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The Enthusiast: read 1-3 books (I’m aiming for this one)
COMPLETE! Still adding (2 books read)
First One to the Theater: read 4+ books
Read only books being made into movies for release in 2021 (you are not required to only read from the list above. As I stated, if you find another movie or TV series/mini-series based on a book coming out in 2021, feel free to read it).
Not Ready to Let Go: read at least one (1) book made into a movie or series in 2020
Living in the Past: read at least one (1) book made into a movie in previous years
The Movie Was Better (What!?): watch the movie(s) for the book(s) you read.
*the additional levels are optional, you still must complete one of the main reading levels above
- The books you read can count for other challenges. Ebooks, audiobooks, and traditional formats all count.
- The start date is January 1, 2021. End date is December 31, 2021.
- Remember, TV series/mini-series count too.
- Pick your level (and additional levels)
- Sign up below and grab the button (top of post).
Here is my GoodReads shelf for this challenge.
- A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness – Season 2 (January 2021)
- Plan to read!
- Chaos Walking [The Knife of Never Letting Go], Patrick Ness (January 22, 2021)
- Plan to read!
- The Dig, John Preston (January 29, 2021)
- To All the Boys 3 / Always and Forever, Lara Jean, Jenny Han (February 2021) *anticipated
- Without Remorse, Tom Clancy (February 26th, 2021)
- Antlers [based on a short story, A Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca] (February 19, 2021)
- Cherry, Nico Walker (February 26, 2021)
- Fatherhood / Two Kisses for Maddy, Matt Logelin (April 16, 2021)
- Peter Rabbit 2, Beatrix Potter (April 21, 2021)
- Infinite / The Reincarnationist Papers, D. Eric Maikranz (May 28, 2021)
- Fear Street (Trilogy), R.L. Stine (Summer 2021)
- Anatomy of a Scandal, Sarah Vaughan (Fall 2021) *Netflix series
- The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah (December 22, 2021)
- Nightmare Alley, William Lindsay Gresham (2021) *maybe
- Blonde, Joyce Carol Oates (2021)
- The Stars at Noon, Denis Johnson (2021)
- Mothering Sunday, Graham Swift (2021)
- The Power of the Dog, Thomas Savage (2021)
- Last Letter from Your Lover, Jojo Moyes (2021)
- The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn (2020 or 2021) *as the year is almost over, probably 2021
- Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann (2021)
- Passing , Nella Larson (2021)
- Artemis, Andy Weir (2021)
- True Things About Me, Deborah Kay Davies (2021)
- Pinnochio, Carlo Collodi (2021)
- Wicked, Gregory Maguire (2021)
- Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers (2021)
- Across the Rivers and Into the Trees, Ernest Hemingway (2021) *maybe
- Dear Zoe, Philip Beard (2021)
- Macbeth, Shakespeare (2021)
- A Spark of Light, Jodi Picoult (2021) *limited series
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams (2021) *Hulu series (I’m on the second novel, Restaurant at the End of the Universe)
- Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid (2021 [maybe]) *Amazon series
- Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2021) *HBO Max limited series
- Conversations With Friends, Sally Rooney (2021) *Hulu limited series
- Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo (2021 [likely]) *Netflix series
- Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty (2021) *Hulu limited series
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Rick Riordan (2021) *Disney+ series(?) (I’m on the second novel, The Sea of Monsters)
- The Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski – Season 2 (2021) *possibly Q1
- Witcher #1: Blood of Elves (Completed April 7th)
- You, Caroline Kepnes – Season 3 (2021)
- The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (2021) *Apple+ series
- The Player’s Table / They Wish They Were Us, Jessica Goodman (2021) *series
- The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan – Season 1 (2021) *Amazon series (I’m on my probably tenth, truly, reread of the second novel, The Great Hunt)
- Dune, Frank Herbert – (October 2021) (reread)
- Completed March 19th
This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you find out about any I haven’t mentioned, leave a comment on their page and they’ll add to the list.
Additional titles I found
- 2020 level requirement:
- Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan (Netflix tv series currently with 2 seasons released)
- Other 2021 books:
- The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris (Clarice, tv series)
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Amazon series)
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov (Apple TV+ series)