2019 Reading Challenge

When looking at posts I’d previously written, I found my 2015 reading challenge. I’m actually doing the same challenge this year so I figured it might be fun to track it here!

Why I’m doing the challenge

The amount of books I read greatly differs per year

  • 2014: 16 books
  • 2015: 53 books
  • 2016: 22 books
  • 2017: 30 books
  • 2018: 10 books
Here you can see the difference between 2015 and 2018

So 2015 was an amazing book year for me. The only thing I did differently in 2015 than the rest of the years? I did a book challenge. A book challenge can be anything, but I did the Pop Sugar book challenge, where you have 50 categories and try to read 1 book for every category. I’m tweaking the challenge so that I can put 1 book into multiple categories, but I’m also doing some extra challenges within this challenge this year.

I’m gonna read 50 books total and also:
– Read books that fit all 50 promps of the Popsugar Reading Challenge
– Read 20 books that were on my “to read” list before 2019
– Read 10 non-fiction books
– Read 10 books by Dutch authors
– Read 10 “own voices” books: books that have a main character who is part of marginalized group, where the writer is part of the same marginalized group


You can track my progress on my Goodreads page – be sure to befriend me if you’re also using Goodreads!

2019 Reading Challenge
Feli has read 4 books toward their goal of 50 books.
2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge:
  1. A book becoming a movie in 2019
  2. A book that makes you nostalgic
  3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction)
  4. A book you think should be turned into a movie
  5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads
  6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover
  7. A reread of a favorite book
  8. A book about a hobby
  9. A book you meant to read in 2018 – Gedichten van de broer van Roos (borrowed from the library but didn’t read until January 1st)
  10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title
  11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover – Cinder (has a shoe on the cover)
  12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore
  13. A book published posthumously
  14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Poussey’s favourite book in OITNB)
  15. A retelling of a classic – Cinder (retelling of Cinderella)
  16. A book with a question in the title
  17. A book set on college or university campus
  18. A book about someone with a superpower – Scarlet (spoiler: Cinder has Lunar powers)
  19. A book told from multiple POVs – Scarlet (Cinder&Thorne, Scarlet&Wolf)
  20. A book set in space – Scarlet (they’re on a spaceship)
  21. A book by two female authors
  22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title
  23. A book set in Scandinavia
  24. A book that takes place in a single day
  25. A debut novel –  Cinder (first book by Marissa Meyer)
  26. A book that’s published in 2019
  27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (lots of them!)
  28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire
  29. A book with LOVE in the title
  30. A book featuring an amateur detective
  31. A book about a family
  32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America
  33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title – Cinder (Lunar Chronicles)
  34. A book that includes a wedding
  35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter – Cinder (Marissa Meyer)
  36. A ghost story
  37. A book with a two-word title
  38. A novel based on a true story
  39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (for the prompt “unread childhood classic”)
  41. A “cli-fi” (climate fiction) book
  42. A “choose-your-own-adventure” book
  43. An “own voices” book
  44. Read a book during the season it is set in
  45. A LitRPG book
  46. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters
  47. Two books that share the same title
  48. Two books that share the same title
  49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom
  50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent
20 books from my to read list
  1. Gedichten van de broer van Roos
  2. Cinder
10 non-fiction books
  1. Gedichten van de broer van Roos
10 Dutch authors
  1. Gedichten van de broer van Roos
10 #OwnVoices books

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