So as I mentioned last week, I’ve entered the 2020 Reading Challenge. You can learn more about it and sign up here.
The categories are:
A book published the decade you were born
A debut novel
A book recommended by a source you trust
A book by a local author
A book outside your (genre) comfort zone
A book in translation
A book nominated for an award in 2020
A classic you didn’t read in school
Three books by the same author
I’ve now got all but two.
In reading order, I’m doing:
A classic you didn’t read in school (Catcher in the Rye)
A book outside your (genre) comfort zone (White Fragility)
A re-read (The Shining)
Three books by the same author (I chose Nic Stone, and will read Dear Martin in April, Odd One Out in May and Jackpot in June)
A book published the decade you were born (Beloved, another classic I missed reading in school)
A book recommended by a source you trust (my friend Julia recommended Summer of Salt)
A book by a local author (I’m going to re-read The Accidental Tourist. I think I read it in my early twenties but I don’t really remember it and I think I’d get a lot more out of it now anyway)
A book in translation (Battle Royale)
This leaves only (a) a debut novel and (b) a book nominated for an award in 2020 to go. I’m actually really leaning toward The Water Dancer for debut novel, but since I have until November and December to pick and read the last two, I’m going to hold off on choosing for now.