Monday, December 21, 2020

The 2021 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

This will be the second year I have participated in this one. Last year, I'd originally signed up for the Baker's Dozen level, but after reaching that level in April, decided to upgrade to Fortnightly, and will be choosing that level again. The prompts are in the graphic below. Click the link above to see a larger image. I made it smaller to fit on my page. 

Shapes and Colors 
Primarily Black Cover: Crank--Ellen Hopkins
Shapeshifting Character: Kissed--Cameron Dokey
Author Whose Name is a Color: This Christmas--Jane Green
Shape on the Cover That Reminds You of a Rorschach Test: Black Sun--Rebecca Roanhorse

It's All Relative 
"Father" in the Title: The Dogfather--Susan Conant
About an Estranged Family: American Royals--Katharine McGee
Set in Your Grandparents' Era: His Majesty's Hope--Susan Elia MacNeal
Who's in Charge?
About a Social Movement: Harlem--Walter Dean Myers
About Being a First-Time Parent: Mrs. Bennet Has Her Say--Jane Juska

Things We Don't Talk About
Book by a Politician: The Truths We Hold--Kamala Harris
Book About Oppression: A Burning--Megha Majumdar
Book About Terminal Illness: The End of Your Life Book Club--Will Schwalbe

"Hard" in the Title: Hard Times--Charles Dickens
Set Aside in the Past Because It Was Hard to Get Into: Praise of Folly--Erasmus

Bringing the World Into Your Home
A Culture Other Than Your Own: Thirteen Senses--Victor Villaseñor
Book About Feng Shui: Feng-Shui--Ernest J. Eitel
About Taking in a Stranger: The End of the Dream--Ann Rule
About How Radio, Television, or the Internet Has Changed Us: Against the Machine--Lee Siegel

Picture This 
Photograph on the Cover: From Scratch--Tembi Locke
Book by a Journalist or News Photographer: Fear--Bob Woodward

Book About Flappers: The Edge of Town--Dorothy Garlock
Book About Millennials: Drive Me Crazy--Erin Downing
Book About Hippies: Hippie--Paulo Coelho
About Baby Boomers: Girls Like Us--Sheila Weller

Make 'Em Laugh
About a Comedian: If You Ask Me--Betty White
Someone Laughing on the Cover: Bel Canto--Ann Patchett

Sword on the Cover: Chain of Gold--Cassandra Clare
Rollicking Adventure Story: Elizabethan Lover--Barbara Cartland

Mirror on the Cover: Mirror--Alexandra Day
Fiction Book About Reminiscing: We Were Liars--E. Lockhart

Drinking Game
Picture of an Alcoholic Beverage on the Cover: The Playboy--Carly Phillips
Cozy Mystery With a Beverage in the Title: Chamomile Mourning--Laura Childs
Title That Could Be a Drinking Game: Shades of Earl Grey--Laura Childs
Nonfiction Book About Alcohol: Girl Walks Out of a Bar--Lisa F. Smith

TBR Burners:
Book You're Excited to Read: One to Watch--Kate Stayman-London
Book Someone Gave to You That You Haven't Read Yet: Olive Kitteridge--Elizabeth Strout
Anything You Want: The White Stag--Kate Seredy
On TBR List More Than a Year: Twice Loved--LaVyrle Spencer

Those Bodies
Picture of an Ocean on the Cover: The Blue Bistro--Elin Hilderbrand
By a Celebrity Known for Body Positivity: Making the Cut--Jillian Michaels
Children's Book About Body Parts: What I Like About Me--Allia Zobel Nolan
Dead Body on the Cover: The Dove's Necklace--Raja Alem

A Fairy Tale or Myth in a Modern Setting: Never Look Back--Lilliam Rivera
A Book Borrowed From the Library: The Orange Cat Bistro--Nancy Linde
Book With a Character From a Different Book: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution--Nicholas Meyer
By an Author With a Pseudonym: The Santa Suit--Mary Kay Andrews

Crossing Boundaries: 
Interracial Romance: The Vanishing Half--Brit Bennett
Immigrant Experience: Ties That Tether--Jane Igharo
About Reconciliation: Olive, Again--Elizabeth Strout
About Cross Dressing: Who Was Joan of Arc?--Pam Pollack

About a Librarian or Bookseller: Twelve Angry Librarians--Miranda James
Book About a Scientist: Lab Girl--Hope Jahren
Book About a Farmer: The Four Winds--Kristin Hannah
Written by a College Professor: Madness in Civilization--Andrew Scull

That Creepy Feeling: 
Horror Story or Thriller: Girl on a Train--A.J. Waines
Insect on the Cover: Chain of Iron--Cassandra Clare
About Something That Scares You: The Silent Girls--Eric Rickstad

Ways to Die 

Putting 2020 Behind Us 
Book About Recovery or Self-Care: To Love and Let Go--Rachel Brathen
"Better" in the Title: The Better Liar--Tanen Jones
Set After a Major World Event: Voices From Chernobyl--Svetlana Alexievich

From a Celebrity Favorite List: The Alice Network--Kate Quinn
Favorite Color on the Cover: The Roommate--Rosie Danan
A Favorite Genre (Memoir): Touched by the Sun--Carly Simon

The Tools of Writing 
"Deadline" in the Title: Deadline--Chris Crutcher

Where You Sleep at Night
"House" in the Title: The Cider House Rules--John Irving

By Someone From Scotland: Ace of Spades--Faridah Abike-Iyimide
Flannel Shirt on the Cover: Barracoon--Zora Neale Hurston

Children's Book About Bedtime: Way Past Bedtime--Tara Lazar
Book With a Peaceful Cover: The Summer's End--Mary Alice Monroe
About Secret Societies/Clubs: Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Volume 1--Shiro Amano

Nonfiction Book About a Weather-Related Disaster: Isaac's Storm--Erik Larson
Picture of a Clear Blue Sky on the Cover: Same Beach, Next Year--Dorothea Benton Frank
Comforts You on a Rainy Day: Mooncakes--Suzanne Walker
"Snow" in the Title: Let It Snow--John Green

Book by an Author Under 30: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit--Jeanette Winterson (26 when published)

Challenge absolutely complete on December 19

1 comment:

Elephant's Child said...

Given your reading habits I suspect you could easily manage the top tier in any of your challenges.