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Telling Tales | 2019 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

Since starting this blog, there’s been multiple occasions where I’ve considered participating in a Reading Challenge, yet never had the time or thought to research more into it until now. After a few Google searches, I came across the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge, which seems to be a fairly popular choice amongst bloggers. Although, a few of the prompts seem a little daunting to me, I’m looking forward to discovering a few hopefully future favourite reads.


As this is my first time participating, I think I’m only going to attempt the initial forty prompts; the advanced seems a little too much so for me at the moment. However, you never know, I might give an update in the future where I decide to give it a go.

Anyways, for now I’m going to assign a few titles from my shelves that I’m hoping to read for each of the main forty prompts. I’ll do a mid-year update on this challenge in June to track my progress before the final tally at the end of the year. Each title listed will have a link to its Goodreads page.

1. A book becoming a movie in 2019

2. A book that makes you nostalgic

3. A book written by a musician

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

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

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

7. A reread of a favourite book

8. A book about a hobby

9. A book you meant to read in 2018

10. A book with “Pop”, “Sugar” or “Challenge” in the title

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

12. A book inspired by mythology, legend or folklore

13. A book published posthumously

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

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

19. A book told from multiple povs

20. A book set in space

21. A book by two female authors

22. A book with a title that contains “Salty”, “Sweet”, “Bitter” or “Spicy”

23. A book set in Scandinavia

24. A book that takes places in a single day

25. A debut novel

26. A book that’s published in 2019

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

30. A book featuring an amateur detective

31. A book about a family

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

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

34. A book that includes a wedding

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

36. A ghost story

37. A book with a two-word title

38. A novel based on a true story

39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game

40. Your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

Note: These are just ideas, so they are subject to change. However, with my Mid-Year review on them, I will update on what I’ve changed my choices too.

Is anyone else taking part in this challenge? What are some of your choices? Let me know in the comments!


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