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2019 Challenges

2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge – 35/52

1. A book becoming a movie in 2019: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
2. A book that makes you nostalgic
3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction): In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
4. A book you think should be turned into a movie

5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads:
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover: Happy Girl Lucky by Holly Smale
7. A reread of a favorite book
8. A book about a hobby: The River by Peter Heller

9. A book you meant to read in 2018: I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman
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: Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh

17. A book set on college or university campus: Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton
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: Across the Void by S.K. Vaughan

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: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

25. A debut novel: We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
26. A book that’s published in 2019: Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin
27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature: Exile by S.M. Wilson
28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire: Educated by Tara Westover

29. A book with LOVE in the title: From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
30. A book featuring an amateur detective: Sadie by Courtney Summers
31. A book about a family: The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
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: The Wicked King by Holly Black

35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
36. A ghost story: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
37. A book with a two-word title: War Doctor by David Nott
38. A novel based on a true story: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge: Superior by Angela Saini

41. A “cli-fi” (climate fiction) book: The Migration by Helen Marshall
42. A “choose-your-own-adventure” book: Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North

43. An “own voices” book
44. Read a book during the season it is set in: Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith
45. A LitRPG book
46. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

47. Two books that share the same title: The Dry by Jane Harper
48. Two books that share the same title: Dry by Neal + Jarrod Shusterman
49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom: Animal Farm by George Orwell
50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent

Around the Year in 52 Books – 37/52

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: The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
4. A book with a criminal character: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

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 : The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction by Amy Brashear
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: All Systems Red by Martha Wells
10. A book featuring a historical figure
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals: A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher
12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer: The Binding by Bridget Collins

13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list: Isola, Vol. 1 by Brenden Fletcher + Karl Kerschl
14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term: Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff
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: The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson
18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes: This Green and Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik
22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover: The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book Something Old
24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New: All the Lonely People by David Owen

25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed
26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book Something Blue: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynne Herman
27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list: Animal Farm by George Orwell
28. A book related to something cold: Red Snow by Will Dean

29. A book published before 1950: Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
30. A book featuring an elderly character: Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
31. A children’s classic you’ve never read
32. A book with more than 500 pages: Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

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: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
35. A psychological thriller
36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list: The Dry by Jane Harper

37. A book set in a school or university: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
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: Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
40. A book you stumbled upon: Origins: How the Earth Made Us by Lewis Dartnell

41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards: Sadie by Courtney Summers
42. A book with a monster or “monstrous” character: Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff
43. A book related to STEM: The Happy Brain by Dean Burnett
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: Eat Up by Ruby Tandoh
48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

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: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
51. A book published in 2019: The True Queen by Zen Cho
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
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:
War: American War by Omar El Akkad
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: The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie
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
Romantic element: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Circus/carnival/amusement park setting