As a book blogger, I love reading challenges. They make my job – reading books – even easier. I have seen the AtoZ Reading Challenge, founded by Crystal and Megan at This is their fourth annual year hosting this challenge. I have decided to participate in 2021. The challenge is simple, and posed thus:

The AtoZ Reading Challenge is a laid-back, year-long reading challenge. It encourages readers to choose a book starting with each letter of the alphabet.

Within the challenge, there are also monthly mini-challenges!

As we enter 2021 (today is the first day – WOW!), I’m mapping out my TBR for this challenge. Some of my reads crossover with my goals for the 50 Romance Novel Reading Challenge I am also participating in. Here is my TBR list for this challenge!

A – Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

B – Becoming by Michelle Obama Mini Challenge: SEPTEMBER – A memoir/biography

C – A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh Mini Challenge: JULY – A Christmas book (Christmas in July!)

D – Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Mini Challenge: NOVEMBER – A book outside your normal genre

E – An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole Mini Challenge: JANUARY – A book you purchased in 2020 but didn’t read

FFor The Love Of English by A.M. Hargrove

GThe Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz Mini Challenge: JUNE – A co-written book (2 authors)

HHollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre

I It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole

JJust Like Heaven by Julia Quinn

KThe Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang Mini Challenge: APRIL – A book with an Autistic main character (April is Autism Awareness)

LLord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase Mini Challenge: DECEMBER – A backlist title (published BEFORE Jan 1, 2021)

MThe Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

NNeanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid Mini Challenge: AUGUST – A book by an Indie author (self-published or independent)

O – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Mini Challenge: MAY – A book about a nurse (Nat. Nurses Week 2021 is May 6-12)

PPride and Pleasure by Sylvia Day

Q – Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams Mini Challenge: MARCH – A book written by a person of a different race than you

R Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

SSwing Time by Zadie Smith Mini Challenge: FEBRUARY – A book with non-romantic love (siblings, parent-child, friendships)

TThen Came You by Lisa Kleypas

UThe Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

V – Verity by Colleen Hoover

WThe Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdien Mini Challenge: OCTOBER – A book written by a new-to-you author

XThe Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (I’m cheating here, but it’s the only “X” title that’s on my TBR.)

Y – You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

Z – The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

I’m so excited to dive into this reading challenge. I hope to do the mini challenges as they relate to the months assigned, but we’ll see what the year brings!

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