Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2021 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

 I always get excited for this one. It came out a little later this year than in previous years. 

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  1. A book that's published in 2021: Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder--Joanne Fluke
  2. An Afrofuturist book: Black Sun--Rebecca Roanhorse
  3. A book that has a heart, diamond, club, or spade on the cover: The Roommate--Rosie Danan
  4. A book by an author who shares your zodiac sign: If You Ask Me--Betty White
  5. A dark academia book: My Dark Vanessa--Kate Elizabeth Russell
  6. A book with a gem, mineral, or rock in the title: Chain of Gold--Cassandra Clare
  7. A book where the main character works at your current or dream job: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo--Taylor Jenkins Reid
  8. A book that has won the Women's Prize For Fiction: Bel Canto--Ann Patchett
  9. A book with a family tree: Brown Girl Dreaming--Jacqueline Woodson (reread)
  10. A bestseller from the 1990s: The Pelican Brief--John Grisham 
  11. A book about forgetting: We Were Liars--E. Lockhart
  12. A book you have seen on someone's bookshelf (in real life, on a Zoom call, in a TV show, etc.): Circe--Madeline Miller
  13. A locked-room mystery: Anxious People--Frederik Backman
  14. A book set in a restaurant: The Blue Bistro--Elin Hilderbrand
  15. A book with a black-and-white cover: Crank--Ellen Hopkins
  16. A book by an Indigenous author: Carpentaria--Alexis Wright
  17. A book that has the same title as a song: Beautiful Boy--David Sheff 
  18. A book about a subject you are passionate about: Furiously Happy--Jenny Lawson
  19. A book that discusses body positivity: One to Watch--Kate Stayman-London
  20. A book found on a Black Lives Matter reading list: Me and White Supremacy--Layla F. Saad
  21. A genre hybrid: Heartless--Gail Carriger
  22. A book set mostly or entirely outdoors: The Secret Garden--Frances Hodgson Burnett
  23. A book with something broken on the cover: Shades of Earl Grey--Laura Childs
  24. A book by a Muslim American author: Other Words For Home--Jasmine Warga
  25. A book that was published anonymously: Calling Maggie May--Anonymous
  26. A book with an oxymoron in the title: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet--Jamie Ford
  27. A book about do-overs or fresh starts: The Queen's Gambit--Walter Tevis
  28. A magical realism book: Jane in Love--Rachel Givney
  29. A book set in multiple countries: Same Beach, Next Year--Dorothea Benton Frank
  30. A book set somewhere you'd like to visit in 2021 one day: Invincible Louisa--Cornelia Meigs
  31. A book by a blogger, vlogger, YouTube video creator, or other online personality: Everybody Fights--Kim and Penn Holderness
  32. A book whose title starts with "Q," "X," or "Z": Queen of Air and Darkness--Cassandra Clare
  33. A book featuring three generations (grandparent, parent, child): The Vanishing Half--Brit Bennett
  34. A book about a social justice issue: Girls Like Us--Rachel Lloyd
  35. A book in a different format than what you normally read (audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels): From Scratch--Tembi Locke (cookbook)
  36. A book that has fewer than 1,000 reviews on Amazon or Goodreads: Girl on a Train--A.J. Waines
  37. A book you think your best friend would like: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit--Jeanette Winterson
  38. A book about art or an artist: The Hare With Amber Eyes--Edmund De Waal
  39. A book everyone seems to have read but you: Too Much and Never Enough--Mary L. Trump
  40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge (Microhistory): Isaac's Storm--Erik Larson


  1. The  A longest book (by pages) on your TBR list: Credo--Melvyn Bragg
  2. The A shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list: A Killer in the Rye--Delia Rosen
  3. The  A book on your TBR list with the prettiest a pretty cover: Ties That Tether--Jane Igharo
  4. The  A book on your TBR list with the ugliest an ugly cover: Incendiary--Chris Cleave
  5. The  A book that's been on your TBR list for the  a longest amount of time: Twice Loved--LaVyrle Spencer
  6. A book from your TBR list you meant to read last year but didn't: Black Ribbon--Susan Conant
  7. A book from your TBR list you associate with a favorite person, place, or thing: The Valley of Horses--Jean M. Auel
  8. A book from your TBR list chosen at random: Ravished--Amanda Quick
  9. A DNF book from your TBR list: Praise of Folly--Erasmus
  10. A free book from your TBR list (gifted, borrowed, library): Abide With Me--Elizabeth Strout

Challenge completed on November 26


Elephant's Child said...

I am always blown away by how many challenges there are. A new twist on the 'so many books so little time' meme.

Bob Johns said...

Nice! About how many books do you hope to read next year?

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Jamie how many books a year do you read? I am jealous of the time. I miss reading more. My book is almost done, too bad it's not so it could be on your list to read a blogger book :-)

Jamie Ghione said...

What is your book called?
I have also been working on books. You can read about it on my blog.

Jamie Ghione said...

Also, books can cross over to different challenges.