2022 PopSugar Reading Challenge

I’ve seen a few people joining in with this over 2021, and have decided to join this time round. I’m fairly confident that over the course of the year I’ll manage to read the 50 books required for the challenge, but I like the idea of using the prompts to try something a little different/make a dent in the ever-growing TBR pile.

My plan is to update this page throughout the year – once I’ve finished the prompt – but I’m loving having the last week of December to try and plan where to start.

Regular Challenge

  1. A book published in 2022 – completed 13/01/2022. 
  2. A book set on a plane, train or cruise ship – completed 04/01/2022. 
  3. A book about or set in a non-patriarchal society.
  4. A book with a tiger on the cover or “tiger” in the title.
  5. A sapphire book.
  6. A book by a Latinx author.
  7. A book with an onomatopoeia in its title.
  8. A book with a protagonist who uses a mobility aid.
  9. A book about a “found family” – completed 17/01/2022. 
  10. An Anisfield-Wolf Book award winner.
  11. A #BookTok recommendation – completed 14/01/2002.
  12. A book about the afterlife.
  13. A book set in the 1980s.
  14. A book with cutlery on the cover or in the title.
  15. A book by a Pacific Islander author.
  16. A book about witches.
  17. A book becoming a TV series or movie in 2022.
  18. A romance novel by a BIPOC author.
  19. A book that takes place during your favourite season – completed 06/01/2022. 
  20. A book whose title begins with the last letter of your previous read – completed 02/01/2022. 
  21. A book about a band or musical group – completed 01/01/2022. 
  22. A book with a character on the ace spectrum – completed 11/01/2022. 
  23. A book with a recipe in it.
  24. A book you can read in one sitting.
  25. A book about a secret – completed 09/01/2022. 
  26. A book with a misleading title.
  27. A Hugo Award winner.
  28. A book set during a holiday.
  29. A different book by an author you read in 2021.
  30. A book with the name of a board game in the title – completed 04/01/2022. 
  31. A book featuring a man-made disaster.
  32. A book with a quote from your favourite author on the cover or Amazon page.
  33. A social-horror book.
  34. A book set in Victorian times.
  35. A book with a constellation on the cover or in the title.
  36. A book you know nothing about – completed 05/01/2022. 
  37. A book about gender identity.
  38. A book featuring a party.
  39. An #OwnVoices SFF book.
  40. A book that fulfils your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Challenge – from 2017: has an unreliable narrator – completed 15/01/2022. 


Advanced Challenge

  1. A book with a reflected image on the cover or “mirror” in the title.
  2. A book that features two languages.
  3. A book with a palindromic title.
  4. A duology (1).
  5. A duology (2).
  6. A book about someone leading a double life.
  7. A book featuring a parallel reality.
  8. A book with two POVs – completed 02/02/2022. 
  9. Two books set in twin towns, aka “sister cities” (1).
  10. Two books set in twin towns, aka “sister cities” (2).