2020 Reading Challenge Update

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 re-read

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.

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