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. 9/52

1. Set in a school: Three Hours by Rosamund Lipton

2. Featuring the Legal Profession: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

3. A dual timeline: An American in Paris by Siobhan Curham (2020-01-06)

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

5. Published by Penguin: Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

6. A character with the same name as a male family member (Ray, Darryl, Mark, Graham, Peter, Bill, Don, Duane, Nicholas, Daniel, Devan, Brian, Carl, Albert (Bert, Al) – Some good opportunities here)

7. An author with only 1 published book: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

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

9. Set in a Mediterranean country: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

10. Related to the word “fire”: Smoke Screen by Terri Blackstock

11. Book with discussion questions inside: Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay 2020-01-16

12. Title Starting with the Letter “D”: (A) Dog Called Valentine by Roxanne Snopek

13. Includes an exotic animal

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

15. A book mentioned in another book

16. Set Before the 17th Century

17. A Character “on the run”: The German Girl by Lily Graham 2020-01-13

18. Author with a nine-letter last name: The Traitor by V.S. Alexander (READING NOW)

19. Book with a deckled edge: The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor

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

21. Book by Kristin Hannah: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

22. A family saga

23. An ending that surprises you: The Single Mother (2020-01-08)

24. A book you think they should read in schools

25. A book with multiple character POV: Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly

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 The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry

28. Includes a historical event you know little about: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

29. Featuring the environment

30. Watch Out For Dragons: What We Found in the Corn Maze and How It Saved a Dragon by Henry Clark

31. Book that shares a similar title to another book: I See You (Criminal Profiler #4) by Mary Burton 2020-01-14

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

33. Featuring adoption: The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright

34. A book you’d rate 5 stars

35. Set in a country that starts with the letter “S”: The Stolen Letter (A Scottish Bookshop Mystery_ by Paige Shelton

36. A nameless narrator

37. An educational read

38. Recommended on BookBub: Blink by KL Slater

39. An alternate history novel: Fallout by Todd Strasser

40. Found via #bookstagram: The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher (2020-01-07)

41. An endorsement by a famous author on the cover.

42. An epistolary: Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

43. A character with a pet cat: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

44. Includes a garden: Seasons of an Amish Garden by Amy Clipston (2020-01-09)

45. A coming of age novel: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

46. Winner of the National Book Award – any year: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

47. A character with a disability: The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen Year Old Boy with Austism by Naoki Higashida

48. A cover with a woman who is facing away: The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak

49. A book with a flavour in the title: Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut by Sarah Graves

50. A book with a shoe on the cover: Bride on the Run: A Clean Romance by Anna J. Stewart

51. Published in 2021

52. Re-do one of the previous 51 categories from this 2021 challenge