2021 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

I recently was reminded about the POPSUGAR reading challenge! It’s a fun way to track reading and diversify from the usual reading one might do otherwise. I’ll be tracking it in this page and updating it as I read throughout the year.

  • A book that’s published in 2021
  • An Afrofuturist book
  • A book that has a heart, diamond, club, or spade on the cover
  • A book by an author who shares your zodiac sign (Sagittarius!)
  • A dark academia book
  • A book with a gem, mineral, or rock in the title — Obsidian Puma by Zoe Saadia
  • A book where the main character works at your current or dream job
  • A book that has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction
  • A book with a family tree
  • A bestseller from the 1990s
  • A book about forgetting
  • A book you have seen on someone’s bookshelf (in real life, on a Zoom call, in a TV show, etc.)
  • A locked-room mystery
  • A genre hybrid
  • A book set mostly or entirely outdoors
  • A book with something broken on the cover — The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith
  • A book by a Muslim American author
  • A book that was published anonymously
  • A book with an oxymoron in the title
  • A book about do-overs or fresh starts
  • A magical realism book
  • A book set in multiple countries
  • A book set somewhere you’d like to visit in 2021
  • A book by a blogger, vlogger, YouTube video creator, or other online personality
  • A book whose title starts with “Q,” “X,” or “Z”
  • A book featuring three generations (grandparent, parent, child)
  • A book about a social justice issue
  • A book set in a restaurant
  • A book with a black-and-white cover
  • A book by an Indigenous author
  • A book that has the same title as a song
  • A book about a subject you are passionate about
  • A book that discusses body positivity
  • A book found on a Black Lives Matter reading list — Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • A book in a different format than what you normally read (audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels)
  • A book that has fewer than 1,000 reviews on Amazon or Goodreads — Himouto! Umaru-chan Vol 1 by Sankaku Head
  • A book you think your best friend would like
  • A book about art or an artist
  • A book everyone seems to have read but you
  • Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
  • The longest book (by pages) on your TBR list
  • The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list
  • The book on your TBR list with the prettiest cover
  • The book that’s been on your TBR for the longest amount of time
  • A book from your TBR list you meant to read last year but didn’t — Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  • A book from your TBR list you associate with a favorite person, place, or thing
  • A book from your TBR list chosen at random
  • A DNF book from your TBR list
  • A free book from your TBR list (gifted, borrowed, library)

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