2021 Reading Challenges

Goodreads Reading Challenge:

268/100 books read!

Check out all the books I’ve read this year on Goodreads.

2021 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

I’m on a 5 year winning streak for the PopSugar reading challenge.  This year I plan to do both the basic challenge and the advanced.

Curious to learn more about this reading challenge? Here’s a link: 2021 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge.

Regular: 36/40 read
Advanced: 9/10 read 

Read A book that’s published in 2021: The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

ReadAn Afrofuturist book:The Power by Naomi Alderman (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book that has a heart, diamond, club, or spade on the cover: Big Rock by Lauren Blakely (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book by an author who shares your zodiac sign: Layla by Colleen Hoover (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA dark academia book: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book with a gem, mineral, or rock in the title: Gold Spun by Brandie June 

ReadA book where the main character works at your current or dream job: Speechless by Kay Elle Parker (she’s a librarian!) (Goodreads mini-review)

UnreadA book that has won the Women’s Prize For Fiction: There’s Something about Kevin

ReadA book with a family tree: Angel Unseen by J Bree (Goodreads mini-review)

UnreadA bestseller from the 1990s

ReadA book about forgetting: Wicked Princess by A Jade (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book you have seen on someone’s bookshelf (in real life, on a Zoom call, in a TV show, etc.): The Brass Queen by Elizabeth Chatsworth

ReadA locked-room mystery: One by One by Ruth Ware (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book set in a restaurant: A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

ReadA book with a black-and-white cover: Him by L.L. Ash (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book by an Indigenous author: Deer Woman by Elizabeth LaPensée (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book that has the same title as a song: Power of Five by Alex Lidell (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book about a subject you are passionate about: Don’t Call It A Cult by Sara Berman

ReadA book that discusses body positivity: Style by Chelsea M. Cameron (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book found on a Black Lives Matter reading list: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA genre hybrid: Enemy Zone by Alex Lidell

ReadA book set mostly or entirely outdoors: Enjoy the View by Sarah Morgenthaler

ReadA book with something broken on the cover: Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar (Goodreads mini-review)

UnreadA book by a Muslim American author

ReadA book that was published anonymously: Survive the Night by Riley Sager

ReadA book with an oxymoron in the title: Sweet Cruelty by Zoe Blake (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book about do-overs or fresh starts: Love & Ruin by J. A. Owenby (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA magical realism book: Washed in Blood by Ashely Lane (Goodreads mini-review) – This MC series features prophecies and other magical realism elements

ReadA book set in multiple countries: Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (US and Canada) (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book set somewhere you’d like to visit in 2021: Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

ReadA book by a blogger, vlogger, YouTube video creator, or other online personality: How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn

UnreadA book whose title starts with “Q,” “X,” or “Z”

ReadA book featuring three generations (grandparent, parent, child): The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

ReadA book about a social justice issue: Protecting Mari by Cara Carnes (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book in a different format than what you normally read (audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels): A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay (audiobook) (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book that has fewer than 1,000 reviews on Amazon or Goodreads: Seeking Perfect by Jeri Bronson (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book you think your best friend would like: Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book about art or an artist: Laces by Tempi Lark

ReadA book everyone seems to have read but you: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadYour favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: Fable by Adrienne Young (Reread of an old favorite)

Advanced:

UnreadThe longest book (by pages) on your TBR list: House of Leaves

ReadThe shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list: Vacant by Ker Dukey (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadThe book on your TBR list with the prettiest cover: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadThe book on your TBR list with the ugliest cover: Wait for It by Mariana Zapata (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadThe book that’s been on your TBR list for the longest amount of time: The Shining by Stephen King  (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book from your TBR list you meant to read last year but didn’t: Trigger by JL Drake (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA book from your TBR list you associate with a favorite person, place, or thing: The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

ReadA book from your TBR list chosen at random: Bullseye by Monica James (Goodreads mini-review)

ReadA DNF book from your TBR list: Not gonna say!

ReadA free book from your TBR list (gifted, borrowed, library): The Mistake by Elle Kennedy (Goodreads mini-review)