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2021 PopSugar Reading Challenge

by | Nov 30, 2021 | Books

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After completing my first PopSugar Reading Challenge last year, I was so excited to see what the challenge was going to be for 2021. It took a little longer than last year, but I was able to complete my second PopSugar Reading Challenge this year. This year was more challenging than the previous year, but I’m glad I participated. Check out what books I read for each prompt for the 2021 PopSugar Reading Challenge.

  1. A book published in 2021: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
  2. An Afrofuturist book: Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds
  3. A book that has a heart, diamond, club, or spade on the cover: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  4. A book by an author who shares your zodiac sign: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Sagittarius)
  5. A dark academia book: Puffs by Matt Cox
  6. A book with a gem, mineral or rock in the title: Jade City by Fonda Lee
  7. A book where the main character works at your current or dream job: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
  8. A book that has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  9. A book with a family tree: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  10. A bestseller from the 1990s: Holes by Louis Sacher
  11. A book about forgetting: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  12. A book you have seen on someone’s bookshelf: When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole
  13. A locked room mystery: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
  14. A book set in a restaurant: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  15. A book with a black and white cover: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamera
  16. A book by an Indigenous author: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
  17. A book that has the same title as a song: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  18. A book about a subject you’re passionate about: The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner by Carley Roney
  19. A book that discusses body posivitiy: Cemetery Boys by Aidan Thomas
  20. A book on a Black Lives Matter reading list: Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
  21. A genre hybrid: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
  22. A book set mostly or entirely outdoors: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  23. A book with something broken on the cover: The New World by Patrick Ness
  24. A book by a Muslim American author: Ms. Marvel: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson
  25. A book that was published anonymously: The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike
  26. A book with an oxymoron in the title: Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
  27. A book about do-overs or fresh starts: Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan
  28. A magical realism book: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  29. A book set in multiple countries: Tears of Amber by Sofia Segovia
  30. A book set somewhere you want to visit in 2021: Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
  31. A book by a blogger, vlogger, YouTube video creator, or other online personality: Will my Cat Eat my Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty
  32. A book whose title starts with “Q,” “X,” or “Z”: The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  33. A book featuring three generations (grandparent, parent, child): The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  34. A book about a social justice issue: The Hunting Ground by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
  35. A book in a different format than what you normally read (audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels, manga): Fangirl, Vol. 1 by Sam Maggs, Rainbow Rowell, and Gabi Nam
  36. A book that has fewer than 1,000 reviews on Amazon or Goodreads: My Life as a Background Slytherin by Emily McGovern
  37. A book you think your best friend would like: Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson
  38. A book about art or an artist: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  39. A book everyone seems to have read but you: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  40. Your favorite prompt from a past PopSugar Reading Challenge: The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher [a book that passes the Bechdel test]
  41. The longest book (by pages) on your TBR list: A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  42. The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list: Strong, Calm, Confident You by Kelsey Buckholtz
  43. A book on your TBR list with the prettiest cover: Pretty Things by Janelle Brown
  44. A book on your TBR list with the ugliest cover: If It Bleeds by Stephen King
  45. The book that’s been on your TBR list the longest time: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  46. A book from your TBR list you meant to read last year but didn’t: Naturally Tan by Tan France
  47. A book from your TBR list you associate with your favorite person, place, or thing: The Legend of Sleeping Bear by
  48. A book from your TBR list you chose at random: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  49. A DNF book from your TBR list: Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  50. A free book from your TBR list (gifted, borrowed, library): Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay

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