Reading Challenge 2021

Reading Challenge 2021 is ready! I don’t know about you, but I don’t know how I would have survived 2020 without books. Every time I got unsettling news, I found myself in front of my library. I was soothed by the books that I bought and forgot, and so glad to rediscover them. Therefore, in 2021, all my expectations will be from the books again. Especially this year, I plan to be happier than ever with books.


Reading Challenge 2021

Instead of preparing any theme for Reading Challenge 2021, I wanted to prepare an eclectic and uplifting reading list. However, while preparing the list, I wanted it to make me and other readers happy. I have only one request from you; When choosing your books, please focus on the ones you think will make you so very happy. These can be romance or horror novels, whatever makes you happy. Let’s read this year for more fun than anything else; I think we so deserve it.

Reading Challenge 2021

1- A children’s book
Strange Star – Emma Carroll

2- A detective/mystery book
Cards on the Table – Agatha Christie

3- A book with a face on its cover
The Garden of Monsters – Lorenza Pieri

4- An author’s book whose name starts with T
Every Day is for the Thief – Teju Cole

5- A book with a maximum of 120 pages
The Day My Grandfather was a Hero – Paulus Hochgatterer

6- A book that has been waiting on the shelves
The Time Regulation Institute – Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

7- A historical novel
The Hiding Game – Naomi Wood

8- A book with at least 600 pages
Oblomov – Ivan Goncharov

9- A book with a colour in its title
The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

10- An Armenian author’s book
Three Apples Fell from the Sky – Narine Abgaryan

11- A book you got as a gift
The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield

12- A book about a painter
Constable in Love – Martin Gayford

13- A non-fiction book
The Power of Myth – Joseph Campbell

14- A book with a white cover
Seiobo There Below – László Krasznahorkai

15- A book by a Slovak author
Fleeting Snow – Pavel Vilikovsky

16- A book with an animal in its title
The Dog Stars – Peter Heller

17- A book that you believe will make you happy
The Girl Who Reads on the Métro – Christine Féret-Fleury

18- A book about philosophy
Walking With Plato – Gary Hayden

19- A book by an LGBTQ+ author
Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters

20- An author you have not read before
The Year of the Hare – Arto Paasilinna

Reading Challenge 2021

You can download the high-resolution version of the image HERE. Please do not forget to share your choices with me in the comments below. I’m so curious about the writers you’ve chosen for this project. Enjoy!

With Reading Challenge 2021, I hope you will find books that will give you peace of mind, make you smile and feel cosy, and so be with you when you want to escape the truth. Enjoy!


This is such a great idea for a reading challenge and I like how creative all the prompts are! You’ve picked some brilliant sounding books too, many of which I haven’t heard of but sound so intriguing so will definitely be checking those out! Thanks for sharing + Happy reading!! x

– Rums the Reader

Thank you, dear Rums! I hope we can find more happiness in books in 2021!
Happy reading to you too my dear! :)

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