2019 Reading Challenge

Every year Popsugar have a reading challenge made up of different prompts, designed to get you to broaden your reading horizons and maybe find something new you wouldn’t have picked up otherwise.

This year, they have 50 prompts, and while I know I won’t get through them all, I wanted to give it a go and tick off as many as I could.

So here is where I’l be keeping track of what prompts I’ve ticked off and which ones I’ve still to do.

Let me know if you’re also doing this or any other reading challenge. What books have you read? Have you read something you wouldn’t have looked at if not for the challenge?

The Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019


☐ A book becoming a movie in 2019
☐ A book that makes you nostalgic
☐ A book written my a musician (fiction or nonfiction)
☐ A book you think should be turned into a movie
☐ A book with at least 1 million ratings on Goodreads
☐ A book with a plant in the title or on the cover
☐ A reread of a favourite book
☐ A book about a hobby
A book you meant to read in 2018
☐ A book with ‘pop’, ‘sugar’, or ‘challenge’ in the title
☐ A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover
A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore
☐ A book published posthumously
☐ A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie
☐ A retelling of a classic
☐ A book with a question in the title
☐ A book set on a college or university campus
☐ A book about someone with a superpower
A book told from multiple character POVs
☐ A book set in space
☐ A book by 2 female authors
☐ A book with a title that contains ‘salty’, ‘sweet’, ‘bitter’, or ‘spicy’.
☐ A book set in Scandinavia
☐ A book that takes place in a single day
A debut novel
A book that’s published in 2019
☐ A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature
☐ A book recommended by a celebrity you admire
☐ A book with ‘love’ in the title
☐ A book featuring an amateur detective
A book about a family
☐ A book written by an author from Asia, Africa or South America
☐ A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the title
☐ A book that includes a wedding
☐ A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter
☐ A ghost story
☐ A book with a two-word title
☐ A novel based on a true story
☐ A book revolving around a puzzle or game
☐ Your favourite prompt from a past Popsugar Reading Challenge

Advanced Prompts

☐ A ‘cli-fi’ (climate-fiction_ book
☐ A ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ book
☐ An ‘own voices’ book
☐ Read a book during the season it is set in
☐ A LitRPG book
☐ A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters
☐ Two books that share the same title (1)
☐Two books that share the same title (2)
☐ A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom (eg. Big Brother)
☐ A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent

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