I still have 10 books to go on the 2019 challenge – with just 36 days left of the year I am cutting it fine!
But the new challenge has been revealed and there are some great categories that I’m already excited about.
What is this you’re talking about?
The Popsugar Reading Challenge is a great way to challenge yourself to read more or read something different.
There are 40 regular prompts and 10 advanced promts and you choose the book that fits the category. It’s a great way to try something new or finally get around to reading something that has been on the TBR pile for too long.
Lots of the categories are really open and flexible so there is always something to choose from.
To add to the fun this year, the advanced Prompts are all 2020 based.
This is a popular challenge, with a dedicated Facebook page, really active Goodreads group and its own hashtags on Instagram so if you are stuck for inspiration for a category there are loads of friendly bookish people who can help.
If you are interested in the challenge, check out the website here.
The Goodreads group is already chatting and swapping ideas here.
There’s lots of links, suggestions and a handy printable list so you can start planning your 2020 TBR pile.
What I think:
The categories I am most excited about next year are:
A book by a trans or nonbinary author:
I’ve read Clean by Juno Dawson which I really enjoyed. Meat Market is on y TBR list so it’s a perfect fit for this prompt.
A book about or involving social media:
I recently picked up a copy of One in a Million by Lindsey Kelk – Annie accepts a challenge to make a random stranger Instagram famous in 30 days. It’s described as being “My Fair Lady for social media age” and fingers crossed it’s a fun read.
A book from a series with more than 20 books:
I really like the Daisy Dalrymple series by Carola Dunn. There are 23 books in this 1920s amateur detective series and I have a few stacked up and ready to read including Fall of a Philanderer and Sheer Folly
The categories that are definitely out of my comfort zone are:
A book with a made-up language:
Most of the suggestions for this so far haven’t been appealing so will see what I can find.
A book with a robot, cyborg or AI character:
Not a fan of futuristic robot reads so will have to ny research on this on.
This is not a genre I’ve ever read – I immediately think of John Wayne. Not even sure where to start with the book equivalent so this is definitely going to be something new.
Any suggestions welcome!
I’m looking forward to this challenge- there’s a lot more categories I’m naturally drawn to than 2019 which,, fingers crossed, I’ve just about got time to finish 🤞
Right, better get reading!