2021 GoodReads Around the Year in 52 Books

I finished most of the prompts fairly early, as the prompts are rather general, compared to prompts like “read a sff book by a LGBTQ+ author”. The only challenge is I somehow get the word “Chip” by the random word generator, and did have to rack the brain a bit to link the books I’ve read with the word. Chocolate chips cookie comes to mind but I didn’t read a book about cookies. I read a book about See’s candies but they don’t make cookies. I thought about computer chips, but didn’t read a book about computers. I thought about robots, and Klara and the Sun may work if I haven’t used it for another prompt. Finally, I was reading The Persian Pickle Club for a readathon and realized that, hey, pickle chips is a thing. I hate pickles, but hey challenge completed.

1. A book related to “In the Beginning…”: Tunkashila
2. A book by an author whose name doesn’t contain the letters A, T or Y: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer
3. A book related to the lyrics for the song “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music: Girls Made of Snow and Glass
4. A book with a monochromatic cover: Medicine Walk
5. A book by an author on USA Today’s list of 100 Black Novelists You Should Read: Brown Girl Dreaming
6. A love story: The Prodigal
7. A book that fits a prompt suggestion that didn’t make the final list – A book about an invention or discovery: Brightstorm
8. A book set in a state, province, or country you have never visited: Bring Jade Home
9. A book you associate with a specific season or time of year: The Autumn Castle
10. A book with a female villain or criminal: The Puffin of Death
11. A book to celebrate The Grand Egyptian Museum: Elsewhere, Home
12. A book eligible for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation: Things We Lost in the Fire
13. A book written by an author of one of your best reads of 2020: Mexican Gothic
14. A book set in a made-up place: The Lust Lizard Of Melancholy Cove
15. A book that features siblings as the main characters: The Sacrifice
16. A book with a building in the title: The House in the Cerulean Sea
17. A book with a Muslim character or author: The Olive Season
18. 3 books related to “Past, Present, Future” – Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin
19. 3 books related to “Past, Present, Future” – Book 2: Before the Coffee Gets Cold
20. 3 books related to “Past, Present, Future” – Book 3: We Are the Weather
21. A book whose title and author both contain the letter “u”: The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
22. A book posted in one of the ATY Best Book of the Month threads: Klara and the Sun
23. A cross genre novel: The Archer (self help + fiction)
24. A book about racism or race relations: This Is What America Looks Like
25. A book set on an island: Claire of the Sea Light
26. A short book (<210 pages) by a new-to-you author: Doppler
27. A book with a character who can be found in a deck of cards: Castle in the Air
28. A book connected to ice: My Penguin Year
29. A book that you consider comfort reading: The Tale of Hill Top Farm
30. A long book: Braiding Sweetgrass
31. A book by an author whose career spanned more than 21 years: Aleph by Paulo Coelho
32. A book whose cover shows more than 2 people: My Two Moms
33. A collection of short stories, essays, or poetry: Japanese Fairy Tales
34. A book with a travel theme: Gullible’s Travels
35. A book set in a country on or below the Tropic of Cancer: Things We Lost in the Fire
36. A book with six or more words in the title: The Woman Who Died a Lot
37. A book from the Are You Well Read in World Literature list: The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes
38. A book related to a word given by a random word generator (chip): The Persian Pickle Club
39. A book involving an immigrant: The Buddha in the Attic
40. A book with flowers or greenery on the cover: The Olive Tree
41. A book by a new-to-you BIPOC author: Cadwell Turnbull
42. A mystery or thriller: Gone Bamboo
43. A book with elements of magic: The Bear and the Nightingale
44. A book whose title contains a negative: We of the Never-Never
45. A book related to a codeword from the NATO Phonetic Alphabet: Secret Daughter (India)
46. A winner or nominee from the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards: The Midnight Library
47. A non-fiction book other than biography, autobiography or memoir: What If?
48. A book that might cause someone to react “You read what?!?”: Mauve
49. A book with an ensemble cast: The Power
50. A book published in 2021: The Immortal Boy
51. A book whose title refers to person(s) without giving their name: The Boy from Baby House 10
52. A book related to “the end”: Armageddon Summer

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