Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2019

Who doesn’t love a book challenge? This year I decided to try the Pop Sugar 2019 Reading Challenge and I will be updating this list throughout the year as I tick of the categories so don’t forget to check back!

Last years challenge for me was to just read more. This year I wanted to try something new and so I decided to vary what I read. I was unsure how to do this and so I thought I would take part in a reading challenge.

There were thousands of hits when I searched for book challenges but after lots of scrolling I decided that the pop sugar challenge was the one for me as it just covered such a wide range of topics.

Looking through the list I had an idea of what I was going to read for about 50% of the categories but the other 50% was something I was going to have to really think about which meant I would get to read diverse books and genres – perfect!

I have to say this challenge has really helped me to explore new books but if you are like me and really want to complete a challenge it can be a bit much, I found myself putting off reading books I had really wanted to read for a book that would tick off a category on my list instead.

I have put a list of my choices below and will update as I add to it with links to the reviews on goodreads.

Here is my List for the 2019 challenge:

01. A book becoming a movie in 2019 –

02. A book that makes you nostalgic – Bookworm by Lucy Mangan

03. A book written by a musician – Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

04. A book you think should be turned into a movie – Sadie by Courtney Summers

05. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

06. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover – Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

07. A reread of a favourite book – War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

08. A book about a hobby – Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

09. A book you meant to read in 2018 – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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 Corpse Wore Stilettos by M.J O’Neill

12. A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore – Circe by Madeline Miller

13. A book published posthumously –

14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie –

15. A retelling of a classic – Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams

16. A book with a question in the title – Who did you Tell? by Lesley Kara

17. A book set on a college or university campus – Normal People by Sally Rooney

18. A book about someone with a superpower – The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow

19. A book told from multiple character POVs – An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

20. A book set in space –

21. A book by two female authors – I’m Absolutely Fine!: A Manual for Imperfect Women by Annabel Rivkin, Emilie McMeekan

22. A book with a title that contains “salty,” “sweet,” “bitter,” or “spicy” –

23. A book set in Scandinavia – Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

24. A book that takes place in a single day – They Both Die At The End – Adam Silvera

25. A debut novel – Cold Sunflowers by Mark Sippings

26. A book that’s published in 2019 – Indestractable by Nir Eyal

27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature – Good Omens by Terry Pratchett

28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire – Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

29. A book with “love” in the title – The Love Solution by Ashley Croft

30. A book featuring an amateur detective – Fortune Furlough by Jana DeLeon

31. A book about a family – The Kicking the Bucket List – Cathy Hopkins

32. A book written by an author from Asia, Africa, or South America – Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Kawaguchi Toshikazu

33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the title – The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

34. A book that includes a wedding – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter – The Further Adventures of the 100 Year Old Man by Jonas Jonasson

36. A ghost story – The Greatcoat – Helen Dunmore

37. A book with a two-word title – So Lucky – Dawn O’Porter

38. A novel based on a true story – The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris

39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game – Childs Play – Angela Marsons

40. Your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Advanced –


41. A “cli-fi” book – The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

42. A “choose-your-own-adventure” book –

43. An “own voices” book – Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

44. Read a book during the season it is set in – The Endless Autumn by Annabelle Knight

45. A LitRPG book –

46. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters – All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

47. Two books that share the same title (1) – P.S I Still Love you by Jenny Han

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

49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom – Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff,Georgia Hardstark (Murderino)

50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent – Damned by Jana DeLeon

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