ReadWhatYouOwn2021

Hosted by acouplereadss

131 participants, 1235 books added

Starts: Friday, 01 January 2021

Ends: Friday, 31 December 2021

Welcome to ReadWhatYouOwn2021! Have a TBR that's overflowing? Some of those books on your shelves side eyeing you for the last 3, 5, 10+ years?

Join me in reading what you own! Make a goal that's true to you and bring back the joy of reading from your own library.

Complete this challenge over the course of 2021. Monthly challenges will be posted as well.
Visit @acouplereads on Instagram to join fun posts and photo challenges along with the prompts below. If you don't have a book that fits the prompt pick the closest to fit :)

Challenge prompts

1. First Book of 2021 (80 books added)


Finish your first book of 2021!

2. A Book You Didn't Get To (39 books added)


Read a book you didn't get to but wanted to read in 2020.

3. A Book That Intimidates You (26 books added)


Has there been a book on your shelf and you've been intimidated to pick up? Is it too long? Is the genre not your usual genre? Perhaps it's super hyped and you're worried it'll let you down? Now's the time.

4. Romance Or Contemporary (26 books added)


Grab a romance or contemporary off your shelf! It's waiting for you.

5. Cover With A Face On It (32 books added)

6. Longest Book You Own (20 books added)


Check those page numbers and grab that chunky book you own!

7. A Novella (26 books added)


Novellas are a great way to break up your reading. May I suggest @tordotcompub.

8. Fantasy (47 books added)


Immerse yourself in a fantasy world.

9. Read In One Sitting (30 books added)


Read a book in one sitting... okay fine you can go use the bathroom IF YOU MUST.

10. Oldest Book On Your Shelf (19 books added)


Can either be the book you've owned the longest or the book with the oldest published date.

11. Colourful Cover (27 books added)


Find a colourful cover and see if it lives up to it's cover buy.

12. Young Adult (26 books added)


Read any young adult book you own.

13. Science Fiction (19 books added)


Read any science fiction book you own.

14. General Fiction (16 books added)


Read any general fiction title you own.

15. Historical Fiction (24 books added)


Read any historical fiction book you own.

16. LGBTQ Author (31 books added)


Read an LGBTQ book.

17. BIPOC Author (53 books added)


Read a book by a BIPOC author.

18. Shortest Book On Your Shelf (17 books added)


Count those pages again, which book has the shortest amount of pages? Read ittt.

19. Recommended By A Friend (24 books added)


Read that book you bought because a friend highly recommended it.

20. Graphic Novel or Manga (25 books added)


Graphic Novels or Mangas are such a great experience, a different style medium.

21. Audiobook or E-Book (28 books added)


Listen to an audiobook. First time? You can borrow using the Libby App from the library on your phone if you don't own any audiobooks. Don't have an e-reader? Libby can also be used to borrow e-books on your phone.

22. Thriller or Horror (20 books added)


Get your spook on.

23. Duology (19 books added)


Complete this prompt by reading a duology, must complete both books.

24. Influenced By Bookstagram (21 books added)


Are you on Bookstagram? Read a book influenced by bookstagram. If not a book influenced by your fave bookstore.

25. Middle Grade or Picture Book (15 books added)


Reconnect with your inner child.

26. ACoupleReads Fave (12 books added)


Check out www.instagram.com/acouplereads under #ACoupleReadsRecommends for some of my fave titles. If you don't have one message me your stacks and I'll pick one for you!

27. Trilogy (26 books added)


Complete this prompt by reading a trilogy, must complete all three books.

28. Read A Book Past Your Bedtime (15 books added)


Did you read past your bedtime? Check!

29. New To You Author (35 books added)


Read an author on your shelves you haven't read a book by yet!

30. A Translated Book (16 books added)


Grab a book off your shelves that has been translated from another language, may I suggest Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

31. Female Author (37 books added)


Read a book written by a woman.

32. Male Author (24 books added)


Read a book written by a male author.

33. Title That Starts With "The" (34 books added)


Pick any book with a title that starts with "The".

34. Non-Fiction (30 books added)


Read a non-fiction title.

35. Hardcover (19 books added)


Read a hardcover book.

36. Floppy Paperback (14 books added)


Read a floppy paperback, the best really.

37. Mass Market (11 books added)


Mass market book, grab it, read it, let's goooo!

38. Paperback (19 books added)


Any paperback size.

39. Newest Book (14 books added)


Read your newest purchase.

40. Magical Realism (16 books added)


Read a magical realism title.

41. Black Cover (19 books added)


Read a black cover!

42. Favourite Author (20 books added)


Read a book by your favourite author you've been putting off for awhile.

43. Read In Your Favourite Spot (11 books added)


Read a book in your favourite reading spot.

44. Memoir or Biography (21 books added)


So many incredible and heartbreaking true stories out there.

45. One Word Title (29 books added)


Read a book with a one word title!

46. Award Winning Novel (20 books added)


Goodreads winner? Canada Reads? Giller Prize? National Book Award? So many more that may be on your shelves...

47. A Book Set In A Different Country Than Yours (29 books added)


Pick a book set somewhere else, learn about some new cultures.

48. Movie Based On A Book (16 books added)


Read a book that's been made into TV or a movie, then go watch the moving picture version!

49. A Bestseller (22 books added)


New York Times Bestseller? Indigo? Amazon? There's sure to be a book floating around your home that's a bestseller.

50. Subgenre Book (16 books added)


Read any book that's within a subgenre. For example: dystopian, paranormal romance, high fantasy, etc).