Saturday 1 January 2022

Wrap-Up of Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge 2021

 Pick Your Poison: 

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There are a variety of levels. I aimed for Fortnightly level. I read the required number of books, but didn't manage to get one from each grouping. I always have trouble with ones around favourites, as I don't have definite favourites in authors, colours, etc. 

1.  Challenges: A Book about Overcoming Obstacles: Victory Colony, 1950 by Bhaswati Ghosh. Finished January 3 
2. Those Bodies: A Book with a Picture of the Ocean on the Cover: Hearts of Stone by Simon Scarrow. Finished January 3
3. TBR Burners: A Book That Has Been on Your TBR List More than a Year: The Blondes by Emily Schultz. Finished January 4
4. The Tools of Writing: A Paperback Book: What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan. Finished January 5
5. That Creepy Feeling: A Book with an Insect on the Cover: Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce. Finished January 10
6. TBR Burners: Anything You Want: Her Aussie Holiday by Stefanie London. Finished January 13
7. Picture This: A book by a journalist or news photographer. Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley. Finished January 16
8. Shapes and Colours: A Book with a Shape on the Cover that Reminds You of a Rorschach Test. The Push by Ashley Audrain. Finished January 22
9. Reflections: A Book with a Mirror on the Cover: The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson. Finished January 31
10. Weather: A Book with the word "Snow" in the title: Snow by John Banville. Finished February 4
12. Drinking Game: A Book Title That Could Be a Drinking Game: Twenty-One Wishes by Debbie Macomber. Finished February 9
13. Reflections: A Memoir: Uncharted by Kim Brown Seely. Finished February 10
14. Shh: A Book with the word "secret" in the title: The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams. Finished February 12
15. Occupations: A Book Written by a College Professor: Breathless by Nancy K. Miller. Finished February 14
16. Wildcards: A Book by Two or More Authors: The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley, C.S. Harris, Anna Lee Huber and Christine Trent. Finished February 21
17. Borrowing: A Book Borrowed from the Library: Dig by A.S. King. Finished February 25
18. Wildcard: A Book Published in 2021: Float Plan by Trish Doller. Finished February 27
19. Challenges: A Book Over 500 Pages: The Brothers York by Thomas Penn. Finished March 5
20. That Creepy Feeling: A Horror Story or Thriller. Foe by Iain Reid. Finished March 6
21. Shapes and Colors: A Book with a Primarily Black Cover: The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman. Finished March 8
22. Favourites: A Book in Your Favourite Genre: Gravity Is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty. Finished March 14
23. Borrowing: A Book Written by an Author with a Pseudonym: Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles. Finished March 16 
24. Where You Sleep at Night: A Book with the Word "House" in the title: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Finished March 18
25. Drinking Game: A Book with a Picture of an Alcoholic Beverage on the Cover: Finbar's Hotel by Dermot Bolger, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, Hugo Hamilton, Jennifer Johnston, Joseph O'Connor, and Colm Toibin. Finished March 31
26. Ways to Die: A Book with a Knife on the Cover: Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson. Finished April 4
27. Shhh: A Book with a Peaceful Cover: Everything at Last by Kimberly Lang. Finished April 7
28. Those Bodies: A Book with a Dead Body on the Cover: The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths. Finished April 10
29. Make 'Em Laugh" A Book with a Pun in the Title: Worth the Weight by Mara Jacobs. Finished May 4
30. Crossing Boundaries: A Book about an Interracial Romance: Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory. Finished May 14
31. Occupations: A Book about a Scientist. The Last Stargazers by Emily Levesque. Finished May 18
32. Borrowing: A Book with a Character from a Different Book: Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams. Finished May 22 (This is the third in a series, so several characters were in the previous books)
33. Weather: A Book with a Picture of Clear Blue Sky on the Cover: Heart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith. Finished June 5
34. Bringing the World Into Your Home: A Book about Taking in a Stranger: The Dutch Wife by Eric McCormack. Finished June 13
35. Borrowing: A Fairytale or Myth Retelling in a Modern Setting: If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy. Finished June 11 
36. Occupations: A Book about a Librarian or a Bookseller: The Widening Stain by W. Bolingbroke Johnson. Finished June 16
37. Bringing the World Into Your Home: A Book about Radio, Television, or the Internet has Changed Us: Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch. Finished July 1
38. The Tools of Writing: A Book with a Typewriter on the Cover: The Poetry of Strangers by Brian Sonia-Wallace. Finished July 23
39. It's All Relative: A Book Set in Your Grandparents' Era: Hannah's War by Jan Eliasberg. Finished July 30.
40. Wildcards: A Collection of Essays: Crazy Salad by Nora Ephron. Finished August 10
41. Putting 2020 Behind Us: A Book Set After a Major World Event: Reset by Sarina Dahlan. Finished August 31
42. It's All Relative: A Book You'd Share with Your Child: Outside, You Notice by Erin Alladin, illustrated by Andrea Blinick. Finished September 3
43. Reflections: A Fiction Book about Reminiscing: Last Impressions by Joseph Kertes. Finished September 6
44. TBR Burners: A Book You're Excited to Read: Molly of the Mall by Heidi L.M. Jacobs. Finished September 17
45. Swashbuckling: A Book with a Map on the Cover: The Mapmaker's Dream by James Cowan. Finished October 15
46. Things We Don't Talk About: A Book About Oppression: The Book Collectors by Delphine Minoui. Finished October 16
47. Plaids: A Book with a Kilt on its Cover: It's Getting Scot in Here by Suzanne Enoch. Finished October 26
48. Things We Don't Talk About: A Book About Terminal Illness. Crow by Amy Spurway. Finished October 28
49. The Tools of Writing: A Book with "Words" in the Title: The Saddest Words by Michael Gorra. Finished November 9
50. Shapes and Colors: A Book by an Author Whose Name is a Color: Easy Crafts for the Insane by Kelly Williams Brown. Finished November 12
51. Plaids: A Book written by Someone from Scotland: The Blackhouse by Peter May. Finished December 1
52. Where You Sleep at Night: A Book About a Haunted House: Keep Saying Their Names by Simon Stranger. Finished December 8
53: Wildcard: A Book by an Author under 30: Dirty Work by Anna Maxymiw. Finished December 16

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