2021 Reading Challenges

I am taking part in 4 Reading Challenges this year. They are:

  • 2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge
  • 2021 Non-fiction Reader Challenge
  • 2021 Diversity Reading Challenge
  • 2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

On this page I am going to keep track of Popsugar Reading Challenge, Non-fiction Reader Challenge and Diversity Reading Challenge.

*When I finish a book for a prompt I will write the book name beside that prompt.*

2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge

  • A book that’s published in 2021: The Gilded Ones
  • An Afrofuturist book: Binti
  • A book that has a heart, diamond, club, or spade on the cover
  • A book by an author who shares your zodiac sign
  • A dark academia book
  • A book with a gem, mineral, or rock in the title
  • A book where the main character works at your current or dream job
  • A book that has won the Women’s Prize For Fiction
  • A book with a family tree
  • A bestseller from the 1990s
  • A book about forgetting
  • A book you have seen on someone’s bookshelf (in real life, on a Zoom call, in a TV show, etc.): Girl, Serpent, Thorn (Saw on Fadwa’s shelf on Instagram)
  • A locked-room mystery
  • A book set in a restaurant
  • A book with a black-and-white cover
  • A book by an Indigenous author
  • A book that has the same title as a song: Written in the Stars (also a song name by Tinie Tempah)
  • A book about a subject you are passionate about: Kim Jiyoung
  • A book that discusses body positivity
  • A book found on a Black Lives Matter reading list
  • A genre hybrid: Kindred
  • A book set mostly or entirely outdoors: Aru Shah and the End of Time
  • A book with something broken on the cover
  • A book by a Muslim American author
  • A book that was published anonymously
  • A book with an oxymoron in the title
  • A book about do-overs or fresh starts: Mahashweta by Sudha Murty
  • A magical realism book
  • A book set in multiple countries
  • A book set somewhere you’d like to visit in 2021
  • A book by a blogger, vlogger, YouTube video creator, or other online personality: Adulthood is a myth
  • A book whose title starts with “Q,” “X,” or “Z”: Xeni
  • A book featuring three generations (grandparent, parent, child)
  • A book about a social justice issue
  • A book in a different format than what you normally read: Once Ghosted, Twice Shy
  • A book that has fewer than 1,000 reviews on Amazon or Goodreads: All her fault
  • A book you think your best friend would like
  • A book about art or an artist
  • A book everyone seems to have read but you
  • Your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: Crier’s War (2020 prompt: A book with a cyborg, robot or AI character)

Diversity Reading Challenge

JANUARY – diverse folktales/culture/mythology; or diverse retelling; or non-western setting: Girl, Serpent, Thorn (Persian Mythology)
FEBRUARY – poc: Black/African American: Once Ghosted, Twice Shy
MARCH – #ownvoices; or gender: female authors in male-dominated genres/non-fiction
– poc: Middle Eastern/South Asian: Mahashweta
MAY – poc: East Asian/Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander
JUNE – LGBT+ pride summer: sexuality and gender identity
– LGBT+ pride summer: sexuality and gender identity
– mental health/addiction
– poc: hispanic/latinx
– physical/sensory/cognitive/intellectual/developmental disabilities
– poc: Native American
– religious minorities

Non-fiction Reader Challenge