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Around the Year in 52 Books 2021 Reading Challenge

by | Dec 29, 2021 | Books

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This is my second year completing the “Around the Year in 52 Books” Reading Challenge. I first completed the challenge in 2020 and wanted to do it again for 2021. I did use the PopSugar Reading Challenge from this year to double up on similar prompts. Discover what books I read to complete each prompt for this year’s “Around the World in 52 Books” Reading Challenge.

  • “In the Beginning…”: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  • An author whose name doesn’t contain A, T, or Y: Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson
  • Related to the lyrics of “My Favorite Things”: Puffs by Matt Cox
  • A monochromatic cover: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
  • An author on the list of 100 Black Novelists You Should Read: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • From a prompt suggestion that didn’t make the list: Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay
  • A love story: Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
  • Set somewhere you haven’t visited: The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher
  • A book you associate with a certain season or time of year: The Legend of Sleeping Bear by Kathy jo-Wargin
  • Has a female villain or criminal: Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • To celebrate The Grand Egyptian Museum: Holes by Louis Sacher
  • Eligible for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation: Tears of Amber by Sofia Segovia
  • By the author of one of your 2020 best reads: Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
  • Set in a made-up place: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Siblings as the main characters: Jade City by Fonda Lee
  • A building in the title: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
  • A Muslim character or author: Ms. Marvel: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson
  • Past, Present, Future (1): Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Past, Present, Future (2): Pretty Things by Janelle Brown
  • Past, Present, Future (3): The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • Title and author both contain the letter U: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Posted in one of the ATY Best Book of the Month threads:  I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamera
  • A cross-genre novel: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
  • About racism or race-relations: When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
  • Set on an island: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  • Short (<210) and by a new-to-you author: The Hunting Ground by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
  • With a character who can be found in a deck of cards: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  • Connected to ice: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Your “comfort reading”: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
  • A long book: The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon
  • Author’s career spanned more than 21 years: The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike
  • Cover shows more than 2 people: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • A collection of works: If It Bleeds by Stephen King
  • Travel-themed: 59 Illustrated National Parks: Celebrating 100 Years of Wilderness and Wonder by Joel Anderson and Nathan Anderson
  • Set in a country on or below the Tropic of Cancer: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • 6+ words in the title: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • From the Are You Well-Read in World Lit list: Educated by Tara Westover
  • Related to a randomly-generated word: Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds [Spider]
  • Involves an immigrant: Naturally Tan by Tan France
  • Flowers or greenery on the cover: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
  • New-to-you from a BIPOC author: A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  • A mystery or thriller: The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  • Involves magic: Cemetery Boys by Aidan Thomas
  • Title contains a negative: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • Related to a NATO alphabet codeword: The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
  • Winner or nominee in the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards: Fangirl, Vol. 1 by Sam Maggs, Rainbow Rowell, and Gabi Nam
  • Non-fiction that isn’t a biography or memoir: Will my Cat Eat my Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty
  • “You Read WHAT?!”: Devolution by Max Brooks
  • Has an ensemble cast: Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  • Published in 2021: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  • Title refers to someone without giving a name: My Life as a Background Slytherin by Emily McGovern
  • “The End”: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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