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Book 33 Zen and the Art of Writing

    Zen and the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury fulfilled the category “Book that Begins with Q, X, or Z” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. Though this book is almost thirty years old, it contained wonderful gems about the writing process. The book is a series of essays written by Mr. Bradbury …

Book 32 Diary of an Oxygen Thief

  Diary of an Oxygen Thief by Anonymous fulfills the category “Book that Was Published Anonymously” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. Not only was it published without a named author, the reader for the audiobook was also Anonymous. Summation of my thoughts on this title: Ugh. So, do I wish I had finished working …

Book 31 Forbidden

  Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins fulfilled the category “Book from my TBR list I Meant to Read Last Year” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. I had it as a choice for the prompt “Book by a Woman of Color.” Last year, I chose A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole. I’ve been a bad …

Book 30 Murder in the Mystery Suite

  Murder in the Mystery Suite by Ellery Adams fulfilled the category “Book with a Subject I Am Passionate About” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. This cozy mystery centers on a reader’s retreat full of literary references and books and books and books and then a secret library. I was in heaven! I originally …

Book 29 My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

  My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman fulfilled the prompt “Book Featuring Three Generations” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. In this novel, we see a seven-year-old child, her mother, and a bit of the grandmother who passes at the beginning. I work at a library, and I’ve seen …

Book 28 A Dangerous Recipe for Love

  A Dangerous Recipe for Love by J.M. Davies fulfilled the category “Book Published in 2021” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. The novel came out in May 2021. It’s the second book in the Sandy Bay Series. The third installment comes out in August. Expect two more in the series before my novel comes …

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. …