2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Number of books: 50
Hosted by: Pop Sugar

A book becoming a movie in 2019 – IT by Stephen King

A book set in space – Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

A book that makes you nostalgicThrough the Tiger’s Eye by Kerrie O’Connor

A book by two female authors – Haven by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction) – Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis

A book with a title that contains “salty”, “sweet”, “bitter” or “spicy” – Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

A book you think should be turned into a movie – Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

A book set in Scandinavia – West by Edith Pattou

A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

A book that takes place in a single day – Bloody Valentine by James Patterson

A debut novelMasques by Patricia Briggs

A book with a plant in the title or on the cover – Wild Fire by Christine Feehan

A book that’s published in 2019 – What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume

A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

A reread of a favourite book – Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

A book about a hobby – The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil (drawing)

A book recommended by a celebrity you admire – The Radium Girls by Kate Moore (recommended by Emma Watson)

A book you meant to read in 2018 – Journeys to the Other Side of the World by David Attenborough

A book with “love” in the title – Love is Hell by Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin & Laurie Faria Stolarz

A book with “pop”, “sugar” or “challenge” in the title – 

A book featuring an amateur detective – Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover – The Siren by Kiera Cass (dress)

A book about a family – Greylands by Isobelle Carmody

A book written by an author from Asia, Africa, or South America – The Last Rhinos by Lawrence Anthony

A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore – Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra

A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the titleMidnight Thief by Livia Blackburne

A book published posthumously – Persuasion by Jane Austen

A book that includes a wedding – Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine

A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movieThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letterCirce by Madeline Miller

A retelling of a classic – Fairest of All by Serena Valentino

A book with a question in the title – Dark Emu Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? by Bruce Pascoe

A ghost story – Seeing is Believing by Erin McCarthy

A book set on a college or university campus – Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown

A book with a two-word title – Sea Fever by Virginia Kantra

A novel based on a true story – The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

A book about someone with a superpower – Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

A book revolving around a puzzle or game – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (Miryem’s battle of wits)

A book told from multiple character POVs – Gene of Isis by Traci Harding

Your favourite prompt from a past Popsugar Reading Challenge (a steampunk novel, 2017 challenge) – Curiouser and Curiouser by Melanie Karsak


A “cli-fi” (climate fiction) book – 

Two books that share the same title (1) – 

Two books that share the same title (2) – Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks

A “choose-your-own-adventure” book – 

An “own voices” book – 

A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom (e.g. Big Brother from 1984) – 

Read a book during the season it is set in – Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige (Winter)

A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent – An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands

A LitRPG book – 

A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chaptersInkheart by Cornelia Funke (each chapter starts with a beautiful quote that reflect the chapter heading)


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