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 Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

02. A book that makes you nostalgic Pet Sematary by Stephen King

03. A book written by a musician Supermarket by Bobby Hall (Logic)

04. A book you think should be turned into a movie Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

05. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads Looking for Alaska by John Green

06. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

07. A reread of a favorite book Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (illustrated this time around) by J.K. Rowling

08. A book about a hobby Tiny Hot Dogs by Mary Giuliani

09. A book you meant to read in 2018 Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

10. A book with "pop," "sugar," or "challenge" in the title

11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover The Birds That Stay by Ann Lambert

12. A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

13. A book published posthumously

14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King

15. A retelling of a classic Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

16. A book with a question in the title

17. A book set on a college or university campus Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

18. A book about someone with a superpower How to Experience Death for Beginners by Jessica Branton

19. A book told from multiple character POVs Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

20. A book set in space

21. A book by two female authors An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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 The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

25. A debut novel The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

26. A book that's published in 2019 More Than Bones by Craig Singer

27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature The Mist by Stephen King

28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire Hunger by Roxane Gray (recommended by Mindy Kaling)

29. A book with "love" in the title You Have Me to Love by Jaap Robben

30. A book featuring an amateur detective Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

31. A book about a family The Lost Man by Jane Harper

32. A book written by an author from Asia, Africa, or South America One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the title The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

34. A book that includes a wedding The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder
35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner

36. A ghost story Rooms by Lauren Oliver

37. A book with a two-word title 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King

38. A novel based on a true story The Woman Who Fed the Dogs by Kristien Hemmerechts

39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Cujo by Stephen King (2017 prompt: a book from a nonhuman perspective)


41. A "cli-fi" book
The Plants by Kenneth McKenney

42. A "choose-your-own-adventure" book

43. An "own voices" book On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

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 The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor

47. Two books that share the same title (1) The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy

48. Two books that share the same title (2) The Possession by Michael Rutger

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!