Sunday, December 19, 2021

2021 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge - finished!

Popsugar is a lifestyle magazine and their reading challenge has been around since 2015. On their website they list 40 book promps and additional 10 advanced prompts.
I finished it on 19th December.

Regular Prompts

A book that's published in 2021: Jonathan Stroud -
Scarlett und Browne - Die Outlaws
An Afrofuturist book: Colson Whitehead - The Underground Railroad
A book that has a heart, diamond, club, or spade on the cover: Marco Sonnleitner - Die drei Fragezeichen und die Poker-Hölle
A book by an author who shares your zodiac sign: Maxim Biller - Sechs Koffer
A dark academia book: Deborah Harkness – Die Seelen der Nacht
A book with a gem, mineral, or rock in the title: Rita Mae Brown – Rubinroter Dschungel
A book where the main character works at your current or dream job: Timo Parvela - Ella in der Schule
A book that has won the Women's Prize for Fiction: Tayari Jones - In guten wie in schlechten Tagen
A book with a family tree: Yaa Gyasi - Heimkehren
A bestseller from the 1990s:
Thomas Keneally - Schindlers Liste
A book about forgetting: Kathrin Schmidt - Du stirbst nicht
A book you have seen on someone's bookshelf (in real life, on a Zoom call, in a TV show, etc.): Dai Sijie - Balzac und die kleine chinesische Schneiderin (read by Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls)
A locked-room mystery: Karen M. McManus - One of Us is Lying
A book set in a restaurant: Ellen Barksdale - Die letzten Worte des Ian O'Shelley [keine Rezension]
A book with a black and white cover: Volker Kutscher - Die Akte Vaterland
A book by an indigenous author: Louise Erdrich - Der Klang der Trommel
A book that has the same title as a song: Alex Gino - George [Song by Headless Chickens]
A book about a subject you are passionate about: Terry Pratchett - Rollende Steine
A book that discusses body positivity: Rupi Kaur - Home Body
A book on a Black Lives Matter reading list: Amanda Gorman - The Hill We Climb // Ta-Nehisi Coates - Zwischen mir und der Welt
A book set mostly or entirely outdoors: Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book
A book with something broken on the cover: Wulf Dorn - Phobia
A book by a Muslim American author: Khaled Hosseini - Tausend strahlende Sonnen

A book that was published anonymously: Shelley - Frankenstein
A book with an oxymoron in the title: Jodi Picoult - Kleine große Schritte
A book about do-overs or fresh starts: Joseph von Eichendorff - Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts
A magical realism book: Neil Gaiman - Niemalsland
A book set in multiple countries: Maja Lunde - Die letzten ihrer Art
A book set somewhere you'd like to visit in 2021: Irmgard Keun - Das kunstseidene Mädchen
A book by a blogger, vlogger, YouTube video creator, or other online personality: Jenny Lawson - Irre glücklich
A book whose title starts with "Q," "X," or "Z":  John Grisham - Zeugen der Anklage
A book featuring three generations (grandparent, parent, child): Sasa Stanisic - Herkunft
A book about a social justice issue:
Malala Yousafzai - Ich bin Malala
A book in a different format:
Penelope Bagieu / Roald Dahl - Hexen hexen
A book with fewer than 1000 reviews: Luca D'Andrea - Der Tod so kalt (492 reviews on GR on 2.1.2021)
A book you think your best friend would like: Martin Walker - Reiner Wein
A book about art or an artist: Robert Seethaler - Der letzte Satz
A book everyone seems to have read but you: Kristin Hannah - Die Nachtigall
Your favourite prompt from a past Popsugar Reading Challenge:
Volker Klüpfel und Michael Kobr - Funkenmord

Advanced prompts (TBR = to be read)

The longest book (by pages) on your TBR: Frank Schätzing - Breaking News
The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list: T.C. Boyle - In der Zone
The book on your TBR list with the prettiest cover: Matt Haig - Die Mitternachtsbibliothek
The book on your TBR list with the ugliest cover: Banana Yoshimoto - Kitchen
The book that's been on your TBR for the longest amount of time: Erich Kästner - Pünktchen und Anton
A book from your TBR list you meant to read last year but didn't: Rolf Lappert - Nach Hause schwimmen
A book from your TBR list you associate with a favorite person, place, or thing: Nicci French - Schwarzer Mittwoch
A book from your TBR list chosen at random: Michael Robotham - Um Leben und Tod
A DNF (=did not finish) book from your TBR list: Ryder Caroll - The Bullet Journal Method
A free book from your TBR list list (gifted, borrowed, library): Rainbow Rowell - Fangirl

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