Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge

Book-Lovers, Brace Yourselves: The 2019 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Is Here!

Hello bookworms!!

The past couple of years I have seen so many people doing the Popsugar reading challenge and I’ve always thought it would be a fun challenge to try but for whatever reason I never did. This year however I have decided to give it a try. I doubt I will get through every prompt but I will try my best. I thought I would share with you some ideas I have that will fit the prompts and for those I am not sure on maybe you could give me some suggestions. So without further ado lets jump into my popsugar TBR.

Regular Challenge

1. A book becoming a movie in 2019

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Woman in the Window

Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

2. A book that makes you nostalgic

Harry Potter series

Matilda by Roald Dahl

3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction)

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

4. A book you think should be turned into a movie

5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Little Women by Louisa My Alcott

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

In Servitude by Heleen Kist

7. A reread of a favourite book

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

8. A book about a hobby

9. A book you meant to read in 2018

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

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

11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover

Pretty Broken Girl by Jeana E. Mann

What Wendy Wants by Nikki Sex

12. A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore

13. A book published posthumously

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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

15. A retelling of a classic

16. A book with a question in the title

17. A book set on a college or university campus

18. A book about someone with a superpower

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

19. A book told from multiple character POVs

20. A book set in space

The Martian by Andy Weir

21. A book by two female authors

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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

23. A book set in Scandinavia

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

24. A book that takes place in a single day

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

25. A debut novel

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Shatter Me by Tehereh Mafi

26. A book that’s published in 2019

Escaping the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

Slayer by Kiersten White

27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature

28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire

29. A book with “love” in the title

Maid for Love by Marie Force

First Love by James Patterson

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

30. A book featuring an amateur detective

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

31. A book about a family

32. A book written by an author from Asia, Africa, or South America

When Dimple Meet Rishi by Sandhya Menon

33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the title

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

34. A book that includes a wedding

The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Story by Chris Colfer

Beautifully Broken by Laura Lee

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

36. A ghost story

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

37. A book with a two-word title

The One by Kiera Cass

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

After You by Jojo Moyes

Meet Cute by various authors

38. A novel based on a true story

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

A Child Called It by David Pelzer

39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

40. Your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

  • a book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet – I’m going with one of my Nicholas Sparks books for this one.

Some prompts I have listed multiple books for but I only have to read 1. For the prompts that I don’t have anything listed for I would really appreciate any suggestions y’all have. Also I am not doing the advanced section so I left those off of my list. 



16 thoughts on “Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge

  1. For a book written by a musician: Hindsight by Justin Timberlake, A book inspired by mythology, legend or folklore: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Russian folklore), for a book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie: I suggest watching a few episodes of The Gilmore Girls, Retelling of a classic: Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Pride and Prejudice retelling), A book featuring an extinct or imaginary character: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (the little textbook from the Hogwarts Library Collection), A book about Family: Save the Date by Morgan Matson, A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term on the cover: Zodiac by Romina Russell. I hope that helps, and good luck with this challenge.

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    1. I considered the Justin Timberlake book but it wasn’t available on Scribd. I’m going to check and see if I can get it from the library. I will definitely write these other ones down so I don’t forget. I know I’ve seen Rory reading all kinds of books on Gilmore Girls I just couldn’t remember any of the names. I think I might need to rewatch some episodes. It does help thank you!!


      1. You’re very welcome. There’s actually a list somewhere online that has all the books that Rory read on the show. All you have to do is search “list of books Rory read on Gilmore Girls.”

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  2. Love the books you picked! I’m just cherry picking a few for my wishlist 😀 Haha.
    I promised myself i won’t do a challenge this year cuz it didn’t go well last time, but i do love seeing books that might interest me.

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    1. Yeah it’s one of the more challenging challenges I decided to participate in this year but I think it will be fun to try and see what I can accomplish. I will definitely look into that book thank you.


  3. Awesome! I’m also participating in Popsugar again this year, after skipping 2018 because I didn’t really like the prompts. I have a page on my blog with all the prompts and the books I might use for them so maybe you can find some inspiration for yourself there as well. 🙂

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    1. I’ve always wanted to participate but for some reason I never did so I decided to just go for it this year. I will definitely go through your post and see if any of the books are books I want to read or am at least a little bit interested in. Thank you.

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      1. I hope you have fun with it! It definitely had me picking up books I normally wouldn’t have read; even got me some new favorites. I think Jenny Lawson’s “Furiously Happy” was one I discovered thanks to the Popsugar of 2017. 🙂

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