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Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019

The Popsugar Reading Challenge for next year has been released. There are 40 regular and 10 advanced prompts to interpret as you wish and a fantastic Goodreads group to keep you motivated.

The list has been out for a week now so I’ve had time to consider the list. I’m not too happy with the book recommended by a celebrity, another posthumously published book, over a million ratings or LitRPG, but the others are all do-able without straying too far into books I don’t want to read.

I’ve felt a little lost these past few weeks without my challenge reading to guide me, so I’m definitely doing this again next year. Do join the group for weekly check-ins, help with prompts and just general bookish friendliness.

Here’s the list in full:

Regular
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
19. A book told from multiple POVs
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
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
30. A book featuring an amateur detective
31. A book about a family
32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or 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
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

The printable list isn’t all that printable, but you could use it as a digital checklist in a graphics editor.

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3 Comments

  1. Debbie Phillips

    Thank you so much… was looking all over for a list of the challenge NOT in PDF so I could make my own sheets with spaces for the books I may pick/suggestions and then another the same that I use for books I have read to keep track. Thanks

  2. Janet

    Well, this challenge kind of leaves me cold. I don't care about the confluence of movies and books; there are few bookstores in my rural area meaning that my opportunities to see the covers are limited
    ; and many more of these books are about things that I wouldn't know until after reading–ie a book that should be turned into a movie

    1. Ellie

      I really like the group though, so the ones I don't like I'll just be flexible with my interpretation. I don't really understand the not seeing covers bit, I read all formats and I see the covers online for those I don't have physical copies of. How do you select books without looking at the covers?

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