Monday, November 15, 2021

50 Books A Year Reading Challenge


Emily @ The Nerdy Bookworm is also hosting a near-book-a-week challenge. It is a low-pressure, "you don't have to complete all the prompts" challenge. Since I'm already doing one book-a-week challenge, I'm going to set myself a personal goal of 20 prompts. I may do more--but I'm pretty sure I won't do all of them. I'll post some tentative picks and update as I go. Click on the link if you'd like to join in.

Commitment Complete 3/16/22!

1. 2022 New Release: The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett (8/7/22)
2. Reese Witherspoon BOTM pick: The Guest List by Lucy Foley (4/14/22)
3. Romance book with enemies to lovers trope
4. A Memoir: Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner (2/4/22)
5. Book based on TV series or movie adaptation: Star Trek: Voyage to Adventure by Michael J. Dodge (1/22/22)
6. Book that was recommended to you: Streaked with Crimson by Charles J. Dutton [rec by Rick Mills] (11/12/322)
7. Thriller: Reliquary by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (5/19/22)
8. Book with two or more authors: The Price of the Phoenix by Sondra Marshak & Myrna Culbreath (1/4/22)
9. Graphic novel: Clue: Candlestick by Dash Shaw (3/7/22)
10. Hyped book that everyone is talking about: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson [lots of my online friends read/talked about this in 2021] (1/23/22)
11. Book on TBR list a very long time: Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge (on TBR since about 1977--came in a batch of books from my grandma and I just never got round to reading it) [6/29/22]
12. Goodread's 2021 Winner or Nominee
13. Book with less than 200 pages: What, Me, Mr. Mosley? by John Greenwood [153 pp] (1/17/22)
14. An audiobook: The One Hundred & One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith [read by Martin Jarvis] (6/18/22)
15. New to you author: The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips (2/6/22)
16. 2022 Bestseller
17. Book that makes you think & contemplate life: Only Yesterday by Frederick Lewis Allen (4/21/22)
18. Highly-anticipated read: When Blood Lies by C. S. Harris (5/29/22)
19. Summer vibes/summer read
20. Library Book: Be Holding by Ross Gay (5/19/22)
21. Book with a cover that caught your eye: The Man in the Moonlight by Helen McCloy (3/16/22)
22. Book by an auto-buy author of yours: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (1/9/22)
23. Physical book on your bookshelf: Fadeaway Girl by Martha Grimes (1/2/22)
24. NY Times Nonfiction Bestseller: An Hour Before Daylight by Jimmy Carter (4/2/22)
25. A Holiday Romance
26. Book that gives you fall and/or creepy vibes: All Hallows' Evil by Valerie Wolzien (6/7/22)
27. Office romance novel
28. YA book: The Ruby Raven by Michael Dahl (1/19/22)
29. Book with a summer romance
30. Book with friends to lovers trope
31. Book with paranormal elements: The Ghost Finders by Adam McOmber (3/2/22)
32. Book with pink on the cover: Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie (1/21/22)
33. Book that has a cover you love: Murder at the Spring Ball by Benedict Brown [love the art deco look] (2/5/22)
34. Book written in text messages, emails, or other form of text: What Just Happened by Charles Finch [diary entries] (6/12/22)
35. Book that as mental health aspects to it: And Soon I'll Come to Kill You by Susan Kelly (1/23/22)
36. Book with a place in the title (imaginary or real): Deathblow Hill by Phoebe Atwood Taylor (1/21/22)
37. Coming of age story with characters in school
38. Dual timeline book: Evan's Gate by Rhys Bowen (4/13/22)
39. Book about family: Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie (1/1/22) [and a very dysfunctional family it is, too]
40. Romance with a single parent in it: Seven Tears for Apollo by Phyllis A. Whitney (7/4/22)
41. Book bought from a bookstore: Midsummer Nightmare by Christopher Hale (2/21/22) [from Books on the Square in Virden, IL]
42. Contemporary novel
43. YA Romance
44. Funny book: Brand Spanking New Day by Berkeley Breathed (4/16/22)
45. Book with an animal in it: The Dishonest Murderer by Frances & Richard Lockridge [Siamese cats] (2/25/22)
46. Book you meant to read last year but didn't: A Scream in Soho by John G. Brandon (9/3/22)
47. Book with winter scene on cover: Trixie Belden & the Black Jacket Mystery by Kathryn Kenny (6/8/22)
48. A classic: The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes (4/6/22)
49. Any book from a series: The Case of the Famished Parson by John Bellairs [Inspector Littlejohn #15] (1/2/22)
50. Free space/any book: Bodies from the Library by Tony Medawar [ed] (1/13/22)


Emily Nicholas | Emily The Book Nerd said...

Thank you so much for participating and happy reading! The Guest List was pretty good.. hope you enjoy

Bev Hankins said...

Thanks, Emily. I've heard good things about The Guest List, so I hope I like it too.

Cindy said...

I am doing this one as well and looking forward to it!

Bev Hankins said...

Good luck with it, Cindy!