52 Books in 52 weeks  -  2021

Remember, first and foremost, I look at challenges as a gateway to new reading paths, a fun way to nudge me in a new direction with my reading. It's not a competition and if I don't finish, I don't care; but, I'm going to give it a shot! After last year's mammoth effort, I'm scaling back this year and only joining two.......Are you inspired to join me?  You can find more challenges in this comprehensive list here.

 

New to me this year is the 52 Book Club, hosted by Liz.  There look to be some interesting, different, and a few simple categories.

Here's where I'll track my efforts to complete the challenge in 2021. I'll be double dipping some of the books that will also fit categories in the other challenge. I started by taking the lists and perusing my own bookshelves to see what I already own that will fit the challenge. Then, as I search the forums for ideas, I watch for books I know are already on my TBR list. Finally, I fill in with books totally new-to-me. Completed books will be in bold with a cover image and links to the reviews in bold and blue. 

1 - set in a school

TBD

2 - featuring the legal profession

Law of Innocence (The) by Michael Connelly

3 - dual timeline

TBD

4 - author who is deceased

TBD

5 - published by Penguin

TBD

6 - character with same name as male family member

TBD

7 - author with only 1 published book

The Trap by Melanie Raabe

8 - book from the 900s of the Dewey Decimal System

Frozen in Time by Chad Zuckoff

9 - set in Mediterranean country

TBD

10 - related to the word 'fire'

TBD

11 - book with discussion questions inside

TBD

12 - title starting with 'D'

Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Moseley (award winner)

13 - includes an exotic animal

TBD

14 - written by an author over 65 (when published)

TBD

15 - book mentioned in another book

TBD

16 - set before the 17th century

The Last Duel by Eric Jager

17 - character "on the run"

TBD

18 - author with 9 letter last name

City of the Lost #1 by Kelley Armstrong

19 - book with a deckled edge

TBD

20 - made into TV series

TBD

21 - book by Kristin Hannah

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

22 - a family saga

TBD

23 - an ending that surprises you

TBD

24 - book you think should be read in schools

TBD

25 - book with multiple POV

TBD

26 - by an author of color

TBD

27 - first chapter ends on an odd number

TBD

28 - includes a historical event you didn't know about

TBD

29 - featuring the environment

TBD

30 - watch out for dragons!

Nice Dragons Finish Last #1 by Rachel Aaron

31 - shares a similar title to another book

TBD

32 - has a selfish character

TBD

33 - featuring adoption

TBD

34 - book you'd rate 5 stars

TBD

35 - set in country starting with "S"

TBD

36 - a nameless narrator

TBD

37 - educational read

TBD

38 - recommended on Book Bub

Vanishing Half (The) by Brit Bennett

39 - alternative history novel

TBD

40 - found via #bookstagram

Rough Magic by Lara Prior-Palmer

41 - endorsement by famous author on cover

TBD

42 - epistolary

Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher

43 - character with pet cat

TBD

44 - includes a garden

TBD

45 - coming of age novel

Son of a Trickster #1 by Eden Robinson

46 - winner of National Book Award - any year

Round House (The) by Louise Erdrich

47 - character with a disability

TBD

48 - cover with a woman who is facing away

TBD

49 - a flavor in the title

Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

50 - a shoe on the cover

TBD

51 - published in 2021

Gilded Ones (The) #1 by Namina Forna

52 - redo any of the previous categories

TBD

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