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From the Book Riot site:

Just as in years past, there are 24 tasks, averaging two per month over the course of the next 12 months. You may count one book for multiple tasks or read one book per task. We’ll say it again: “We encourage you to push yourself, to take advantage of this challenge as a way to explore topics or formats or genres that you otherwise wouldn’t try. But this isn’t a test. No one is keeping score and there are no points to post. We like books because they allow us to see the world from a new perspective, and sometimes we all need help to even know which perspectives to try out. That’s what this is—a perspective shift—but one for which you’ll only be accountable to yourself.”

 

  1. Read a YA nonfiction book
  2. Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color
  3. Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman
  4. Read a graphic memoir
  5. Read a book about a natural disaster
  6. Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author
  7. Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII
  8. Read an audiobook of poetry
  9. Read the LAST book in a series
  10. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting
  11. Read a debut novel by a queer author
  12. Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own
  13. Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before
  14. Read a romance starring a single parent
  15. Read a book about climate change
  16. Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman
  17. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages)
  18. Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community
  19. Read a book by or about a refugee
  20. Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK
  21. Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non)
  22. Read a horror book published by an indie press
  23. Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical)
  24. Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author

 

A handful of us have participated the past few years and logged our progress, shared suggestions, and reviews in this thread. Feel free to join us! In the book riot site there are links to suggestions for each of the topics, you can also find lists in Goodreads as well typically. There aren't really any rules, just do the best you can.

 

HAPPY READING!

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Following. I'll definitely be trying to do both, and see what i can check off that list above.

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Following! I'm trying to focus on reading books I already have so I might not hit a lot of these categories, but I'm interested in hearing what people end up reading! 

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I'll be participating! I already picked out a few... which of course may change by the end :) 

 

  1. Read a YA nonfiction book
  2. Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color
  3. Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman Unseen
  4. Read a graphic memoir Fun Home
  5. Read a book about a natural disaster
  6. Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author
  7. Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII – The Empire of Gold
  8. Read an audiobook of poetry
  9. Read the LAST book in a series The Hero of Ages
  10. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  11. Read a debut novel by a queer author Juliet Takes a Breath
  12. Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black, Muslim
  13. Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before
  14. Read a romance starring a single parent
  15. Read a book about climate change
  16. Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman The Good Daughter
  17. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages) How the Marquis Got His Coat Back
  18. Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community
  19. Read a book by or about a refugee
  20. Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK
  21. Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non) – Turtles All The Way Down
  22. Read a horror book published by an indie press
  23. Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical)
  24. Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author
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3 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

ut this isn’t a test. No one is keeping score and there are no points to post.

I've realized that after doing this unsuccessfully (to me) for the last couple of years, that you are very right. It is NOT a challenge. It is something to do and potentially find new things to enjoy. I will absolutely be doing this again this year with a new mindset, and see where it goes!

 

25 minutes ago, NeverThatBored said:

Following! I'm trying to focus on reading books I already have so I might not hit a lot of these categories, but I'm interested in hearing what people end up reading! 

If only there were a way to access free books for a limited time, that you could then swap out for more new books.

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48 minutes ago, NeverThatBored said:

Following! I'm trying to focus on reading books I already have so I might not hit a lot of these categories, but I'm interested in hearing what people end up reading! 

AHH same here though! I'm certain that some of my existing books fall into these categories, so I'm going to attempt to categorize some over the weekend :) 

 

24 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:
  1. Read a graphic memoir Fun Home

Alison Bechdel is so GOOD!!!

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I'm definitely going to participate in this! I've wanted to broaden my reading for a long time, so this will probably help me choose what I can read to do this. I have already picked out my tbr for January and most of February, so there probably won't be a lot of books that'll fulfill any of the prompts during these months - however, I will see whether any of the books I've picked out fits into one of the categories.

 

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  1. Read a YA nonfiction book
  2. Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color
  3. Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman
  4. Read a graphic memoir
  5. Read a book about a natural disaster
  6. Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author
  7. Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII
  8. Read an audiobook of poetry
  9. Read the LAST book in a series
  10. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting
  11. Read a debut novel by a queer author
  12. Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own
  13. Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before
  14. Read a romance starring a single parent
  15. Read a book about climate change
  16. Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman - Krystalhjertet (Historien om Mira, #1-3) by Josefine Ottesen (published 2010, 650 pages)
  17. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages)
  18. Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community
  19. Read a book by or about a refugee
  20. Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK - Ildprøven (Vildheks #1) by Lene Kaaberbøl (set in Denmark)
  21. Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non)
  22. Read a horror book published by an indie press
  23. Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical)
  24. Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author
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Following for book recommendations!

 

I won't be attempting the challenge this year as last year's attempt ended up in several DNRs, there are just some genres that I don't care for. But I loved getting book recommendations from authors/genres outside my default zone and try new things, so I'll do some cherry picking. ;) 

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I plan to participate, although I'm not sure how far I will get. I'm spending 2020 trying to focus on reading things I already own. So I may try to place some of those books into these discrete categories :) 

 

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  1. Read a YA nonfiction book
  2. Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color
  3. Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman
  4. Read a graphic memoir - I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib
  5. Read a book about a natural disaster
  6. Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author
  7. Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII
  8. Read an audiobook of poetry
  9. Read the LAST book in a series
  10. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting - Middlewest
  11. Read a debut novel by a queer author
  12. Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own
  13. Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before
  14. Read a romance starring a single parent
  15. Read a book about climate change - This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate or Drawdown... or A Terrible Thing to Waste
  16. Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman - Lilith's Brood or On a Sunbeam
  17. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages) - Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  18. Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community
  19. Read a book by or about a refugee
  20. Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK
  21. Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non)
  22. Read a horror book published by an indie press
  23. Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical)
  24. Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
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5 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

 

I read Lilith's Brood last year, and I liked it! It was strange, but in a good way. A refreshing change from your standard scifi. I'd love to hear what you think when you get to it. 

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Code: Finished In process Prospective

  1. Read a YA nonfiction book
  2. Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color
  3. Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman
  4. Read a graphic memoir - I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib or Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
  5. Read a book about a natural disaster The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin
  6. Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author
  7. Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII
  8. Read an audiobook of poetry
  9. Read the LAST book in a series - The Stone Sky by NK Jemisin
  10. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting - Middlewest
  11. Read a debut novel by a queer author
  12. Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own
  13. Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before
  14. Read a romance starring a single parent
  15. Read a book about climate change - This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate or Drawdown... or A Terrible Thing to Waste
  16. Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman - Lilith's Brood or On a Sunbeam
  17. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages) - Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  18. Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community
  19. Read a book by or about a refugee
  20. Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK
  21. Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non)
  22. Read a horror book published by an indie press
  23. Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical) - Scams by The Nib
  24. Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

I got lucky with the Broken Earth Trilogy, as I'm using the second book as #5 a book about a natural disaster and the third book as #9 last book in the series. 

HIGHLY recommend this series!

I also checked off a fantasy/scifi novella for #17. And though probably debatable as "literary" I read the scams issue of The Nib (political, current events, and non-fiction comics)

 

Puts me on good track for the year.

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Oh good! I bought the first of the Broken Earth series in a used bookstore last year. Maybe I'll be able to get to the second and check off #5 as well.

Not as far along as you but I have a good amount of these already acquired. I just have to finish what I'm currently reading... :D 

  1. Read a YA nonfiction book – Between the World and Me
  2. Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color – Her Body and Other Parties
  3. Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman – Unseen
  4. Read a graphic memoir – Fun Home
  5. Read a book about a natural disaster – Seveneves or The Obelisk Gate
  6. Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author – Last Summer at Bluefish Cove
  7. Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII – The Empire of Gold
  8. Read an audiobook of poetry – Life of the Party
  9. Read the LAST book in a series – The Hero of Ages
  10. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  11. Read a debut novel by a queer author – Juliet Takes a Breath
  12. Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own – Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black, Muslim
  13. Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before – A Cook’s Tour
  14. Read a romance starring a single parent – Wait For It
  15. Read a book about climate change – On Fire: The Case for the Green New Deal
  16. Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman – Days of Blood and Starlight (Read)
  17. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages) – How the Marquis Got His Coat Back
  18. Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community
  19. Read a book by or about a refugee
  20. Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK
  21. Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non) – Turtles All The Way Down
  22. Read a horror book published by an indie press
  23. Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical)
  24. Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author

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1. Read a YA nonfiction book – Between the World and Me (Read)

17. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages) – How the Marquis Got His Coat Back (Read)

 

I really enjoyed Between the World and Me and it's very short. It definitely pulled at all my feels and taught me some things I didn't know. highly recommend quick read. I listened to the BBC radioplay of Marquis which was cute. A good way to come down after the other one.

I'm currently reading Turtle All the Way Down which I didn't realize was YA, so it's got your typical high school romance aspects but I'm enjoying it so far. The descriptions of thoughts and thought processes in a highly anxious person are illuminating.

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This looks awesome! Thank you MadHatter for the reference and I'm totally in! No idea what my books will be and I'm starting late, but this will be fun!

 

Okay, I guess I know one book, 10. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting - My Ántonia I started it years ago, and I need to pick it back up and read it!

 

 

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It's been a few months, so figured I'd check in :) How is everyone doing on their challenge?

 

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  1. Read a YA nonfiction book
  2. Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color
  3. Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman - Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
  4. Read a graphic memoir - Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
  5. Read a book about a natural disaster The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin
  6. Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author
  7. Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII - The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
  8. Read an audiobook of poetry
  9. Read the LAST book in a series - The Stone Sky by NK Jemisin
  10. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting - Middlewest
  11. Read a debut novel by a queer author - The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  12. Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own
  13. Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before
  14. Read a romance starring a single parent - Sleepless Vol 2 by Sarah Vaughn and Leila del Duca
  15. Read a book about climate change - This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate or Drawdown... or A Terrible Thing to Waste
  16. Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman - Lilith's Brood or On a Sunbeam
  17. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages) - Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  18. Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community
  19. Read a book by or about a refugee
  20. Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK
  21. Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non)
  22. Read a horror book published by an indie press - Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  23. Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical) - Scams by The Nib
  24. Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Since last time I've read:

3. Six Wakes - sci-fi mystery on a space ship. This one ended a little lackluster to me, but it was nominated for a Hugo. 

4. Gender Queer - fantastic! Thoroughly enjoyed this one. 

7. The Duchess War - I picked up a boxset of Courtney Milan a while back and started reading it finally once all the RWA nonsense went down. It was alright. I don't read much romance, so I don't have much to compare it to.

11. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - LOVED this one TBH. Can't wait to dig into the other books in the series. It was very character driven, and not much plot driven. Loved this adventure and the team though.

14. Sleepless - read vol 1 in 2019 and finally got around to vol 2. Was a lovely read. I enjoyed the characters and the worldbuilding quite a bit.

 

(Please send me all your space adventures with ragtag crews. TYVM.)

 

I'm not sure I will finish, as I've prioritized reading books already on my shelf this year. But standing a 9/24 and we'll reevaluate later in the year :)

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hope you enjoy Binti! It's disappointingly short so just remember that and that there are two more in the series :)  [edited: Looking back at your list I realized you've already read Binti haha! how'd you like it?]

 

 

  1. Read a YA nonfiction book – Between the World and Me (Read)
  2. Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color – Her Body and Other Parties (ebook)
  3. Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman – Unseen (Read)
  4. Read a graphic memoir – Fun Home (Read)
  5. Read a book about a natural disaster – Seveneves (kindle)
  6. Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author – How I Learned to Drive (hoopla)
  7. Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII – The Empire of Gold
  8. Read an audiobook of poetry – The Book of Delights
  9. Read the LAST book in a series – The Hero of Ages (Read)
  10. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Reading)
  11. Read a debut novel by a queer author – Juliet Takes a Breath
  12. Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own – Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black, Muslim (Read)
  13. Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before – I Am A Filipino
  14. Read a romance starring a single parent – Wait For It
  15. Read a book about climate change – Rising (ebook)
  16. Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman – Days of Blood and Starlight (Read)
  17. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages) – How the Marquis Got His Coat Back (Read)
  18. Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community – Lizzie Demands a Seat
  19. Read a book by or about a refugee – Refugee (audio)
  20. Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK – The Night Diary
  21. Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non) – Turtles All The Way Down (Read)
  22. Read a horror book published by an indie press – The Bone Weaver’s Orchard
  23. Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical) – Freeman’s (hoopla)
  24. Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author – There, There (audio)

I've definitely made progress since my last update. I loved Between the World and Me, Turtles, and The Hero of Ages. It took me some time to get into Hero but it's definitely worth the slog in the beginning! I want to name my next dog after one of the characters actually...

 

I've started to prioritize books that have been on my TBR list by black authors so not sure how far I'll get on this list. hope everyone is well!

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On 6/9/2020 at 8:47 AM, CourtnieMarie said:

hope you enjoy Binti! It's disappointingly short so just remember that and that there are two more in the series :)  [edited: Looking back at your list I realized you've already read Binti haha! how'd you like it?]

Nice! I did like it! I though it was a cute story, I think I would have liked an additional maybe 50%. Have your read the sequels? I saw the second is about 1 year later, and I'm not quite sure how I feel about that.

 

How did you enjoy Fun Home? Alison Bechdel is great, but that book can be a bit heavy.

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16 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

Nice! I did like it! I though it was a cute story, I think I would have liked an additional maybe 50%. Have your read the sequels? I saw the second is about 1 year later, and I'm not quite sure how I feel about that.

I just read the second one actually. it was good! It's a continuation of the story and more about her little device (the name of which escapes me pre-coffee). it's not one of those stories that's going to take you through the day to day lives of students going through classes and what they ate for lunch if you know what I mean. but it kept me engaged and then disappointed again when it was over 😏

 

16 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

How did you enjoy Fun Home? Alison Bechdel is great, but that book can be a bit heavy.

yes exactly. i liked it up to the point where she wanted me to know more about these authors and historians than I did. so while I'm glad I read it, I understand why people might call it a slog to get through haha

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Hi!

 

Thought I would join in,

 

  1. Read a YA nonfiction book
  2. Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color
  3. Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman
  4. Read a graphic memoir - Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett
  5. Read a book about a natural disaster
  6. Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author
  7. Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII - The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai
  8. Read an audiobook of poetry
  9. Read the LAST book in a series - Empire of Gold by SA Chakraborty 
  10. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting - The Yield by Tara June Winch
  11. Read a debut novel by a queer author - All Boys Aren't Blue by George M Johnson
  12. Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own
  13. Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before
  14. Read a romance starring a single parent
  15. Read a book about climate change
  16. Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman - Kingdom of Copper by SA Chakraborty
  17. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages) - Binti - Nnedi Okorafor 
  18. Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community
  19. Read a book by or about a refugee
  20. Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK
  21. Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non)
  22. Read a horror book published by an indie press
  23. Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical)
  24. Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author

 

I see a few have read Binti - why havent i already ready the follow ups?! Also saw Empire of Gold - im in love with that series

I will come back and link my books later. 

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1 hour ago, Áine said:

Also saw Empire of Gold - im in love with that series

 

Just started Empire of Gold and I also loved the first two! Feels like classifc fantasy without being trope. Empire is currently going swimmingly :) 

 

1 hour ago, Áine said:

I see a few have read Binti - why havent i already ready the follow ups?!

quick! I think they're going to make a tv show of it 🥳

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  1. Read a YA nonfiction book – Between the World and Me (Read)
  2. Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color – Her Body and Other Parties (ebook)
  3. Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman – Unseen (Read)
  4. Read a graphic memoir – Fun Home (Read)
  5. Read a book about a natural disaster – Seveneves (ebook)
  6. Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author – How I Learned to Drive (hoopla)
  7. Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII – The Empire of Gold (Read)
  8. Read an audiobook of poetry – Dreams from Many Rivers (hoopla)
  9. Read the LAST book in a series – The Hero of Ages (Read)
  10. Read a book that takes place in a rural setting – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Read)
  11. Read a debut novel by a queer author – Juliet Takes a Breath or Magic for Liars (audio)
  12. Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own – Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black, Muslim (Read)
  13. Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before – I Am A Filipino
  14. Read a romance starring a single parent – Wait For It
  15. Read a book about climate change – Rising (ebook)
  16. Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman – Days of Blood and Starlight (Read)
  17. Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages) – How the Marquis Got His Coat Back (Read)
  18. Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community – Lizzie Demands a Seat
  19. Read a book by or about a refugee – Refugee (Read)
  20. Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK – The Night Diary (Read)
  21. Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non) – Turtles All The Way Down (Read)
  22. Read a horror book published by an indie press – The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires (Read)
  23. Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical) – Freeman’s (hoopla)
  24. Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author – There, There (audio)

Don't mind my notes on where I'm going to obtain the listed books :) since my last update I've read:

The Empire of Gold - sad it's over. It was so fun and the author did well wrapping up the trilogy.

Refugee - I loved this one. It was sad and definitely pulled at my heartstrings but I learned a lot that I didn't know and it was well-written.

The Night Diary - I also really liked this one. Another tear jerker where I learned a lot that either I forgot from grade school or was never taught about.

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires - I had issues with this one... It was a cool/new take on vampires for sure but there were sexist and racist issues I couldn't over look. It's not that it's overtly either of those -ists, it just gives itself huge opportunities to address those issues and didn't.

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2021 challenge is up for those interested. I don't think I will participate but wanted to share for anyone who may.

 

https://bookriot.com/read-harder-2021/

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