2021 Reading Challenges

A Look Back at the 2021 Reading Challenges

So easy to sign up for the 2021 Audiobook Challenge and loads of fun to participate! I get mine free through Overdrive — at my local library. I’m shooting for Binge Listener – 20-30.

  1. A Gown of Spanish Lace by Janette Oke
  2. Golden in Death by JD Robb
  3. Outfoxed by David Rosenfelt
  4. Tell No One by Harlan Coben
  5. Jane Darrowfield-Professional Busybody by Barbara Ross
  6. Deep South by Nevada Barr
  7. Long Range by C J Box
  8. The Trespasser by Tana French
  9. The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
  10. Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent
  11. Normal People by Sally Rooney
  12. The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  13. Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
  14. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
  15. The Late Show by Michael Connelly
  16. Boar Island by Nevada Barr
  17. Dry Bones by Craig Johnson
  18. TV Netflix Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  19. The Searcher
  20. The Arrangement
  21. Track of the Cat
  22. Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson
  23. Vicious Circle by C J Box
  24. Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr
  25. His & Hers by Alice Feeney
  26. The Vineyard Victims by Ellen Crosby
  27. The Long Call by Ann Cleeves
  28. The Good Guy by Dean Koontz
  29. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
  30. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney  Goal Achieved
  31. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  32. False Witness by Karin Slaughter
  33. The Guest by Lucy Foley
  34. All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny
  35. Daughter of the Morning Star by Craig Johnson
  36. 13 1/2 by Nevada Barr
  37. The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell
  38. TV Netflix Series Firefly Lane vs Audiobook Fly Away
  39. The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz
  40. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
  41. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell
  42. TV Netflix Series Maid vs Audiobook Maid by Stephanie Land
  43. Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
  44. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
  45. Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

Fun and easy way to challenge yourself to read–set your goal. (It can always be altered up or down.) Last year I set a challenge of 170 reads. This year I’m trying for 175. BONUS: Enlightening stats at the end of the year!  Watch the sidebar widget for my 2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge progress.

As of December 31: 187 books

Goal Achieved

 2021 Historical Reading Challenge

Historical Fiction ChallengeSign up and add the link(s) of your review(s) including your name and book title to the monthly Mister Linky. There are six levels of readers listed and I chose Renaissance Reader-10. I did the same last year and sticking with it. Watch me reach my goal! Don’t forget to add the tag: #histficreadingchallenge

  1. Hunting the Hangman by Howard Linskey
  2. Churchill’s Secret Messenger by Alan Hlad
  3. Ghosts of the Past by Mark Downer
  4. The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
  5. The Castilions by VEH Masters
  6. Last Port of Call by Jean Grainger
  7. Vagabond Wind by Amanda Hughes
  8. The Cotilion Brigade by Glen Craney
  9. The Red Button by Keith Eldred
  10. Hellhound, Take Me Home by Stu Lane  Goal Achieved
  11. The Memory Stones by Lewis Pennington
  12. The Final Days of Abbot Montrose by Sved Elvestad
  13. The Sea Bandits by Amanda Hughes
  14. Frigate by John Wingate
  15. When Heroes Flew by H W Bernard
  16. Love in a Time of Hate by Matthew Cost
  17. The Harp and the Rose by Jean Grainger
  18. The Pilot’s Daughter by Meredith Jaeger
  19. Songbird by Gail Meath
  20. Fletcher and the Blue Star by John Drake
  21. Last to Know by Brandy Heineman
  22. The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
  23. The Great Witch of Brittany by Louisa Morgan
  24. A Deception Most Deadly by Genevieve Essig
  25. A Christmas Legacy by Anne Perry
  26. Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

NetGalley and Edelweiss Challenge

NetGalley-Edelweiss-2021 Reading ChallengeI joined this Challenge in 2018, 2019, and 2020 at the platinum level, which translates to 75 books for the year. If you’d like to sign up for this challenge, click here. See their sign up page for rules and Guidelines. Use the Hashtag: #NGEW2021 when posting your reviews.

  1. The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold
  2. No Going Back by T R Ragan
  3. Unnatural by Deven Greene
  4. Silent Voices by Patricia Gibney
  5. Hunting the Hangman by Howard Linskey
  6. The Girl in the Missing Poster by Barbara Copperthwaite
  7. Shucked Apart by Barbara Ross
  8. Snow on the Range by Sofia Aves
  9. Dead Cat, Run by Annabelle Lewis
  10. Bitter Rain by Shannon Baker
  11. Churchill’s Secret Messenger by Alan Hlad
  12. The Spirit of Animal Healing by Marty Goldstein
  13. Spring Upon a Crime by ML Erdahl
  14. Dog Days by Ericka Waller
  15. Animal Instinct by David Rosenfelt
  16. An Eye for an Eye by Carol Wyer
  17. The Wise Ass by Tom McCaffrey
  18. Ghosts of the Past by Mark Downer
  19. The Blame by Kerry Wilkinson
  20. This Land is No Stranger by Sarah Hollister
  21. Mainely Money by Matt Cost
  22. Murder in an Irish Bookshop by Carlene O’Connor
  23. Long Island Iced Tina by Maria DiRico
  24. A Matter of Life and Death by Philip Margolin
  25. Dead Even by Annelise Ryan
  26. Search for Her by Rick Mofina
  27. The Hiding Place by Paula Munier
  28. Deadly Editions by Paige Shelton
  29. The French Paradox by Ellen Crosby
  30. Out of Crisis by Richard Caldwell
  31. What You Never Knew by Jessica Hamilton
  32. Judgment at Alcatraz by Dave Edlund
  33. Buried by the Sea by Becky Clark
  34. The Manhattan Job by Jason Kasper
  35. Bone Rattle by Marc Cameron
  36. Punning With Scissors by Becky Clark
  37. Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan
  38. Hell’s Half Acreby Jackie Elliott
  39. Elizabeth and Monty by Charles Casillo
  40. The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji
  41. Gone Too Far by Debra Webb
  42. Money Bear by Kerry K Cox
  43. Hellhound, Take Me Home by Stu Lane
  44. The Forever Home by Sue Watson
  45. Aftermath by Terri Blackstock
  46. Keeping Guard by Sandra Owens
  47. Wolfe Trap by Matt Cost
  48. Bad Moon Rising by John Galligan
  49. Safe Harbour by Mike Martin
  50. Dog Eat Dog by David Rosenfelt
  51. Draw and Order by Cheryl Hollon
  52. Net Force: Kill Chain by Jerome Preisler
  53. Cajun Kiss of Death by Ellen Byron
  54. When Heroes Flew by H W Bernard
  55. One Little Lieby Christopher Greyson
  56. Man on Fire by Humphrey Hawksley
  57. Seven Year Witch by Angela M Sanders
  58. Murder in Connemara by Carlene O’Connor
  59. The Perfect Ending by Rob Kaufman
  60. This Much Huxley Knows by Gail Aldwin
  61. Vortex by Catherine Coulter
  62. Bad Medicine by James B Cohoon
  63. Funny Farm by Laurie Zaleski
  64. Striking Range by Margaret Mizushima
  65. Landscape of a Marriage by Gail Olmsted
  66. The Secret Staircase by Sheila Connelly
  67. Target Churchill by Warren Adler
  68. Frigate by John Wingate
  69. The Necklace by John Wingate
  70. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  71. Hemlock for the Holidays by Paula Darnell
  72. Crossing Lines by Adrienne Giordano
  73. Keep Me Close by Jane Holland
  74. The Silent Witness by Carolyn Arnold
  75. Fatal Solutions by Becky Clark  Goal Achieved
  76. Look Twice by Eva Hudson
  77. The Cure for What Ales You by Ellie Alexander
  78. Silent Island by Dana Perry
  79. Always Remember by Cathryn Grant
  80. Hypnosis is for Hacks by Tamara Berry
  81. The Curse of Morton Abbey by Clarissa Harwood
  82. The Pilot’s Daughter by Meredith Jaeger
  83. These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant
  84. A Christmas Legacy by Anne Perry
  85. Count to Three by T R Ragan
  86. Songbird by Gail Meath
  87. Under Pressure by Sara Driscoll
  88. The Night Thief by Joy Ellis
  89. Deja Boo by Carolyn Ridder
  90. The Deathwatch Beetle by Kjell Eriksson
  91. Fallen Angel by D K Hood
  92. 13 1/2 by Nevada Barr
  93. Darkness Falls by Robert Bryndza
  94. Silent Parade by Keigo Higashino
  95. Moscow Embassy by Thomas J Mitchell
  96. Deadly Little Lies by Stephanie DeCarolis
  97. Fletcher and the Blue Star by John Drake
  98. Last to Know by Brandy Heineman
  99. Elinor by Shannon McNear
  100. Targeted by Stephen Hunter
  101. The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
  102. Rohm Around the Dial by Michael Maxwell
  103. Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea
  104. The Great Witch of Brittany by Louisa Morgan
  105. The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly
  106. Jane Darrowfield and the Mad Woman Next Door by Barbara Ross
  107. City of the Dead by Jonathan Kellerman
  108. A Deception Most Deadly by Genevieve Essig

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