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2023 PopSugar Reading Challenge

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2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

Hosted by PopSugar, this Reading Challenge has 40 normal book prompts, with an additional 10 “advanced” prompts as well! PopSugar’s website has a printable list, and recommends that you join the Goodreads group for support! I will be on there and on here, so if you are participating this year, let’s support each other! Share your progress on Instagram with #Popsugarreadingchallenge… You know I will!

Progress: 13 Down, 37 to Go!

Here’s the List:

  1. A book you meant to read in 2022 – In the Heart of the Garden Is a Tomb by Joe Pawlowski
  2. A book you bought from an independent bookstore
  3. A book about a vacation
  4. A book by a first-time author
  5. A book with mythical creatures – Breaker by Amy Campbell
  6. A book about a forbidden romance
  7. A book with “Girl” in the title
  8. A celebrity memoir
  9. A book with a color in the title
  10. A romance with a fat lead
  11. A book about or set in Hollywood
  12. A book published in spring 2023
  13. A book published the year you were born
  14. A modern retelling of a classic – The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw
  15. A book with a song lyric as its title
  16. A book where the main character’s name is in the title
  17. A book with a love triangle
  18. A book that’s been banned or challenged in any state in 2022 – 1984 by George Orwell
  19. A book that fulfills your favorite prompt from a past challenge – Book of Night by Holly Black
  20. A book becoming a TV series or movie in 2023
  21. A book set in the decade you were born
  22. A book with a queer lead – Merchants of Knowledge and Magic by Erika McCorkle
  23. A book with a map
  24. A book with a rabbit on the cover
  25. A book with just text on the cover – The Murder Next Door by Sarah Bell
  26. The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list – The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  27. A #BookTok recommendation
  28. A book you bought secondhand
  29. A book your friend recommended – Silence by Shusaku Endo
  30. A book that’s on a celebrity book-club list – The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
  31. A book about a family – Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  32. A book that comes out in the second half of 2023
  33. A book about an athlete/sport
  34. A historical-fiction book
  35. A book about divorce
  36. A book you think your best friend would like – Moon & Shadow (The Channeler Trilogy) by J. Steven Lamperti
  37. A book you should have read in high school – The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  38. A book you read more than 10 years ago
  39. A book you wish you could read for the first time again
  40. A book by an author with the same initials as you


  1. A book written during NaNoWriMo
  2. A book based on a popular movie
  3. A book that takes place entirely in one day
  4. A book that was self-published – Email from the Future: Notes from 2084 by Michael Rogers
  5. A book that started out as fan fiction
  6. A book with a pet character
  7. A book about a holiday that’s not Christmas
  8. A book that features two languages – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  9. The longest book (by pages) on your TBR list
  10. A book with alliteration in the title

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