Saturday 1 January 2022

Wrap-Up of Novelist Reading Challenge for 2021

 Novelist Reading Challenge 

I definitely got sidetracked from this one, and didn't complete as many as I'd hoped. I had trouble with the TV one, as I don't really watch television, and although I did start reading a pandemic book, it felt too close to reality at the time, and I set it aside. 

Book Challenge Beginners  

  • Read an own voices memoir. (Tip: search for AP own voices AND GN autobiographies and memoirs to find titles) The Poetry of Strangers by Brian Sonia-Wallace. Finished July 23
  • Read a novel with an unreliable narrator.  In Another Light by A.J. Banner. Finished December 22.
  • Read a book described as being gritty, atmospheric, or having a strong sense of place.  Snow by John Banville. Finished February 4
  • Read a historical novel that takes place anytime except during World War II.  Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. Finished February 5
  • Read a romantic comedy by a BIPOC author.  Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson. Finished April 29
  • Read a book recommended by a NoveList staff member.  (Tip: Browse through our NoveList Staff Faves Recommended Reads list)  Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. Finished February 5 [on recommended list of Amie Reno]
  • Read a book recommended for fans of a TV show you like.  
  • Read a book that features a global pandemic.  
  • Read a book recommended by someone who works at your local library.  
  •  Read a book described as feel-good, heartwarming, or hopeful.  Twenty-One Wishes by Debbie Macomber. Finished February 9
  •  Read a graphic novel with minimally colored illustrations.  
  •  Listen to an audiobook featuring multiple narrators.  

Book Challenge Afficionados

  •  Read a locked room mystery.  
  •  Read an epistolary novel.  
  •  Read a short story collection written by a woman.  Season of Fury and Wonder by Sharon Butala. Finished March 28
  •  Read a speculative novel with the theme “Vengeance is mine.”  
  •  Read a novel by a trans author.  (Tip: Search AG transgender
  •  Read a book with an unconventional or nonlinear storyline.  Tell Me Everything by Cambria Brockman. Finished February 17
  •  Read a book selected as a best of 2020 title by NoveList staff.  Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. Finished November 30
  •  Read a book that is an adaptation, retelling, or spin-off of a classic.  If The Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy. Finished June 11
  •  Read a nonfiction book about antiracism.  
  •  Read a book about celebrating identity. (Tip: Search TH celebrating identity
  •  Read a book starring a main character with a disability.  Float Plan by Trish Doller. Finished February 27
  •  Read a book that has been or will be made into a movie.  Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Finished January 28

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