2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge

2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge

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
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