Tsundoku Challenge 2021

Hello beautiful people!

A reading challenge I can manage! I’m so excited! Discovering The StoryGraph is going to be my undoing … since I’m already trying to participate in 4 reading challenges, not including my Goodreads goal ( #bookloverproblems ). The nice thing about this challenge (and a few others) though is that they take place over the course of the year, rather than a weekly or monthly reading challenge.

If you haven’t created a StoryGraph account yet, you most DEFINITELY should. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books published a post recently showing all the fun graphics and tidbits with this website and app. I plan to do a post ONE day about it.

Anyway, let’s get to the reading challenge!


What is The Tsundoku Challenge?

The creator of this challenge is Hope @stories_with_hope , a fantastic bookstagrammer that you should MOST DEFINITELY check out. The Tsundoku Challenge is centred around the Japanese word tsundoku, which roughly means “to let something pile up”. Hope has provided one reading prompt per month from January to December 2021 to help get through your unread book pile. There are no special rules or regulations!

If you’re on Instagram, you can use her hashtag, #tsundokuchallenge2021 .


The Prompts

  1. January : A book you predict will be a 5-star read.
  2. February : A book chosen for you by someone else.
  3. March : A book about books.
  4. April : A book from a new-to-you author.
  5. May : A book from your favourite genre.
  6. June : A book by an LGBTQ+ author.
  7. July : A book from your shelf with the lowest rating.
  8. August : A book set in a place you wanderlust for.
  9. September : A book by a BAME author.
  10. October : A book with controversy.
  11. November : A book with a beautiful cover.
  12. December : A book voted for you by Bookstagram.

For the December one, you could have the book blogging community vote for you instead of Bookstagram.


My January Book Choice: A book you predict will be a 5-star read

Fable (Fable, #1) by Adrienne Young

I adored Young’s Sky in the Deep, which was NEARLY a 5 star for me. Her writing is impeccable and her stories captivating. A lot of people have seemed to really enjoy her first book in this new duology. The rating on Goodreads is also a 4.20 out of 5, so I think that’s a good sign!

Fingers crossed I’m right!


Discussion time!

Are you participating in the Tsundoku Challenge? What your book choice for the January reading prompt?

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9 thoughts on “Tsundoku Challenge 2021

  1. this sounds like a great reading challenge! i’ve seen a lot of positive reviews of fable so hopefully you will enjoy it too! it’s impressive that you’re participating in four challenges – i think i’d struggle to keep track of them all haha. good luck!!

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