It’s been a while since I updated my Book Riot Challenge, so I decided it was time to let you all know how I’m doing. It looks like I’m about on schedule for the year, since we’re in May and I’ve completed 17/24 so far.
*1. Read a book about sports. Done! Psmith in the City, cricket. by P G Wodehouse.
*2. Read a debut novel. Done! Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
*3. Read a book about books. Done! End of Chapter, mystery about publishing company.
4. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author. – still looking!
5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative. A Hope More Powerful than the Sea
*6. Read an all-ages comic. Done! American Born Chinese
*7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950. Done! Cakes and Ale, published 1930
*8. Read a travel memoir. Done! Three Singles to Adventure, to Guyana.
*9. Read a book you’ve read before. Done! Murder Over Easy, read first in 2007
10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location. – Desert Solitaire, Utah
*11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location. Done! The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds, Malaysia/China
*12. Read a fantasy novel. Done! The Spirit Thief by Rachel Bach
13. Read a nonfiction book about technology. Unstoppable by Bill Nye
*14. Read a book about war. Done! Valiant Ambition, about American Revolution
*15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+. Done! Last Seen Leaving, by Caleb Roehrig
*16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country. Done! Animal Farm, by George Orwell
17. Read a classic by an author of color. – Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley or Native Son by Richard Wright
18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead. – either Spider Woman or Daughters of the Dragon
*19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey (From Daniel José Older)
*20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel (From Sarah MacLean) Done! Also Last Seen Leaving
*21. Read a book published by a micropress. (From Roxane Gay) Done! Future Worlds, A Science Fiction Anthology, published by Future World Publishing
*22. Read a collection of stories by a woman. (From Celeste Ng) Done! Miss Marple by Agatha Christie
23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love. (From Ausma Zehanat Khan) Beowulf
*24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color. (From Jacqueline Koyanagi) Done! Black Panther, Number 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates