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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 …

Book 17 One to Watch

  One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London fulfilled the prompt “Book that Discusses Body Positivity” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. In this novel, a plus-sized fashion blogger becomes a contestant on a reality dating show. I’m so happy I chose this novel for the body positivity prompt. The main character Bea Schumacher is a …

Book 16 Texts from Jane Eyre

  Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg fulfilled the category “Book in a Format I Do Not Normally Read” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. This was a tough category for me. I typically have an e-book, audio, and print story going at all times. (Yes, three different titles.) I read graphic novels all …

Book 15 Boyfriend Material

  Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall fulfilled the category “Book Set in a Place I Want to Visit in 2021” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. The novel is set in London. I won’t get there anytime soon, but the dream is still alive. This title was recommended to me by the ML of Albany …

Book 14 The Pearl

  The Pearl by John Steinbeck fulfilled the category “Book with a Gem, Mineral or Rock in the Title” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. A pearl is usually considered a gemstone, but it’s actually a mineral composite of aragonite and conchiolin. Either way, it fits. The novella was written in 1947, but many issues …

Book 13 Bunny

  Bunny by Mona Awad fulfilled the category “Dark Academia” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. The novel takes place at Warren University (pun intended, I’m sure) where Samantha Mackey is a graduate student working on her MFA in fiction. Okay, so what did I just read? This story confused and confounded me. I wasn’t …

Book 12 The Queen of Nothing

  The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black fulfilled the category “Book with Something Broken on the Cover” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. The novel has a broken crown on the cover. This crown has been featured on all the stories and only cracked in half on the third. Yes, this is another Young …