Thursday, December 3, 2020

Popsugar 2021


This is the 2021 Popsugar reading challenge.  It consists of a diverse set of prompts to encourage reading different books than you might normally pick up to read.   

Completed:    31/40 Regular Prompts

5/10 Advanced prompts

1.  √ A book that published in 2021

2.   √ An Afrofuturist book  

3.√ A book that has a heart, diamond, club, or spade on the cover 
4√   A book by an author who shares your zodiac sign 
    5. √   A dark academia book 
    6. √ A book with a gem, mineral, or rock in the title 

    7. √ A book where the main character works at your current or dream job 

      8. √ A book that has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction 
      9. √ A book with a family tree 

        10. A bestseller from the 1990s IDEA: The Bourne Ultimatum

        11. √ A book about forgetting 
        12.√ A book you have seen on someone’s bookshelf (in real life, on a Zoom call, in a TV show, etc.) 

          13. √ A locked-room mystery
            14. √  A book set in a restaurant

            15. √  A book with a black-and-white cover 

            16. √    A book by an indigenous author

            17. A book that has the same title as a song IDEA: Born in the U.S.A.: Bruce Springsteen and the American Tradition

            18. √    A book about a subject you are passionate about 

              19. √ A book that discusses body positivity 

              20. A book on a Black Lives Matter reading list IDEA: After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom
              21. √ A genre hybrid 

                22. √ A book set mostly or entirely outdoors 

                23.  A book with something broken on the cover 
                24.  √ A book by a Muslim American author 

                25. A book that was published anonymously IDEA: You Can't Fly With That!: Confessions of a Disgruntling Airport Security Officer

                26. A book with an oxymoron in the title IDEA: Big Little Lies

                27.   A book about do-overs or fresh starts

                28. A magical realism book IDEA: City of the Beasts

                29.   A book set in multiple countries

                30.   A book set somewhere you’d like to visit in 2021

                31.   A book by a blogger, vlogger, YouTube video creator, or other online personality 

                32. √ A book whose title starts with “Q,” “X,” or “Z”

                33.  √ A book featuring three generations (grandparent, parent, child) 

                34. √ A book about a social justice issue 

                  35. √ A book in a different format than what you normally read (audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels)

                  36. √  A book that has fewer than 1,000 reviews on Amazon or Goodreads     
                    37. √   A book you think your best friend would like 
                      38.  √  A book about art or an artist

                        39. A book everyone seems to have read but you IDEA: Memoirs of a Geisha

                        40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge IDEA: TBD

                        41. The longest book (by pages) on your TBR list IDEA:   by Ken Follett
                        42. The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list IDEA: All I Want for Christmas Is Fudge (Candy-Coated, #3.5)

                        43.   √ The book on your TBR list with the prettiest cover 

                        44.  The book on your TBR list with the ugliest cover 

                          45. The book that’s been on your TBR list for the longest amount of time IDEA: The Light Between Oceans

                          46. A book from your TBR list you meant to read last year but didn’t IDEA: Beartown (Beartown, #1)

                          47. √   A book from your TBR list you associate with a favorite person, place, or thing 

                            48.   √  A book from your TBR list chosen at random 

                              49. A DNF book from your TBR list IDEA:  Antiques Roadkill (A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery, #1)

                              50. √ A free book from your TBR list (gifted, borrowed, library) 

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