I’ll be doing the PopSugar Reading Challenge for 2019. Fifty books is pretty ambitious considering my other challenges but I’m giving it my best shot.

2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge Reading List @ TL Wright | A Bookish Life

The PopSugar Prompts


  1.  A book becoming a movie in 2019 – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott OR The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  2. A book that makes you nostalgic
  3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction) –Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide by Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC) OR Creative Quest by Ahmir Questlove Thompson
  4. A book you think should be turned into a movie
  5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads – 1984 by George Orwell
  6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover – The book of Memory by Petina Gappah
  7. A reread of a favorite book – Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
  8. A book about a hobby – Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil de Grasse Tyson
  9. A book you meant to read in 2018 – Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno
  10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title – No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality by Jordan Flaherty
  11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover
  12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore – Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni OR Circe by Madeline Miller
  13. A book published posthumously – When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  15. A retelling of a classic – Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler {retelling of The Taming of the Shrew} OR Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal  {retelling of Pride and Predjudice} OR An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma {twist on the Odyssey}
  16. A book with a question in the title – What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
  17. A book set on college or university campus – The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
  18. A book about someone with a superpower – Not Your Villian – C.B. Lee
  19. A book told from multiple POVs – A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  20. A book set in space – Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  21. A book by two female authors – When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
  22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title – Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
  23. A book set in Scandinavia – Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman
  24. A book that takes place in a single day – Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds
  25. A debut novel – Update
  26. A book that’s published in 2019 – Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark OR The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Children by Anissa Gray
  27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature – Animals of a Bygone Era by Maja Säfström
  28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire – Becoming by Michelle Obama
  29. A book with LOVE in the title – The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean
  30. A book featuring an amateur detective – Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann OR What Child is This? An Ellie Kent Mystery by Alice K. Boatwright OR Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett
  31. A book about a family – Please Look After my Mother by Kyung-Sook Shin, Chi-Young Kim (Translator)
  32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America – Mrs. Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna
  33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the title – Aries by Rachel Medhurst
  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 Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
  36. A ghost story – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  37. A book with a two-word title – Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  38. A novel based on a true story – Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
  39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game – The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers {chess in Uganda}
  40. A book based on mythology (2017) – Circe by Madeline Miller




  1. A “cli-fi” (climate fiction) book – Archipelago by Monique Roffey OR American War by Omar El Akkad
  2. A “choose-your-own-adventure” book – Neil Patrick Harris: Choose your own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
  3. An “own voices” book: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  4. Read a book during the season it is set in: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  5. A LitRPG book – Mass Effect: Initiation by N.K. Jemisin
  6. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters – The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin
  7. Two books that share the same title – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens OR Salt by Nayyirah Wheed
  8. Two books that share the same title – Great Expectations by Kathy Acker OR Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
  9. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom – The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  10. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent – The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough