2019 POPSUGAR #ReadingChallenge | Choose Your Books

2019 POPSUGAR #ReadingChallenge | Choose Your Books OrangeCountyReaders.com

The 5th annual 2019 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge is out and I am 💯 here for it! There’s even a Goodreads group for sharing suggestions.

I’m challenging myself to read books that I own (this symbol ^) and to read new-to-me authors and lesser-read genres.

Here’s a few possibilities for each prompt. Who wants to join me?

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📆 Updated: 1/31/19

1. Book Becoming a Movie 🎥 in 2019:

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt ^

2. Book That Makes You Nostalgic:

Mrs. Mike by Benedict Freedman^

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith^

3. Book Written by a Musician 🎶(Fiction or Nonfiction):

Girl In A Band by Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)

Just Kids by Patti Smith

4. Book You Think Should be Turned Into a Movie 🍿:

Legend – Marie Lu^

Believe Me – JP Delaney

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman^

5. Book With at Least One Million Ratings on Goodreads:

The Time Travelers Wife^

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins^

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott^

The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simmons^

6. Book With a Plant 🌿 in the Title or on the Cover:

The Girlfriend by Michele Francis

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly ^

7. Reread of a Favorite Book:

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfeld ^

Ghost In The Wires by Kevin Mitnick ^

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers^

8. Book About a Hobby:

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

The Garden of Small Beginnings Abby Waxman ^

9. Book You Meant to Read in 2018:

Educated by Tara Westover^

10. Book With “Pop,” “Sugar,” or “Challenge” in the Title:

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen ^

11. Book With an Item of Clothing 👗 or Accessory on the Cover:

The Marriage Lie by Kimberley Belle

12. Inspired by Mythology, Legend or Folklore:

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden^

13. Published Posthumously:

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi^

14. Book You See Someone Reading on TV or in a Movie 🎥 :

Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells^

The Easter Parade by Richard Yates (Ellie Kemper)

15. Retelling of a Classic:

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

16. Book With a Question in the Title:

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling

How Hard Can It Be? By Allison Pearson ^

Have You Seen Luis Velez? Catherine Ryan Hyde (May 21, 2019)

17. Set on a College or University Campus 🏫 :

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

18. About Someone With a Superpower:

Vicious by VE Schwab

The Darkest Mind by Alexandra Bracken

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare^

19. Book Told From Multiple Character POVs:

Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas^

Legend by Marie Lu^

The Family Tabor by Cherise Wolas

20. Set in Space 🌎:

Artemis by Andy Weir ^

My Year In Space by Scott Kelly

21. By Two Female Authors 👯‍♂️:

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen^

22. Title that Contains “Salty,” “Sweet,” “Bitter” or “Spicy”

Bittersweet Brooklyn by Thelma Adams^

Bittersweet by Susan Albert^

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

23. Set in Scandinavia:

Sea Witch Sarah Henning

24. Takes Place in a Single Day:

The 7.5 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton^

The Sun is Also A Star

25. Debut Novel:

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy ^

26. Book Published in 2019:

The Editor by Steven Rowley ^ 🆕

27. Featuring an Extinct 🐉 or Imaginary Culture:

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

28. Recommended by a Celebrity You Admire:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (recc Tom Hanks)

Away by Amy Bloom (recc Amy Poehler^

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (recc Dolly Parton)^

29. Book with “Love” ❤️ in the Title:

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han ^

30. Book Featuring an Amateur Detective:

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager^

31. Book About a Family:

The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Loigman ^ 🆕

32. Written by an Author from Asia, Africa or South America:

Homegoing – Yaa Gyasa^

An American Marriage- Tayari Jones

The God of Small Things Arundahti Roy^

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

33. Zodiac Sign or Astrology Term 🌙 in the Title:

The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley 🆕

34. Book That Includes a Wedding 👰 :

A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza^

35. By an Author Whose First and Last Name Start with the Same Letter:

Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton

36. A Ghost 👻 Story:

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

37. Two-Word Title:

Still Me by JoJo Moyes^

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline^

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly ^

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah ^

39. Novel Based on A True Story:

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris ^

The Librarian of Auschwitz ^

40. Book Revolving Around a Puzzle or Game:

The Bookshop of Yesterday’s by Amy Meyerson (scavenger hunt) ^

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware ^

41. Your Favorite Prompt from a Past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge:

*2017 A Book With a Family Term in The Title (Sisters, sons etc)

Daughter of Molokai by Alan Brennert ^ 🆕

A House For Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi ^


QOTD: Are you participating? Which ones have you read? Share your POPSUGAR Reading Challenge suggestions in the comments below!

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8 comments

  1. I wish I could commit to something like this but I always get sidetracked by some new “must read first” book…

  2. I love going through posts like this! I’m also going to join, although I’m not obliging myself to tick off every prompt. I’ll be happy if I manage to do half of them, haha. 😀 Added The Lying Game and The Last Time I Lied to my options as well! Didn’t have any “owned books” for those yet, so maybe I’ll end up getting my hands on either of them. 🙂

  3. I’ve never joined this although I’ve been meaning to. The last Popsugar Reading Challenge I aw kind of intimidated me. But I’d love to consider it this 2019 🙂

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