I don’t know about you, but we are confident of what will come in 2021. An annual tradition that we always look forward to? The seventh annual POPSUGAR Reading Challenge!
Whether you want to simply read more books this year or diversify your reading by diving into niche genres, discovering lesser-known authors, or branching out into yours, this list of 50 fun and unique book announcements will help you meet your reading goals for 2021 Book comfort zones.
If 50 books sound like a lot, we’ll split them up for you with 40 standard book challenge prompts and 10 “advanced” prompts for the high-flyers out there. For 2021, the advanced section has a new topic we’re excited about: your own TBR list! For many of us, our “TBR” stack (read) is embarrassingly long. When we announced their TBR lists to our POPSUGAR Book Club members (learn how to join the group here!), Over 900 readers said their lists were longer than 20, some by the thousands! At least this year, you can check off 10 of the books you wanted to read, whether they’re stored on your bookshelf, library, or just in your want to read section on Goodreads.
Book lovers, whether this is your first time taking up this challenge or you have been a devotee from the start, we hope the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2021 will revive your passion for reading in the New Year and encourage you to learn about yourself, others and the world around you. Most importantly, have fun with it! At the end of the day, you set the rules. So you can break them anytime.
Ready to start?
- Download our printable list here, tick the books and attach the handy graphic for reference.
- Join the POPSUGAR Book Club on Facebook, a well-read community of enthusiastic POPSUGAR editors and fellow readers from all over the world. Swap book selections for the challenge, get in touch when you run into a prompt, exchange bullet ideas, or just chat about the latest page turner you’re obsessed with.
- If you’re looking for an easy way to digitally track and rate the books you’ve read for the challenge, we recommend joining this Goodreads group as well, made up of readers who attend POPSUGAR each year Participate in the Reading Challenge.
- Follow POPSUGAR Books on Twitter and share your progress on social with the hashtag #popsugarreadingchallenge.
Read on now for the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2021, as well as curated book suggestions from our editors and book club members to find out what to read for all prompts!
– Additional coverage from Allison Ingrum