How is it already time to start making resolutions and lists for 2019? It seems like just yesterday I was making my list of goals for 2018, and now I’m planning my reading for 2019. That, of course, includes books that will help me complete the 2019 FFL Reading Challenge. At FFL we love books, both political ones and non-political ones, and we want to encourage our readers to read as much as they can. To create a sense of unity during our reading for the year, we’ve put together a list of ten “prompts” for the year that you can fufill in a variety of ways! 

You can check out the 2017 and 2018 challenges here, if you’re interested in seeing past prompts.

Without further ado, here are the 2019 FFL reading challenge prompts and three books that could fit each challenge. Use #FFLReadingChallenge to connect with others fufilling these prompts!

A book published in 2019

  • The Cerulean by Amy Ewing

  • The Ash Family by Molly Dektar

  • Every Monday Matters by Matthew Emerzian

A book about Trump 

  • Understanding Trump by Newt Gingrich

  • Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

  • Time to Get Tough by Donald Trump

A book becoming a movie in 2019

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

A book that came out the year one of your parents was born

  • 1977: The Shining by Stephen King

  • 1965: Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

  • 1958: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

A graphic novel or memoir

  • To Kill a Mockingbird: The Graphic Novel by Harper Lee

  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

  • Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole Georges

A former Oprah book club selection

  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

  • The Poisonwood Bible

  • Great Expectations

A book reviewed on FFL’s Website

  • The Problem with Socialism by Thomas diLorenzo

  • The Light Within Me by Ainsley Earhardt

  • Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon

A book with a food item in the title

  • Sourheart by Jenny Zhang

  • Sourdough by Robin Sloan

  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

A book by someone who has run for president but didn’t win

  • Rising to the Challenge by Carly Fiorina

  • Blue Collar Conservatives by Rick Santorum

  • The Death of the West by Patrick Buchanan

A book by a former White House staffer

  • The Briefing by Sean Spicer

  • From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

  • Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? by Alyssa Mastomonaco

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member