2019 Challenges

2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge - 5/52

1. A book becoming a movie in 2019
2. A book that makes you nostalgic
3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction)
4. A book you think should be turned into a movie
5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads
6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover
7. A reread of a favorite book
8. A book about a hobby
9. A book you meant to read in 2018
10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title
11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover
12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore
13. A book published posthumously
14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie
15. A retelling of a classic
16. A book with a question in the title

17. A book set on college or university campus
18. A book about someone with a superpower: Golden State by Ben H. Winters
19. A book told from multiple POVs: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
20. A book set in space



21. A book by two female authors
22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title
23. A book set in Scandinavia: Red Snow by Will Dean
24. A book that takes place in a single day
25. A debut novel
26. A book that's published in 2019
27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature
28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire
29. A book with LOVE in the title: From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
30. A book featuring an amateur detective
31. A book about a family
32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America
a) Asia
b) Africa
c) South America
33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title
34. A book that includes a wedding

35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter
36. A ghost story: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
37. A book with a two-word title
38. A novel based on a true story



39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game
40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge

Advanced
41. A "cli-fi" (climate fiction) book
42. A "choose-your-own-adventure" book
43. An "own voices" book
44. Read a book during the season it is set in
45. A LitRPG book
46. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters
47. Two books that share the same title
48. Two books that share the same title
49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom
50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent

Around the Year in 52 Books - 6/52

1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy: Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
2. A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, what, where, when, why)
3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y
4. A book with a criminal character



5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
6. A book with a dual timeline
7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1
8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2



9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres
10. A book featuring a historical figure
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals
12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer
13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list
14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term
15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country
16. A book told from multiple perspectives: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
17. A speculative fiction
18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements
19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country
21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes
22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover
23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old
24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New
25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed
26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue
27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
28. A book related to something cold: Red Snow by Will Dean
29. A book published before 1950
30. A book featuring an elderly character
31. A children’s classic you’ve never read
32. A book with more than 500 pages
33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet: The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette du Bodard
34. A book with a person's name in the title
35. A psychological thriller
36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list
37. A book set in a school or university
38. A book not written in traditional novel format: Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yolen
39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
40. A book you stumbled upon
41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards
42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character
43. A book related to STEM
44. A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed
45. A multi-generational saga
46. A book with a (mostly) black cover
47. A book related to food
48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year
49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country
50. A book that includes a journey
51. A book published in 2019
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title

AtY Rejects

Portal fiction
Climate and/or climate change
Meteorological phenomena in the title
About a dog
Originally written in a language you haven't read a translation from before
Elements from at least two genres
Immortality
By, or about, a current or former journalist
4 books, one for each of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: pestilence, famine, war, and death
4 books related to the four seasons of the year: spring, summer, autumn, winter
Spans a week or less
Connected to health or medicine
Related to a deck of playing cards
Featuring a person with a disability
About a cult
About or inspired by an ancient civilisation
Related to Monopoly
Title with literary allusion or quote
Dark fairy tale
Up-Lit
Romantic element
Circus/carnival/amusement park setting

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