Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Once again doing Book Riot's annual challenge. The categories this year look a lot harder than those in previous years, but that's  all part of the challenge 🙂

  1. Read a YA nonfiction book: Soul Surfer--Bethany Hamilton
  2. Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color: Dorothy Must Die--Danielle Paige 
  3. Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency--Alexander McCall Smith
  4. Read a graphic memoir: Honor Girl--Maggie Thrash
  5. Read a book about a natural disaster: Dead Wake--Erik Larson
  6. Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author: Fences--August Wilson
  7. Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII: Elijah of Buxton--Christopher Paul Curtis
  8. Read an audiobook of poetry: The Poets' Corner--John Lithgow
  9. Read the LAST book in a series: Taking It All--Maya Banks
  10. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting: Kindred--Octavia E. Butler
  11. Read a debut novel by a queer author: I'm a Gay Wizard--V.S. Santoni
  12. Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own: A Queer and Pleasant Danger--Kate Bornstein
  13. Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before: Around the World in 80 Dinners--Cheryl Alters Jamison
  14. Read a romance starring a single parent: The Garden of Small Beginnings--Abbi Waxman
  15. Read a book about climate change: The Story of More--Hope Jahren
  16. Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman: Clan of the Cave Bear--Jean M. Auel
  17. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages): Beep and Bob: Too Much Space--Jonathan Roth
  18. Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community: The Day You Begin--Jacqueline Woodson
  19. Read a book by or about a refugee: Rani Patel in Full Effect--Sonia Patel
  20. Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK: The Twenty-One Balloons--William Pene du Bois
  21. Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non): Just Don't Fall--Josh Sundquist
  22. Read a horror book published by an indie press: We Sold Our Souls--Grady Hendrix
  23. Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical): Foundry, October 2019 Edition
  24. Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author: There, There--Tommy Orange
Challenge completed on November 5

1 comment:

Elephant's Child said...

Lots of mind expanding selections there - have fun.