One Reading Challenge Down, Two to Go!


I could have finished it sooner, if I hadn’t put off “Read a book out loud to someone else” for so long–that was the one unfinished task I had left for over a month.

  1. Read a horror book: Welcome to Night Vale
  2. Read a nonfiction book about science: The Dragons of Eden
  3. Read a collection of essays: More Baths, Less Talking
  4. Read a book out loud to someone else: Haiku: The Poetry of Zen
  5. Read a middle grade novel: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  6. Read a biography (not a memoir or autobiography): And Nothing But the Truthiness
  7. Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel: The Long Earth
  8. Read a book originally published in the decade you were born: Contact
  9. Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award: The Graveyard Book
  10. Read a book over 500 pages long: Eon
  11. Read a book under 100 pages: Solitude of Self
  12. Read a book by or about a person who identifies as transgender: If I Was Your Girl
  13. Read a book that is set in the Middle East: The Kite Runner
  14. Read a book by an author from Southeast Asia: The Ghost Bride
  15. Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900: A Million Nightingales
  16. Read the first book in a series by a PoC author: Rock Addiction
  17. Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years: Trees, Vol. 1: In Shadow
  18. Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better: The Last Unicorn
  19. Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes: I Am Malala
  20. Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction): The Hidden Face of God
  21. Read a book about politics, in your country or another: The Basque History of the World
  22. Read a food memoir: Love, Loss, and What We Ate
  23. Read a play: Our Town
  24. Read a book with a main character who has a mental illness: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Of the 24 books in this challenge, I gave eight of them five-star ratings: 33%! That’s a pretty good return, especially since only two of them got one star.

I’m not going to commit myself yet to any reading challenges for 2017, but I will definitely be giving the next BookRiot challenge a look before I decide!

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