I’m going to challenge myself!

I’ve never really participated in any reading challenges, besides the GoodReads challenge and let’s be honest, that’s not really a challenge (though I am including it in here). I’ve seen some challenges going around and there are a few I was really interested in, so I’m going to participate in them and try not to fail. Here they are:

The 2019 GoodReads Challenge

For those who don’t know the GoodReads challenge, you basically set a goal for yourself, a number of books you want to read. It doesn’t matter what kind of books they are, as long as you read that specific amount before the end of the year. And with kind of books, yes, in my opinion, audiobooks are books and should be counted in this challenge.

I set my goal at 52 books this year, one for every week. Last year my goal was 50 books and I surpassed it, and during that year I had so many thing going on, so I’m pretty confident this will be an okay goal. I didn’t want it to be much much higher than last year because reading is still something I like, and do to relax and I don’t want to pressure myself.

The 2019 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

This is a challenge which is made up of 50 prompts, for which you can fill in the books yourself! I’m going to fill as many prmpts with books I already own, or have been wanting to read for ages.

The Main Challenge
A book becoming a movie in 2019
A book that makes you nostalgic
A book written by a musician (fiction of 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 favourite 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 intem of clothing or accessory on the cover
A book inspired by myth/legend/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 college or university campus
A book about someone with a superpower
A book told from multiple POVs
A book set in space
A book by two female authors
A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title
A book set in Scandinavia
A book that takes place in a single day
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 author from Asia, Afraca, 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 a game
Your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge:

Advanced Challenge
A “cli-fi” (climate fiction) book
A ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ book
An “own-voices” book
Read a book during the season it is set in
A LitRPG book
A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings/unconventionally numbered chapters
Two books that share the same title (1)
Two books that share the same title (2)
A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom
A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent

The A-Z challenge

In addition to the first two challenges, I added one that’s probably not that hard, and especially not with the PopSuger challenge! This one is simple, read books that start with the letters of the alphabet, not counting titles that start with ‘A’ or ‘The’, and for X, the letter just has to be in the title.

These are the challenges I’m attempting this year, if you’re doing the same ones pleaaase let me know if you’re having trouble with prompts (especially the PopSugar challenge). I’ve been looking up books that I own that would fit the prompt, but I haven’t found all of them yet, and I could use the help to plan in books!

See you next time,


23 thoughts on “I’m going to challenge myself!

  1. Author L. Bachman says:

    Thank you for explaining the A-Z Challenge. I’ve seen it around and wanted to try it, but wasn’t fully sure what was required. I’ve also been wanting to create my own challenge in hopes of inspiring and creating. ❤ You have got my star and my follow!


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