READING CHALLENGE 2021

Hello everyone!

The end of 2020 was really rough. I literally hit the bottom. I was going on like on automaton: sleep, eat, work, kids, sleep, eat, work, kids and so on. So I have been gone a long time. But I’ve somewhat crawled out of my hole and got life somewhat in order. I want to get back to my books that have been calling for me. And I also want to get back to blogging! I did not realize how much I have missed this!

Though I will be making some changes on how I go around all this and what I’ll do and what I won’t do anymore. But I’ll have a separate post for you about all that later on. Today is all about making my TBR for this year!

I can’t even tell you how hyped I got while I was making my list of books to read for this years Popsugar reading challenge. I’m so ready to get back to reading!

But let’s get a look at the prompts and what I’m planning on reading, shall we?

REGULAR PROMPTS

A book that is published in 2021
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

An afrofuturist book
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

A book that has a heart, diamond, club or spade on the cover
Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

A book by an author who shares your zodiac sign
Year One by Nora Roberts

A dark academia book
The Secret History by Donna Tartt

A book with a gem, mineral or rock in the title
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

A book where the main character works at your current or dream job
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Library by Robin Sloan

A book that has won the Women’s Prize for fiction
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

A book with a family tree
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

A bestseller from the 1990s
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

A book about forgetting
– Recommendations appreciated!

A book you have seen on someone else’s bookshelf
Stalker by Lars Kepler

A locked-room mystery
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

A book set in a restaurant
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

A book with a black-and-white cover
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

A book by an indigenous author
– Recommendations appreciated!

A book that has the same title as a song
Uprooted by Naomi Novik

A book about a subject you are passionate about
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

A book that discusses body positivity
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

A book on a Black Lives Matter reading list
Slay by Brittney Morris

A genre hybrid
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A book set mostly or entirely outdoors
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

A book with something broken on the cover
The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

A book by a Muslim American / Muslim British author
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

A book that was published anonymously
The Silver Cage by Anonymous

A book with an oxymoron in the title
– Recommendations appreciated!

A book about do-overs or fresh starts
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

A magical realism book
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A book set in multiple countries
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A book set somewhere you’d like to visit in 2021
– I don’t know 😀

A book by a blogger, vlogger, youtuber or other online personality
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

A book whose title starts with “Q” or “X” or “Z”
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

A book featuring three generations
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

A book about a social justice issue
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

A book in a different format than what you normally read
– I’d really appreciate some manga recommendations for this prompt!

A book with fewer than 1000 reviews
Onnen Tunti by Anna-Leena Härkönen (my favorite Finnish author)

A book you think your best friend would like (i don’t have friends so i’ll just go with my sister)
The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler

A book about art or an artist
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

A book everyone seems to have read but you
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Your favorite prompt from a past popsugar reading challenge
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

ADVANCED PROMPTS

The longest book (by pages) on your TBR list
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (1258 pages!!!)

The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list
You’re Only Old Once by Dr. Seuss (42 pages)

The book on your TBR with the prettiest cover
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

The book on your TBR with the ugliest cover
Wither by Lauren DeStefano

The book that’s been on your TBR the longest
– I just cleared my TBR of one of the old old adds xD
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

A book from your TBR that you meant to read in 2020
Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

A book from your TBR that you associate with a favorite person/place/thing
– Any Harry Potter book

A book from your TBR list chosen at random
Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A DNF’ed book from your TBR list
Renegades by Marissa Meyer

A free book from your TBR list (gifted, borrowed or from the library)
Lazarus by Lars Kepler


So there you have it! I have about 50 books on my TBR and I’m going to actually tackle all those down this year! Although I am a little scared of the Way of the Kings because it is a brick! But I’m so excited! I feel so refreshed and light hearted for some reason going into this this year.

If you have any recommendations to give, please do! I’d really appreciate those. 🙂

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