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It’s that time of the year again!

Happy new year! I guess everyone had enough of 2020, and can’t wait to start a blank, clean page of 2021 – regardless of the unknown in front of us XD

Even though 2020 was really challenging, a positive side for me was the number of books I’ve read in the year – from initial 80 books per year, I kept increasing my goals, and in the end I’ve read 117 books in 2020! That’s what quarantine and work from home did to me 😀 I also have completed Popsugar Reading Challenge, although I didn’t review all of the books. I hope this year I can be more consistent in reviewing the books that I’ve read for the challenge.

So – without further ado, I’ve decided to join the challenge again this year, and here are the list of books for each prompt:

  1. A book that’s published in 2021: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie (Marie Benedict)
  2. An Afrofuturist book: Pet (Awaeke Emezi)
  3. A book that has a heart, diamond, club, or spade on the cover: Wonderland: An Anthology (Marie O’Regan)
  4. A book by an author who shares your zodiac sign: The Dutch House (Ann Patchett – Sagittarius!!)
  5. A dark academia book: Ninth House (Leigh Bardugo)
  6. A book with a gem, mineral, or rock in the title: Gods of Jade and Shadow (Sylvia Moreno-Garcia)
  7. A book where the main character works at your current or dream job: Shakespeare and Company (Sylvia Beach- bookstore owner!!)
  8. A book that has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction: Home Fire (Kamila Shamsie)
  9. A book with a family tree: The Cousins (Karen M. McManus)
  10. A bestseller from the 1990s: The Stand (Stephen King)
  11. A book about forgetting: The Memory Police (Yoko Ogawa)
  12. A book you have seen on someone’s bookshelf (in real life, on a Zoom call, in a TV show, etc): The Night Tiger (Yangsze Choo) – Stacey Abrams’ bookshelf
  13. A locked-room mystery: Murder in the Crooked House (Soji Shimada)
  14. A genre hybrid: Radiance (Catherynne M Valente) – scifi, horror, mystery
  15. A book set mostly or entirely outdoors: The Salt Path (Raynor Winn)
  16. A book with something broken on the cover: The Broken Girls (Simone St. James)
  17. A book by a Muslim American author: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)
  18. A book that was published anonymously: The Whisper Man (Alex North)
  19. A book with an oxymoron in the title: Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
  20. A book about do-overs or fresh starts: Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me (Bill Hayes)
  21. A magical realism book: Nothing to See Here (Kevin Wilson)
  22. A book set in multiple countries: A Long Petal of the Sea (Isabel Allende)
  23. A book set somewhere you’d like to visit in 2021: How We Disappeared (Jing-Jing Lee)- Singapore!
  24. A book by a blogger, vlogger, YouTube video creator, or other online personality: Furiously Happy (Jenny Lawson)
  25. A book whose title starts with “Q”, “X”, or “Z”: Queenie (Candice Carly-Williams)
  26. A book featuring three generations (grandparent, parent, child): The Great Alone (Kristin Hannah)
  27. A book about a social justice issue: Such a Fun Age (Kiley Reid)
  28. A book set in a restaurant: Tiny Moons, a year of eating in Shanghai (Nina Mingya Powles)
  29. A book with a black-and-white cover: Dead Wake (Erik Larson)
  30. A book by an Indigenous author: The Round House (Louise Erdrich)
  31. A book that has the same title as a song: The Water Dancer (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
  32. A book about a subject you are passionate about: Why We’re Polarized (Ezra Klein)
  33. A book that discussed body positivity: Dumplin’ (Julie Murphy)
  34. A book found on a Black Lives Matter reading list: White Fragility (Robin DiAngelo)
  35. A book in a different format than what you normally read (audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels): Sapiens: A graphic history (Yuval Noah Harari)
  36. A book that has fewer than 1,000 reviews on Amazon or Goodreads: Artforum (Cesar Aira)
  37. A book you think your best friend would like: Final Girls (Riley Sager)
  38. A book about art or an artist: The Muse (Jessie Burton)
  39. A book everyone seems to have read but you: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  40. Your favorite prompt from a past Popsugar Reading Challenge: Rodham (Curtis Sittenfeld)- a book about world leaders (2020)

ADVANCED

41. The longest book (by pages) on your TBR list: Les Miserables (Victor Hugo) – 1,329 pages!

42. The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list: The It Doesn’t Matter Suit (Sylvia Plath) – 41 pages

43. The book on your TBR list with the prettiest cover: Once Upon a River (Diane Setterfield)

44. The book on your TBR list with the ugliest cover: On My Honor (Marion Dane Bauer)

45. The book that’s been on your TBR list for the longest amount of time: When God was a Rabbit (Sarah Winman)

46. A book from your TBR list you meant to read last year but didn’t: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Michael Chabon)

47. A book from your TBR list you associate with a favorite person, place, or thing: The Bookshop (Penelope Fitzgerald)

48. A book from your TBR list chosen at random: Apeirogon (Colum McCann)

49. A DNF book from your TBR list: Sophie’s World (Jostein Gaarder)

50. A free book from your TBR list (gifted, borrowed, library): My Name is Red (Orhan Pamuk)

Wish me luck!!!