POPSUGAR'S 2019 Reading Challenge!

It never fails to excite me when POPSUGAR releases their annual reading challenges . It's like an early Christmas gift and I alwa...

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It never fails to excite me when POPSUGAR releases their annual reading challenges. It's like an early Christmas gift and I always start planning so early on what I'll read for the entire next year. Granted, the books I actually end up reading tend to be totally different that what I decided at year's end. I was actually able to get through some of my books that I own but never got around to reading, even though the books I own is always a growing list. I also purged some books this year that I figured I would never read (don't worry - I sold and donated, didn't actually purge the books!).

I can't wait to delve into 2019 and start a whole new reading challenge. You can always keep up with my progress at the top of the page (under the 'books & reading' tab, you'll find all of my previous and current reading challenges). You can also catch me on Goodreads and Instagram!

I've included POPSUGAR's printable graphic below, which I usually save on my phone so I can mark as I go. Feel free to grab it to keep up with your completed prompts, too!

2019 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

01. A book becoming a movie in 2019

02. A book that makes you nostalgic

03. A book written by a musician

04. A book you think should be turned into a movie

05. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads

06. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover

07. A reread of a favorite book

08. A book about a hobby

09. 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 mythology, legend, or 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 a college or university campus

18. A book about someone with a superpower

19. A book told from multiple character POVs

20. A book set in space

21. A book by two female authors

22. A book with a title that contains "salty," "sweet," "bitter," or "spicy"

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 written by an author from Asia, Africa, or South America

33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the 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


41. A "cli-fi" 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 (1)

48. Two books that share the same title (2)

49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom

50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent

Graphic from Popsugar

What prompts are you most excited about?

Drop your Instagram handle in the comments below if you plan to share your reads for the challenge!

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  1. Did you make it through the challenge this year? I confess that I didn't, because I got distracted by books I wanted to read that didn't fit the bill. Maybe I'll try again in 2019. Exciting!

    1. I haven't finished it yet - I have 8 more books to go - but I'm trying.
      2018 is my third year doing the Popsugar Challenge and I haven't fully completed one yet - so FINGERS CROSSED!

  2. So impressive that you do this challenge every year, a book becoming a movie and a book set in space definitely sound like the most impressive ones.

    1. There are definitely a lot that I'm looking forward to, but I don't even know where to start just yet!