Reading Challenges for 2016

Here we are in 2016.  Who knows what the year will bring, but I am setting up my reading goals for the year.  Primarily, reading challenges.

Book Riot’s Read Harder 2016:

  • Read a horror book
  • Read a nonfiction book about science
  • Read a collection of essays
  • Read a book out loud to someone else
  • Read a middle grade novel
  • Read a biography (not memoir or autobiography)
  • Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel
  • Read a book originally published in the decade you were born
  • Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award
  • Read a book over 500 pages long Read a book under 100 pages
  • Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender
  • Read a book that is set in the Middle East
  • Read a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia
  • Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900
  • Read the first book in a series by a person of color
  • Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years
  • Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better
  • Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes
  • Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction)
  • Read a book about politics, in your country or another (fiction or nonfiction)
  • Read a food memoir
  • Read a play
  • Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness

The 12 books I selected for the Book Lust Challenge group on GoodReads are:

  1. Asian Author: Mooncakes
  2. Poetry: The Aeneid
  3. Mystery: Until Proven Guilty
  4. Academia: Gaudy Night
  5. Africa: Last King of Scotland
  6. Biography/memoir: Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
  7. Sports: The Southpaw
  8. Classic: Sons and Lovers
  9. Written by a woman: Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married
  10. South America/Caribbean: Dreaming in Cuban
  11. Award winner: Bellwether
  12. General non-fiction: Chaos

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