2019 Reading Challenge

Edit: I made it! Scroll to the bottom of this page to see a list of all the books I read to finish this 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 this 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 25 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.

Last update date: 31 June 2019

2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge (50/50)
  1.  A book becoming a movie in 2019 – The Hate U Give
  2. A book that makes you nostalgic – Matilda
  3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction) – Just Kids
  4. A book you think should be turned into a movie – The Graveyard book
  5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads – The book thief
  6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover – Flowers for algernon or The husband’s secret
  7. A reread of a favorite book – Matilda
  8. A book about a hobby – The book thief (reading)
  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 – Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
  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 – Circe
  13. A book published posthumously – Het Achterhuis/Anne Frank’s Diary
  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 – Where’d You Go Bernadette
  17. A book set on college or university campus – Norwegian Wood
  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 – Lethal Affairs
  22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title – Salt to the Sea
  23. A book set in Scandinavia – Björnstad/Beartown
  24. A book that takes place in a single day – The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
  25. A debut novel –  Cinder (first book by Marissa Meyer)
  26. A book that’s published in 2019 – On the Come Up
  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 – Dracula
  29. A book with LOVE in the title – Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
  30. A book featuring an amateur detective – Murder at the Vicarage
  31. A book about a family – Het huis van de moskee
  32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America – Battle Royale (author is from Japan)
  33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title – Cinder (Lunar Chronicles)
  34. A book that includes a wedding – Het huis van de moskee
  35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter – Cinder (Marissa Meyer)
  36. A ghost story – The Graveyard book
  37. A book with a two-word title – Battle Royale
  38. A novel based on a true story – The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  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 – American War
  42. A “choose-your-own-adventure” book – My Lady’s Choosing
  43. An “own voices” book – see seperate list below
  44. Read a book during the season it is set in – Murder on the orient express
  45. A LitRPG book – Ready Player One
  46. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters – Where’d You Go Bernadette
  47. Two books that share the same title – Het Achterhuis/Anne Frank’s Diary
  48. Two books that share the same title – Het Achterhuis/Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation
  49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom –
  50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent –
    Murder at the Vicarage
25 books from my to read list (Surpassed the 25 so I stopped counting)
  1. Gedichten van de broer van Roos
  2. Cinder
  3. Battle Royale
  4. Furiously Happy
  5. Murder on the Orient Express
  6. The gifts of imperfection
  7. The Graveyard book
  8. Wit is ook een kleur
  9. Men explain things to me
  10. Born a crime
  11. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  12. Het bestverkochte boek ooit*
  13. Where’d You Go Bernadette
  14. Flowers for Algernon
  15. The book thief
  16. The Year of Less
  17. The Girls
  18. Scrappy Little Nobody
  19. 1984
  20. Het kleine meisje van Meneer Linh
  21. Norwegian Wood
  22. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
  23. Het Zero Waste Project
  24. Het Achterhuis
  25. Salt to the Sea
10 non-fiction books (Surpassed the 10 so I stopped counting)
  1. Gedichten van de broer van Roos
  2. Furiously Happy
  3. The gifts of imperfection
  4. Bezonken rood
  5. We should all be feminists
  6. Wit is ook een kleur
  7. Men explain things to me
  8. Born a crime
  9. Educated
  10. Het bestverkochte boek ooit*
10 Dutch authors (Surpassed the 10 so I stopped counting)
  1. Gedichten van de broer van Roos
  2. Het vertrek van de mier
  3. Het huis van de moskee
  4. Bezonken rood
  5. Wit is ook een kleur
  6. Het best verkochte boek ooit
  7. Linea recta naar het eind van je Latijn
  8. Het Zero Waste Project
  9. Het Achterhuis
  10. Hoe gaan we dit uitleggen?
10 #OwnVoices books (Surpassed the 10 so I stopped counting)
  1. Battle Royale
  2. The Hate U Give
  3. Het huis van de moskee
  4. Furiously Happy
  5. We should all be feminists
  6. Lethal affairs
  7. Born a crime
  8. Educated
  9. My lady’s choosing
  10. Het Achterhuis

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