Let Us Read Middle Grade 2021 Reading Challenge

Sometimes when I’m in bed I consider my books. Most specifically my tbr. Recently I have been getting more middle grade books. You all know that this is a target group of books I quite enjoy. I was thinking of making a list of the ones that I own and that are unread, and then making that a goal. And then I thought why not make it a reading challenge? So here we are. I checked to see if there were any other middle grade reading challenges for 2021 and could not find any.

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Read as many middle grade books in 2021 as you can, and if able, review them. I’ve thought about adding levels here but in the end decided to leave it, and keep it as open as possible.


  • Share your intent to participate with a blog post that links back here, a post on social media using the tag #LetUsReadMG2021 or make a shelf on goodreads and leave a link down below.
  • Make a list of the books you’d like to read during the year.
  • Read a middle grade during January 1st to December 31st in 2021
  • If possible review the book on your blog and/or on Goodreads/Storygraph
  • Drop what you read and review link in the google form or below in the comment box. At the end I’d love to have a post where what everyone read and even reviewed be all together.

What I Want to Read

I read 22 middle grade books in 2020 of 157 and that doesn’t seem to be a lot for someone who loves middle grade so much. So I’d like to read at least 30. Below is what I have on my direct list.

Never and Forever (Wizards of Once 4) by Cressida Cowell | Waiting on Dutch Release

Tilly and the Map of Stories (Pages & Co. 3) by Anna James | Owned

The Land of Roar (Roar 1) by Jenny McLachlan | Owned

A Clock of Stars by Francesca Gibbons | Owned

Maya and the Rising Dark (Maya and the Rising Dark 1) by Rena Barron | Owned

Tristan Strong Destroys the World (Tristan Strong 2) by Kwame Mbalia | Need to Buy

Das Turnier der Tausen Talente (Duftapotheke 4) by Anna Ruhe | Owned

Die Stadt der verlorenen Zeit (Duftapotheke 5) by Anna Ruhe | Waiting on Dutch Release

Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina 1) by Robert Beatty | Owned

Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina 2) by Robert Beatty | Owned

Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Serafina 3) by Robert Beatty | Owned

Keeper of the Lost Cities (Lost Cities 1) by Shannon Messenger | Owned

Over the Woodward Wall (The Up-and-Under 1) by Deborah A. Barker | Owned

Dragons in a Bag (Dragons in a Bag 1) by Zetta Elliott | Owned

Dead Voices (Small Spaces 2) by Katherine Arden | Owned

Akata Witch (Akata Witch 1) by Nnedi Okorafor | Owned

De Legende van de Vuurvogel by Femke Dekker | Owned

Galloglas (Worldquake Sequence 3) by Scarlett Thomas | Owned

The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl 3) by Eoin Colfer | Owned

The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice 1) John Flanagan | Owned

Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations 1) by B.B. Alston | Waiting on Release

Wizard for Hire (Wizard for Hire 1) by Obert Skye | Owned

Are you joining me?

24 thoughts on “Let Us Read Middle Grade 2021 Reading Challenge

  1. This seems such a fun reading challenge. I think I might join it since lately I’ve been reading a lot more middle grade books – they are so good!!!

    Happy readings!

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  2. I just commented on one of your other posts that I have done away with goals/challenges this year buuuuut I may join you for this one. The past few years I’ve had a personal goal of reading 52 middle grade books, which I have never quite reached, and this year it is sort of an unofficial goal… so I may jump in later down the road πŸ™‚

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  3. Ik heb net het eerste deel van Pages & Co gelezen en snap helemaal waarom je zo graag Middle Grade boeken leest. Meedoen aan deze challenge heb ik overwogen tot ik besefte dat ik ook dit jaar zoveel mogelijk TBR-boeken wil lezen en er eigenlijk niet zoveel MG boeken in mijn kasten te vinden zijn.

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  4. How did I miss this? I think this is fabulous! I’m really bad at follow-through, so I don’t know that I’ll officially sign up, but I definitely will be reading more middle grade this year and looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading.

    I actually just got the Serafina series, and I’ve been wanting to read that. I really want to pick up Over the Woodward Wall soon, too, and I’ll be reading the Dragons in a Bag series this/next week! I think you’ll love Tristan Strong #2 and Amari when you’re able to get them. πŸ˜€ Some of my favorite reads from last year!

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