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Popsugar Reading Challenge 2021

Like every year since 2015, I have the Popsugar Reading Challenge to diversify my reading. Over the course of the last year, I would like to think that I have done this and looking at the prompts for next year, I was shocked. Normally I find the challenge hard because I have no idea what to read for each prompt did this year differently as I basically have an idea what to read for each one, from my shelves. THIS NEVER HAPPENS! So I actually have a plan of a book to read for almost all of the prompts which is great for me as I normally just wing it. So let's see what I will (hopefully) be reading...

A book that’s published in 2021  
Book I Want To Read: Gut Feelings by C. G. Moore
Book I Actually Read: Gut Feelings by C.G. Moore
An Afrofuturist book
Book I Want To Read: The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin 
Book I Actually Read:
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
A book that has a heart, diamond, club, or spade on the cover 
Book I Want To Read: Heartbreak Boys by Simon James Green
Book I Actually Read:

A book by an author who shares your zodiac sign (Aquarius)
Book I Want To Read: Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman 
Book I Actually Read: 
A dark academia book
Book I Want To Read: The Secret History by Donna Tartt 
Book I Actually Read:

A book with a gem, mineral, or rock in the title
Book I Want To Read: Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Book I Actually Read:

A book where the main character works at your current or dream job 
Book I Want To Read: The Pieces Of Ourselves by Maggie Harcourt
Book I Actually Read:

A book that has won the Women’s Prize For Fiction 
Book I Want To Read: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Book I Actually Read:
A book with a family tree
Book I Want To Read: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Book I Actually Read:

A bestseller from the 1990s 
Book I Want To Read: Holes by Louis Sachar
Book I Actually Read: Holes by Louis Sachar

A book about forgetting 
Book I Want To Read: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab 
Book I Actually Read:

A book you have seen on someone’s bookshelf (in real life, on a Zoom call, in a TV show, etc.) 
Book I Want To Read: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Book I Actually Read:

A locked-room mystery 
Book I Want To Read: The Guest List by Lucy Foley 
Book I Actually Read:

A book set in a restaurant 
Book I Want To Read: Before The Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Book I Actually Read:

A book with a black-and-white cover
Book I Want To Read: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Book I Actually Read:

A book by an Indigenous author
Book I Want To Read: There, There by Tommy Orange
Book I Actually Read:

A book that has the same title as a song 
Book I Want To Read: The Sky Is Mine by Amy Beashel 
Book I Actually Read:

A book about a subject you are passionate about
Book I Want To Read: Good As You by Paul Flynn
Book I Actually Read:

A book that discusses body positivity
Book I Want To Read: Body Positive Power by Megan Crabbe
Book I Actually Read:

A book found on a Black Lives Matter reading list
Book I Want To Read: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin 
Book I Actually Read:

A genre hybrid 
Book I Want To Read: The Last of August by Britanny Cavallaro
Book I Actually Read:

A book set mostly or entirely outdoors 
Book I Want To Read: I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
Book I Actually Read:

A book with something broken on the cover 
Book I Want To Read: Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence
Book I Actually Read:

A book by a Muslim American author 
Book I Want To Read: Internment by Samira Ahmed
Book I Actually Read:

A book that was published anonymously 
Book I Want To Read: The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue (It's short)
Book I Actually Read: The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue
A book with an oxymoron in the title 
Book I Want To Read: Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
Book I Actually Read:

A book about do-overs or fresh starts 
Book I Want To Read: Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
Book I Actually Read:

A magical realism book 
Book I Want To Read: Ask The Passengers by A.S. King
Book I Actually Read:

A book set in multiple countries 
Book I Want To Read: Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney
Book I Actually Read:

A book set somewhere you’d like to visit in 2021 
Book I Want To Read: Last Bus To Everland by Sophie Cameron 
Book I Actually Read: 
Last Bus To Everland by Sophie Cameron 
A book by a blogger, vlogger, YouTube creator, or other online personality 
Book I Want To Read: A Beautiful Foolish Endeavour by Hank Green
Book I Actually Read:

A book whose title starts with “Q,” “X,” or “Z”
Book I Want To Read: Quiet by Susan Cain
Book I Actually Read:
Quiet by Susan Cain
A book featuring three generations (grandparent, parent, child)
Book I Want To Read: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong 
Book I Actually Read:

A book about a social justice issue 
Book I Want To Read: Natives by Akala
Book I Actually Read:

A book in a different format than what you normally read (audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels) 
Book I Want To Read: Dear Haiti With Love by Maika & Maritza Moulite 
Book I Actually Read:

A book that has fewer than 1,000 reviews on Amazon or Goodreads 
Book I Want To Read: My Heart Goes Bang by Keris Stainton 
Book I Actually Read:

A book you think your best friend would like 
Book I Want To Read: Percy Jackon & the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 
Book I Actually Read:

A book about art or an artist 
Book I Want To Read: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Book I Actually Read:

A book everyone seems to have read but you 
Book I Want To Read: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Book I Actually Read:

Your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: Book With the Same Title As A Film  
Book I Want To Read: Summerland by Lucy Adlington 
Book I Actually Read:

Advanced:

The longest book (by pages) on your TBR list 
Book I Want To Read: Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Book I Actually Read:

The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list 
Book I Want To Read: A Chaos Walking Novella by Patrick Ness
Book I Actually Read: 
A Chaos Walking Novella by Patrick Ness
The book on your TBR list with the prettiest cover
Book I Want To Read: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
Book I Actually Read:

The book on your TBR list with the ugliest cover 
Book I Want To Read: Would You Rather by Katie Heaney 
Book I Actually Read:

The book that’s been on your TBR list for the longest amount of time 
Book I Want To Read: Daughter Of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Book I Actually Read:

A book from your TBR list you meant to read last year but didn’t 
Book I Want To Read: The Diviners by Libba Bray
Book I Actually Read:

A book from your TBR list you associate with a favourite person, place, or thing 
Book I Want To Read: Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger 
Book I Actually Read:

A book from your TBR list chosen at random 
Book I Want To Read: Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe 
Book I Actually Read:

A DNF book from your TBR list 
Book I Want To Read: Dune by Frank Herbert
Book I Actually Read: 
Dune by Frank Herbert
A free book from your TBR list (gifted, borrowed, library)
Book I Want To Read: After The Fire by Will Hill
Book I Actually Read:

Are you doing any reading challenges this year? If so, what are they? Let me know in the comments.

See you soon, 

Amy

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