POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2021


Another year, another POPSUGAR Reading Challenge to start and not finish. Just kidding. My biggest goal this year is to complete all the prompts. That’s it. The worst that can happen is that I don’t complete it. I’m trying to keep it easy and breezy this year. Not too much pressure. Remember to read what you enjoy! Don’t be afraid to DNF.

Anyway, I have multiple options for a lot of prompts just so I’m not limiting myself. I don’t need to read all of them. This list could also help you with yours, if you decide to participate. Enjoy!

A Book That is Published in 2021

An Afrofuturist Book

A Book With a Diamond, Spade, Club or Heart on the Cover

A Book by an Author Who Shares Your Zodiac Sign

A Dark Academia Book

A Book With a Gem, Mineral, or Rock in the Title

A Book Where the Main Character Works at Your Current or Dream Job

Dream jobs: Author / Therapist

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’ve 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

A Book by a Muslim 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

Paris / Australia / France

A Book by a Blogger, Vlogger, YouTube Creator, or Other Online Personality

Scalzi has a blog called, Whatever.

A Books 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’re Passionate About

Reading / Books

A Book That Discusses Body Positivity

A Book Found on a Black Lives Matter Reading List

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

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

A Book by a WOC

The Longest Book (by Pages) on Your TBR List

War and Peace was obviously first, but I’m not smart enough for that.

The Shortest Book (by Pages) on Your TBR List

The Book on Your TBR List With the Prettiest Cover

The Book on Your TBR List With the Ugliest Cover

It’s not even that it’s super ugly, I just don’t have ugly books.

The Book That’s Been on Your TBR List for the Longest Amount of Time

A Book From You TBR List You Meant to Read Last Year but Didn’t

A Book From Your TBR List You Associate With a Favorite Person, Place, or Thing

My favorite season is Autumn, and I definitely associate this book cover with that.

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)


If you made it to this point, then you deserve an award. I hope you added some new books to your TBR. If you’re participating in this challenge, then let me know down in the comments! Have a good day / new year.

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