NJM Book Challenge 2021

Run by Nicki J. Markus


  1. A book published in 2021:
    • For the Wolf (Completed September 10th)
  2. A non-fiction book:
    • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Completed July 2nd)
  3. A self-published book:
    • The Burn of the Underworld by Meg Xuemei X (Completed July 5th)
  4. A book set during a historical event:
    • Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (Completed September 11th)
  5. A book made into a film/TV series:
    • Dune by Frank Herbert (Completed March 19th)
  6. A book with a bad-boy hero:
    • Mercenary Librarians #1: Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha (Completed July 1st)
  7. A biography/autobiography:
    • Catherine The Great: Last Empress Of Russia by Michael W. Simmons (not read yet)
    • Would this count? Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig (not read yet)
  8. A book written pre-1900:
    • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Completed April 3rd)
  9. A book with a sassy heroine:
    • Newsflesh #1: Feed by Mira Grant (Completed June 22nd)
  10. A book with over 500 pages:
    • Night’s Dawn #1: The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton (Completed March 1st)
  11. A book by multiple authors:
    • New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, collection edited by Nisi Shawl (Completed July 15th)
  12. A book you can read in a single day/session:
    • Queen of the Damned #1: Lucifer’s Daughter by Kel Carpenter (Completed January 31st)
  13. A book based on folklore/myth:
    • Soulwood #1: Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter (Completed June 10th)
  14. A book with images:
    • Princess Princess Ever After by Kay O’Neill (Completed July 9th)
  15. A book by one of your favorite authors:
    • Skyward #2: Starsight by Brandon Sanderson (Completed January 6th)
  16. A work in a genre you don’t often read:
    • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Completed June 22nd)
  17. A book with LGBTQIA+ Rep:
    • Red’s Rangers by Rozie Marshall — bisexuality, polyamory, lesbian side character (Completed June 28th)
  18. A work by a debut author:
    • Wayfarers #1: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (Completed May 27th)
  19. A translated book:
    • The Witcher #1: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapakowski (Completed April 7th)
  20. A book by a new-to-you author:
    • To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (Completed January January 28th)
  21. A book nominated for an award:
    • Imperial Radch #1: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Completed April 2nd)
  22. A spec-fic book:
    • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (Completed April 8th)
  23. A book with a weather word in the title:
    • A Song of Ice and Fire #3: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (Completed March 10th)
  24. A book with an occupation in the title:
    • Night’s Dawn #2: The Neutronium Alchemist by Peter F. Hamilton (Completed March 28th)
  25. A book set in another country:
    • His Fair Assassin #1: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers — Normandy/France (Completed March 28th)

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