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The best time of year has arrived. And no, we’re not talking about the holidays — the 2024 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge is here. For a decade now, our annual Reading Challenge has delighted our community of readers across the globe with 50 book prompts, driving loyal fans and new readers alike to discover the magic of the written word.

This year, we have a fun theme you’ll see pop up throughout our prompts — in keeping with embracing the magic of words, you’ll find subtle references to dictionaries. Maybe you’ll learn the proper definition of a literary genre or look up a new word in the process. You’ll also see several prompts related to the number 24, given this is our 2024 challenge.

Download our printable list of book prompts here, which allows you to easily check them off as you go. This year, we’re also introducing an awesome new element: a tracker that allows you to paste your chosen book covers to each corresponding prompt.

And as you embark on reading, be sure to join the POPSUGAR Book Club on Facebook, a community of POPSUGAR editors and readers from around the world who delight in the challenge each year. You can discuss challenging prompts, swap picks, and more.

Without further ado, keep reading for the 2024 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompts and tracker, along with book suggestions courtesy of our editors.

2024 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompts

  • A book with the word “leap” in the title
  • A bildungsroman
  • A book about a 24-year-old
  • A book about a writer
  • A book about K-pop
  • A book about pirates
  • A book about women’s sports and/or by a woman athlete
  • A book by a blind or visually impaired author
  • A book by a deaf or hard-of-hearing author
  • A book by a self-published author
  • A book from a genre you typically avoid
  • A book from an animal’s POV
  • A book originally published under a pen name
  • A book recommended by a bookseller
  • A book recommended by a librarian
  • A book set 24 years before you were born
  • A book set in a travel destination on your bucket list
  • A book set in space
  • A book set in the future
  • A book set in the snow
  • A book that came out in a year that ends with “24”
  • A book that centers on video games
  • A book that features dragons
  • A book that takes place over the course of 24 hours
  • A book that was published 24 years ago
  • A book that was turned into a musical
  • A book where someone dies in the first chapter
  • A book with a main character who’s 42 years old
  • A book with a neurodivergent main character
  • A book with a one-word title you had to look up in a dictionary
  • A book with a title that is a complete sentence
  • A book with an enemies-to-lovers plot
  • A book with an unreliable narrator
  • A book with at least three POVs
  • A book with magical realism
  • A book written by an incarcerated or formerly incarcerated person
  • A book written during NaNoWriMo
  • A cozy fantasy book
  • A fiction book by a trans or nonbinary author
  • A horror book by a BIPOC author
  • A memoir that explores queerness
  • A nonfiction book about Indigenous people
  • A second-chance romance
  • An autobiography by a woman in rock ‘n’ roll
  • An LGBTQ+ romance novel


  • A book in which a character sleeps for more than 24 hours
  • A book with 24 letters in the title
  • A collection of at least 24 poems
  • The 24th book of an author
  • A book that starts with the letter “X”

2024 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Tracker


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