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2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge - Announcement & Potential TBR

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope everyone had a merry Christmas!  This year and last year I took part in the Popsugar Reading Challenge, and I'll be back in 2022 for more fun.  Like before there are 40 regular prompts and an additional 10 advanced prompts.  Between this and Book Riot's 2022 Read Harder Challenge, I think I'm going to have pretty great reading year!  Keep reading to see my TBR for the 2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge:

1. A book published in 2022

My choice: Light Years From Home by Mike Chen - This will be released on January 25, 2022 and I can't wait to try it.  Mike Chen has been consistently pretty great so far!

2. A book set on a plane, train, or cruise ship

My choice: Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz - I've been eyeing this at my library for ages. It's inspired by the true story of the Night Witches and I think it could be right up my alley.

3. A book about or set in a nonpatriarchal society

My choice: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave - This novel was just recently introduced to me and it sounds like it will be so cool and unique.  I can't wait to see what all the excitement is about.

4. A book with a tiger on the cover or "tiger" in the title

My choice: The Tiger at Midnight (The Tiger at Midnight #1) by Swati Teerdhala - I don't know about you, but I think this sounds like it could be a fun new YA fantasy series opener.

5. A sapphic book

My choice: Ash (Ash #1) by Malinda Lo - After reading Last Night at the Telegraph Club, I absolutely need to get caught up on Lo's backlist and this Cinderella retelling sounds like it would be good.

6. A book by a Latinx author

My choice: Battle Hill Bolero (Bone Street Rumba #3)  by Daniel Jose Older - This urban fantasy series has been awesome.  I can't wait to see what's coming in this finale.

7. A book with an onomatopoeia in its title

My choice: The Whisper Man by Alex North - I loved The Shadow Man and I can't wait to try this.

8. A book with a protagonist who uses a mobility aid

My choice: The Girl in Red by Christina Henry - Somehow I've never read anything from this author yet.  It's more than time to try her work.

9. A book about a "found family"

My choice: Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) by Tamora Pierce - I've been told I've really missed out on this.  Better late than never, right?

10. An Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner

My choice: The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich - This author is one of my favorites and I can't believe I've missed this novel.  This book won the 2009 Fiction award.

11. A #BookTok recommendation

My choice: House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas - I don't follow #BookTok in the least, but I'll take the internet's word for it.  Plus, I've had this book just sitting on my shelf for way too long.

12. A book about the afterlife

My choice: Bridge of Souls (Cassidy Blake #3) by Victoria Schwab - This series has been great so far.  I've never gone wrong with this author before.  I'm especially interested in listening to the audiobook edition for this installment too.

13. A book set in the 1980s

My choice: Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia - This author has been great from what I've read so far and the cover does say it's for fans of Stranger Things.

14. A book with cutlery on the cover or in the title

My choice: Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory - I've had this on my tbr since it was new, so I need to change that because this sounds like it could be right up my alley.

15. A book by a Pacific Islander author

My choice: A Kingdom for a Stage (Shadow Players #2) by Heidi Helig - I really liked book one of this series and I'm looking forward to seeing what's next.

16. A book about witches

My choice: Wayward Witch (Brooklyn Brujas #3) by Zoraida Cordova - I can't believe I've been putting this book off for so long.  I just don't want it to end.

17. A book becoming a TV series or movie in 2022

My choice: The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike - I read a lot of Christopher Pike growing up, but somehow I missed this one.  Also, I can't adequately express just how excited I am to see Mike Flanagan's adaptation of this story.

18. A romance novel by a BIPOC author

My choice: There's Something About Sweetie (Dimple and Rishi #2) by Sandhya Menon - I really enjoyed When Dimple Met Rishi and I need to try more from this author.

19. A book that takes place during your favorite season

My choice: The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley #1) by Patricia Highsmith - I've recently watched the movie adaptation of this called Purple Noon (1960) starring Alain Delon which was impossibly cool.  I can't wait to try the original novel.

20. A book whose title begins with the last letter of your previous read

My choice: Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson - This sounds like it's going to be right up my alley.

21. A book about a band or musical group

My choice: K-Pop Confidential (K-Pop Confidential #1) by Stephan Lee - I do enjoy a lot of K-dramas and movies (thanks to Netflix especially), but I haven't really gotten into K-pop as much in comparison let alone books about it.  This will really be a first.

22. A book with a character on the ace spectrum

My choice: Loveless by Alice Oseman - I've been loving Heartstopper and I can't wait to read this too.

23. A book with a recipe in it

My choice: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner - I don't know about you, but this historical fiction novel sounds like it's going to be right up my alley.

24. A book you can read in one sitting

My choice: Total War (The Survivalist #1) by Jerry Ahern - I picked up several of the books in this series recently and it sounds like it could be a heck of an action-packed post-apocalyptic story.

25. A book about a secret

My choice: X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II by Leah Garrett - I've been eyeing this since I saw this appear at my library.

26. A book with a misleading title

My choice: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder #1) by Holly Jackson - This title doesn't get much more misleading, does it?

27. A Hugo Award winner

My choice: All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells - I've been told to read this series for ages and I can't wait to finally get to it.

28. A book set during a holiday

My choice: Hogfather (Discworld #20) by Terry Pratchett - I can't believe I haven't read this installment of this series yet, but it sounds amazing.

29. A different book by an author you read in 2021

My choice: Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno - I really enjoyed Horrid and this sounds much different from that.

30. A book with the name of a board game in the title

My choice: In the Study with the Wrench (A Clue Mystery #2) by Diana Peterfreund - While book one wasn't quite what I was hoping for, I still would like to read the rest of the series.

31. A book featuring a man-made disaster

My choice: Feed (Newsflesh Quintet #1) by Mira Grant - I've had this horror novel on my tbr for almost 9 years.  It's time I get to it and it sounds like it will be good.

32. A book with a quote from your favorite author on the cover or Amazon page

My choice: The Burning Page (The Invisible Library #3) by Genevieve Cogman - I've loved the first two books in this series so far and I really need to get caught up.  It features a quote from N.K. Jemisin.

33. A social-horror book

My choice: Penance by Kanae Minato, translated by Philip Gabriel - A Japanese revenge, psychological thriller?  yes, please!

34. A book set in Victorian times

My choice: Miss Moriarty, I Presume? (Lady Sherlock #6) by Sherry Thomas - This series is one of my favorites and I can't wait until my audiobook hold comes in.

35. A book with a constellation on the cover or in the title

My choice: Zodiac (Zodiac #1) by Romina Russell - This YA sci-fi fantasy inspired by the astrological signs sounds like it could be fun. And, it has a cool cover as well.

36. A book you know nothing about

My choice: The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America by Karen Abbott - I recently saw this at my library and let's just say that title really caught my eye.

37. A book about gender identity

My choice: She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor #1) by Shelley Parker-Chan - I've been on hold for the audiobook of this for ages and I can't wait to try this for myself.

38. A book featuring a party

My choice: The Guest List by Lucy Foley - This mystery thriller has been recommended to me so many times, especially on audiobook, so I can't wait to see what all the fuss is about.  It does sound fantastic, doesn't it!

39. An #OwnVoices SFF (science fiction and fantasy) book

My choice: The City We Became (Great Cities #1) by N.K. Jemisin - This author is one of my favorites.  I don't know why I've been putting it off for so long.

40. A book that fulfills your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

My choice: In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeanette - My pick comes from the 2018 microhistory task and this book sounds fascinating.

Advanced Tasks

1. A book with a reflected image on the cover or "mirror" in the title

My choice: Martha in the Mirror (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #22) by Justin Richards - Martha is one of my favorite companions of the Doctor and this sounds intriguing.

2. A book that features two languages

My choice: Lobizona (Wolves of No World #1) by Romina Garber - This book will feature both English and Spanish.

3. A book with a palindromic title

My choice: MEM by Bethany C. Morrow - Art deco inspired sci-fi sounds like it could be up my idea.

4. A duology (1)

My choice: King of Scars (King of Scars #1) by Leigh Bardugo - I need to see what's next for this series!

5. A duology (2)

My choice: Rule of Wolves (King of Scars #2) by Leigh Bardugo - I'm so happy I'll get to read this so soon after the first installment.

6. A book about someone leading a double life

My choice: Little Thieves (Little Thieves #1) by Margaret Owen - Just look at this cover!

7. A book featuring a parallel reality

My choice: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke - I can't wait to read this novel.  I'm also reading it for Book Riot's 2022 Read Harder Challenge.

8. A book with two POVs

My choice: Here's to Us (What If It's Us #2) by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera - This will be a nice little follow up, I expect.

9. Two books set in twin towns, aka "sister cities" (1)

My choice: Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson - This novel is set in New York City and I'll also be reading it for Book Riot's 2022 Read Harder Challenge.

10. Two books set in twin towns, aka "sister cities" (2)

My choice: The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus #1) by Jonathan Stroud - This novel is set in London, UK which is a sister city of NYC.  I loved Stroud's Lockwood & Co. series and this sounds like it will be great too.

Congrats for making it this far! This is going to be a great challenge! Have you read any of these books? As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. There are so many great prompts! I hope you enjoy Spoonbenders, and I also want to read The City We Became😁


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