What to Read in 2021

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2021
Number of books: 60
Hosted by: Around the Year

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Not sure what to read in 2021? Have monster TBR’s and need help getting some of them read. What to find some new books for 2021? Then this is the challenge for you:

Read the instructions for each task carefully to pick your books. You can use any book that fits the category and re-reads are fine as well. You can create your list in advance or as you go.

Duration
Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2021

Rules
Complete at least 15 tasks to get the Vampire Heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count
One book per task

1. Click on Browse, then Recommendations. Pick a book listed for recommendations based on your To-Read Shelf. – Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
2. Click on Browse, then Recommendations. Pick a book listed for recommendations based on any of your shelves. – Marry in Haste by Anne Gracie
3. Click on Browse, New Releases. Click on My Authors at the top and pick a book that shows up on the list.
4. Click on Browse, then on Lists. Pick a list that your friends have voted on and pick a book from that list to read. – Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn
5. Click on Browse, then on Explore. To the right you will see my favorite genres. Pick one and click on it. Read a book on the New Releases for that genre.

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6. Click on Browse, then on Explore. To the right you will see my favorite genres. Pick one and click on it. Scroll down to the lists. Pick a list and then pick a book on that list and read it.
7. Click on Browse, then on Explore. To the right you will see my favorite genres. Pick one and click on it. Scroll down to New Releases by Authors You’ve Read. Pick a book and read it. – The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
8. Click on Browse, then on Choice Awards. Pick any book that has been nominated for any year and read that book or any other book by that author. – Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
9. Pick any book that you rated five stars. Go to the book page and scroll down until you see lists with this book. Click on any of those lists and pick another book from the list to read. – Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
10. On your profile page, scroll down until you see “(Your name) Favorite Authors” on the right side of the page. Click on the link (example: My Favorite Authors Page). Once there, scroll through the list of your favorite authors and choose an author to revisit. You may either re-read an old favorite or continue on with one you haven’t read yet. – A Night Like This by Julia Quinn

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11. Go to your home page. Scroll down through the updates and pick any book mentioned.
12. Sort your TBR to show 50 books per page and sort by date added. Look at how many pages are on your TBR list and divide by 2 (round up if needed) and pick any book on that page. – Be Mine Tonight by Kathryn Smith
13. Sort your TBR to show 50 books per page and sort by date added.
Pick one book off the first page.
14. Sort your TBR and to show 50 books per page and sort by date added. Pick one book off the last page. – Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
15. Sort your TBR to show 40 books per page and sort by author, A-Z. Read one book on the first page of that list.

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16. Sort your TBR to show 40 books per page and sort author by Z-A. Read one book on the first page of that list.
17. Sort your TBR to show 50 books per page and sort by number of pages, shortest to longest. Pick a book found on the first page. – Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
18. Sort your TBR to show 50 books per page and sort by number of pages, longest to shortest. Pick one book found on the first page.
19. List your TBR by 40 books per page and sort by title A-Z. Pick a book off of the first page.
20. List your TBR by 40 books per page and sort by title Z-A. Pick any book off of the first page.

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21. List your TBR by 40 books per page and sort by Date Published. Pick a book off of the first page.
22. List your TBR by 40 books per page and sort by Date Published. Pick a book off of the last page.
23. List your TBR by 50 books per page and sort by Rating. Pick a book off of the first page.
24. List your TBR by 50 books per page and sort by Rating. Pick a book off of the last page.
25. List your TBR by 50 books and sort by Random. Pick a book off the first page.

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26. List your TBR by 50 books and sort by Random. Pick a book off the last page.
27. List your TBR by 50 books and sort by Num Ratings. Pick a book off the first page. – A Wild Life by Martin Hughes-Games
28. List your TBR by 50 books and sort by Num Ratings. Pick a book off the last page.
29. Read any book from your TBR – The BFG by Roald Dahl
30. Read a book from your TBR by a new to you author. – Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

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31. Read a book that you bought in 2020 but haven’t read yet. If you don’t have one then read a book published in 2020 that you wish you’d bought. – Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
32. Read a book that you bought in 2019 that you haven’t read yet. If you don’t have one then read a book published in 2019 that you wish you’d bought. – Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks
33. Read a book that you bought in 2018 that you haven’t read yet. If you don’t have one then read a book published in 2018 that you wish you’d bought. – Angels’ Flight by Nalini Singh
34. Read a book that you bought more than 3 years ago and haven’t read yet. If you don’t have one then read a book published in 2017 or before that you wish you’d bought.Born Free by Joy Adamson
35. Read a book that will either finish a series you have read or is the latest book published in a series you have read.Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride

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36. Pick a series you’ve been wanting to start and read the first book in that series. – Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid
37. Pick a book that you’ve only read the first book in the series and read book #2 in that same series. – The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn
38. Read a book from a series that you started but haven’t finished. – Kiss of Heat by Lora Leigh
39. Read a book published in 2021 – Splintered Stars by Rachel Madbury
40. Read a book published in 2020 that you haven’t gotten around to reading but really want to. – Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam

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41. Read a book published in the year you joined Good Reads. – The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid (2016)
42. Read a book that has a title that starts with the same letter as your first name. – Soul Deep by Lora Leigh
43. Read a book that has a title that starts with the same letter as your last name. – Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh
44. Read a book whose author’s first name starts with the same letter as your first name. – A Man in a Kilt by Sandy Blair
45. Read a book whose author’s last name starts with the same letter as your last name. – Beard in Mind by Penny Reid

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46. Read a book published in the same month as your birthday. – The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid (February)
47. Read a book with your age in the page number. (Example if you are 32 – 320 or 325 or 132 would all work). – The Peak of Love by Langley Gray (228 pp.)
48. Read a book that is your favorite genre – The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid (contemporary romance)
49. Read a book with a cover that is at least 50% your favorite color – The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (blue)
50. Read a book where the MC has the same job/career as you or one that you wish you had. – Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid (vet)

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51. Read a book from any Goodreads lists that has “Can’t Wait” in the name of the list. – Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
52. Read a book from any Goodreads lists that has “Best” in the name of the list – Grave Witch by Kalayna Price (Best Urban Fantasy)
53. Read a book a friend of yours rated 5 Stars – Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
54. Read a book another friend of yours rated 5 stars – Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
55. Read a book a friend of yours rated 4 stars – Megan’s Mark by Lora Leigh

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56. Read a book another friend of yours rated 4 stars – Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
57. Read a book any member of Vampire Book Obsession Rated 5 Stars – Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh
58. Read a book any member of Vampire Book Obsession Rated 4 Stars – Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler
59. Read a book by any author from any Muse in 2020 or any Author that gets picked as a Muse for 2021Love Hard by Nalini Singh
60. Read a book by any author from any Muse in 2019 or 2018 – Grave Dance by Kalayna Price

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