Reading Challenges

Reading Challenge | Reading a Shortlist 2021

Hello and welcome to one of the first posts where I go through some of the goals I have for myself in 2021. One challenge I have for myself is reading a shortlist. This past year I did the Man Booker Prize, which is not just the Booker Prize. I will be posting a wrap up to that tomorrow, so keep an eye out! This year I decided I am going to read the International Booker Prize 2020 Shortlist.


I decided to do the international edition of this literary award so I read more from around the world and read some more translated works. I realized in 2020 I do like translated books quite a bit and I thought this would be a great way to learn about new authors.

The Shortlisted Books


After reading the description of each of these books I can honestly say I think this year is the most I have been excited to complete this reading challenge. These stories sound wonderfully written, unique, and they all sound like something I would be interested in if I was not doing this challenge. I already picked up Hurricane Season to get started on this in January and I will continue from there.

Do you have any book awards that you follow or keep tabs on?

Sign Off 2020

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9 thoughts on “Reading Challenge | Reading a Shortlist 2021

  1. Good luck!! I’ve never even heard of any of the books you listed. I don’t follow along with any awards and I don’t think I could do a challenge like this myself because most of the time I’m not interested in the books that have won.

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    1. Thanks so much! I will be honest, I started this challenge years ago because I always was confused why these books were getting picked. A lot of the times I would read the description and not be into it, but when I read it I understood why they were at the top of the picks for the awards.

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  2. Such a good reading goal. I read The Adventures of China Iron last year and absolutely adored it. I recently posted my review of it on my blog. I also have a copy of The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree that I’m planning on reading this year. I have a copy of Little Eyes which was on the longlist last year that I want to get to this year too. I do believe I have an ebook copy of Hurricane Season on my email somewhere as well. I might get to that this year as well. But my two priorities will be The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree and Little Eyes. I can’t wait to see what books will be longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021 🙂 Good Luck with you goal lovely. Happy New Year!

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