Friday, December 15, 2017


This is the fourth annual reading challenge presented by Book Riot.

  1. A book published posthumously: Pirate Latitudes--Michael Crichton
  2. A book of true crime: Bitter Harvest--Ann Rule
  3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance): Lord of the Flies--William Golding
  4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person: Roller Girl--Victoria Jamieson
  5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa):  Born a Crime--Trevor Noah
  6. A book about nature: The Gathering of Zion--Wallace Stegner
  7. A western: Green Calder Grass--Janet Dailey
  8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: Breaking Up--Aimee Friedman
  9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao--Junot Diaz
  10. A romance novel by or about a person of color: Hot Pink in the City--Medeia Sharif
  11. A children’s classic published before 1980: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH--Robert C. O'Brien
  12. A celebrity memoir: Rod: The Autobiography--Rod Stewart
  13. An Oprah Book Club selection: Jazz--Toni Morrison
  14. A book of social science: Funny in Farsi--Firoozeh Dumas
  15. A one-sitting book: The Acorn People--Ron Jones
  16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: A Court of Thorns and Roses--Sarah J. Maas
  17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: The Castle in the Mist--Amy Ephron
  18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: Sunny Side Up--Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  19. A book of genre fiction in translation: Metamorphoses--Ovid
  20. A book with a cover you hate: The House is Full of Yogis--Will Hodgkinson
  21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: Cat of the Century--Rita Mae Brown
  22. An essay anthology: Blossoms of My Life--I.M. Dauntless
  23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: The Murder at the Vicarage--Agatha Christie
  24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished): All Quiet on the Western Front--Erich Maria Remarque

Challenge completed on November 3

1 comment:

Elephant's Child said...

Some of these categories would stretch my reading muscles. Never a bad thing.