Friday, December 3, 2021

Around the Year in 52 Books


  • This challenge is hosted on Goodreads in the Around the Year group.  There are a variety of prompts among the 52 selections.  You can create a topic on Goodreads to track your progress if you wish.  The 2022 challenge can be found here

My tracking page on Goodreads can be found here.  

Prompts completed 43/52 

1. A book with a main character whose name starts with A, T, or Y

2. A book connected to a book you read in 2021

  • Murder at the Taffy Shop (Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery, #2) by Maddie Day
  • Blog Post and Goodreads Review 1/9/22
  • 3. A book with 22 or more letters in the title

    4. A book that fits your favorite prompt that did not make the list   TBD

    5. A book by an author with two sets of double letters in their name

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney 
  • Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/23/22
  • 6. A book with an image of a source of light on the cover 

    7. A book related to psychology, neuroscience or the mind 

    8. 3 books set on three different continents - Book 1

    9. 3 books set on three different continents - Book 2

  • Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  • Blog Post and Goodreads Review 1/23/22
  • 10. 3 books set on three different continents - Book 3

  • Criminal Mischief by Stuart Woods
  • Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/21/22
  • 11. A book from historical fiction genre

  • Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
  • Blog Post and Goodreads Review 1/13/22
  • 12. A book related to glass 

    13. A book about a woman in STEM

  • Beauty Expos are Murder by Libby Klein
  • Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/23/22
  • 14. A book with fewer than 5000 ratings on Goodreads

  • Dachshund Through the Snow (A Very Murder Christmas #1) by Rosie A Point
  • Blog Post and Goodreads Review 1/6/22
  • 15. A book without a person on the cover

  • Death by the Sea by Kathleen Bridge
  • Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/17/22
  • 16. A book related to Earth Day   IDEA:  A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

    17. A book from NPR's Book Concierge

  • People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
  • Blog Post and Goodreads Review  2/3/22
  • 18. A book by an Asian or Pacific Islander author  IDEA:  Aunty Lee's Chilled Revenge by Ovidia Yu

    19. A book that involves alternate reality, alternate worlds, or alternate history

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
  • Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/16/22
  • 20. A fiction or nonfiction book that is set during 1900 -1951

  • The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher
  • Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/22/22
  • 21. A book with one of the Monopoly tokens on the cover  IDEA:  The Quick and the Thread by Amanda Lee

      22. A book with a Jewish character or author

      23. A book that features loving LGBTQIA+ relationship

    1. Body in the Books by Heather Huffman
    2. Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/26/22
    3. 24. A book related to inclement weather 

      25. A book less than 220 pages OR more than 440 pages

    4. Candy Canes and Culprits: A Cozy Christmas Novella by Tricia L. Sanders
    5. Blog Post and Goodreads Review 1/25/22
    6. 26. 2 books with the same word in the title - Book 1   IDEA:  Scone Cold Dead by Kaitlynn Dunnett

      27. 2 books with the same word in the title - Book 2   IDEA:  Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory

      28. A book that won an award from Powell's list of book awards  IDEA:  A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

      29. A book set on or near a body of water

    7. Killing in a Koi Pond by Jessica Fletcher and Terry Farley Moran
    8. Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/10/22
    9. 30. A book related to mythology IDEA: TBD 

      31. A book published at least 10 years ago

      32. A book where the main character is a female detective/private eye/police officer

    10. Killer Research (Library Lover's Mystery, #12) by Jenn McKinlay
    11. Blog Post and Goodreads Review 1/3/22
    12. 33. The next book in a series  IDEA:  Butter Off Dead by Leslie Budewitz

    13. Antique Auctions are Murder by Libby Klein  
    14. Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/3/22
    15. 34. A book with an academic setting or with a teacher that plays an important role

      35. 2 books related to flora and fauna - Book 1  IDEA: Poinsettias and the Perfect Crime by Ruby Loren

      36. 2 books related to flora and fauna - Book 2  IDEA:  Delphiniums and Deception by Ruby Loren

      37. A book that uses all five vowels in the title and/or author's name  

      38. A book by a Latin American author IDEA:  City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende

      39. A book from the TIME list of 100 Best YA Books of All Time IDEA:  Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

      40. A book related to one of the 22 Tarot Major Arcana cards

    16. Fudging the Books (Cookbook Nook Mystery, #4) by Daryl Wood Gerber
    17. Blog Post and Goodreads Review 1/24/22
    18. 41. A book with a theme of food or drink

    19. Mango, Mambo, and Murder (A Caribbean Kitchen Mystery, #1) by Raquel Reyes
    20. Blog Post and Goodreads Review 1/2/22
    21. 42. A book with a language or nationality in the title  

        43. A book set in a small town or rural area 

        44. A book with gothic elements 

        45. A book related to a game

      1. A Tennis Pro To Die For (Cozy Mysteries to Die For, #3) by Judy Moore
      2. Blog Post and Goodreads Review 1/11/22
      3. 46. A book with a non-human as one of the main characters

        47. A book with handwriting on the cover 

        48. A book posted in one of the ATY Best Book of the Month threads in 2021 or 2022  IDEA:  The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

        49. A book connected to the phrase "Here (There) Be Dragons"   

          50. A book that involves aging, or a character in their golden years

          51. A book published in 2022 IDEA:  Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien

          52. A book with a time-related word in the title

        1. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
        2. Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/2/22

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