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
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
31. A book about a family – The Kicking the Bucket List – Cathy Hopkins
33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the title – The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
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 –
42. A “choose-your-own-adventure” book –
45. A LitRPG book –
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)