POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2019 (BLOGMAS #29)

Hi Blisses,

*Deep sigh*

My #Blogmas posts are always a day late and I’m really sorry. I have scheduled posts but they’re not edited and I feel so lazy. It’s like my body knows it’s holiday so it doesn’t function well. I can’t blame my body though. hehe 🙂

My 4th year joining this reading challenge but I only won 2018. I want to win it again next year and I was really careful choosing the book for each prompt. Most of them fit my other reading challenges. If you want to learn more about this reading challenge, go HERE!

There are 2 Main Categories: Regular and Advance.

REGULAR (40 Prompts)

  1. A book becoming a movie in 2019 – Pet Sematary by Stephen King (the trailer is must-watch)
  2. A book that makes you nostalgic – Mathilda by Roald Dahl (Reread)
  3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction) – Hindsight & All The Things I Can’t See in front of me by Justin Timberlake
  4. A book you think should be turned into a movie – The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads – The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (2,037,423 ratings)
  6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover – Rose Madder by Stephen King (Rose)
  7. A reread of a favorite book – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (What? I want to reread it. Again & again. haha)
  8. A book about a hobby – Heartless by Marissa Meyer (fiction but it’s about a woman who loves baking so much)
  9. A book you meant to read in 2018 – Strange the Dreamer Series by Laini Taylor
  10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title – Challenge by Amy Daws
  11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover – Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (Crown)
  12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore – American Gods by Neil Gaiman (reread)
  13. A book published posthumously – The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie – The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Seen in Arrow)
  15. A retelling of a classic – Sherwood by Meagan Spooner (Robinhood)
  16. A book with a question in the title – What if it’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
  17. A book set on college or university campus – The Deal by Elle Kennedy
  18. A book about someone with a superpower – Carrie by Stephen King
  19. A book told from multiple POVs – Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (coz I’m reading book 1 too)
  20. A book set in space – Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
  21. A book by two female authors – Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren (this is a pseudonym of two amazing female authors)
  22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  23. A book set in Scandinavia – Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (Sweden)
  24. A book that takes place in a single day – A Night to Remember by Walter Lord (Minute-by-minute account of the sinking of Titanic)
  25. A debut novel – Descendants of the Crane by Joan He (2019)
  26. A book that’s published in 2019 – 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
  27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature – The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (I heard there’s plenty of creatures here)
  28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire – The Witch Elm by Tana French (Stephen King, is a celebrity writer so this counts. He always rec books on his twitter account and this is one of them)
  29. A book with LOVE in the title – From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
  30. A book featuring an amateur detective – It by Stephen King (The Kids played detectives, right?)
  31. A book about a family – A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews (Based on the synopsis, the MC has some issues with his mother so maybe this fits. I’ll decide again after reading.)
  32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America – the Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
  33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title – These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meaghan Spooner (Star)
  34. A book that includes a wedding – Save the Date by Morgan Matson
  35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter – Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
  36. A ghost story – The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  37. A book with a two-word title – Peter Pan (Reread as a research for my current WIP)
  38. A novel based on a true story – Romanov by Nadine Brandes (I have an ARC of this book and it’s a retelling based on Anastasia Romanov)
  39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge – The Shining by Stephen King (A book set in a hotel (2017 Reading Challenge))


ADVANCE (10 PROMPTS)

  1. A “cli-fi” (climate fiction) book – The Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (I tHINK it’s set on different planet and is covered with ice or something. I’ll update you all when I read it.)
  2. A “choose-your-own-adventure” book – Neil Patrick Harris: Choose your Own Autobiography (I think this will be fun)
  3. An “own voices” book – A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  4. Read a book during the season it is set in – Misery or Under the Dome by Stephen King (Misery is set in Winter & the latter is in Fall. Maybe I’ll read both)
  5. A LitRPG book – Catharsis by Travis Bagwell (This is a new-ish genre & tbh, I don’t quite understand it yet but I took a suggestion from GR threads)
  6. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters – Gemina by Amie Kaufman
  7. Two books that share the same title – Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger
  8. Two books that share the same title – Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  9. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom – Paradise Lost by John Milton (Pandemonium)
  10. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent– Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

There you have it guys. 50 Books. Last year, I didn’t do the ADVANCE category but I decided to do it now coz the prompts seem easy. 🙂 Wish me luck guys.

Now, let’s chat? Are you doing this challenge too?

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13 thoughts on “POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2019 (BLOGMAS #29)

  1. Norrie says:

    Oooh, there are some really nice topics and i love your selection 🙂
    Pet Sematary is such a good good, i read it twice. I watched the old movie quite a few times as well. The new version looks really great as well. I’m defo gonna watch it.

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