Happy New Year! I am excited to participate in Bit About Books 2021 Winter Reading Challenge. Special thanks to Kathie MacIsaac for creating the challenge and hosting with Laurie Hnatiuk on their Bit About Books blog. The prompts have given me the opportunity to prioritize reading middle grade books that have been on my TBR list as well as upcoming 2021 releases. Thanks to the generosity of authors, publishers, and publicists, I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to read and review some novels before they are published. If you would like to learn more about the Bit About Books reading challenge which runs from January 1st-March 31st, click here.
- Read any book of your choice (5 points): We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly (May 2020)
- Read a book with 100-200 pages (10 points): Some Place More Than Others by Renée Watson (September 2019)
- Read a book with one word in the title (10 points): Allergic by Meghan Wagner Lloyd Illustrated by Michelle Mee Nutter (March 2021)
- Read an author’s debut book (10 points): The Gilded Girl by Alyssa Colman (April 2021)
- Read a book with an animal main character (15 points): The Hedgehog of Oz by Cory Leonardo (February 2021)
- Read a book that has a direction in the title (15 points): Almost There and Almost Not by Linda Urban (April 2021)
- Read a book published in 2021 (15 points): The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron (June 2021)
- Read a book set in a country that is not where you currently live (20 points): A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus (February 2021)
- Read a book that’s won an award (20 points): Other Words From Home by Jasmine Wargas (May 2019)
- Read a book with a person’s first or last name in the title (20 points): Lily’s Promise by Kathryn Erskine (May 2021)
- Read two books by the same author (30 points): I Can Make a Promise (October 2019) & Sea in Winter (January 2021) by Christine Day
Bella and I look forward to sharing our progress and reviews!