Reading Challenge 2021

“I particularly enjoyed the fable about the Leopard changing his spots.”


My Authors Water Cooler Reading Challenge selections for 2021. Out of a list of 50 categories, the participant chooses 12, the idea being you read one a month. I hope I do better at this year’s than last year’s. Last year, it seemed I just picked a lot of duds. Sorry any authors who were on that list! Or maybe I just was not in the mood to read much.

  1. Dearly Departed: A book by an author who died within the past four years.

The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

  1. I spy: A book featuring spies or espionage.

Secret Agent: Britain’s Wartime Secret Service, David Stafford

  1. That old black magic: A paranormal novel.

Fledgling, Octavia Butler   OR
The Death of the Necromancer, Martha Wells

  1. East meets West: A book taking place in Asia.

Empress, Shan Sa

  1. Keep up with the Joneses: A book everyone else seems to have read but you have not.

Wicked, Gregory Maguire

  1. Tag team: A book by more than one author.

What a Character! 20th Century Advertising Icons, Warren Dotz, Jim Morton

  1. Matryoshka books: A book mentioned or discussed inside another book.

The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing

  1. Bits and pieces: An anthology (poetry, short stories, whatever).

The Dragon Quintet, Marvin Kaye (ed.)

  1. Out of this world: A book taking place in space or on another planet.

Brightness Falls from the Air, Joan D. Vinge

  1. Freebies: A book you (legally) obtained without paying for.

You Look Like A Thing and I love You, Janelle Shae


Extra Credit:

  1. Read it again, Sam: Reread a book you have already read.

Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger

  1. Out of the park on first at-bat: A debut.

The Ruin of Kings, Jenn Lyons

  1. Pixies and Dryads and Elves, oh my!: A high fantasy.
    Fire and Blood, George R.R. Martin


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