2021 Reading Link Ups

I’m making this list for me so I have link up links handy.

The 2021 European Reading Challenge

I’ll easily get over 5. There is a prize for the most countries. I’ll see what I can do with that.

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vatican City.

European Reading 2021: 7/20

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  1. The Mother’s Day Club by Rosie Hendry
  2. Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum
  3. Aegean Sun: The Kafenion by Stephanie Wood
  4. The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale
  5. Rebuilding Tomorrow by Tsana Dolichva, Bogi Takács, Janet Edwards, Tansy Rayner Roberts, S.B. Divya, Katharine Duckett, Fran Wilde, Lauren Ring, K.L. Evangelista, T.J. Berry, Andi C. Buchanan, Octavia Cade, Stephanie Gunn, Tyan Priss, Emilia Crowe, E.H. Mann
  6. Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
  7. Playing the Duke’s Fiancee

Challenge – Try to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia. (51 Points). If you complete the challenge you earn 50 Bonus Points. You also can earn Bonus Points for books set in Counties around the world. 1 Bonus Point for each country. (No repeats – only 1 point can be earned for each country.)

U.S. States: 7/51

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  1. This Is My America by Kim Johnson
  2. A Song Below Water (A Song Below Water, #1) by Bethany C. Morrow
  3. Windy City Magic Series
  4. The Sandman (Sandman Audible Original, #1) by Neil Gaiman
  5. We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans and Comedy by Kliph Nesteroff
  6. You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism by Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
  7. Crossing the Line by Kareem Rosser

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona – A Chorus Rises
Arkansas
California – My Faire Lady
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware – Sandman
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois – The Best Kind of Magic
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine – The Secret Ingredient
Maryland
Massachusetts – Cursed Luck
Michigan
Minnesota – We Had a Little Real Estate Problem
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska – You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York – Hard Magic
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio – Million Dollar Demon
Oklahoma
Oregon – A Song Below Water
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas – This is My America
Utah
Vermont
Virginia – When You Look Like Us
Washington – Wild Sign
West Virginia
Wisconsin – Between Earth and Sky
Wyoming


Countries: 13/15

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  1. In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean [A Cookbook] by Hawa Hassan, Julia Turshen
  2. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  3. The Mother’s Day Club by Rosie Hendry
  4. The Devil Comes Courting by Courtney Milan
  5. A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey by Jonathan Meiburg
  6. The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale
  7. The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
  8. Rebuilding Tomorrow by Tsana Dolichva, Bogi Takács, Janet Edwards, Tansy Rayner Roberts, S.B. Divya, Katharine Duckett, Fran Wilde, Lauren Ring, K.L. Evangelista, T.J. Berry, Andi C. Buchanan, Octavia Cade, Stephanie Gunn, Tyan Priss, Emilia Crowe, E.H. Mann
  9. The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova
  10. Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
  11. The Dating Game by Sandy Barker
  12. Snug in Iceland
  13. The Amsterdam Affair (A Romantic Escape, #4) by Kate Frost
  • In Bibi’s Kitchen – Comoros
  • Before the Coffee Gets Cold – Japan
  • The Mother’s Day Club – The United Kingdom
  • Twilight of Democracy – Poland
  • Remote Control – Ghana
  • The Devil Comes Courting – China
  • The Library of the Unwritten – Malta
  • Aegean Sun – Greece
  • A Most Remarkable Creature – Guyana
  • Next Year in Havana – Cuba
  • The Ballerinas – France
  • Rebuilding Tomorrow – Czeck Republic
  • The Book of Longings – Palestine
  • Black Water Sister – Malaysia
  • Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating – Ireland
  • City of the Lost – Canada

https://celebrityreaders.com/2020/11/27/2021-diversity-reading-challenge/

Use the hashtag #DiversityRC2021 on any social media to keep up with other participants!

I’m not big on setting goals for challenges. I just like to see what I read. I would guess I’m aiming for at least 3-5 books a month.

DiversityRC2021: 23/51

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  1. In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean [A Cookbook] by Hawa Hassan, Julia Turshen
  2. This Is My America by Kim Johnson
  3. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  4. A Song Below Water (A Song Below Water, #1) by Bethany C. Morrow
  5. What am I Reading?
  6. The Captain's Midwinter Bride by Liana De la Rosa
  7. We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans and Comedy by Kliph Nesteroff
  8. You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism by Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
  9. Crossing the Line by Kareem Rosser
  10. Blind Tiger (The Pride, #1) by Jordan L. Hawk
  11. A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
  12. The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
  13. The Devil Comes Courting by Courtney Milan
  14. Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S. Bryce
  15. Rebuilding Tomorrow by Tsana Dolichva, Bogi Takács, Janet Edwards, Tansy Rayner Roberts, S.B. Divya, Katharine Duckett, Fran Wilde, Lauren Ring, K.L. Evangelista, T.J. Berry, Andi C. Buchanan, Octavia Cade, Stephanie Gunn, Tyan Priss, Emilia Crowe, E.H. Mann
  16. The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova
  17. Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
  18. The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer
  19. The Stand-in
  20. A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey
  21. Black Girls Must Die Exhausted: A Novel by Jayne Allen
  22. Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki
  23. The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu

http://www.theintrepidreader.com/2020/12/historical-fiction-reading-challenge.html

I’m going for Ancient History since this counts historical romance too.

Historical Fiction: 13/51

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  1. The Mother’s Day Club by Rosie Hendry
  2. The Captain's Midwinter Bride by Liana De la Rosa
  3. The Hat Girl From Silver Street: The heart-breaking new saga from Lindsey Hutchinson by Lindsey Hutchinson
  4. Wartime with the Tram Girls
  5. Blind Tiger (The Pride, #1) by Jordan L. Hawk
  6. Duchess If You Dare (The Maidens of Mayhem, #1) by Anabelle Bryant
  7. The Devil Comes Courting by Courtney Milan
  8. Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S. Bryce
  9. A Ration Book Daughter (East End Ration #5) by Jean Fullerton
  10. The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
  11. Hooverville by Kayla Joy
  12. The Housekeeper of Thornhallow Hall
  13. Playing the Duke’s Fiancee

https://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2021/01/mount-tbr-climbing-headquarters.html

Mount TBR: 1/12

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  1. The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. The first update will be July 2, 2021, and the last update will take place on December 30, 2021.
  • Stenographer (can listen while multitasking) 10-15
  • Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20

Audiobook: 13/15

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  1. Windy City Magic Series
  2. The Sandman (Sandman Audible Original, #1) by Neil Gaiman
  3. We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans and Comedy by Kliph Nesteroff
  4. You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism by Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
  5. Crossing the Line by Kareem Rosser
  6. A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey by Jonathan Meiburg
  7. The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian
  8. Persist by Elizabeth Warren
  9. Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig
  10. The Stand-in
  11. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
  12. The Boys : A Memoir of Hollywood and Family by Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Bryce Dallas Howard
  13. You Can’t Be Serious by Kal Penn

My Goodreads link

What An Animal: 4/10

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  1. Crossing the Line by Kareem Rosser
  2. Blind Tiger (The Pride, #1) by Jordan L. Hawk
  3. A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey by Jonathan Meiburg
  4. A Racing Murder (The Ham Hill Murder Mysteries, #2) by Frances Evesham