Challenge

For 2017,  I set a goal and combined it with the Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge. Below is how I am doing.


1. Read a book about sports.Homecoming Game by Blake Sebring

2. Read a debut novel: The Lake Effect by Blake Sebring



3. Read a book about books. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin



4. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.  Mayan Civilization by Michael Torres



5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative. 

My Brigdaista Year by Katherine Paterson

6. Read an all-ages comic.  Avatar, The Last Airbender



7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950. Animal Farm George Orwell



8. Read a travel memoir: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer 


9. Read a book you’ve read before: In the Sweet By and By by Catherine Ritch Guess



10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location. Moths of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter 



11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location. Rikki Tikki Tavi



12. Read a fantasy novel: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine



13. Read a nonfiction book about technology. Light the Dark Joe Fassler



14. Read a book about war. The Young Guard  by E. W Hornung



15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+



16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck


17. Read a classic by an author of color.
 The Book of American Negro Poetry by James Weldon Johnson



18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead.  Bandette



19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey .

Minik: The New York Eskimo 

20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel (modified with children's version of two mommies ) 

A Tale of Two Mommies Vanita Oelschlager 

21. Read a book published by a micropress. The Woman Without a Voice   Louise Farmer Smith 



22. Read a collection of stories by a woman.The Unwomanly Face of War bySvetlana Alexievich



23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love. Thaw Poems by Chelsea Dingman


24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color:  Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers







“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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