In 2021, I managed to complete the entire Popsugar Reading Challenge, including all of the bonus prompts (StoryGraph). I actually forgot to add the book I read for the prompt to read the longest book on your TBR, but that was To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini. It was my first time doing this challenge, and I had a lot of fun with it. I didn’t stick to my TBR completely, and ended up reading a lot of different books that matched the prompts.
I’m very excited to participate in the 2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge, so in this post, I’ll be sharing my TBR. Once again this is not set in stone, but I’ll use this TBR as a guideline with suggestions for what to read. I might end up reading completely different books that match the prompts.
A book published in 2022
This first prompt is to read a book published in 2022, and for this prompt I chose One True Loves by Elise Bryant, one of my most anticipated January releases.
A book set on a plane, train or cruise ship
This prompt was a little harder to choose for, but I went with a classic, even though that’s a little out of my comfort zone: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. This book is, of course, famously set on a train. I’ve actually already seen the movie, but I’m still interested in reading the book.
A book about or set in a nonpatriarchal society
For this prompt, I’m going with Silk Fire by Zabé Ellor, which is set in a matriarchal society.
A book with a tiger on the cover or “tiger” in the title
Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard seems like a good match for this prompt.
A sapphic book
I expect to be reading lots of sapphic books this year, but one of my most anticipated ones is Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake.
A book by a Latinx author
One of my most anticipated releases by a Latinx author is Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie.
A book with an onomatopoeia in its title
I found Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr on the Goodreads list for this challenge, and I actually bought that a few months ago and am very intrigued to read it.
A book with a protagonist who uses a mobility aid
An adult romance I’m very excited to read is Knot My Type by Evie Mitchell, in which the main character is a wheelchair user.
A book about a found family
I’d already hoped to read The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin last year, but that didn’t happen, so hopefully I’ll get around to it this year.
An Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner
There There by Tommy Orange has been on my TBR for a long time, so I want to finally read it for this prompt.
A #BookTok recommendation
One of the biggest BookTok books has been The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood. I’m not sure if I’ll enjoy it, but I’ll give it a try.
A book about the afterlife
The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman seems like a good choice for this, since I want to read her backlist that I haven’t gotten around to yet. The sequel, The Genesis Wars, is out in April, so hopefully I’ll be able to read it before then.
A book set in the 1980s
I’ve been wanting to read Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes, which is described as queer Back to the Future.
A book with cutlery on the cover or in the title
Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala has been on my TBR for a while and sounds like a lovely cosy mystery.
A book by a Pacific Islander author
I guess this is going to be the most popular choice for this prompt, but I am genuinely interested to read To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara.
A book about witches
Ciannon Smart’s Witches Steeped in Gold is another book I’d been hoping to read in 2021 and didn’t get around to.
A book becoming a TV series or movie in 2022
I think Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel was also on my Popsugar TBR for last year, but I promise I do want to read it.
A romance novel by a BIPOC author
Again, I’m hoping to read lots of these, but D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins is high on my list.
A book that takes place during your favourite season
My favourite season is autumn, and I want to read A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske for this prompt.
A book whose title begins with the last letter of your previous read
I’ll land on a book to read for this prompt eventually, I don’t think it can easily be planned since I’m a mood reader.
A book about a band or musical group
For this prompt I want to read Adib Khorram’s next book: Kiss & Tell, which is one of my most anticipated books of the year.
A book with a character on the ace spectrum
The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann is an adult romance with an asexual main character, so that seems like a good choice for this.
A book with a recipe in it
Kamila Knows Best by Farah Heron has recipes in the back, so I’m going with that for this prompt.
A book you can read in one sitting
I can usually read verse novels in one sitting, and Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac has been on my Netgalley TBR for a while.
A book about a secret
I would love to read a book by Beverly Jenkins, so I was interested when I found Forbidden on the Goodreads list for this prompt.
A book with a misleading title
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson has been on my TBR for a LONG time, but I’ve been waiting for the series to be completed so I can read them all in one go.
A Hugo Award winner
I’ve been wanting to read All Systems Red by Martha Wells since forever.
A book set during a holiday
I really want to read Jasmine Guillory’s romance series, and Royal Holiday is set during Christmas, so that seems perfect.
A different book by an author you read in 2021
I read Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon in 2021, and I’m hoping to read The Sizzle Paradox this year.
A book with the name of a boardgame in the title
I checked the Goodreads list for this prompt and found Trouble Girls by Julia Lynn Rubin, which I’ve been wanting to read since it came out.
A book featuring a man-made disaster
I’ve had a copy of Skyhunter by Marie Lu for a while, so I guess I should finally read that!
A book with a quote from your favourite author on the cover or Amazon page
I downloaded an eARC of Bet On It by Jodi Slaughter purely because Talia Hibbert blurbed it, so that’s going to be perfect for this prompt.
A social-horror book
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones was on the Goodreads list for this prompt, and I have been wanting to read it.
A book set in Victorian times
I’ve had Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore on my Kindle for so long, and I really want to read more historical romance.
A book with a constellation on the cover or in the title
Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur is the start of a book series I really want to read soon.
A book you know nothing about
I requested The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh without knowing much about it, just because I loved XOXO, and the cover is to die for.
A book about gender identity
The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas is one of my most anticipated releases of the year, with a trans main character.
A book featuring a party
I already mentioned wanting to read Jasmine Guillory’s romance series, and the third book, The Wedding Party, actually matches this prompt.
An #OwnVoices SFF (science fiction and fantasy) book
I’d wanted to read The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri in 2021, but it’s another book I just didn’t get around to.
A book that fulfils your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
For this prompt, I went with ‘A book from the library’ from 2016. I decided to read Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa for this, because I recently picked that up from the library.
BONUS: A book with a reflected image on the cover or mirror in the title
How could I not include Gallant by V.E. Schwab on this TBR somehow?
BONUS: A book that features two languages
I’ve been wanting to read The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui for a long time.
BONUS: A book with a palindromic title
MEM by Bethany C. Morrow seems like a great choice for this prompt.
BONUS: A duology
I’ve been wanting to read The Merciful Crow and The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen for a long time.
BONUS: A book about someone leading a double life
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett seems perfect for this prompt, and I just picked that up from the bookstore.
BONUS: A book featuring a parallel reality
I’ve been wanting to read Finna by Nino Cipri for a long time! I guess that’s kind of the theme of this TBR.
BONUS: A book with two POVs
I love a dual POV romance, so that’s what we’re going with here. I could choose many books, but let’s go with Seven Days in June by Tia Williams.
BONUS: Two books set in twin towns, aka sister cities
I found that Seoul and Tokyo are twin towns, so that seemed like a good choice, since I want to read more translated books by Asian authors, so those goals seem to tie in nicely.
I’d like to read Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park for the book set in Seoul, and for the book set in Tokyo, I’d like to read Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami.
Leave a Reply