End of Year TBR

I’ve seen lots of people setting up their bullet journals and planners for 2021, and I’m sure many are thinking about New Year’s resolutions. But before I can set goals for next year, I want to finish this one off strong and wrap up some of my not-yet-completed reading challenges.

Or, y’know, as strong as possible after aiming too high and not making as much progress as I wanted. (All things considered, though, I’m not beating myself up over it.)

POPSUGAR Challenge

(Giving myself multiple options for each prompt so that I don’t feel like I have to finish a book I’m not enjoying.)

  • A book on a subject you know nothing about
    • Wine for Normal People by Elizabeth Schneider
    • Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
    • Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness by Marie Tourell Søderberg
    • The Royal Art of Poison by Eleanor Herman
    • Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing by Melissa Mohr
  • A non/fiction book about a world leader 
    • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
    • Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
    • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

Tarot BLM Bingo

(Technically this challenge ended Dec 6, but I’m going to try and finish the last few prompts before the end of the year!)

  • A book that explores mental health
    • The Voice in My Head by Dana L. Davis
    • When the Stars Lead to You by Ronni Davis
  • A biography – The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • A book set in a country not your own
    • War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi
    • Reaper of Souls by Rena Barron [ARC]


(Yeah, this might be too ambitious; I’ll pick and choose based on my mood and roll over the rest to next year.)

  • Adaptation by Malinda Lo
  • A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  • The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman
  • Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
  • The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
  • This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare
  • Twelfth Night by Shakespeare
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Since You Asked by Maurene Goo

Acquired in 2020

(… I have no good excuse for this list. And no idea how it happened.)

  • Reaper of Souls by Rena Barron [ARC]
  • A Single Swallow by Ling Zhang
  • Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner
  • The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  • Deny All Charges by Eoin Colfer
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • An Accusation by Wendy James
  • Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland
  • The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
  • Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna
  • The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Fallen Hero by Katie Zhao
  • Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch
  • Do you have any reading challenges or readathons to finish up?
  • Or remaining books on your general 2020 TBR? Or books you just want to get to before the year ends?
  • Have you started planning your reading challenges for next year?


3 thoughts on “End of Year TBR

  1. I almost picked the midnight library from the bookstore today.. but thought id better read my pile first xD plus imma have more giftcards later 👀👀

    Man, the history of swearing sounds interesting!
    I read when the stars lead to you and absolutely loved it ❤️❤️ hopes you do too xx


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