Saturday 31 December 2016

Wrap-Up Post for Literary Loner Reading Challenge 2016

Literary Loner Reading Challenge 2016

This was a new challenge being offered for the first time.

Here is the hosting page for this challenge. Here is my sign-up page for this challenge.

There were two ways to play it: character loners and author loners. I did the character loner version (mostly because I can easily tell if a character is a loner, outcast, recluse, wallflower, or introvert, and I'd have to do research on the authors)

The challenge ran for the 2016 calendar year, and books had to be started after January 1st, so no finishing ones already begun for this. Re-reads were allowed, but I didn't do any. Books could be in all genres, fiction and nonfiction and all formats. Overlaps with other challenges were fine.

You decided your own level for this challenge, so I set mine at 5 books, and I successfully completed the challenge.

My books read:
1. Light Years by Caroline Woodward. Finished January 2 (working as a lighthouse keeper is definitely a job for an introvert)
2. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. Finished January 7 (several of the characters taking main roles in this book are loners)
3. Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff. Finished January 9 (both the FBI agent and the woman he is tracking are loners)
4. The Risk of Darkness by Susan Hill. Finished January 16 (Simon Serrailler is a man who seldom lets others close to him personally)
5. Drink Dirt Eat Stone by Kyle Fleishman. Finished March 6 (Tristan Stonehorse is a man who walks a lonely path)
6. The Maid's Version by Daneil Woodrell. Finished March 12 (Alma Dunahew has few friends, isolated by her pursue of justice for her sister)
7. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. Finished April 2 (Bartle is definitely a loner)
8. Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese. Finished April 26. (Saul Indian Horse is a loner by circumstances more than choice)
9. Asking For It by Louise O'Neill. Finished May 9. (Emma is a loner despite her public persona)
10. Liar by Justine Larbalestier. Finished June 28. (Micah is a loner, partially because of her lying)
11. Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett. Finished June 30 (The unnamed narrator lives alone)
12. Lauchlin of the Bad Heart by D.R. MacDonald. Finished August 22 (Lauchlin lives a lonely life)
13. Blitz by David Trueba. Finished November 26 (Beto, the main character is definitely a loner)
14. Zama by Antonio Di Benedetto. Finished December 15 (Zama is a man separated from others by his birth and profession)
15. Miss Jane by Brad Watson. Finished December 18 (Jane is a loner due to her circumstances)

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