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Book 27 Friday

  Friday by Robert Heinlein fulfilled the category “Book by an Author who Shares your Zodiac Sign” for the 2021 PopSugar Reading Challenge. We are both Cancers with almost the same birthday. Yes, I was born in 1907. Friday could have also fulfilled the genre hybrid prompt. The novel is a sci-fi memoir romance. No, …

Book 26 Cupid’s Charm

  Cupid’s Charm by Katie O’Connor fulfilled the category “Book with a Heart, Spade, Diamond, or Club on the Cover” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. You can see from the cover, there are hearts galore! I’ll be honest. I met this author through Facebook and was impressed by her kindness. Then I read her …

Book 25 Troubled Blood

  Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) fulfilled the category “Longest Book on my TBR list” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. Honestly, I have House of Leaves (700+ pages) on my list along with The Witching Hour (1000+ pages). But I read Troubled Blood, and as it was long enough, I opted …

Book 24 Verity

  Verity by Colleen Hoover fulfilled the category “Book on my TBR List with the Ugliest Cover” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. What a mean category! I hate shaming anyone for their covers. Some authors can’t afford an expensive cover artist. This was an indie title, and the cover is more disturbing/confusing than ugly. …

Book 23 They All Fall Down

    They All Fall Down by Rachael Howzell Hall fulfilled the category “A Locked-Door Mystery” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. I had a tough time with this prompt. Apparently, the definition of a locked-door mystery is confusing. I read an entire book and the beginning of a second that claimed on Goodreads, Amazon, …

Book 22 The Duke and I

  The Duke and I by Julia Quinn fulfilled the category “Book on my TBR List with the Prettiest Cover” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. I’m pretty sure I read this novel a billion years ago, so forgive me for using it for the challenge. But honestly, I had no recollection of the plot. …

Book 21 Plaid and Plagiarism

  Plaid and Plagiarism by Molly MacRae fulfilled the category “A Book where the Main Character Works at Your Current or Dream Job” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. I have a great job. I’m a writer, and I work at a library in circulation. So I see all the books. It’s lovely. I read …

Book 20 Nothing to See Here

  Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson fulfilled the category “A Magical Realism Book” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. I looked up the term before I choose my novel for the prompt. I know most genres, but apparently, I failed to notice this one. Magical realism is a story that takes place in …

Book 19 Red, White, and Royal Blue

  Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston fulfilled the category “A Book Set in Multiple Countries” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. The novel takes place in Washington D.C., England, and Texas. Okay, so it’s only slightly multiple countries. But it works for the prompt as these characters live in different nations and …

Book 18 The Cousins

  The Cousins by Karen M. MacManus fulfilled the category “Book with a Family Tree” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. This suspense novel contains a family tree depicting the Story family from grandparents, Abraham and Mildred to siblings Adam, Anders, Allison, and Archer to the cousins Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah. I chose the story …