day…

I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this book, as being of the slightly older generation I am not familiar with the concept of blogs and hashtags. But having started reading I couldn’t put it down until I knew how things turned out for Liz. The sudden death of a husband at a young age is undoubtedly a tricky subject, but the author managed it extremely well. There were tears, but also humour. There were some fascinating insights into the different way people react to death and the bereaved. The book shows there is no ‘right’ way. People need to find the way that works for them. Liz’s way may be unconventional – but that doesn’t mean it was wrong. I loved this book and would recommend it highly.

A reader, Life After Joe

I don’t have to tell you that it’s days like these that make being a writer an amazing thing.