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:    30/40 Regular Prompts

2/10 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 IDEA: Deadly Pedigree: A Nick Herald Genealogical Mystery;  Cousins

      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 IDEA:  Disney After Dark

          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 IDEA: Nothing to See Here

                    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 IDEA: Group, Photo, Grave (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery, #8)

                    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) IDEA: In the Woods

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