The 52 Book Club: 2021 Challenge

I was invited to join this Goodreads group and challenge for 2021. If you click on the link above, it will take you to the webpage. Anyone can join in. I have done the Popsugar Challenge for the last three years and although I have been getting closer to completing it each year, I was looking for a change. This Challenge looks like it could be the one. Of course, if I read one a week, technically I should have no problem completing this challenge. What I need to do is try and complete the hardest prompts in the first couple of months so I will finish, but I shall see. Here goes, I am going to select some of the books I want to read, some will fulfill challenges as I read them (i.e. Book I rate 5 stars) and some I will keep searching for.

51/52 as of December 31, 2021.

1. Set in a school: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (2021-02-18)

2. Featuring the Legal Profession: Twenty by James Grippando (2021-01-31)

3. A dual timeline: An American in Paris by Siobhan Curham (2021-01-06)

4. An author that is deceased: Heartbreak Bay (Stillhouse Lake #5) by Rachel Caine (2021-09-02)

5. Published by Penguin: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James (2021-04-28)

6. A character with the same name as a male family member (Ray): Forget Me Not by Brenda Jackson (2021-07-06)

7. An author with only 1 published book: Beyond the Tracks by Michael Reit (2021-07-20)

8. A book in the 900’s of the Dewey Decimal System: Three Ordinary Girls: The Remarkable Story of Hannie Schaft and the Oversteegen Sisters, Teenaged Saboteurs and Nazi Assassins by Tim Brady (2021-05-10)

9. Set in a Mediterranean country: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel (2021-01-19)

10. Related to the word “fire”: Smoke Screen by Terri Blackstock (2021-03-20)

11. Book with discussion questions inside: Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay (2021-01-16)

12. Title Starting with the Letter “D”: (The) Doctor’s Lady by Jody Hedlund (2021-02-12)

13. Includes an exotic animal (tiger): Tracking Game by Margaret Mizushima (2021-01-01)

14. Written by an author over 65 (when published): Legacy by Nora Roberts (2021-07-14)

15. A book mentioned in another book (The Paris Library): Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Thruston (2021-02-27)

16. Set Before the 17th Century: Forgetting the Scot (The Highlanders of Balforss #3) by Jennifer Trethewey (2021-01-24)

17. A Character “on the run”: The German Girl by Lily Graham (2021-01-13)

18. Author with a nine-letter last name: The Traitor by V.S. Alexander (2021-01-17)

19. Book with a deckled edge: Find You First by Linwood Barclay (2021-04-09)

20. Made into a TV series: Shelter Mountain (Virgin River #2) by Robyn Carr (2021-01-18)

21. Book by Kristin Hannah: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (2021-03-29)

22. A family saga: Haven Point by Virginia Hume (2021-06-21)

23. An ending that surprises you: The Single Mother (2021-01-08)

24. A book you think they should read in schools – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (2021-02-19)

25. A book with multiple character POV: The Perfect Ruin by Shanora Williams (2021-08-11)

26. An author of color: Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist (2020-01-10)

27. First chapter ends on an odd page number Murder in the Storybook Cottage (A Book Retreat Mystery #6) by Ellery Adams (2021-08-08)

28. Includes a historical event you know little about: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles (2021-02-19)

29. Featuring the environment: The Women of Pearl Island by Polly Crosby (2021-12-31)

30. Watch Out For Dragons: Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la Cruz (2021-12-17)

31. Book that shares a similar title to another book: I See You (Criminal Profiler #4) by Mary Burton (2021-01-14)

32. A character who is selfish: Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer (2021-01-02)

33. Featuring adoption: When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain (2021-05-27)

34. A book you’d rate 5 stars: Night Bird Calling by Cathy Gohlke (2021-02-12)

35. Set in a country that starts with the letter “S”: Of Books and Bagpipes (A Scottish Bookshop Mystery #2) by Paige Shelton (2021-12-07)

36. A nameless narrator: Milkman by Anna Burns (2021-03-11)

37. An educational read: The Prison Guard’s Daughter by Deanne Quinn Miller (2021-10-10)

38. Recommended on BookBub: Blink by KL Slater-

39. An alternate history novel: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg (2021-01-12)

40. Found via #bookstagram: The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher (2021-01-07)

41. An endorsement by a famous author on the cover (Heather Gudenkauf): The Monsters We Make by Kali White (2021-03-15)

42. An epistolary: Dear Justyce by Nic Stone (2021-01-18)

43. A character with a pet cat: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune (2021-01-20)

44. Includes a garden: Seasons of an Amish Garden by Amy Clipston (2021-01-09)

45. A coming of age novel: The Unwilling by John Hart (2021-01-15)

46. Winner of the National Book Award (2014): Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2021-02-08)

47. A character with a disability: Butterfly Bayou by Lexie Blake (2021-02-03)

48. A cover with a woman who is facing away: The Girl From the Channel Islands by Jenny Lecoat (2021-01-25)

49. A book with a flavour in the title: Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut by Sarah Graves (2021-02-26)

50. A book with a shoe on the cover: The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff (2021-05-02)

51. Published in 2021: The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery (2021-02-11)

52. Re-do one of the previous 51 categories from this 2021 challenge (Published in 2021): The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson (2021-03-31)