2021 Reading Challenge

Hey everyone!
I am so excited to be sharing this post today, because it means 2 things: 1. This awful year is almost over, and 2. NEW READING CHALLENGE!

I was tagged by the lovely Mina @ Stacked to do this challenge, and I can’t wait! Thank you so much for tagging me.
I took part in Mina’s 2020 TBR Reading Challenge this year, and despite the fact that I haven’t done amazingly with it, I have had so much fun doing it.


The Rules

  • Choose a book for each of the 20 reading challenge prompts. If it’s too difficult for you, it’s OK to go for less. But…
  • Those of you who complete all 20 prompts and post reviews on their blogs or vlogs have a chance to win a reward — a book of their choice, up to $20! The competition is international, as long as Book Depository ships to your country
  • Once the challenge begins, I will share the Blog Hopping Sheet where you can leave links to your reviews.
  • You can’t start reading books you selected for the challenge before January 1st!
  • To make it easier for me to keep up, please follow my Twitter account and use #2021ReadingChallenge tag when sharing the links.
  • Tag your bookish friends
  • Thank the person that tagged you
  • Tag the original challenge page (this one)

2021 Reading Challenge Checklist

2021 Reading Challenge Stacked

My 2021 Reading Challenge

Historical Fiction
– Good & Evil by Giacometti & Ravenne

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Good & Evil has been on my NetGalley shelf for a while, and it sounds so good, so I’m really looking forward to reading it!


Controversial Book
– The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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I’ve had a copy of The Catcher in the Rye for ages, and not read it yet. I’ll be honest, I googled controversial books to see what would come up, and until then I didn’t realise just how controversial this book actually is…


Friend Recommendation
– The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx

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I have lost count of how many time Alex has told me to read The Heroin Diaries. We even own 3 special graphic novel editions of the book (one of which is red leather bound, in a red slipcase, and is signed). So, I’m sure he will be very happy that I am finally going to read it.


Set In A Place You’d Like To Live
– Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

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I don’t actually own a copy of Memoirs of a Geisha, but I have wanted to read it for YEARS, so this gives me an excuse to get myself one! I have always been obsessed with Japan and it’s culture, and I would love to live there.


Booker Prize Winner
– True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

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This was on my 2020 challenge list, and I didn’t read it, so I’m carrying it over to my 2021 challenge!


Book You Can Read In A Day
– Digital Monsters by Dr. Vivian Asimos

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I rarely read a whole book in a day, because there is always so many interruptions (life with a 3 year old), but Digital Monsters is less than 100 pages long, so it’s doable!


Book About Mental Health
– Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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I’m copying Mina’s choice for this prompt, because this book has been on my TBR forever! Despite struggling with my mental health, I never read books about mental health, and I’m not sure why. So, this is going to be a new experience for me!


By Author You’ve Always Wanted To Read
– Murder on The Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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I must be one of the very few murderer mystery fans who has never read anything by Agatha Christie… I am actually doing 2 group reads in January with our little book club in The Write Reads gang, and Murder on The Orient Express is one of the books we are reading (We’re also reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, so I’m reading 2 Agatha Christie books in January).


A Classic
– The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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I’ve been wanting to read The Picture of Dorian Gray for so long, and it was on my 2020 challenge list, and I still didn’t get to read it. I will make sure that I do in 2021.


Chick Lit
– My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

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I’m not entirely sure what constitutes as “Chick Lit”, but according to GoodReads, My Sister’s Keeper falls in to that category. I’ve wanted to read this for quite a while, so this is the perfect opportunity.


First In A Book Series
– The Four Symbols by Giacometti & Ravenne

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I have had The Four Symbols on my NetGalley shelf for SO long now, in fact it has been on there long enough for me to also have book 2 of the series on my NetGalley shelf, which I have selected for the Historical Fiction prompt. I will be reading this one first, and then following on with Good & Evil.


Fantasy Novel
– The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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I have to be honest, I’ve never read The Hobbit… But, I love The Lord of the Rings, so I think it’s about time I read it! Especially because I have this gorgeous edition!


YA Book
– Wilder Girls by Rory Power

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I bought a hardback copy of Wilder Girls when it was first released, mainly because of the gorgeous Escher style cover, but also because I had heard such great things about the story. I’m looking forward to finally reading it in 2021!


Horror
– Fluke by James Herbert

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Continuing with my desperate need to read everything that James Herbert ever wrote, Fluke is next up on my list of his book to read. I’m really excited for it!


Monster Book (1000+ Pages)
– The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

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I have multiple copies of The Lord of the Rings, and every single one of them is in the original format of 1 books, instead of 3 separate ones, which therefore makes them over 1000 pages. I usually avoid books this big, purely because their size intimidates me, but I love The Lord of the Rings so much! As I’ve chosen The Hobbit for the fantasy novel prompt, it makes sense to follow on with The Lord of the Rings.


War Novel
– Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard

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I bought myself a gorgeous copy of Empire of the Sun from Folio Society (along with 2 other war novels) in one of their big sales. I love war novels that really hit hard, and make you understand more about what people went through, and from what I have heard, this book is definitely one of those!


Own Voices Novel
– The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Another book that has been on my TBR for ages. The Hate U Give is everywhere, and I only ever see positive comments about it, so I’m looking forward to reading it myself.


Gothic Novel
– Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice

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I have seen the movie adaptation of Interview With The Vampire so many times, and it is one of my favourite movies, but I’ve never read the book, despite the fact that I own a copy.


Book Written In A Foreign Language
– The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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This was actually my choice for a similar prompt in the 2020 challenge, but I didn’t get to it, so I’m determined to in 2021. I have read The Diary of a Young Girl before, but it was a very long time ago, so I really want to reread it.


Wild Card
– I’m choosing Memoir for my Wild Card topic
– They Don’t Need To Understand by Andy Biersack (with Ryan J. Downey)

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I think by now that most of you will know how much this book means to me, and how excited I am to finally read it, so why not make it my Wild Card choice?


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12 thoughts on “2021 Reading Challenge

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  1. Amazing picks! There are lots of books I adore here, like Dorian Grey, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Agatha Christie novels, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
    Ooooh and we can do buddy reads for Eleanor Oliphant?
    Can’t wait for 2021 and the challenge to begin 😀

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