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The Downloadable 2019 POPSUGAR Reading List

  • A book becoming a movie in 2019

  • A book that makes you nostalgic

  • A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction)

  • A book you think should be turned into a movie

  • A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads

  • A book with a plant in the title or on the cover

  • A reread of a favorite book

  • A book about a hobby

  • A book you meant to read in 2018

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

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

  • A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore

  • A book published posthumously

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

  • A retelling of a classic

  • A book with a question in the title

  • A book set on a college or university campus

  • A book about someone with a superpower

  • A book told from multiple character POVs

  • A book set in space

  • A book by two female authors

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

  • A book set in Scandinavia

    • Death Comes to Strandvig, by Diane Hansen-Ingram

  • A book that takes place in a single day

  • A debut novel

  • A book published in 2019

  • A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature

  • A book recommended by a celebrity you admire

  • A book with “love” in the title

  • A book featuring an amateur detective

  • A book about a family

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

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

  • A book that includes a wedding

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

  • A ghost story

  • A book with a two-word title

  • A novel based on a true story

  • A book revolving around a puzzle or game

  • Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge


  1. A “cli-fi” (climate fiction) book

  2. A “choose-your-own-adventure” book

  3. An “own voices” book

  4. Read a book during the season it is set in

  5. A LitRPG book

  6. A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings/unconventionally numbered chapters

  7. Two books that share the same title (1)

  8. Two books that share the same title (2)

  9. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom (e.g., Big Brother from 1984)

  10. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent