Tuesday, May 25, 2021

2021 Flourish and Blotts Reading Challenge

Hosted on Facebook

Updated: 6/8/2021

Book 1: Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone

1) "No post on Sunday" - with a (written letter in it): To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn

2) "Harry - yer a wizard" - a character discovers an identity/ability: The Awakened Kingdom by NK Jemisin

3) "A muggle... it's what we call non-magical folk" - non-fiction: Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana White

4) "Fame clearly isn't everything" - by a celebrity: 

5) "Happy Christmas" - set at a holiday: 

6) "Fear of the name" - character with a name I can't pronounce: 

7) "It takes a great deal of bravery" - includes a brave character: The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

Book 2: Chamber of Secrets

1) "that ruddy owl" - bird on cover: 

2) "Enemies of the heir" - enemies to friends or friends to enemies: Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

3) "Hearing voices" - includes a haunting: 

4) "What have you done?" - mystery novel: 

5) "You're killing off students" - a funny book: 

6) "When in doubt, go to the library" - a borrowed book: City of Light, City of Poison by Holly Tucker

7) "Dobby is free" - clothing on the cover: Caverns of Pleasure by Em Brown

Book 3: Prisoner of Azkaban

1) "Don't let the muggles get you down" - read a guilty pleasure: Lord Barclay's Seduction by Em Brown

2) "Turn to page 394" - includes page 394: The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

3) "I solemnly swear..." - includes a solemn vow: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

4) "Make it quick, Remus" - character that is imprisoned: An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn

5) "three turns should do it" - re-read a book:

6) "Expecto patronus" - source of light on the cover: 

7) "Your father's son" - parent/child relationship: Escorting the Billionaire by Leigh James

Book 4: Goblet of Fire

1) "Ireland wins" - involving sport: 

2) "into the Goblet of Fire..." - mistaken identity: Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

3) "readers love a rebel" - rebel character: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

4) "twitchy little ferret" - shapeshifter: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

5) "I'm not ashamed" - Own Voices book: 

6) "we've taken what you'll sorely miss" - theft: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

7) "differences of habit and language" - book in translation: 

Book 5: Order of the Phoenix

1) "You're just as sane as I am" - fantasy novel: 

2) "Hem, hem" - pink cover: 

3) "Have a biscuit" - includes food: Jolene by Mercedes Lackey

4) "good people and Death Eaters" - social justice book: 

5) "emotional range of a teaspoon" - under 100 pages: Lion by Candace Robinson and Amber Duell

6) "give her hell from us" - features an uprising: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

7) "expects we fools who love to act" - love story: After Hours by Cara McKenna

Book 6: Half-Blood Prince

1) "Your mother, Lily Evans" - flower on the cover: It's in His Kiss by Julia Quinn

2) "Don't count your owls" - number in title/on cover: 

3) "It was like having friends" - featuring strong friendship: The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni

4) "No need to call me 'sir'" - set in a school: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

5) "not a baboon brandishing a stick" - featuring an animal: 

6) "the Chosen One" - Chosen One trope: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

7) "turned magically to song" - involves music: Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo

Book 7: The Deathly Hallows

1) "we're identical" - includes twins: 

2) "I'm 'ideous" - ugly cover: 

3) "I open at the close" - first or last book in a series: Desperate Measures by Katee Robert

4) "we heard 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves'" - retelling: Tin by Candace Robinson and Amber Duell

5) "he greeted Death" - character death: When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn

6) "Always" - something on your TBR list forever: Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

7) "had not pained" - happy ending: Unbound by Cara McKenna


Bonus: Harry Potter book or a book that mentions Harry Potter

2020/2021 Retellings Reading Challenge

 Hosted by Cornerfolds, for 2020, but started it in 2021.


1) German Myth/Fairy Tale: 

2) 1001 Nights: Desperate Measures by Katee Roberts (finished in February 2021)

3) Sherlock Holmes: 

4) Debut Author: The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec (finished in April 2021)

5) Goodreads Award Winner: 

6) Edgar Allen Poe: 

7) Sirens or mermaids: 

8) Jane Austen: 

9) Set in Space: 

10) PoC Author: 

11) King Arthur: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (finished in April 2021)

12) African Myth/Fairy Tale: 

13) 500+ Pages: 

14) Phantom of the Opera/Les Mis: 

15) Middle Grade/Graphic Novel: 

16) Mulan: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (finished March 2021)

17) Mythical Creature on the Cover: 

18) Villain Origin Story: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (finished April 2021)

19) South American Myth/Fairy Tale: 

20) Author Duo: Tin by Candace Robinson and Amber Duell (finished January 2021)

21) Dracula/Frankenstein: 

22) 2020 Release: Jolene by Mercedes Lackey (finished May 2021)

23) Hades and Persephone: 

24) Own Voices: 

I Spy Cover Challenge 2021

 Hosted on Goodreads


January: airplanes, mittens, scarf, winter hat, boots, magi, wind

When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn

February: heart, bouquet, candy, chocolate, valentine


March: green, shamrock, rainbow, sea, lace, castle, Celtic cross


April: showers, umbrella, clouds, rain, rain boots


May: flowers, garden, table, cupcake, bird, camera

The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni

June: cottage, beach, bike, map, sun, sunglasses, seashell


July: water, drink, fireworks, chair, porch, picnic, sun hat


August: audio, audio players, microphone, earbuds, head phones


September: school, books, flag, quilt, pencil, ruler, basket


October: autumn, leaves, path, costume, pumpkin, apple


November: Armistice, Remembrance, poppy, Thanksgiving, turkey


December: bell, song, wreath, manger, star, sleigh, gift

2021 Book of the Month Challenge

 Hosted by Book of the Month Club on their app only

Book Boss (read 12 books from BotM):

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint


Genre Genie (read 5 different genres from BotM):

YA (Legendborn by Tracy Deonn)

Fantasy (Ariadne by Jennifer Saint)


Debut Darling (read 3 debut novels from BotM):

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

Read Harder Challenge 2021

 Hosted by Book Riot

1) One you've been intimidated to read: Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

2) Non-fiction about anti-racism: 

3) Non-European novel in translation: 

4) LGBTQ+ history book: 

5) Genre novel by Indigenous, First Nations, or Native American author: 

6) Fanfic: 

7) Fat-positive romance: Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

8) Romance by a trans or nonbinary author: 

9) Middle grade mystery: 

10) SFF anthology edited by PoC: 

11) Food memoir by PoC: 

12) Work of investigative non-fiction by PoC: 

13) Book with cover you didn't like: 

14) Realistic YA not set in the US/UK/Canada: 

15) Memoir by Latinx author: 

16) Own voices book about disability: 

17) Own voices YA with Black main character not about Black pain: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

18) Book by/about non-western world leader: 

19) Historical fiction with PoC or LGBTQ+ protagonist: 

20) Book of nature poems: 

21) Children's book centering disabled character but not their disability: 

22) Book set in the Midwest: 

23) Book that demystifies a common mental illness: 

24) Book featuring beloved pet where pet doesn't die: 

Bonus task: complete all tasks with LGBTQ+ authors