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Book 11 Stay Gold

  Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith fulfilled the category “A Book about a Fresh Start” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. In this novel, Pony, a transgender boy, starts over at a new high school. I will be honest. The title and the main character’s name were the reason I chose this novel. As you …

Book 10 Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor

    Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron fulfilled the category “Free Book from my TBR list” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. This novel was gifted to me by my good friend, Rosemary. We are both passionate for all things Jane Austen, but I have some work to do to …

Book 9 Pride

  Pride: A Pride & Prejudice Remix by Ibi Zoboi fulfills the category “Book by a Muslim American Author” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. I took this title from Goodreads list, but I can’t seem to confirm if Ms. Zoboi is actually Muslim. I don’t care. I love this story and had it on …

Book 8 I am Malala

   I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai fulfills the category “Book I Saw on Someone Else’s Bookshelf” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. I’ll be honest. I’m in a Facebook group for the PopSugar Challenge. A bunch of us posted pics of our bookshelves to help with this prompt. Most are still stuck in our …

Book 7 You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey

  You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar fulfilled the category “Book Found on a Black Lives Matter Reading List” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. I read the book before I located a list for it. With its title and subject, I knew it …

Book 6 Binti

  Binti by Nnedi Okorafor fulfills the category “An Afrofuturistic Book” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. The novella, part of a trilogy, begins (probably) in Namibia and moves into space. Binti’s African culture and traditions are fundamental to the story. Wow, what did I just read? Binti reminded me of the Southern Reach trilogy …

Book 5 Snobbery with Violence

  Snobbery with Violence by Marion Chesney, aka MC Beaton, fulfilled the category “Favorite Past Prompt” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. As always, I chose Audiobook. I listened to the title on Audible because it was free with my gold membership, as are many of MC Beaton/Marion Chesney’s books. The novel is subtitled an …

Book 4 Still Alice

    Still Alice by Lisa Genova fulfilled the category “A Book about Forgetting” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. In this novel, Alice Howland discovers she has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at age fifty. Yikes. Alice Howland is a professor of cognitive psychology at Harvard. Yep, a Harvard professor with Alzheimer’s. The story broke my …

Book 3 The Last Conversation

  The Last Conversation by Paul Tremblay fulfills the category “Shortest Book in my TBR List” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. It is fifty-five pages. I listened to the audio version, which was one hour and forty-five minutes. It is not the shortest on my list. Confession time. I panicked for this post. I …

Book 2 Seize the Day

    Seize the Day by Kathryn R. Biel fulfills the prompt “Book that Has the Same Title as a Song” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. This is the second in the UnBRCAble Women series. All the women in these novels are positive for the BRCA gene for breast cancer, and their stories center …